You said, we did

Engagement 2021

Closed consultations and engagements

Joint health and wellbeing strategy

Date: 29 November 2021 - 23 January 2022

We asked

Leicestershire County Council and CCG asked for people’s views on the vision for the new strategy, the life stage approach and the priorities and commitments proposed under each life stage. 

You said

We received 99 responses to the online survey (including one paper copy).  The majority of respondents said they either strongly agree or tend to agree with the vision, priorities and commitments. Very few people said they strongly or tend to disagree (between 1% and 6% ticked these boxes throughout the survey).

In addition, we spoke to 72 people across a range of ages and venues, often as they took part in local sessions such as crafting, support and friendship groups.  Comments received were positive with people particularly welcoming the focus on all life stages, mental health, covid recovery and prevention.

Finally, we spoke to a number of local partnership boards and meetings.  Overall, members of these were supportive of the strategy.

A number of general themes were identified and some specific feedback on each of the life courses was received. A full summary of feedback received can be found via the Health and Wellbeing Board papers:

Appendix B - Consultation feedback February 2022   Opens new window

We did

A number of actions have been identified as a result of the consultation:

  • Strengthened many of the life course sections in line with the feedback received, particularly where points were made by more than one person or group (now incorporated into the final strategy)
  • Strengthened links between the Carers Board and Health and Wellbeing Board as carers needs were a strong theme from the consultation 
  • Added a statement about needing to better understand where health inequalities are occurring across Leicestershire which may include protected characteristics of disability or LGBT+ people (incorporated into the final strategy)
  • Strengthened the emphasis on integration with recognition that more may come through further development of the delivery plan (incorporated into the final strategy)
  • Some amendments where jargon or complex text has been identified and amended int the final copy
  • More detail (about how we will deliver the strategy etc.) will come with the delivery plan and indicator set (in development)
  • We have also committed to producing an easy read and summary version of the strategy

Appendix A - Leicestershire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2032   Opens new window

A fully designed and easy-read version will be available soon.

Budget proposals 2022-26

Date: 15 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

We asked

We asked the general public for their views on the County Council's Budget proposals for 2022/23 and in relation to the medium term financial strategy for 2022-26. We encouraged residents, businesses, parish councils and partner organisations to give their views on our latest four-year budget proposals by completing a short survey.

Our latest plan shows the difference between income and expenditure will reach £94m in 2026 meaning that significant savings will be required. Investment in services including children and family services, adult social care and environment and transport is proposed, as well as a £515m capital programme to spend on infrastructure and related assets. A 1.99% base rise in Council Tax with an additional 1% precept specifically for adult social care (2.99% in total) was proposed.

You said

We received 139 responses to the survey.

52% were in favour of a 3% (or greater) increase in council tax.

Of those who expressed a preference either way, 73% agreed with how growth and savings had been allocated.

Key areas of concern for residents were ensuring social care services (children’s and adults) were avoided to remove any chance of an adverse impact on the most vulnerable in the community.

Suggestions were also made about reviewing staffing and building use in light of increased working from home and what opportunities this brings about.

The vast majority supported our continued push for a fair financial funding deal for the County Council. Find more detail on our web site.

We did

The consultation responses were reported back to Cabinet and final decisions on the medium term financial strategy took account of the responses/comments received as part of the consultation.

Appendix which summarises the consultation response

The budget prioritises those services for vulnerable service users, and it is these services (adult social care, children’s social care and special education needs) which have the biggest areas of growth in the budget to meet rising service demands.

There is a strong focus in the capital programme on initiatives to support economic and housing growth across the region which supports job creation as well as supporting district councils in the provision of affordable housing.

National Bus Strategy

Date: June - July 2021

We asked

In early 2021 the government published its National Bus Strategy (Bus Back Better), which required all English local transport authorities to work with bus operators to come up with bold plans for improving their local bus services and encourage more people to use them. The government has pledged £3 billion in funding across the country to help deliver these plans, and Leicestershire is aiming to secure a fair share of that funding. In order to secure funding, the council was required to develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) that outlined its key priorities. This was published at the end of October 2021, and we hope to find out early in 2022 the amount of funding we are to receive.

As an important input to the development of the BSIP an online public engagement survey was undertaken. The survey was live between 15 June and 30 July 2021 and sought to gather the views of Leicestershire residents and visitors regarding their use of bus services and measures that would encourage them to increase their bus travel. 

You said

A total of 1,483 responses were received. 

The top ten measures residents and visitors considered would increase their bus use in Leicestershire ‘a great deal’, were:

  1. More frequent service (63%)
  2. Easier access to bus service information (54%)
  3. More comprehensive service (local buses near you serving more destinations) (50%)
  4. Better bus stops or shelters (50%)
  5. Earlier and later services (49%)
  6. Lower fares (49%)
  7. Wider availability of multi-operator tickets (45%)
  8. More reliable journey times (44%)
  9. Contactless fare payment on buses (44%)
  10. Better bus service and rail service connections (37%)

Residents and visitors highlighted the following additional measures to encourage greater bus use:

  • better bus service connections to Fosse Park shopping centre, avoiding the need to interchange in Leicester and making the bus journey time competitive with the car
  • cheaper and easier-to-understand fares, including multi-operator tickets
  • availability of group saver tickets (particularly for families) 
  • under-18 travel to be available without charge
  • an extension to the concessionary pass validity, particularly for travel before 09:30
  • retain traditional methods of payment and bus service information provision at the same time as developing mobile apps 
  • increase in use of CCTV and improved driving style
  • improved walking infrastructure to reach bus stops 
  • improve vehicle accessibility, particularly for disabled individuals, those travelling by bike and those with a pushchair 

Councillors and representatives of organisations, business and community groups suggested the following measures could help to increase bus use in the county: 

  • more circular services providing links to facilities and destinations situated outside of the city centre
  • improvements to walking and cycling links to access bus services 
  • measures to disincentivise car use to achieve modal shift and net-zero carbon targets
  • improved communication between the bus operator and its users, such as the provision of real-time information via social media 
  • retain cash payments on the bus and paper timetables at bus stops.
  • co-ordination between the County and City Council, including better co-ordinated timetabling, ticketing, and links to other public transport interchanges.

We did

Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP)

The responses received from the survey have helped to define the vision, objectives and specific measures in the Leicestershire Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) document:

BSIP Aim: 

“To increase bus usage (compared with pre-pandemic levels) across the county through improved, financially sustainable, higher standard services that better meet the needs of Leicestershire residents, employees, and visitors, making bus travel a preferred choice for travel around the county and travel into the City of Leicester”

BSIP Objectives and Measures:

  1. A high-quality, integrated, and efficient bus network
  2. A more reliable bus network
  3. An affordable bus network
  4. An easy-to-use bus network
  5. A more attractive and greener bus network

Below are the measures (and where relevant the Top 10 resident/visitor priority) grouped by theme that will deliver the BSIP aims and objectives.  They will be implemented subject to the amount of government funding we receive:

Single System:

  • Timetabling and Frequency improvements (priorities 1 & 5) 
  • Integration with Rail services (priority 10)
  • Consistent, high quality roadside infrastructure (Priority 4)
  • Mobility hubs (priority 3)
  • Improvements to branding and Marketing
  • Demand responsive transport for areas of low demand / dispersed population (priorities 1 & 3)
  • Develop service Quality Standards


  • Bus priority at key points to address delays (priority 8)
  • Traffic and parking management and enforcement (priority 8)


  • Consistent age level for discounted child and young people’s fares (priority 6)
  • Discounted fare scheme for young adults (priority 6)

Easy to Use:

  • Improved bus service information to meet all needs (priority 2)
  • Buses fitted with GPS to enable provision of real-time information (priority 2)
  • Multi-operator ticketing (priority 7)
  • Mobility as a Service - user accounts can be used to pay for other modes of transport e.g. bike hire, e-scooter hire (priority 2)
  • Potential use of autonomous buses


  • All vehicles used on the Leicestershire bus network to be low Emission Vehicles (LEV) and Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) by 2025

Also see: Bus Service Improvement Plan

What happens next

Delivery of the BSIP through an Enhanced Partnership

Delivery of the Bus Service Improvement Plan (to the extent possible within funding constraints) will be driven by a formal ‘Enhanced Partnership’ (EP) between the council and Leicestershire bus operators. More details are on the Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme page, where you're invited to comment on the initial Enhanced Partnership scheme to be delivered and the draft Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme documents.

Domestic Abuse Reduction Strategy 2022-25

Date: 21 October 2021 – 21 December 2021

We asked

Our Leicestershire Domestic Abuse Reduction Strategy 2022-25 sets out how we will work in partnership to reduce domestic abuse and support victims. It also shows how we will carry out our new legal duties associated with the provision of safe accommodation as required by the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

We ran workshops and an online survey to find out whether Leicestershire communities agreed with the five suggested priorities set to reduce domestic abuse, support victims, and provide safe accommodation.  

You said

We received 46 online responses and engaged with 23 people through workshops to gather views on our five suggested priorities:

  1. Early Intervention and Prevention
  2. Targeted Support
  3. Reachable Services
  4. Domestic Abuse Act (Part 4) – Safe Accommodation
  5. Strong Partnerships

The respondents to the consultation agreed with the five priorities and the approaches suggested to reduce domestic abuse and support victims across Leicestershire. 

We did

Many respondents asked for clarification on how the five priorities will be delivered that have now been incorporated. Feedback also led to the addition of the caveat that the council will support victims to stay in their own home only where it is safe to do so. 

The Domestic Abuse Reduction Strategy 2022-25 was published on 5th January 2022.

An action plan will now be developed.

For more information on the council’s approach or for sources of support see our Domestic abuse page.

Proposed A511 Bardon Link Road, Coalville

Date: 27 September - 31 October 2021

Two in-person consultation events were held at The Hermitage Park Hotel in Coalville. An interactive online consultation platform also detailed the proposals and provided opportunity to comment and complete a feedback form.

We asked

The purpose of the consultation was to gather feedback on the proposals for a new Bardon Link Road to help inform the design ahead of a planning application being submitted.

The proposals consist of:

  • Construction of a fourth arm to the south of the Bardon Road/Stephenson Way roundabout
  • Approximately 450m of new highway linking to housing development to the south
  • Construction of an underpass below the railway for the new road to pass through
  • Acquisition and demolition of four properties to the south of the existing roundabout
  • Associated drainage works including a new culvert through the railway embankment and a drainage pond

You said

In total, 46 people attended the in-person consultation events, 201 visitors logged onto the online consultation platform, 13 emails were received, and 68 feedback forms were completed. 

Feedback received included:

  • Concerns regarding speed limits and a general consensus that speed limits should be lowered, and speed cameras installed on the new Link Road
  • Comments about loss of open space and the potential negative impact on local wildlife and habitat areas
  • Suggestions that the scheme could do more to improve the pedestrian and cyclist experience
  • Concerns about increased levels of air and noise pollution during, and post construction
  • Comments about local disruption during construction
  • An acknowledgement from most consultees about an existing congestion problem in the area but different opinions as to whether the proposed scheme would alleviate these issues

A summary of the consultation is set out in the:

​We did

A planning application for the proposals was submitted in May 2022 and can be viewed by visiting the Planning Portal which will take you straight to planning reference 2022/RegMa/0069/LCC, after the inital agreement page. Please note that the deadline for comments is 28 June 2022.

  • The Link Road would be subject to a 30mph speed limit with speed cushions installed strategically along the route. A weight limit is also being considered on the new highway.   
  • Environmental surveys and assessments have been undertaken and the scheme would be subject to Biodiversity Net Gain. This is where the landscape design ensures that the state of biodiversity in the area is improved following completion of the scheme.
  • A lit shared footway/cycleway is proposed on both sides of the new highway with uncontrolled crossings including dropped kerbs and tactile paving proposed on each arm of the roundabout. 
  • The Link Road has been designed to sufficient width to facilitate use by bus, should there be necessary demand and planning permissions granted.
  • A Construction Environment Management Plan would be prepared to ensure that the environment is protected during construction. This includes restrictions on working hours and the number of vehicles to and from site, and a plan for dust management and wheel cleaning. Disturbance during construction would be short term and minimised wherever possible.
  • The roundabout junction has undergone initial modelling demonstrating the proposed layout can accommodate predicted traffic growth. The revised layout of the existing roundabout would also provide more capacity for vehicles.

More information can be found at A511 Growth Corridor Scheme.

In-house Community Life Choices (day services)

Date: 31 August - 26 October 2021

We asked

Community Life Choices (CLC) are better known as day services and provide a safe and supported place for adults in Leicestershire with health needs such as learning and physical disabilities and mental illness to experience social and daily living activities.

In-house refers to services such as day services that are directly operated and managed by Leicestershire County Council. 

What is the council proposing?

There are two elements to the council’s proposed approach to delivering CLC services in the future:

1. Move to an open Framework with independent providers

We are proposing to move to an open framework for CLC services in Leicestershire. A framework is essentially a list of providers that the council has approved as being appropriate to deliver services and are able to meet the needs of specific service user groups.

2. To stop providing long term in-house CLC services and re-focus our internal resources

We are proposing to reduce the in-house CLC service offer by stopping the provision of long-term maintenance support packages. We propose instead, to refocus in-house services on crisis care, short-term reablement and enablement. We will also offer support for carers through the delivery of a responsive seven day a week service through our provision of Short Breaks.

Services affected by this consultation

The proposals will affect all people who access and use council run CLC services at the following locations:

  • Bridgeview (Melton Mowbray)
  • The Trees (Hinckley)
  • Coalville Community Resource Centre (Coalville)
  • Hood Court (Ashby)
  • Roman Way (Market Harborough)
  • Timber Street (South Wigston)
  • Carlton Drive & Blaby Base (Wigston and Blaby)
  • Victoria & Carnegie Centre Community Life Choices (Loughborough)

Supporting documents and survey

What happens next? 

We will analyse the feedback and review the proposals. The reviewed proposals and the consultation findings will be presented to the council’s Cabinet in winter 2021, where a decision will be made on how to proceed.

Transfer of funding to the High Needs Block 2022-23

Date: 20 September - 18 October 2021

Dedicated Schools Grant is provided to local authorities by the Department for Education to fund education services. In accordance with the criteria set out by the Department for Education, the council consulted on transferring 0.5% of funding from the Schools Block to the High Needs Block as one of a number of actions to meet high needs deficit.

The consultation also seeked views from schools on other actions that may be taken to further help reduce the high needs deficit and also the views of maintained schools only on potential de-delegation of funding for Trade Union Facilities Time. 

We asked

There are two models that would enable the transfer to be made and limit the funding gains across schools between the 2021-22 and 2022-23 financial years:

Model 1 - limit of funding gains across 91 schools

This model can be approved locally by the Schools Forum.

Model 2 - limit of funding gains across all schools

Whilst this model affects all schools, the impact is shared more widely limiting the impact of the transfer to those schools affected in Model 1. This model will require the approval of the Secretary of State for Education.

Services affected by this consultation

91 maintained schools and academies are affected by Model 1 and all maintained schools by Model 2. Both models limit the funding gains between 2021-22 and 2022-23, however all schools receive a cash increase on 2021-22 per pupil funding levels.

Supporting documents

The consultation documentation shows the impact of both models at individual school level and the distribution of the impact across all schools.

Views were also sought from maintained schools on de-delegation of funding to create a pool of funding to be used for meeting the costs of Trade Union Facilities Time.

What happens next

The feedback from the consultation will be considered by the Leicestershire Schools Forum in November 2021 and the outcome will be published on this page.

Leicestershire schools term time patterns 2022 - 2027

Date: 24 May 2021 - 18 July 2021

An eight-week consultation that sought to take views on 3 term time options. The changes were proposed to come into effect from autumn 2022.

We asked

We consulted on three proposals for Leicestershire’s term time patterns using an online questionnaire. The consultation was open to anyone to complete, but with a focus on getting the views of parents and carers of children between 2 and 18, schools (including academies), voluntary-controlled schools, aided schools, community special schools, pre-school providers, dioceses, neighbouring LAs and a range of professional agencies.

You said

We received a very high response rate, with over 12,000 returned surveys. The majority of responses received (8,585 returns in favour - 69%) were in favour of Proposal 1, i.e. to remain with Leicestershire’s traditional patterns.

The other two proposals received significantly lower support, with proposal 2 receiving just over 1,500 in favour and proposal 3 with 2,128 in favour.

In the majority of instances most parents and carers indicated the reason to support proposal 1 was due to the lower summer holiday costs it enabled. This is because schools broke-up earlier compared to the rest of the country.

We did

In response to the overwhelming support for proposal 1, i.e. the existing traditional pattern, Cabinet agreed this proposed pattern for the next 5 years, between 2022 to 2027.

See the detailed dates:

as listed on our School Term dates page.

How we support children and young people to be healthy in Leicestershire

Date: 22 July - 17 September 2021

We asked

Public Health undertook informal engagement during May and June 2021 to gather views of the current service and understand where improvements could be made. Service users and service providers were questioned about their experience of the current service model and where improvements could be made.

Following the earlier review of our existing service and the feedback we received, we would like your views on the proposed changes to the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) for 0-10 and 11+ aged children and young people.

The Healthy Child Programme provides a service for children and families in Leicestershire to improve their physical and mental health. It is available for children and young people aged 0-19 and young people up to age 25 who have SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) or who have left care at 18 years.

As the council is still in the process of defining many key aspects of the HCP this consultation is your opportunity to help shape the future of the service.

Who would be affected by the proposed changes?

  • Children and young people and their families
  • Pregnant women and their partners
  • Professionals working with children and their families 

What we sought your views on

0-10 Service

There will be no significant changes for the 0-10 service age group because many services in this area are statutory. Instead, the council intends to look for ways to achieve more consistent practice and an improved offer to families and professionals. 

We also propose an additional check for children aged between 3-4 months (digitally) and a face to face check between 2-2 ½ and school age as recommended in the national review.

There are 6 high impact areas that the government want us to focus on. These are:

  1. Supporting Maternal and Family mental health (New)
  2. Supporting the transition to parenthood (current)
  3. Supporting breastfeeding (Current)
  4. Supporting healthy weight and Nutrition (New)
  5. Improving health literacy; reducing accidents and minor illnesses (New)
  6. Supporting health, wellbeing and development: Ready to learn, narrowing the ‘word gap’ (New)

The consultation and data had identified two additional local priorities. These are:

  1. Supporting Oral Health (New local priority)
  2. Supporting reducing Obesity (New local priority)

11+ Service

We propose that the 11+ age group services should be more targeted to support children and young people transition into school and ensure appropriate support is available. We suggest that the service is focussed around the six high impact areas mandated by the government as well as the four defined local priorities identified through the engagement work earlier this year. (The detailed priorities are in the questionnaire. As per the 0-10 service, the council also intends to look for ways to achieve more consistent approach to practice and an improved offer to families and professionals.

We are also proposing that Leicestershire’s children, young people and their families and carers can access both universal services (open to all) and targeted services (focused on some people) when they need them, to improve their health and wellbeing at the right time, in the right way and in the right place.

For more information please refer to the documents below which were presented to Cabinet on 20 July 2021:

Development of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme - Proposed Consultation   Opens new window

Additional documents

Appendix A Healthy Child Programme 4-5-6 Model, item 12   Opens new window

Appendix B Summary of Health Needs Assessment for the 0-19, item 12   Opens new window

Appendix C Survey Responses Engagment Feedback, item 12   Opens new window

Appendix D 0-19 HCP Pathway Consultation paper, item 12   Opens new window

What happens next?

Once the consultation has closed, we will analyse the feedback and will present the outcome of the consultation together with the final service model to the council's Cabinet in the autumn for approval.

Interim Coalville Transport Strategy (ICTS)

Date: 5 July - 2 August 2021

This light touch engagement involved targeted engagement with the public, Members, parish councils and communities. 

We asked

Information consisted of a webpage and draft strategy and an online survey. The engagement was advertised on our website and through local media. Hard copies were available on request and ad-hoc responses were accepted via an online mailbox and post.

We asked for people’s views on a number of key topics, including the scope of the draft strategy, the challenges, the prioritisation of projects and the strategy for complementary highways’ schemes, passenger transport and active travel.

You said

We received a low number of public responses to the engagement, which may have been affected in part by the high-level nature of the strategy document and the ongoing consultations taking place on the A511 Major Road Network Project. Four responses were received:

  • 3 responses focussed on the strategy not addressing cycling, walking and passenger transport infrastructure requirements
  • 1 response querying the scale of the issues identified in the ICTS and the need to make more changes to road infrastructure or reduce the levels of growth.

The September 2021 Cabinet report (item 8), outlines the strategy and outcome of the consultation.

We did

As the high-level strategy continues to be developed, further consideration will be given to infrastructure requirements, including for cycling, walking and passenger transport.
The scale of infrastructure requirements are in line with the growth proposals for the area. However, issues and road infrastructure etc will continue to be reviewed as the strategy is implemented. Where appropriate, they will be amended. 

The publication of the Interim Coalville Transport Strategy is a starting point. The county council will continue to work with the public, stakeholders and partners to develop and deliver the highways and transportation and other infrastructure measures required to enable Coalville’s long-term growth within the wider financial constraints of the Authority. 

The implementation of the interim strategy is still at an early stage. Where appropriate, there will be further opportunities to comment on draft proposals as they are developed, which will provide invaluable evidence of people’s views and help to shape the final proposals.

Approved Interim Coalville Transport Strategy

Carers strategy review spring-summer 2021

Date: 22 June - 31 August 2021

A series of questions regarding the challenges carers face, the current strategy priorities and how the COVID19 Pandemic has impacted carers. 

We asked

We asked for your help to review the current carers strategy and provide information on key areas important to you for the refresh of the strategy for 2022.

We created a short survey to capture your views. These views will be used alongside further engagement, coproduced project work with carers, and local and national data and insights to develop the LLR Carers Strategy 2022 - 2025.

Your views will be used to develop the LLR Carers Strategy, which is due to be published in November 2022.

You said

We received 62 responses online and held 3 focus groups engaging with a further 36 people.

The responses have highlighted which priorities people feel are important within the strategy and what areas you feel require further focus, such as:

  • ensuring the definition we use to identify carers is clear
  • allowing carers to easily recognise themselves
  • allowing others to help them self-identify as carers

Identification of carers remains a key focus as lack of identification creates barriers to accessing appropriate advice, information and support and being recognised and valued.

We did

These findings are to be shared with partners across Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland to allow the development of the new carers strategy for 2022-2025.

Further work will be undertaken on co-designing the definition of caring, considering carers’ strengths and helping with identification.

Once the draft strategy is developed a period of formal consultation will take place to ensure carers, local stakeholders, groups, and the public can comment on the draft strategy prior to approval via Leicestershire County Council Cabinet.

The formal consultation is anticipated to be launched early summer 2022 and will be available on our Have Your Say webpages (printed materials will also be available).

View further information, advice and support in Leicestershire for carers.

Cycling and Walking Strategy

Date: 27 January - 14 March 2021

The engagement involved a wide audience, including the public, stakeholders, focus groups, partners and Members.

We asked how people travelled, identifying barriers to journeys by foot, wheelchair / mobility scooter or bike. The survey gauged people’s views on a number of topics about how walking and cycling might be improved to encourage more active travel.  

Consultation information consisted of a webpage and survey, asking key questions and providing an opportunity to expand on responses. 

The engagement was advertised widely, with hard copies being available on request. Ad-hoc responses were also accepted via an online mailbox and by post. 

We asked

The engagement involved a wide audience, including the public, stakeholders, focus groups, partners and Members.

We asked how people travelled, identifying barriers to journeys by foot, wheelchair / mobility scooter or bike. The survey gauged people’s views on a number of topics about how walking and cycling might be improved to encourage more active travel.  

Consultation information consisted of a webpage and survey, asking key questions and providing an opportunity to expand on responses. 

The engagement was advertised widely, with hard copies being available on request. Ad-hoc responses were also accepted via an online mailbox and by post. 

You said

We received 2,425 survey responses, plus a few ad-hoc responses, representing one of the most successful recent surveys and highlighting the potential to help more people travel actively.

The majority agreed that more people should walk or cycle for short journeys and that pedestrians should be separated from cyclists. Responses included:

  • more people should walk for short journeys instead of using a car (94%)
  • cyclists should be provided with separate cycle tracks away from other traffic (83%)
  • more people should use bikes for short journeys instead of using a car (82%)
  • lack of integrated cycle network was a barrier to cycling (80%)

Overall, respondents were supportive of the types of measure that government is encouraging councils to introduce and improve, in order to increase active travel.

You can find a summary of the consultation and responses in our July 2021 Cabinet report (page 119 onwards)

We did

The responses that we received helped shape the final Strategy, ensuring that a wide range of views were considered during its development and helping to influence how challenges (such as health and wellbeing, air quality, traffic congestion and safety) could be addressed. 

The responses also helped in the development of the Action Plan, which sets out how we will deliver the Strategy. These include: 

  • Delivering more training, promotion and enabling programmes - to help people access cycling and walking
  • Developing Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP’s) which will set out the detail of improving cycling and walking networks - helping to address concerns, including barriers to cycling and walking, such as a lack of integrated cycle network and/or cycle lanes.

Overall, the responses were invaluable in shaping a Strategy and Action Plan, helping our communities to walk and cycle more.

Approved Cycling and Walking Strategy   Opens new window

Interim Melton Mowbray Transport Strategy

Date: 20 January - 7 March 2021

We asked

The engagement involved a wide audience, including the public, stakeholders, partners and Members. Information consisted of a webpage and online survey. There was also an interactive online forum with maps, which encouraged people to provide more detailed, location specific responses.  

The engagement was advertised widely, with hard copies available on request.  Ad-hoc responses were also accepted via an online mailbox and post.

We asked for people’s views on a number of key topics, including how they travelled, transport issues in the town, their ideas and support for the Strategy. People were provided with an opportunity to expand on responses.

You said

We received 117 survey responses, 42 forum responses and a small number of ad-hoc responses. Key responses included:

  • 84% supported additional HGV restrictions
  • 82% agreed with protecting the MMDR’s design
  • 81% supported a transport strategy for the town
  • 81% supported improved rail services
  • 71% supported improvements for electric vehicle charging
  • 61% were dissatisfied with current traffic, transport conditions and infrastructure in the town 
  • 58% agreed with making cycling and walking safer and more attractive
  • There were high levels of support for most of the proposed workstreams, with a few exceptions:
    • 59% disagreed with Workstream 1 (focussed on converting the central ring road to one-way)
    • less than half (43%) agreed with Workstream 2 (focussed on converting Mill Street, Regent Street and Brook Street to one-way)

We did

The responses we received ensured a wide range of views were considered during the development of the interim Strategy. These have helped:

  • establish the level of support for the Strategy
  • gain further understanding of travel behaviour 
  • identify location specific issues and suggestions
  • inform our overall approach 
  • inform the further development of proposals for re-routeing traffic in the town post MMDR opening

A detailed summary of what we did/are intending to do as a result of the feedback received can be found in Appendix A of the Cabinet report.

These changes include:

  • updating the cycling and walking network, where appropriate
  • adding an extra workstream for local traffic management issues
  • exploring emerging and future technologies
  • exploring alternative options for the town centre road network

Overall, the responses were invaluable in shaping the Strategy and will be valuable when developing future programmes and schemes.

Approved Melton Mowbray Interim Transport Strategy   Opens new window

Ashby Road, Coalville (Highway improvements)

Date: 10 - 31 January 2021

Online questionnaire and manned exhibition, 14th January 2020, seeking views on whether the proposals are needed, whether consultees agree with the proposals and their comments on the proposals.

We asked

We want to hear your views on proposals to improve the highway/street scene on Ashby Road, Coalville from its junction with Ravenstone Road to the junction of Knighton Close.

You said

77% agree Ashby Road requires improvements to the street scene, 20% disagree Ashby Road requires improvements to the street scene

68% agree with the proposed package of work, 27% disagreed with the proposed package of work

We did

The level of support for the need for improvements and for the scheme itself meant that the scheme was approved for delivery as proposed.