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Leicestershire County Council is one of the best performing councils in the country. Our nationally-acclaimed strategic growth plan, trailblazing supporting families programme and 'most productive council’ rating for the last three years underline our success.

More than 5,000 people work for Leicestershire County Council - and it's our employees who drive our success. Every day, we provide services to more than 650,000 residents. Whether it's supporting older people and children or running essential services such as waste disposal and road maintenance, we make a difference to people's lives.

We work together with our communities and partner organisations to create a great place to live, to bring up a family, and build a business, supported by public services that offer good value for money. Our main office is at County Hall, Glenfield. We also have some social care centres and depots across the county, in the heart of the communities they serve. We’re proud of Leicestershire and we think it has much to offer:

  • It’s centrally located, easily reached by road or rail, and only an hour from London by train
  • It’s a hugely diverse and inclusive place to be, reflected by our diverse workforce
  • The biggest Diwali celebrations outside India
  • There’s stunning countryside right on our doorstep
  • Our universities are world class
  • We’re home to pork pies, Stilton cheese and a battlefield where history was made


It’s important that people know what the council is here for. We focus on five outcomes, which describe the difference Leicestershire County Council will make to people’s lives:

  • Strong economy - Leicestershire’s economy is growing and resilient so that people and businesses can fulfil their potential.
  • Wellbeing and opportunity - The people of Leicestershire have the opportunities and support they need to take control of their health and wellbeing.
  • Keeping people safe - People in Leicestershire are safe and protected from harm.
  • Great communities - Leicestershire communities are thriving and integrated places where people help and support each other and take pride in their local area.
  • Affordable and quality homes - Leicestershire has a choice of quality homes that people can afford.

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