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Have your say on what makes a good community

We're looking for views on our refreshed communities strategy

Residents are being asked for their feedback on a refreshed approach to supporting communities.

In the plan, Leicestershire County Council sets out its continued commitment to work together with communities to make a difference to people’s lives.

Since the council’s first Communities Strategy was adopted in 2014, significant progress has been made. Thirty local libraries are now being run by community groups and volunteers, and 300 projects have been funded through the council's Shire Grants scheme.

The refreshed strategy provides direction for the next five years, with the ambition being that communities can thrive, take pride in their local area and are able to help themselves.


We’re not starting from scratch. There are many active, vibrant places in the county. We want to support these areas with the tools they need to make a positive difference.

It’s vital that we all work together. Communities often know what solutions could work locally and sometimes they just need to tap into the right skills, knowledge or resources to make something happen.  

We’re collaborators in this – everyone has a stake in making this work.


Read more about the strategy and give your feedback 



Did you know.....

  • 300 community projects have been funded through the revamped Shire Grant scheme
  • Cotesbach residents have set up a local history café to provide social opportunities for older people and those with dementia 
  • Using grant funding, Remap Leicestershire and Rutland is making bespoke equipment to help disabled people live independently  
  • Desford parish have set up a good neighbour scheme to help people who need support with day-to-day tasks 
  • Measham have created a walking football team to help people stay fit and well 
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