Chance to have your say on future of county council services
A BRAND new consultation has launched enabling people to give their views on a major blueprint for council services.
From tackling climate change to conserving our heritage and keeping people safe, Leicestershire County Council is encouraging residents to have their say on its aims for the next four years.
Creating jobs, celebrating diverse communities, improving transport and supporting children to thrive, and more, are also set out in the authority’s refreshed “strategic plan”.
The consultation is open until 21 January and can be found at: www. leicestershire.gov.uk/the-strategic-plan
Councillor Pam Posnett, cabinet member for communities, said: “This is a an important document guiding how we deliver services for residents. And it builds on what residents, businesses and others told us two years ago when over 4,300 had their say on our future priorities.
“Not only do we want to build a green, safe, resilient and prosperous
Leicestershire, this is also about us being innovative, embracing digital technology and delivering value for money.
“Your views on our strategic plan – and other key proposals – will help shape the future of our county. We’d like to know whether we’ve included what’s important to you and your community and I’d urge you to get involved.”
With Leicestershire’s population set to grow by around 20 per cent in 20 years, the council is planning for the future to make sure front-line services which support vulnerable people are protected. The draft strategic plan focuses on:
Building a clean, green future – where nature flourishes and our economy is low carbon
Keeping people safe and well – with support to live fulfilling lives
Supporting diverse and resilient communities – where local heritage is enjoyed and conserved
Creating a strong economy - with the right homes and infrastructure in the right place
Giving every child the best start in life – with access to good education
Comment online by visiting www. leicestershire.gov.uk/the-strategicplan. For paper copies, or other formats, please email policy@leics. gov.uk or call 0116 305 0527.
We would also welcome the opportunity to present and discuss the draft plan with any community groups, businesses or partner organisations. If you are interested, please email email@example.com, or call 0116 305 0527, to arrange a date.