Loughborough Echo

Chance to have your say on future of 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 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.

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