Leicestershire County Council Collaborating with our Communities - Have Your Say

Posted: Mon, 01 Nov 2021 14:15

Our Communities Approach 2022 - 2026

Our communities make living and working in Leicestershire special: They are vital to supporting our health and wellbeing and provide many of the opportunities for people to contribute and support others. The Covid 19 pandemic showed how powerful community action can be and how much can be achieved by the skills, strengths and resources of communities.

The county council is committed to collaborating with, and working alongside, Leicestershire Communities and this commitment is central to our Communities Approach which sets out our proposed way of working with communities over the coming years. Key principles of this Approach are;

  • Prevention – how the whole council works towards providing preventative and self-help support
  • Engagement - building trusting relationships to collaboratively define and design local solutions
  • Catalysts – supporting voluntary organisations and town and parish councils to provide local services and activities.

You can now take part in an online survey to give your views and help with the development of the Council's Approach. The survey is open until 21st January 2022.

You can read the draft Communities Approach below

We are keen to encourage people to actively participate in their communities, whether this is through becoming involved in community groups and activities, setting up new groups and activities or through other forms of social action, such as telling us about the issues that are important to you.

We want to know what you think about the Communities Approach - whether you agree with the proposed principles and way of working with Leicestershire Communities. We also want to hear about what else the Council could do to help Leicestershire communities to support each other, collaborate and use local skills, abilities and physical spaces in the most effective way.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Tags: Communities, Grants, Information