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Transforming Neighbourhood Services (TNS)

Your local services are going to change. These include libraries, community services, adult learning and local customer service points. We want to work with you to make these services fit for the future.

We will soon complete work in south Leicester. The Pork Pie Library is being refurbished to turn it into a hub for many local services. This will open in April 2015.

In the west area of Leicester, we are offering local community groups the chance to run some buildings themselves.

After early discussions with communities in the north west, we are developing proposals for this area. We will publish these in early summer.

Why are services changing?

  • Significant cuts in government funding mean we will not be able to continue to run services as we do now.
  • We want to work with communities to make changes now, before it becomes critical.
  • We are reviewing how neighbourhood services are run to make sure that they are affordable and can respond to local people’s needs.
  • Leicester City Council is committed to providing high quality neighbourhood services.

How do we make changes?

We will be working with local people and community organisations to look at the best way to deliver services in future.
The options that we are looking at include:
  • reducing the number of buildings we own
  • merging services into shared buildings: this has worked well elsewhere in Leicester and has led to longer opening hours
  • involving local people in running some services
  • self-service facilities.