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Woodhouse Parish Council

Serving the people of Woodhouse & Woodhouse Eaves

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Clerk: Ann Irving
272 Forest Road, Woodhouse
Loughborough LE12 8UA

Tel: 01509 890050

Some consultations are only for the parish council, some are also public, and some are neither but included here when we hear about things ...

Bus services future
Leicestershire County Council Countywide Accessibility Policy Review (CAPR), on s support for public transport (subsidised bus services) & community transport. Examples include Community Bus Partnerships, Good Neighbour Schemes and voluntary car sharing schemes that can help vulnerable residents to access key services and activities. The consultation will cover policy, priorities, budgeet constraints and desirable outcomes. A public consultation will follow and any new policy would not take effect until 2018 at the earliest.

Parliamentary boundary review 2017-
Proposed changes to the Charnwood & Loughborough constituency boundaries. Charnwood would include Barrow and Sileby; Loughborough would include part of Rushcliffe. Overall UK aim is to balance population numbers for each constituency, and reduce the number of seats.
Deadline: 11 December 2017

Leics CC school transport for SEN and post-16 consultation. Respond either online at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/school-transport-policy-changes or by email to passengertransport@leics.gov.uk. Enquiries or comments about this consultation phone 0116 305 0002. It's for proposed changes from September 2019 for:
• Children under five with Special Educational Needs (SEN) from low income families likely to require support with transport to nursery
• Students with SEN likely to require support with transport to post 16 education settings (including those from a low income household)
• Mainstream students likely to require support with transport to post 16 education settings (including those living in a low income household and/or rurally isolated area)
Deadline: 21 December 2017

Bradgate Mental Health Unit Service
Healthwatch Leicestershire is working with local people to shape and improve the development and delivery of local services. This includes understanding people's experiences of the services and making recommendations where applicable. This survey asks for your views on the Bradgate Mental Health Unit. Healthwatch is concerned about the unit following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in February 2017 who reported the service required improvement. The information you provide will be used to help improve service delivery at the unit:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QRZ7QYX

Mobile library service

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The Mobile Library Service currently visits around 250 communities across Leicestershire and makes circa 400 individual stops. It has been ascertained that 14% of these stops attract no visitors and that 46% of stops there are less than three customers. An indicative cost per unique service user is around £190.

It is therefore proposed to review the Mobile Library Service to explore the options for reducing costs and increasing engagement. The review will focus on streamlining the service to reduce staffing and vehicle costs, but may also include options to decommission aspects of the service. Engagement with users of the service will form part of the review.
Deadline to be confirmed