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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 ...

Children's Support Services
County Council proposals to combine some services and reduce others, including Sure Start centres which do so much to help troubled families. The link to the consultation is https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/early-help-review
Deadline 5 April

Strategic growth Plan
Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership comprises reps from Charnwood and the other district councils, and aims to grow the area to this level by 2031. If you wish to comment, the information is at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-consultations/strategic-growth-plan
Deadline 5 April.

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.

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

LCC CABINET 15 9 17
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