The next meeting of the Forum, which was due for 5th February 2014 has been cancelled.
As you will be aware, the County Council is facing significant financial pressures and is required to save £110M, or one-third of its revenue budget, over the next four years.
On Tuesday, 7th January, the Cabinet announced its proposals for achieving the savings required. Final budget decisions will not be taken until the meeting of the County Council on 19th February and even then there will be further time required for detailed implementation of decisions.
The volume and complexity of the service changes and reductions the Council will be required to make is unprecedented. Our engagement and consultation activity will need to focus on the savings proposals which will be taken forward following approval of the Budget in February and in this context continued support for 25 Forums across the County is not likely to be sustainable.
In those circumstances, the decision has been taken to cancel the forthcoming round of meetings. We hope that all concerned in communities will understand the position.
For further information, please contact the Communities & Places Team at Leicestershire County Council: tel: 0116 3057034 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately the Blaby Central Community Forum that was scheduled to take place on October 1st 2013 has been cancelled. The Communities and Places Team apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.
A briefing note with updates on a range of topics is available below.
For further information please contact the Communities and Places team on 0116 3057304.