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Unitary Authority Survey

In July 2018 Leicestershire County Council announced proposals to abolish the existing county council and seven district councils to create a single “new model” and that this council will consult its residents on the best way of delivering local services when details of the proposals were made public. The County Council’s outline proposals were published in a report on 5 October 2018 and puts forward their preferred case for a single unitary council but also assesses the dividing up of Leicestershire into two unitary councils The full report can be viewed at: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/news/unitary-report-sets-out-case-for-change.

The leaders of all seven district councils have issued a number of statements over the last few months in response to the County Council’s announcement, these can be viewed at: www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/responses. In the latest joint statement on 5 October in response to the published proposals of the County Council, we said “ the district councils are continuing to work together to look at future service delivery in Leicestershire to ensure it is lean , effective and in touch with residents. Any potential changes need to be based on a thorough assessment of all options and backed by evidence and communities. The district councils will ensure residents, partners and stakeholders are involved in the conversation and fully consulted. The needs of our residents will be put first.”

Whilst options are being worked upon, as part of this desire to involve and understand the thoughts of the residents of Oadby and Wigston at an early stage, we would like to ask a few questions on your initial thoughts of creating a unitary authority.

Please complete our short survey by clicking the below link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JV3BG28

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