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19th November 2004
A New Community for Everyone

The St George’s area has great potential to offer the city an area where people can live, work and play and ambitious improvements have been proposed for the area. The public is being invited to give its opinions on these plans.

Through careful planning, Leicester Regeneration Company and Leicester City Council aim to produce a balanced and attractive new community for the long-term. Proposals recommend a new city centre community in the Lee Circle area; including housing, improved streets and new public green spaces. It could provide job opportunities, a primary school, a health centre, shops, and social and leisure facilities. There is also the emerging Cultural Quarter in the Rutland Street area.

From Monday, November 22 until Friday, January 14 2005 Leicester Regeneration Company and Leicester City Council will be giving local residents and business owners the chance to see the plans for the area and to give their views.

A display will travel around the area and every week representatives from the two organisations will be on hand to answer questions.

During the first week of the consultation period the public display will be at Prince Phillip House, Malabar Road on the St Matthew’s Estate. On Thursday, November 25 the stand will be staffed between 10 am and 6.45 pm. Between noon and 2 pm on that day interpreters will also be available speaking Gujarati, Kurdish, Somali, Arabic, Farsi and Portuguese.

The display will then move to the Secular Hall on Humberstone Gate from Monday, November 29 until Friday, December 3.

Anyone with comments on the proposals can fill in a questionnaire available from the stands, the Leicester Mercury Offices, City Council Customer Services, Central Lending Library, and Leicester Regeneration Company’s offices. There will also be a supplement in the Leicester Mercury in November.
Details of the plans are also available on www.leicester.gov.uk/stgeorges


Proposals for St George’s currently include
• An early first phase of new housing introducing family housing to the area
• A primary school with a healthy living centre and community hall
• Improving the appearance of Humberstone Gate and Belgrave gate
• Attractive, small parks and urban spaces
• Improving the appearance of Wharf Street as a linking spine through the area
• Improved shops and leisure facilities
• Cultural facilities, including the new theatre and workspace nearby
• Job opportunities

The public displays will be at the following venues and times

22 - 26 Nov Prince Phillip House, Malabar Road, St Matthews Estate
2004 stand staffed 25 November from 10 am – 6.45 pm
Interpreters speaking Gujarati, Kurdish, Somali, Arabic, Farsi and Portuguese will be available from 12 pm – 2 pm

29 Nov - 3 Dec Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate
stand staffed 2 December from 10 am – 7 pm

6 -10 Dec LCB Depot, Rutland Street
stand staffed 9 December from 10 am – 8 pm

13-17 Dec Haymarket, next to Index
stand staffed 16 December from 10 am – 5.30 pm

20-23 Dec Leicester Mercury offices
stand staffed 23 December from 10 am – 5.30 pm

4-7 Jan The Shires, upper balcony near Debenhams
2005 stand staffed every day 9.30 am – 6 pm (8 pm on 5 January)

For further media information
CONTACT Amy Puttick at hopwood on
Or Sue Smart, Leicester City Council Marketing and Communications Officer, on

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