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Local voluntary groups invited to talk to city council

Published on Friday, July 6, 2018

LEICESTER City Council is starting a dialogue with local voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups and organisations, exploring ways to strengthen their relationship.


Leading this conversation is Assistant City Mayor Councillor Mustafa Malik, whose portfolio includes oversight of Leicester’s VCS organisations.

Councillor Malik said: “The city council values the positive contribution that the VCS makes to so many individuals, families and communities in Leicester. The VCS is a key partner for the council and other public bodies, helping to provide a significant range of services. My role is to help strengthen the relationship between the council and the VCS, so we can honour our commitment to supporting a thriving voluntary and community sector in Leicester.”

This conversation includes a series of open meetings being held with Councillor Malik across the city. The first takes place at the African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, on Monday 9 July, from 3.30-5.30 pm; then at Crown Hills Community College on Thursday 12 July, from 6.30-8.30 pm.

VCS groups and organisations based in Spinney Hills, Stoneygate and Wycliffe wards are being invited to attend either of these two initial sessions. More meetings in other locations around Leicester will follow over the next few months.

Cllr Malik is looking forward to developing a new strategy for the city council’s relations with the VCS, leading to a more constructive, positive and productive connection.

For more information about these meetings and the ongoing conversation between Leicester City Council and the voluntary and community sector, contact George Ballentyne (VCS Engagement Manager) on 0116 454 4146 or by email on




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