Welcome to Knighton Neighbourhood Forum’s website.
The Forum has been designated by the City Council. This means that the Knighton Neighbourhood Forum is recognised by Leicester City Council as the designated Neighbourhood Forum for the Knighton Neighbourhood Area. This took longer than we expected. We have set up working groups on Transport and on Open Spaces, Sports and Leisure to work on the topics for the Neighbourhood Plan. We are now setting up the next on Housing and Planning, following onfrom the work on the Baseline Study of Knighton. The next Annual General Meeting will be on 15th February 2018.
Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the government under the Localism Act 2011. This act allows parish and town councils in rural areas and Neighbourhood Forums in cities in England to create their own Neighbourhood Plan that contains planning policies that must be taken into account by the Planning Authority when making decisions about planning applications. Since 2011, hundreds of parish and town councils and neighbouthood forums have begun the process of creating their own plans. A map on the Neighbourhood Planner website shows the locations of these.
Getting more involved with Knighton Neighbourhood Forum Everyone seems to have a busy life, so we appreciate that you have come along to a meeting or visited our website to support our local community, find out more and contribute to discussion. Would you have the...read more
The latest newsletter is available online.read more
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Knighton Neighbourhood Forum will be on Thursday 15th February at 7.30 pm in the Main Hall at Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton, Leicester LE2 3WG, with guest speaker, Professor Rick Greenough talking on “The electrification of heat and transport: Is our city alive to the future, neutral about it or grounded in the present?”read more
The next meeting of the Transport Working Group will be on Tuesday 23rd January at 7.30 pm in the Glass Meeting Room at College Court on Knighton Road.read more
The next meeting of the Open Spaces Sports and Leisure Working Group will be on Tuesday 9th January at 7.30 pm in the Glass Meeting Room at College Court on Knighton Road.read more
The Annual General Meeting is coming up soon, and we would welcome some new members on the Steering Committee. We currently have a Chair (Simon Bennett), Secretary (Geoff Whittle), Treasurer (Matt Stevenson) and three other members (Ruth Cheney, Dennis Foxon and Sylvia Reid). Richard Ward has recently stood down, having been involved since the meeting back in January 2015 – three years ago – that formed a working group to investigate setting up a Neighbourhood Forum. Thank you to Richard for his involvement, particularly for his help with legal and constitutional matters.read more
Come to our November meeting on Thursday 16th November, 7.30 pm, Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton LE2 3WG. The forum has commissioned a study of the Knighton Forum Designated Area. This tells us a lot about Knighton. Some of it confirms what we already...read more
Looking for ways to make contact with people in Knighton, a small group recently took part in the regular Tuesday night quiz at the Cradock. Having enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, we asked if there would be any chance of holding a Knighton themed round. Rob, the...read more