The Forum was designated by the City Council in 2016. This means that the Knighton Neighbourhood Forum is recognised by Leicester City Council as the designated Neighbourhood Forum for the Knighton Neighbourhood Area. A launch meeting with elections of officers was held on 26th January 2016. Sir Peter Soulsby spoke at the meeting and welcomed the creation of the Knighton Neighbourhood Forum. Since then we have held AGMs in February 2017 and 2018. The most recent Annual General Meeting was on 15th February 2018.
The Forum has a steering committee, which meets monthly and organises the activities of the Forum, and operates through working groups that take on responsibility for investigating and developing policy ideas on specific topics for the Neighbourhood Plan.
We have set up working groups on Transport and on Open Spaces, Sports and Leisure. We are now setting up the next on Housing and Planning, following on from the work on the Baseline Study of Knighton.
A consultant has written a profile of Knighton using data from the Census and other public sources to understand our Neighbourhood and help us think about what is needed in the area for the Neighbourhood Plan. This Baseline Study of Knighton has been published and was the subject of a public meeting in November 2017.
Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or is a councillor for the Designated Area, which was approved by the City Council, following a six-week consultation held in September and October 2015. Minor changes to the area that was publicised were made following the consultation.