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Braunstone Town Council

Serving Braunstone Town (including Thorpe Astley)

Clerk: Mr Darren Tilley
Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP

Tel: 0116 289 0045

Welcome to Braunstone Town Council's website - hopefully you will enjoy your time here. To find out more about Braunstone Town and the services provided by Braunstone Town Council, follow the links on the left hand column. We welcome comments from visitors and local residents. Please Click on 'Guestbook' in the left hand column if you choose to add your own message, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Mission Statement - We exist to ensure that local services and the environment reach the highest possible standards within the resources available for citizens, visitors and those who work in Braunstone Town; to provide a focus for civic pride; to listen, identify and respond to agreed local needs; and to help develop a strong, secure, self reliant, self confident community, free from unlawful discrimination. "Spectemur. Agendo" translates "Let us be Judged by Our Actions"

New Primary School - Consultation

Leicestershire County Council is consulting on a proposal to establish a new 210 place primary school serving Braunstone Town and Leicester Forest East catchment areas. A copy of the consultation document can be accessed via the following link: www.leics.gov.uk/haveyoursay/schoolproposal

The deadline for responses to the consultation is Tuesday 11th November 2014.

Have your say on Braunstone Town's new Pitches Policy and Procedure

Braunstone Town Council are consulting on a new Pitches Policy and Procedure and you can submit your comments between now and 10am on Monday 1st December 2014.

Lubbesthorpe Development News

Access Bridge over M1

LATEST: Construction of the access bridge over the M1 between Thorpe Astley and Lubbesthorpe is now likely to commence in the New Year. Exhibitions on the scheme are now likely to take place in December, which will provide information on how any impacts on residents will be minimised. Braunstone Town Council will advise of dates as soon as further information is received from Leicestershire County Council and Blaby District Council.

The County Council, District Council and developer are currently finalising legal agreements, once this is completed a timetable for the construction can be confirmed. Construction will not commence until after the public exhibition has been held and the construction is expected to take around 18 months to complete.

Community Information

Latest News on Library Proposals

Leicestershire County Council held a scrutiny panel on 15th October to consider the proposed support package for Community Partnership Libraries. Braunstone Town Council submitted written evidence to the panel and also oral evidence on the day, reinforcing its opposition to the proposals and stating if they go ahead that the support package should be tailored to the needs of individual communities. Cabinet is expected to make a decision on 19th November.

  • Future of Library Services

    Keep up to date with County Council proposals for changes to the Library Service, including Braunstone Town Library and with how Braunstone Town Council is working to ensure the Library Service retained in the future.

Did you walk along the footpath between Watergate Lane and Staplehurst Avenue prior to flood alleviation works in 2013?

During the flood alleviation works in June 2013, access to the footpath between Watergate Lane and Staplehurst Avenue was closed and since then the landowner has kept the footpath gate locked.

If you regularly used this route we need your help so we can provide enough evidence of its use to reopen the route for future use by the community.

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Town Council News

AND SIDEARM HEDGECUTTER (4 Year Lease agreement)

BRAUNSTONE TOWN COUNCIL INVITES TENDERS from suitably experienced Contractors for the lease of one 4 wheeled drive tractor and sidearm hedgecutter for a period of 4 years, including annual servicing and maintenance.

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