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Braunstone Town Council

Serving Braunstone Town (including Thorpe Astley)

Old House

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"

Have Your Say on improvement plans for Holmfield Park

Have your say on proposals to improve the play facilities and visual amenity at Holmfield Park, Wardens Walk. Plans are available for inspection and comment by appointment at the Civic Centre before 24th December by calling 0116 289 9270 or emailing admin@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

Latest News on Library Proposals

Following Leicestershire County Council's decision to fully fund 16 main and shopping centre Libraries and for the remaining 36 Libraries, including Braunstone Town Library, to invite communities to take over the running of these facilities, Braunstone Town Council has consulted with the Town's Citizens' Advisory Panel on Thursday 4th December on potential options for the Library Service. The Citizens' Advisory Panel supported a proposal to create a combined public services facility for the Library and Braunstone Customer Service Shop. These proposals will be presented to an Extraordinary Meeting of Policy and Resources Committee on Wednesday 17th December at 7.30pm at Braunstone Civic Centre.

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

Former eyesore given new lease of life

The previously boarded-up property, 3 Narborough Road South, that had once been a beacon for vandals, squatters and rats, has been brought back into use. The house was compulsory purchased by Blaby District Council in June this year and sold to local developers Teresa and Nathan Evans. The couple who own Brown and Green ltd have since refurbished the house and new tenants have moved in.

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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