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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"
DECISION: Leicestershire County Council's Cabinet met on Wednesday 19th November 2014 to make a final decision on the Future of Leicestershire Libraries. The Cabinet approved recommendations which included the County Council fully funding 16 main and shopping centre Libraries and for the remaining 36 Libraries, including Braunstone Town Library, inviting communities to take over the running of these facilities.
The Town Council is now considering the options for retaining Braunstone Town Library and proposals will be presented to the Town's Citizens' Advisory Panel on Thursday 4th December and an Extraordinary Meeting of Policy and Resources Committee on Wednesday 17th December. Both meetings will be held at Braunstone Civic Centre at 7.30pm.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
More local and community news ...
- Sam Fox-Kennedy - Why Support LOROS?
During her year as Braunstone Town Mayor (May 2012 - May 2013), Councillor Sam Fox-Kennedy raised £4,300 through her Town Mayor's Charity for LOROS. Read her interview with LOROS on "Why Support LOROS"
- Latest Crime Reduction and Neighbourhood Watch News
Town Council News
PROPOSALS AND TENDERS ARE INVITED FROM SUITABLY EXPERIENCED SUPPLIERS OF PLAY EQUIPMENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT HOLMFIELD PARK, WARDENS WALK, BRAUNSTONE TOWN, LEICESTER.
In October 2012 the Council asked the Braunstone Town Citizens Advisory Panel to draw up long term proposals for improvements of our Parks and Open Spaces. The Advisory Panel, which comprises local residents and Town Councillors, visited the parks and carried out consultations with residents and parks users etc. It was decided that the changing rooms at Holmfield Park were beyond economic repair and that the football team would be moved to the new Thorpe Astley pitch for the 2013/14 season. This has enabled the old changing rooms at Holmfield Park to be demolished and work was completed in September 2014.
An assessment of the existing play equipment was undertaken to identify gaps in provision. The Panel recommended improvements and proposals and tenders are now being invited from playground equipment suppliers.
- Tender Documents - Holmfield Park (MS Word, 9.5 Mb)
Tenders must be in the form prescribed by the Council and delivered to the Executive Officer & Town Clerk, Braunstone Town Council, Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester LE3 2PP, not later than 12 noon on Monday 1st December 2014
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.
More from your Town Council ...
- Braunstone Town Council's Annual Report 2013/2014 published
- Discounted Prices for Childrens Parties
Reduced Room Hire Costs at Thorpe Astley Community Centre and Braunstone Civic Centre until 31st March 2015