Welcome to Braunstone Town Council's website. 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.
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"
Braunstone Town Council is looking for a reliable and committed groundsperson to assist the Senior Groundspersons for both Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley with maintaining the Council's parks, open spaces, grounds, buildings and play areas.
If you are interested and you would like to know how to apply please go to our Vacancies page.
Closing date - 9am on Thursday 11th February 2016
Braunstone Town Council is requesting quotations from suitable contractors for the replacement of balance beams on Franklin Park.
The work involves removal of old balance beam and installation of new equipment and safety surfaces. Deadline is 14th March 2016.
Braunstone Town Council is really disappointed that five and a half years on and residents of Thorpe Astley still await the provision of GP services, while purpose built clinical rooms remain empty at Thorpe Astley Community Centre.
Town Council Leader, Councillor Nick Brown said "(...) the NHS have seriously let down the people of Thorpe Astley who were promised and need access to local GP services in the community"
Braunstone Town Council has been working with NHS England and the local Health Commissioning Group (East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group) since the summer of 2010. Thorpe Astley Community Centre opened in October 2010 with two purpose built clinical rooms for use by local GPs, funded by developer contributions.
For more information click here
Do you have any concerns about the development and the impact of the construction?
Speak to your Town Councillors about the impact of the construction on your life and share any concerns. The Town Council will seek to represent your views in discussions with the contractor, developer and District and County Councils.
More information about Lubbesthorpe and the M1 Bridge Construction ...
- Further Information on the Construction of the M1 Bridge
- Temporary Road Closure of Beggars Lane, Lubbesthorpe
- Watergate Lane & Lubbesthorpe Bridle Road - Temporary Closure for construction of the new road over the M1 motorway
- Judicial Review of Lubbesthorpe Development overruled by High Court Judge on 27th May 2014
Braunstone Town Council is extremely disappointed that Leicestershire County Council is threatening the Town's Library with closure, having twice rejected proposals for combining Library, social inclusion and Council services into one Community Hub offering savings to all three tiers of Councils, and providing for future community focussed public services.
- Summary of the Town Council's Proposal (PDF, 122 Kb)
The Town Council has issued the following press release in response to the latest County Council proposals:
- Libraries press release (September 2015) (PDF, 171 Kb)
A campaign has been launched to save Braunstone Town Library, which has been initiated by members of Braunstone Heritage Group, and operates under the slogan "Library2Go". More information can be found on their Facebook page:
- "Library2Go" Campaign Group (Facebook Page)
"Library2Go" Campaign Group - Braunstone Town Council is not responsible for the content of this page.
More Community Information ...
Town Council News
Work has now been completed on improvements to the Playground at Holmfield Park. New swings have been installed for older children and in the toddlers play area, the slide has been replaced with a mystical play facility. Safety surfaces have also been renewed and improved.
An official opening will take place shortly.
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