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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"
Construction of Lubbesthorpe and the M1 Bridge - Your Town Councillors want to hear from You
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.
Join us at a Drop in Session: Wednesday 25th November 2015, 5pm – 8pm, Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Lakin Drive, LE3 3RU. (Tea and coffee available).
- 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.
A new initiative to build individual, family and community self sufficiency to support vulnerable individuals to live in their local community without compromising their quality of life is being piloted in Braunstone Town.
Town Council News
Holmfield Park Improvements
The Playground at Holmfield Park will be closed from Wednesday 11th November for up to three weeks to undertake improvement works to the site. This work will see the installation of swings for older children and the replacement of the slide with a mystical play facility. Other improvement works will also be undertaken, including renewing of the safety surfaces.
We recognise that the notice period was short and the Town Council apologises for any inconvenience caused, however, given the importance of the project to both the Council and the local community, we were keen to avoid any delay and get the new facilities installed and available to be enjoyed by the community.
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