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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"
CO-OPTION TO VACANCIES FOR TOWN COUNCILLORS
Winstanley Ward – 1 vacancy
Thorpe Astley Ward – 1 vacancy
Notices of vacancies in the Office of Town Councillor were published on 16th May 2016 for the Winstanley Ward and on 24th May 2016 for the Thorpe Astley Ward. A request for an election in both cases was not received within the required 14 days. Public elections will not be held until May 2019, therefore, for the interim period the vacancies will be filled by co-option, voted for by the incumbent members of Braunstone Town Council.
Any person interested in being co-opted as a Braunstone Town Councillor should apply in writing to the Executive Officer & Town Clerk by 9am on 29th June 2016 stating how you are qualified to serve as a Town Councillor. There are two vacancies, one for Winstanley Ward and one for Thorpe Astley Ward.
To qualify, you must:
- be either a British, Commonwealth or European Union citizen;
- on the 'relevant date' (i.e. the day on which you are co-opted) be 18 years of age or over; and
- not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.
additionally you must meet one of the following four qualifications:
- a local government elector in Braunstone Parish; or
- have during the whole of the 12 months preceding the day of co-option occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in Braunstone Parish; or
- have during that same period had your principal or only place of work in Braunstone Parish; or
- during the 12 month period resided in the council area.
If you apply, you will be required to attend the Council meeting on Thursday 30th June 2016 at 8pm at Braunstone Civic Centre to present your case to be co-opted as a Town Councillor and answer any questions. The decision will be made at that meeting.
For an informal chat concerning the role of a Town Councillor please contact Darren Tilley on 0116 289 9270 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Officer & Town Clerk
With no progress on obtaining a GP to Operate from the Thorpe Astley Community Centre Medical Rooms, the Town Council has decided to identify community needs and aspirations, and potential options for using the Thorpe Astley Medical Rooms space, and to focus its activity on delivering a solution for the benefit of the community.
In order to identify these needs, the Town Council ran the consultation where residents could indicate what is the most important for them. The results of the consultation can be found here
Braunstone Town Council is pleased to be able to publish its Annual Report for 2015-2016. The report include Council's achievements in 2015-2016 and also presents plans for 2016-2017.
The views of people of Braunstone Town are vital in assisting the Council in providing services that people really want and also helps us to articulate the needs and aspirations of our local community to the larger District and County Councils or other agencies and government bodies.
You can help us in making decisions on our services by completing the Council's Anual Survey.
The Town Council is offering a Free Prize Draw of £50 to the first completed Annual Survey to be drawn in September 2016 (date to be confirmed). You can complete the survey by downloading the questionnaire here and sending it to us at the Town Council's offices, either by post or by email, or you can complete the survey on-line which is available below.
In a response to a change in demand, cash payments at Blaby District Council's Narborough office and the Customer Service Centre at Braunstone Civic Centre will no longer be accepted from Friday 1 April.
For more information please go to our Customer Service page.
We have been raising your concerns about the development and the impact of the construction
Following a public engagement session by Town Councillors about the impact of the construction on residents' lives, the Town Council has been seeking to represent residents' views in discussions with the contractor, developer and District and County Councils.
More information about Lubbesthorpe and the M1 Bridge Construction ...
- M1 Overnight Closures in May
- 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 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
On 19th April, Leicestershire County Council Cabinet agreed "that the proposal from Fabula Social Enterprise in relation to Braunstone Town library be accepted and arrangements be made to progress to formal agreements to enable the group to manage the library".
Fabula Reading is an existing social enterprise who has submitted a business plan as Fabula Libraries to take over the management of Braunstone Town Library. Fabula propose to relocate their base to the Library as part of the proposal.
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.
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