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Braunstone Town Council

Serving Braunstone Town (including Thorpe Astley)

Public footpath through the estate

Clerk: Mr Darren Tilley
Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP

Tel: 0116 289 0045

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.

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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"


Braunstone Town Council is organising the annual Summer Fete on Mossdale Meadows on Saturday 30th July 11am till 4pm. This year's community event is bigger than ever and will include many stalls with games, activities, things to buy and things to try. This year we have the Wild Things Animal Encounters Roadshow, the popular Climbing Wall, Circus workshop and Minitraction engine. For the younger members there will be a bouncy castle, inflatable slide and children rides.

There will be catering vans, ice cream, BBQ and Hot Potato Vans serving food and refreshments all day.

There is also the very popular Fun Dog Show with categories to suit everyone! Entries for the dog show can be made on the day. Rossettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all categories!

Entrance to the fete is free so please come along with all the family for a brilliant day out and support this community event. Net proceeds from the summer fete will be donated to the Town Mayor's chosen charity Arthritis Research. Please contact Mrs Pauline Snow on pauline.snow@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk or 0116 2890045 for further information about the event. (All events correct at time of print)

Exercise of Public Rights - Accounts for the Year Ended 31st March 2016

The Town Council has published its Annual Governance Statement and Annual Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2016.

These can be inspected on our website.

Between 1st July and 11th August, the records supporting these documents can also be inspected upon reasonable notice.

Braunstone Town Council Annual Report & Annual Survey

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.

Thorpe Astley Community Centre Options Appraisal 2016

With no progress on obtaining a General Practitioner 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

Important - Council Offices to go cashless from 1 April 2016

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.

Lubbesthorpe Development

Construction of Lubbesthorpe and the M1 Bridge - How we are raising your issues

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 ...

Community Information

GP Services at Thorpe Astley Community Centre

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

Future of Braunstone Town Library

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.

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Town Council News

Holmfield Park Improvements

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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