Welcome to Braunstone Town Council's website - hopefully you will enjoy your time here. 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"
Leicestershire County Council is consulting on a proposal to establish a new 210 place primary school serving Braunstone Town and Leicester Forest East catchment areas. A copy of the consultation document can be accessed via the following link: www.leics.gov.uk/haveyoursay/schoolproposal
The deadline for responses to the consultation is Tuesday 11th November 2014.
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.
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.
Leicestershire County Council held a scrutiny panel on 15th October to consider the proposed support package for Community Partnership Libraries. Braunstone Town Council submitted written evidence to the panel and also oral evidence on the day, reinforcing its opposition to the proposals and stating if they go ahead that the support package should be tailored to the needs of individual communities. Cabinet is expected to make a decision on 19th November.
- 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.
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
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 FROM 1st MARCH – 31ST AUGUST 2014