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Braunstone Town Council

Serving Braunstone Town (including Thorpe Astley)

Old House

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

Tel: 0116 289 0045

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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"

Councillor David Widdowson 2nd April 1944 to 7th January 2015

The Town Council is saddened to report that Councillor Widdowson passed away on 6th January 2015 following a long illness. The Town Council expresses its sincere condolences to Mr Widdowson's family at this sad time.

Latest News on Library Proposals

Town Council decides how it proposes to retain the Library. Following Leicestershire County Council's decision to fully fund 16 Libraries and for the remaining 36 Libraries, including Braunstone Town Library, to invite communities to take over the running of these facilities, Braunstone Town Council has approved a model for proposing to the County Council. The Town Council's proposal is to create a combined public services facility for the Library and Braunstone Customer Service Shop. These proposals will now be submitted to the County Council for their consideration.

Lubbesthorpe Development News

Access Bridge over M1

The Town Council will inform residents as soon as it has further news on the construction of the access bridge over the M1 between Thorpe Astley and Lubbesthorpe. Exhibitions on the scheme were due to take place in December, which would provide information on how any impacts on residents will be minimised. However, we understand that the legal agreements between the County Council and contractor are still being finalised and we will advise of dates as soon as further information is received. We have been assured that construction will not commence until after the public exhibition has been held. Once the construction starts it is expected to take around 18 months to complete.

Community Information

Make a reuse resolution: Give your unwanted items a new home this January.

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.

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