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.
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"
NOTICE OF VACANCIES IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
Braunstone Town Council - Thorpe Astley Ward and Winstanley Ward
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Chetan Parmar, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Braunstone Town Council Winstanley Ward; and that due to the resignation of Muhammad Aslam, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Braunstone Town Council Thorpe Astley Ward.
A request for an election to fill these vacancies should be made in writing to the Returning Officer:
S Whiles, Returning Officer, Council Offices, Narborough, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 2EP
by TEN electors for the relevant Parish Ward, otherwise a vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place by August, 2016.
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.
Tell us about the services you want to see provided from Thorpe Astley Community Centre.
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
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.
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.
More news from your Town Council ...