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Braunstone Town Council

Serving Braunstone Town (including Thorpe Astley)

Spring Blossom

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

Tel: 0116 289 0045

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.

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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"

Latest News on Library Proposals

Following Leicestershire County Council's decision to invite communities to take over the running of 36 Libraries, including Braunstone Town Library, Braunstone Town Council's preferred model to create a combined public services facility for the Library and Customer Service Shop will be explored further with the County Council in order to develop a detailed business case. This process is expected to be completed by the middle of March.

LATEST: Leicestershire County Council are currently consulting on changes to the frequency of mobile library visits and locations served by a mobile library. The consultation is taking place until April 8th 2015.

Consultation documents, including a consultation survey are available online on www.leics.gov.uk/haveyoursay/mobilelibraries . Hard copies will be available on the mobile libraries and all other libraries and also on request by contacting 0116 305 4699 or futurelibraries@leics.gov.uk.

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

Local Area Coordination

A new initiative to build individual, family and community self sufficiency to support vulnerable individuals to live in their local community without compromising their quality of life is shortly to be piloted in Braunstone Town.

Town Council News

Find out how the money raised for Councillor Amanda Hack's Town Mayor's Charity, Wishes4Kids helped six children's wishes come true

Councillor Amanda Hack (Braunstone Town Mayor 2013/2014) presented a cheque to Mr Russell Brickett from Wishes4Kids of £4,768.98, which was the money raised for her chosen charity during her year as Town Mayor.

The Charity has now advised that this money has been used to grant the wishes of six children.

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