Welcome to Braunstone Town Council's website. 
We provide a range of services together with social and recreational facilities. We promote the interests of the town and work in partnership with other public bodies to provide and supplement services within the town area.   

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"

  •     Bill Wright Town Mayor Christmas
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    As Town Mayor I am delighted to send Christmas greetings to all residents for 2017. I am honoured to have met so many local residents and to have seen the work of our local groups and organisations at the heart of our community life, many work hard to raise funds for their ongoing work and it has been very humbling to see the work that volunteers undertake in our community to help those less fortunate. My chosen charity for the year is Rainbows and in September I abseiled down the tower of Southern Fire and Rescue Station raising over £1,000, thank you to all those who sponsored me. Events for the Christmas season include Christmas quiz, children’s disco, Christmas band concert and the annual pantomime. Net proceeds from the pantomime will be donated to Rainbows – so I hope you will be come along and help support this event. Also this year the Parish Council was 90 and my thanks go to the hard work of the Braunstone Heritage Archive Group who have published a fascinating account into how life changed in Braunstone in the 1920s & 1930s when the small manor village quickly grew into a sub-urban community. Copies of the publication are available for £5 from the Civic Centre, the net proceeds being donated to my charity Rainbows. Finally I had the pleasure of meeting a very special resident, Lilian Wignall of Fairbourne Road who reached the grand age of 110 on 1st October. I presented Lilian with a card and flowers on behalf of the Town and wished her happy birthday. Lilian is a remarkable person, she is engaging and clearly lives for every moment.  All that remains is for me to wish you a happy and joyous Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. 
    Cllr. Bill Wright, Braunstone Town Mayor
     
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    24th December 2017 - 1st January 2018 Braunstone Civic Centre and Thorpe Astley Community Centre CLOSED except for:
    • Customer Service Shop @ Braunstone Civic Centre OPEN Thursday, 28th Dec & Friday, 29th Dec  9am – 3pm
    • Civic Centre open from 6pm on 31st Dec for New Year Celebration
    • The Bar@ the Civic Centre will be open over Christmas and New Year – check with the Bar or our website for opening times
    Normal Opening hours from Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018.
  • Exciting times for Shakespeare Park
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    Following a public consultation and involvement of both the Shakespeare Park Bowls Club and Braunstone Juniors Football Club, Bruanstone Town Council submitted ambitious plans to rebuild the Pavilion and improve the facilities for play, recreation and parking at Shakespeare Park to Blaby District Council for planning consent.   This consent has now been given and we are now in the process of putting together the specifications ready to invite tenders for the contract for the work.

    Meanwhile, some site clearance has taken place in order that soil tests can be undertaken to ascertain the foundations and drainage required. These tests will take place on 22nd November. Site and construction works are anticipated to begin in Spring 2018.

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    We are very pleased to inform you that we have collected over 220 valid signatures to support the scheme therefore we have now requested the Community Speedwatch scheme at Thorpe Astley. We will hear more about our application after New Year so keep your eye on our dedicated page for further updates.

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    • Read the Statement by the Leader of the Council on Financial Pressures facing the Town Council from April 2018When Life Was Transformed in Braunstone 20s 30s book cover
    • Find out about a new book "When Life was Transformed in Braunstone" and where you can buy it.


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  • christmas 1903828 960 720CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
    Featuring the Ratby Co-operative Mid Band

    Friday 15th December, 7.30pm
    Tickets £6.50 Under 16 FREE
    Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

    Ratby Mid Band are once again performing their annual Christmas Extravaganza.  Come listen and join in with traditional and more modern Christmas music.  Get in the Christmas spirit and relax to a great evening of fun.  The Ratby Mid band will have their usual raffle and there will be mince pies and drinks for a small donation. We look forward to seeing you and don’t forget to bring a friend. Net proceeds to be donated to the Ratby Co-operative Mid Band.
  • carol serviceHARVEST COMMUNITY CHURCH BRASS BAND CAROL SERVICE

    Sunday 17th December 2017, 6.30-7.45
    Tickets FREE
    Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town

    Harvest Church are pleased to bring you their annual Carol Service with Traditional Carols and music by the Odd Fellows Brass Band. Light refreshments will be provided during the event.
  • PosterDICK WITTINGTON AND HIS PIRATE ADVENTURE 
    Family Pantomime

    Saturday 6th January 2018, 2.00pm
    Tickets: Adults £7.00, Children £6.00
    Family Tickets £24.00 (2 adults, 2 children)
    Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town.

    The ever popular family pantomime returns this year with “Dick Wittington".  It will be providing fun, laughter and a great story for all the family.  Net proceeds to be donated to the Town Mayor‘s Charity – Rainbows
  • Excalibow Thorpe Astley Community CentreEXCALIBOW (MYTHS & LEGENDS)

    Sunday 21st January 2018, 7.30pm
    Tickets £7.00
    Thorpe Astley Community Centre, off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley

    Bowjangles are four tremendously talented and charismatic musicians (cello, viola and two violins) who combine a virtuosic string quartet performance with classy vocals, hilarious comedy and energetic dance moves. This year Bowjangles present their most magical show so far- a theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the most priceless relic of all- a magical violin bow known as Excalibow. Expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action packed show, all presented in Bowjangles’ own inimitable and unique style, full of comedy, energy, panache and almost every musical genre you can imagine. It’s an infectiously fun and witty performance which will leave you wondering how such talented musicians manage to run, dance, dash through quick fire costume changes and handle silly props as the same time as playing their instruments at a jaw droppingly high level.
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Customer Services Shop


Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway,
Braunstone Town,
Leicester, LE3 2PP
Tel: 0116-2890045
Fax: 0116 2824785
 
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Our Community Centres


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Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
Tel: 0116-2890045. 
   
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Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, 
Leicester, LE3 3RU. 
Tel: 0116-2890704

Business Hours


Customer Service Shop
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm   (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Council Tax Payment 
Mon-Thu: 9.00am to 5.00pm  (Closed on Public Holidays)  
Fri: 9.00am to 4.30pm (Closed on Public Holidays)  
Braunstone Town Council Offices
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Braunstone Civic Centre
Available for Hirings
Mon-Sat: 9am to 11pm
Sun: 9am to 10:30pm 
Thorpe Astley Community Centre
Available for Hirings 
Mon-Thu: 8am to 11pm 
Fri-Sat: 8am to 12 midnight
Sun: 9am to 10:30pm