Cllr Sharleen Thurman - Town Mayor 2008/2009


I am delighted to have been elected Town Mayor for 2008/2009 and to have been given the opportunity to represent the Town Council and to support Help for Heroes, my chosen charity, throughout the forthcoming year. 
Help for Heroes is a national appeal which was launched on 1st October 2007 in response to the desire of ordinary people to do something practical to help our servicemen and women wounded while serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The aim of Help for Heroes is to do something to help those very special people who are brave enough to volunteer to serve their country and are wounded while doing so.

So far Help for Heroes has raised £6m to fund the building of a swimming pool/gym complex to aid rehabilitation at the world class tri-service rehabilitation centre at Headley Court, Surrey. 
Any support that people can give me in helping to raise funds for this cause will be very much appreciated, whether it is attending one of our Programme of Events of if you or your organisation is able to donate a raffle prize.
On a personal note, I am very much looking forward to representing the Town Council this year and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. I intend to arrange some get-togethers with local groups, but also look forward to attending any events that your group are holding during the year. 
If you require any further details about my charity, please do not hesitate to contact me via the Town Council offices. Further information on the work of Help for Heroes can be found at

If you would like to make a donation to my charity, please make cheques payable to Braunstone Town Council and send in an envelope marked 'Town Mayor's Charity' to the Town Council's offices, Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, LEICESTER, LE3 2PP.

Mr Bill Wright handing over the Chain of Office

Mr Bill Wright, handing over the Chain of Office

The Town Mayor with the Deputy Town Mayor Mr David Widdowson

The Town Mayor with the Deputy Town Mayor, Mr David Widdowson


Town Mayor's Diary

20th May - Youth Council event, Braunstone Civic Centre
June - Front Garden Competition Judging
18th June - Bugsy Malone performance by Winstanley College students
6th July - Thorpe Astley Summer Fayre
16th August - Leicester Permanent Allotment Society Annual Open Day (Deputy Town Mayor, Mr David Widdowson)
21st August - Tea with the SWAGAT Group.
24th August - Olympic Summer Fete, Mossdale Meadow
15th September - St Crispins - Licensing of new priest.
19th September - Hathern Band, Programme of Events, Braunstone Civic Centre
21st September - RAFA Battle of Britain Parade, Victoria Park.
22nd September - Tea with the Monday Club
25th September - Royal Navy Presentation at the National Space Centre
4th October - Leicestershire Battalion Boys Brigade
9th October - 20th Anniversary of Crimestoppers 
24th October - Diwali Celebrations, Braunstone Civic Centre
18th October - Ratby Band, Programme of Events, Braunstone Civic Centre
19th October - Leicestershire County Council Service
26th October - Blaby District Council Civic Service
26th October - Chairman of Blaby District Council's Service, Gooding Avenue
29th October - Shakespeare Park Bowling Club Annual Dinner, Braunstone Civic Centre
1st November - The Royal British Legion, Festival of Remembrance at De Montfort Hall.
9th November - Remembrance Service, St Peter's Church
14th November - Kingsway Flower Club Flower Demonstration, Programme of Events, Braunstone Civic Centre
8th November - Craft Fayre, Braunstone Civic Centre
9th November - Remembrance Day Service - St Peters Church
5th Demceber - RAFA Christmas Dinner at the Civic Centre
6th December - Carolling and Crumpets Christmas Concert, Braunstone Civic Centre
10th December - Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Carol Service
11th December - Blaby District Council Carol Service
18th December - Radio Leicester Carols Sing a long - 7pm - 8pm - Civic Centre - all welcome.
27th December - Panto - Kingsway Rangers Football Club, Braunstone Civic Centre
24th January - Barn Dance with Keep Fit Association, Braunstone Civic Centre
24th February - Quiz Night with the Braunstone Life, Braunstone Civic Centre
9th March - Games Night with the Braunstone Community Minibus, Braunstone Civic Centre
17th April - Town Mayor's Awards of Merit evening


Customer Services Shop

Braunstone Civic Centre
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

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Business Hours

Customer Service Shop

The new opening hours for customer services at the Braunstone Civic Centre during Covid-19 are: 

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 4:30 PM.
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 4:30 PM.
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 4:30 PM.
  • Friday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 4:30 PM.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Braunstone Town Community Library
  • Monday: 2PM - 7PM
  • Tuesday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Thursday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Friday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: 10AM - 1PM
  • Sunday: Closed
Braunstone Civic Centre
Not available for hirings due to Covid-19 Outbreak

Thorpe Astley Community Centre
Not available for hirings due to Covid-19 Outbreak