Localism Act 2011 - General Power of Competence

Localism Act

New Wide Ranging Powers for Braunstone Town Council

The General Power of Competence – Localism Act 2011 gives eligible local councils "the power to do anything that individuals generally may do". A council could for example lend or invest money, set up a company or co-operative society to engage in commercial activity, run a community shop or post office, make grants available to individuals. The power is not restricted to use within the parish and can be used anywhere.

To become eligible at least two thirds of the members of the council have to be elected and the council has to have a qualified Clerk. At the full council meeting held on 24th January 2013 Braunstone Town Council declared itself an eligible authority for the purpose of completing any activity undertaken in exercise of the general power of competence. The new power will remain in place until the next annual meeting which takes place in the year of the next ordinary elections.

Business Hours

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
  • Closed on Bank Holidays
  • Thorpe Astley Community Centre

    Slots available for hire, contact Customer Services for availability. 

    Customer Services Shop

    Open Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm. Closed on Bank Holidays.


    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway,
    Braunstone Town,
    Leicester,
    LE3 2PP

    Tel: 0116 2890045
    Fax: 0116 2824785

    enquiries@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Our Community Centres


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    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 2890045
    bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

    Logo for Google Maps, linking to a map showing the Thorpe Astley Community Centre

    Thorpe Astley Community Centre
    Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
    Tel: 0116 2890704
    bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

    Logo for Google Maps, linking to a map showing the Braunstone Town Community Library.

    Braunstone Town Community Library
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 3055909 or 01164820159
    library@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk


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