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📗  BRAUNSTONE TOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY  📕
On the 28th October and the 12th November 2021. The library will be hosting a community drop in session. Come along to tell us what you think of your local library and what you'd like to see in the future. You will also have the chance to learn more about and discuss volunteering roles.
There will be Coffee and Cake provided as well as free children's activities.
We hope to see you there! 🤩
Braunstone engagment flyer A5
 

SUPPORT FOR NEW COMMUNITY GROUPS

 

Community Groups

 

In order to ensure that vital services and groups are supported or replaced following the Covid-19 pandemic the Town Council has agreed to provide additional financial support for the formation of new community groups. New community groups that are set up to provide a service in the Town that does not already exist can apply for up to £500.  New groups that duplicate an existing group or service can apply for up to £300 if it can be shown that the service of the new group compliments and adds to the other existing services in the Town.

If you are thinking of setting up a new community group in the Town and need more information, please contact Mrs Pauline Snow on 0116 2899270 on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The Grant Criteria and Application form for the New Community Group Grant can be found below: 

Community Groups Criteria for Grant

Community Groups Grant Application Form


How is your Community Group doing Post Pandemic?

Community Group Post Pandemic Poster

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic community groups were unable to meet, but with the lifting of restrictions and a return to some normality we hope that many of the local community groups can now start meeting and resume normal activities. However, the Town Council is aware that many groups have not returned or are facing difficulties. The Town Council is keen to support and help our community groups where we can so we would be grateful if you would be able to complete and return a short questionnaire about your group.

Questionnaires can be collected from reception at the Civic Centre

or

Alternatively please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..uk


❗ The Braunstone Life Needs You! ❗

Looking for a volunteer role that will benefit your local community? Then look no further! The Braunstone Life are in need of a team of volunteers.
Roles and descriptions are listed below.
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Life chart page 001

If you would like to find out more or how you can be involved in the Braunstone Life Communication then please email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


TEMPORARY TRAFFIC NOTICES 

SCHEDULE 1

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC

Meridian East, Braunstone – from the northside of the access to McDonald’s restaurant to outside the access to the Fire Station on Meridian East

SCHEDULE 2

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF RIGHT TURN

Meridian South, Braunstone – No right turn from Meridian South onto Meridian East

SCHEDULE 3

TEMPORARY IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE WAY

Meridian East, Braunstone – one way for traffic heading southbound on Meridian East towards Meridian South with no access from Meridian South onto Meridian East

Dated 4th October 2021

Lauren Haslam, Director of Law and Governance. County Hall Glenfield Leicester LE3 8RA

 


Braunstone Town Council's Christmas Craft Fair!

On the 20th November 2021 Braunstone Town Council will be hosting a Christmas Craft fair at the Civic Centre from 11am-15:00pm.
 
We are looking forward to a great day of crafts, gifts and amazing finds! 💍🧶🌻

CRAFT FAIR SOCIAL POSTER 2021 1

 


 

COMMBUS IS COMING TO BRAUNSTONE TOWN! 

COMMBUS are extending our community bus Dial-a-Ride services to Braunstone Town. Commbus is FREE to join! Call the Office on: 01162866116 to Resgister (Office hours: 10am to 12 noon Monday to Friday. 

Dial-A-Ride Services available from 15th October 2021

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Braunstone Town Council Meeting of the Citizens Advisory Panel

 

INFORM...CONSULT...INVOLVE

A meeting of the BRAUNSTONE TOWN CITIZENS’ ADVISORY PANEL will be held at the Civic Centre in the Council Chamber and on Zoom Video Conferencing (details below) on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 commencing at 7.30pm.

WE NEED YOUR HELP...

The Council extends an invitation to any interested local Residents and Community Groups to discuss Enhancing a socially Inclusive and Vibrant community.

Citizens Advisory Climate Change post 1

The agenda for the meeting can be found using the link below:

https://www.braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk/index.php/agendas-minutes-2021

Zoom Details: 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99036611840?pwd=NzFSbkRKM05BVE1GQkhVRWR6UUtCdz09

Meeting ID: 990 3661 1840

Passcode: 551111

 

July 

Could our Covid Support Grant be useful to your local club or group?
 
Contact Pauline now for more information!
But be quick, the closing date for completed applications is 24th September 2021.
 

covid support grant

 

 


 

 

For the local residents of Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley

we would like to make you aware of the Beat Officers and PCSO's for the area. 

 

BEAT OFFICERS AND PCSOS FOR BRAUNSTONE TOWN THORPE ASTLEY 1

 


 

Looking for something to do this summer? Look no further! 

Blaby District Council are hosting Sporting sessions for young people aged 11-18. 

See poster below for further details:

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June

HAVE A SAY ON BUS SERVICES

The county council is working closely with local bus operators to come up with bold plans to improve public transport – and encouraging more people to use it.

The Government has pledged £3 billion to help progress these plans across the country – and Leicestershire is aiming to secure a fair share of the funding.

However, to secure this funding, the council must develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).  The council needs input to help it develop the plan.

It wants to find out what people think would improve local bus services and what would encourage them to use local buses more.

It would like to hear from people who already use buses, those who currently don’t, as well as from public, private and voluntary organisations.

There’s a questionnaire at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/bus-strategy-survey for people to have their say.

The closing date is Friday, 30th July.

GP PRACTICE SURVEY

NHS Leicester has launched a GP practice survey exploring views and experiences of GP-led (primary care) services during the Covid-19 pandemic to help them build on the things that people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland like about the service and to identify areas of care that could be improved.
 
Over the last year, Coronavirus has placed enormous strain on all areas of the NHS, including your General Practice. Despite that, General Practices have remained ‘open’ providing more than 6 million appointments over the last 12 months, with the majority still providing face-to-face. Some changes have been made to keep both patients and staff safe though, including increased use of both telephone assessment and, in some cases, online consultation where appropriate. Right now, your GP and GP practice is handling more appointments than ever before.
 
They would love to hear your opinion and about your experiences that will help them to plan for service delivery in the future. Even if you haven’t visited your General Practice recently it’s still really important that we hear from you so that we can understand the way care needs to be provided to you in the future. The gathered feedback will inform a series of discussions going forward to help create a shared vision for modern, sustainable primary care.
 
The survey closes on Monday 12th July 2021.
 

May

Everyone is entitled to free NHS Covid-19 Self-Test (Rapid Antigen Tests) test kits to test you and your family for Covid-19 twice a week.  Available to collect from Braunstone Civic Centre and Library during opening hours.

Collect free rapid Covid 19 tests here

 

April

CONSULTATION ON ACCESS GATES TO TENNIS COURTS AT

THORPE ASTLEY AND SHAKESPEARE PARK

The Town Council is undertaking further consultation to ascertain the community’s views on the implementation of “Tap4tennis” at the Thorpe Astley and Shakespeare Park Tennis Courts.

Tap4Tennis is a booking system for tennis courts which allows residents to book access to tennis courts over the phone or online. The resident then receives a passcode which can be entered into the access gate lock.

The Town Council has proposed charging fees as attached, which ensures that Braunstone Town residents are paying fair and reduced price for the facilities and have the advantage of accessing the courts free of charge at set times. Braunstone Town residents also have the option of monthly, yearly fees and spreading the cost of payment.

The system would provide the following advantages:

  • Allow for a more structured use of the tennis court facilities - booked slots ensure residents will know their court will be available. The Lawn Tennis Association confirmed that payment of courts increases use.
  • Reduce the misuse of the tennis courts, for example, exercising pets.
  • Generate a moderate income to help with the maintenance and future upkeep of the courts.
  • Hire of equipment that residents can access free of charge if needed, available for a small deposit (tennis racquets, balls if residents do not have access)
  • Provision of coaching sessions at the courts to encourage new players and improve the skills of existing players
  • Encouragement of a formal tennis club being established within Braunstone Town

The consultation also includes the implementing of “Tap4tennis” at Shakespeare Park when the current courts will be refurbished once the new sports pavilion adjacent to the tennis courts is completed in Spring 2021.

The Town Council invites you to have your say on this scheme, and to make alternative suggestions to the pricing structure or access to the courts.

CLOSING DATE FOR RETURNING RESPONSES – 9am on Monday 10th May 2021

Survey Form

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9CXTGYL

9th April 2021

 

Prince Philip - Statement from Braunstone Town Mayor

Image of Prince Philip

 

 

It is with great sadness that I received the news that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully this morning, Friday 9th April, at Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip has given the country and the commonwealth nearly 70 years of unwavering dedication as the longest serving consort in British history.  

On behalf of all in the Town, I send our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family on their loss.

Books of condolences will be available for residents to sign from Monday 12th April at Braunstone Civic Centre (Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.00pm) and at Thorpe Astley Community Centre (Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 3.30pm).

Councillor Parminder Basra,Flowers may be laid at the Memorial garden at Braunstone Civic Centre from Sunday 11th April up to the day of the funeral.

Braunstone Town Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

March 2021

press release re M1 land works

Lubbersthorpe East of M1 Consultation Leaflet

Fete Event Announcement Poster Copy

Would you like to plan a walk and talk session between 1st March and 30th April to raise money for the local mental health charity 'Life Links'?

Plan one session or many - ask for sponsorships and help to raise money for Life Links. Walks can be done on your own, or with one member of your household or support bubble.

If you don't wish to walk, you can still donate through the link below! For further information please contact Customer Services on 0116 2890045 or Parminder Basra on 07967 191085.

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/improvingmentalhealth

February 2021

Roadmap out of lockdown

From 8 March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s four-step roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life.

The success of the vaccination programme is one factor - so far over 17 million people have had their jabs - but by no means the whole story. The public have also risen to the challenge of suppressing COVID-19: by obeying the law; staying at home; getting tested when needed; isolating when required, and following the ‘hands, face, space’ and ‘letting fresh air in’ guidance.

Please see the official government website on the roadmap for further details and an accessible format.

Government graphic describing dates for Covid-19 reopening - please see link for accessible option.
Government graphic describing dates for Covid-19 reopening - please see link for accessible option.

Shakespeare Park Notice of Works

From 15th February 2021 work will commence on the demolition of the old sports pavilion and the refurbishment of the car park at this site. The car park will therefore be unavailable for approximately 2 months. 

Pedestrian access to the footpath and park area will remain open. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Telephone 0116 2890045 for further details or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January 2021

Community Grant Criteria under Covid-19

The deadline for applications is 09:00 at Monday, 1st February 2021. 

Braunstone Town Council makes small grants available to various organisations, including organisations involving young people, to assist their work.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Town Council has extended the grant scheme to allow groups to apply for an additional £200 in the 2020/21 financial year to cover direct financial costs or loss of income due to the pandemic.

Thorpe Astley Community Centre and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thorpe Astley Community Centre was selected as the base of operations for the coronavirus vaccination clinics ran by the North Blaby Primary Care Network, made up of six GP practices including Kingsway Surgery.

To date, over 2,000 patients across the North Blaby PCN have been vaccinated against coronavirus in this building with an attendance rate of 99%.

We’d like to thank the Braunstone Town Council and Pop Up Care Nursery for being so accommodating and flexible during this time.

We’d also like to thank the North Blaby PCN for their collaborative undertaking and organisation of these clinics and are proud to be able to contribute and do our part in these trying times.

Well done to everyone involved!

November 2020

Blaby District Council has launched a telephone befriending scheme.

Befriending often provides people with emotional support and can lead to increased self-esteem and self-confidence. Whether it’s a chat about interests, hobbies or even the weather, befriending is a simple volunteering activity that makes a huge difference to people.

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 0116 272 7718.


Consultation about Leicesters hospitals

Public consultation about proposed £450 million improvements to transform acute and maternity services at Leicester’s hospitals.

For a long time we have been involving people in conversations about proposals to make considerable changes to our hospitals in Leicester and to midwifery-led services in Melton Mowbray. We want to spend £450 million to see improved patient care, better patient outcomes, and staff all working in the best place to make this happen.

www.betterhospitalsleicester.nhs.uk
The Building Better Hospitals for Leicestershire consultation

Temporary Covid-19 testing centre in Narborough

A temporary Covid-19 walk-in test centre will be set up on the Visitors Car Park at Blaby District Council’s Offices on Desford Road in Narborough.

The site will be managed by Department of Health and Social Care and their contractors, and will remain in place for six months, although this may be extended depending on local testing need.

The walk-in test centre will operate from 8am-8pm seven days a week and offer vital testing capacity locally. As tests are offered by appointment only, the number of people on the site at any one time is always limited.

Read more about the new test centre on Blaby District Councils website.

Braunstone Town Council - Covid-19 Restrictions from Thursday 5th November

The Council’s Management Team met this morning to assess the new national Covid-19 restrictions, which apply from 5th November at least until 2nd December, and what they mean for the Town Council and its services.

Services / Facilities / Operations to Close

The following services will close to the public at closing time Wednesday 4th November and will not reopen again at least until 3rd December:

  • 1. All indoor facilities (Community Centres, Library, Parks Sports/Changing Facilities), except for the exceptions below
  • 2. all Parks Sports Pitches and courts for organised sports/physical activity;
  • 3. Sports Courts, including Tennis Courts, Basket Ball Courts and Multi Use Games Areas;
  • 4. Parks Gym Equipment;
  • 5. Customer Service Shop at Braunstone Civic Centre for face to face enquiries/transactions (enquiries will remain available by phone, email and web form);
  • 6. Civic Community Lounge;
  • 7. The Civic Centre will not be available to hire until Monday 4th January 2021
  • 8. Members of the public will not be able to attend Council meetings in person (the public will continue to be able to attend meetings by phone or video link using Zoom)

Services / Facilities / Operations to remain open

The following services will remain open / operating, subject to any changes in the regulations / restrictions:

  • 1. Parks, Open Spaces and Playgrounds for exercise and play with members of your household/support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household provided you socially distance (children under 5, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside) (sports courts and gym equipment is closed);
  • 2. Customer Services, via telephone, email and web form, Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm;
  • 3. Braunstone Town Community Foodbank at Braunstone Civic Centre;
  • 4. support for the Town’s Covid-19 Mutual Aid Community Response initiative;
  • 5. Pop Up Care Pre-school at Thorpe Astley Community Centre;
  • 6. Kingsway GP Branch Surgery at Thorpe Astley Community Centre will be operating as currently with pre-booked appointments;
  • 7. Support groups that are essential to deliver in person can continue at Braunstone Civic Centre with up to 15 participants. They must be formally organised by an organisation such as a business, charity or public body, to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support.
  • 8. Shakespeare Park improvement works and associated project and site meetings
  • 9. Braunstone Civic Centre will continue to be the principle administrative base for the Town Council’s operations

October 2020

Community Grant Criteria under Covid-19

Braunstone Town Council makes small grants available to various organisations, including organisations involving young people, to assist their work.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Town Council has extended the grant scheme to allow groups to apply for an additional £200 in the 2020/21 financial year to cover direct financial costs or loss of income due to the pandemic.

Remembrance Announcement

Braunstone Town Council recognises the importance of honouring Remembrance to remember the sacrifice of soldiers from around the Commonwealth.

However, 2020 has caused a lot of changes in the way we do things, especially with regards to events and face to face interactions.

We have explored various options for a Remembrance ceremony and after consulting with the Reverend of St Crispins Church, have decided to conduct a private pre-recorded ceremony to be broadcast on Facebook. We are also asking residents to stand on their doorsteps at 11 AM for two minutes of silence and to decorate their windows or doors with Poppies or other artwork.

While we appreciate this is not ideal, the Royal British Legion does not specify how, where, or when people should Remember. We would ask anyone looking to visit our war memorial garden to consider visiting at different times, and to observe social distancing guidelines at all times.

Flyer requesting residents stand on their doorsteps at 11AM for two minutes silence

Halloween - No thanks!

People may be uncomfortable with Halloween coming up, especially this year.

Printed copies of this poster are available at the Braunstone Civic Centre reception.

Poster reading 'No thanks Trick or treaters'

Download a high resolution version of this poster (PDF).

Download a high resolution version of this poster (JPG).

September 2020

23rd September 2020

From Thursday 24th September:

Community Centres

  • must collect contact details for NHS Test and Trace and use the official NHS QR code posters;
  • indoor organised sport for over 18s limited to six; there is an exemption for indoor organised team sports for disabled people;
  • support group meetings are limited to a maximum of 15 people

Civic Community Lounge

  • customers in the Civic Community Lounge must wear face coverings, except when seated at a table to eat or drink;
  • staff in the Civic Community Lounge are required to wear face coverings;
  • the exemptions on face coverings, e.g. an underlying health condition, continue unchanged;
  • the Civic Community Lounge must be closed between 10pm and 5am and food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table;
  • must collect contact details for NHS Test & Trace and use the official NHS QR code posters;

Library

  • must collect contact details for NHS Test & Trace and use the official NHS QR code posters;

From Monday 28th September:

Community Centres:

  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions will be restricted to a maximum of 15 people;
  • other significant standalone life events will be subject to the ‘rule of six’ limits,
  • funerals will continue with a maximum of 30

16th September 2020

Covid-19 testing in Blaby district

Please click on the images for a larger view

Page 1 of the Blaby District Council testing flyer
Page 2 of the Blaby District Council testing flyer
Page 3 of the Blaby District Council testing flyer
Page 4 of the Blaby District Council testing flyer

2nd September 2020

Braunstone Town Community Library

Overdue book charges will be reintroduced at the Braunstone Town Community Library as of the 7th September. Unfortunately, public computers will remain unavailable for use until further notice.

2nd September 2020

Blaby District Council Grant Funding

The Blaby District Council Community Grants scheme is open for 2020-21. The scheme supports the local voluntary and community sector to develop and strengthen community facilities and activities.

Application deadlines are 5pm on:

  • Friday 14 August 2020
  • Friday 2 October 2020 (New date added!)
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020
  • Wednesday 24 February 2021

You can find out more on the Blaby District Council website.

July 2020

28th July 2020

Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley Community Food Bank 

From Friday 31st July, the Braunstone Community Life group will be running a community food bank from the Braunstone Civic Centre.

This service will help to support households in the area which were previously shielding, and any households requiring emergency support due to financial problems or crisis situations.

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a significant increase in requests for help from foodbanks, most of which are now largely restricted by City ward – this community led food bank will give our County residents a local option.

Braunstone Town Council has agreed to temporarily provide a room free of charge to support this service and the community. The Town Council will be able to refer anyone in need, as well as continuing to match residents with volunteers who can assist with shopping or medication collections.

Priority will be given to residents of Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley, although the food bank is not limited by area.

Collections and dropoffs to the food bank will be by appointment only to help with social distancing. 

Contact Lin Burrows on 0116 2992192 for any further information, or to offer donations or request help.

June 2020

19th June 2020

Thorpe Astley Tennis Courts

The Town Council has plans to install tap4tennis following consultation with the Lawn Tennis Association, at these courts to enable a more structured use of the tennis courts facilities and to ensure that funds are available to maintain the standard of the courts in future years.

This includes exploring the viability of introducing a venue management system and gate access technology. Further information will be available shortly regarding this.

Although the gate is now in place the tennis courts are currently open for use as usual for use without booking or payment.

If you have any queries please contact Customer Services on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0116 2890045

17th June 2020

The Thorpe Astley tennis courts will be closed until Friday 19th June, as a new gate is being fitted. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!

NHS Track and Trace

The NHS #TestandTrace system has gone live to help reduce the spread of #Covid19. Here's some information on how the system works and what to be aware of.

NHS Test and Trace will only call you from 0300 0135000, or send you texts from NHS directing you to https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk

UK GOV have a webpage all about how the Test and Trace system works and it also contains a section detailing what tracers WON'T do or ASK to help you avoid being caught out by potential fraudsters https://gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works (if you prefer, rather than clicking this link search for GOV UK Test and Trace)

Contact tracers will:

  • call you from 0300 013 5000
  • send you text messages from ‘NHS’
  • ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website
  • ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
  • ask about the coronavirus symptoms you have been experiencing
  • ask you to provide the name, telephone number and/or email address of anyone you have had close contact with in the 2 days prior to your symptoms starting
  • ask if anyone you have been in contact with is under 18 or lives outside of England

Contact tracers will NEVER :

  • ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
  • ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind
  • ask for any details about your bank account
  • ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
  • disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
  • provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
  • ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
  • ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

Join the NHS Citizens’ Panel

People in Braunstone Town are invited to sign up to a new online network to share their experiences of NHS services and help shape the future of local NHS services.

The NHS Citizens’ Panel has been set up by local NHS organisations to gather public views and opinions on a wide variety of health topics, which will be used to help us to understand peoples’ experiences and what matters most to them.

Citizens Panel article (PDF)Citizens Panel poster (PDF)Sign up today

May 2020

Reopening of local domestic waste sites

The city and county councils say they are working hard to re-open some of their recycling and household waste sites later this month. Under new Government guidelines, sites can re-open for waste that can’t be stored safely at home.

Leicestershire County Council says it will open the gates on Monday, 18 May – at seven sites over seven days a week. The county sites opening are at Barwell, Lount, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Oadby and Whetstone. The seven county sites will be open to county residents only. The county council is also looking to introduce a booking system for their sites.

Click here for up to date information.

News Summary - Updated 26th March 2020

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday evening, all Town Council services have been closed to protect residents, staff and councillors. 

Government advice is not to use playgrounds and these have been closed and signs put up both to reduce the spread of Covid-19 but also for the safety of our children and young people.   Due to the advice, our Ground staff will not be undertaking the regular nor detailed safety checks of our parks equipment for at least three weeks.

The Town Council will be providing a co-ordination and facilitation role to support residents who wish to volunteer to assist others in their neighbourhood, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, more information is available on our dedicated webpage.

There may be delays in responding when contacting the Council, particularly in the next three weeks:

  • Voice mail is available on the main number 0116 289 0045 and these are being monitored weekdays.
  • Emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and messages from the website will continue to be monitored weekdays.
  • No face to face Reception service is available at either Braunstone Civic Centre or Thorpe Astley Community Centre for the next three weeks and the buildings will remain closed to the public.

Centres

  • The Civic Community Lounge is closed until further notice.
  • The Braunstone Town Library is closed until further notice.
  • All library books have extended return dates until the 4th July 2020. 
  • Pop Up Care group at Thorpe Astley Community Centre is currently closed.
  • Customer services at the Braunstone Civic Centre is responding weekdays to voice messages, emails and web form enquiries and reports. 

Bookings

  • We will not take any room bookings and all bookings until 30th June are cancelled. Please bear with us for your refund.  Following the announcement on Monday 24th that only essential travel to work should be undertaken, we will not be processing any refunds in the next three weeks.

Council Meetings and Programme of Events

  • Council meetings for the 2nd of April 2020 have been cancelled.
  • All events up until the 30th June are cancelled, including the Spring Craft Fair.


If you would like further information on any of the above, see below - this is just a quick summary of the updates. If you have any further questions please leave a voice message for Customer Services on 0116 2890045 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any concerns about the Covid-19 Coronavirus, please see the guidance from the NHS, or the official government website.


23rd March 2020

The Customer Service shop at the Braunstone Civic Centre will close tomorrow from 5PM until further notice. Customers can get in touch via 0116 2890045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

21st March 2020

Following the latest advice that all Café, Bar and Leisure Venues should close, the Civic Community Lounge will be closed from 20th March 2020 until further notice.

There will be no more hires at our Community Centres.

If you have a booking this week, your event will be cancelled, we will contact you shortly. If you have any queries please contact Customer Services who open at 9am on Monday.

20th March 2020

19th March 2020

18th March 2020

 

Business Hours


Customer Service Shop

The Customer Service shop is open Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm. Closed on Bank Holidays.

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

    Not available for hirings to allow NHS and childcare usage of the centre during Covid-19. 

    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

    The coat of arms of Braunstone Town, with text reading 'Braunstone Town Council'.

    Our Community Centres


    Logo for Google Maps, linking to a map showing the Braunstone Civic Centre.

    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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