Coronavirus Update - 20/03/2020

Last updated 20th March 2020

This page contains all current updates related to the outbreak of Coronavirus. Please read the page in full, as it contains information about bookings, the centres, the library, council meetings, and more. 


Braunstone Town Community Library

Braunstone Town Community library is to be closed from 1PM Saturday 21st, until further notice. All books have been renewed until May 1st and any overdue fees will be waived. 


Centre restrictions and booking restrictions

Restrictions have been placed on bookings at the Civic Centre and Thorpe Astley Centre. 
All bookings are cancelled until 30th June 2020. A full refund will be given for cancelled bookings.


Civc Centre Bar & Cafe

The Civic Community Lounge is closed from 20th March until further notice.

Council Meetings

Town Council meetings on April 2nd have been cancelled. 

Due to the fast changing nature of this situation. and changing guidelines on public health, we will update you on later meetings when decisions have been made. 


Event Cancellations 

The following events have been cancelled: 

  • Community Quiz Night - Friday 27th March
  • Singles Night - Saturday 28th March
  • Town Mayor’s Award Night - Friday 3rd April
  • Town Mayor’s Dinner at Marriott hotel - Friday 24th April
  • VE Day events hosted by Braunstone Community Life - 8th May
  • Spring Craft Fair - 23rd May

We are asking ticketholders to please be patient in this period - there is a lot going on so it may take a while for refunds to start being processed. 


Citizens Advice

Citizens advice will only be offering telephone advice until further notice. 



Customer Services Shop

Braunstone Civic Centre
Braunstone Town,

Tel: 0116 2890045
Fax: 0116 2824785

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Our Community Centres

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Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
Tel: 0116 2890045

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Thorpe Astley Community Centre
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: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Wednesday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 6PM.
  • Thursday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Friday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Please get in touch for information regarding bookings. 


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

Thorpe Astley Community Centre

Not available for hirings due to Covid-19 Outbreak