Braunstone Town Council named finalists for national award
Braunstone Town Council has reached the finals for the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Star Council Awards 2023.
The awards recognise local (parish and town) councils’ contributions to their communities. The judges describe the Council as having "exemplified impressive accomplishments in various endeavours, underscoring their unwavering commitment to enhancing community well-being and advancing progress".
A public vote will decide the Council of the Year category. Braunstone Town Council is asking residents, partners, and stakeholders to cast their vote and help obtain this prestigious award for Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley.
Councillor Nick Brown, Leader of Braunstone Town Council, said “The Town Council is committed to achieving the best outcomes for our residents and our community. Working with our partners and the local community, we have both saved and enhanced our community Library, facilitated an expansion of GP services, supported our neighbours through Covid, delivered enhanced sporting, recreation and play facilities, created a vital walking and cycling link and are on track to reduce our carbon footprint by approximately 40% this year. We know that Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley is a vibrant community and I’m delighted that what we are achieving here is recognised nationally”.
Cllr Keith Stevens, NALC chair, commented on the announcement and said, "Congratulations to Braunstone Town Council. Your outstanding achievements have placed you among the best in your field, and this recognition is well-deserved. Your hard work, dedication, and talent have shone through, and it's an honour to see you as a finalist for this prestigious award. Best of luck for the awards ceremony, and may your journey continue to be filled with success and inspiration. Your achievements serve as an inspiration to us all!"
The winners of the Star Council Awards will be announced on 29th November 2023.
Find out more about the awards and VOTE here: https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/star-council-awards#council-of-the-year-sponsored-by-blachere-illumination
IMPEY CLOSE PLAYGROUND AND FOOTPATH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
The Town Council has developed outline proposals to make improvements to the play area and surrounding open space at Impey Close, Thorpe Astley.
The proposals include:
- Keeping the current Slide/Climbing Frame
- Refurbish Swings or install new swings
- Consider installation of additional new play equipment suitable for toddlers and primary school age children
- Installation of new Vehicular Access Gate
- Replacement of existing Wet Pour Safety Surfaces and replace with Rubber Bonded Mulch
- Retain existing benches and bin
- Retain existing bow top fencing around the play equipment
- Continuation of tree planting in the area
- Renovate path from Darien Way to Sculpture (top section down towards Brook) and consider installation of drainage
- Installation of bench at end of Darien Way path adjacent to Sculpture
The closing date to receive comments and suggestions is 1st December 2023.
Following consultation on the outline proposals the Town Council will finalise plans and obtain plans and proposals from contractors through the tender process. Local residents will have the opportunity to comment on specific proposals presented to the Council in the new year before any final decision is made.