Ongoing initiatives

Highway Issues and Community Speedwatch in Thorpe Astley

We have been dealing with residents’ concerns relating to highways issues in Thorpe Astley.

The issues include:

  • Parking on Foxon Way
  • Speeding on Murby Way, Foxon Way, Meridian Way and Withers Way
  • Air pollution from increased traffic
  • Pedestrian safety on Meridian Way

We have submitted a formal request in writing to Leicestershire County Council asking them to work with us to:

  1. address congestion on Lubbesthorpe Way,
  2. consider and consult upon a scheme of works, including improvements to existing crossing points and to the road layout, on Meridian Way and Withers Way; and
  3. consider regulatory and preferential parking schemes in the Meridian and Thorpe Astley areas.

We will also be locating our speed sign on the main roads in Thorpe Astley and seeking support for a Community Speed Watch Scheme.  

For more information and updates on how we deal with ongoing highway issues in Thorpe Astley please click here.

 

Shakespeare Park Improvements

Braunstone Town Council has ambitious proposals to make improvements to the sporting, recreation and play facilities at Shakespeare Park, off Avon Road, Braunstone Town.

The proposals include:

  1. Demolition of the existing Bowls Clubhouse and Football Changing Rooms
  2. Building of a new multi-sports Clubhouse between the Bowling Green, Tennis Courts and Recreation Ground
  3. Extension and improvements to the existing Car Park
  4. Improvements to the play equipment and safety surfaces, including installation of sensory play equipment
  5. Improvements to the Tennis Courts

 For more information and updates on this exciting inititative, please click here.

 

Watergate Lane Footpath

Footpath from Watergate Lane to Staplehurst Avenue

In February 2014, residents raised concerns with the Town Council that the footpath between Watergate Lane and Staplehurst Avenue had been closed.  This was not an official right of way; however, the Town Council agreed to pursue a “Definitive Map Modification Order” in order that the path be officially recognised as a right of way, since it had been used as such for over 20 years.  

Residents provided evidence that there had been public access across the area of open land and over 30 such pieces of evidence were submitted, along with the Town Council’s application, to Leicestershire County Council. 

Leicestershire County Council have confirmed that an order will be made, subject to a period of public notice for objections running until 1st June.   Should no objections be received, the order will be confirmed in June.

 Click here to find out how to respond to the consultation and to read the proposed orders.

 

 

Customer Services Shop


Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway,
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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Customer Service Shop
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm   (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Due to Covid-19, Face to Face Enquiries are suspended 
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Braunstone Town Council Offices
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Braunstone Civic Centre
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Thorpe Astley Community Centre
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