Ongoing initiatives

Improvements to Impey Close Play Area and Open Space

Braunstone Town is currently working on proposals for improvement work to Impey Close playground and surrounding open space at Thorpe Astley. The Town Council intends to update and replace existing play equipment and safety surfaces and repair footpaths in the immediate area of the playground.

Responding to Climate Change

The Council is taking steps to embed climate and environmental awareness in our decision making and actions. The Council aims to play our part in supporting the community to do the same. Find out more on our dedicated Responding to Climate Change page.

Improvements to Cycling and Walking Routes

Find out about proposed new connections and improvements to make it safer to walk and cycle in and between Braunstone Town, Meridian and Thorpe Astley, including connectivity to New Lubbesthore and the Great Central Way and Leicester City Centre. Find out more on our dedicated Improvements to Cycling and Walking Routes page and also on Leicester City Council's Transforming Cities page.

Proposed Extenstion to Conservation Area

Braunstone Town Council, in partnership with Blaby District Council, have proposed that the area of Braunstone Village to the south of Braunstone Lane/Main Street (i.e. within the administrative area of Braunstone Town) be considered for designation as a Conservation Area to coincide with the already designated Conservation Area of Braunstone Village on the northern side of Braunstone Lane/Main Street (which falls within the administrative area of Leicester City).

Blaby District Council is consulting on the proposals and want to hear the views of residents, community groups, businesses and others with an interest in the area.  Deadline for consultation responses is 16th July 2024.

More information on the proposals and consultation can be found here: Proposed Extension to Braunstone Village Conservation Area

Shakespeare Park Improvements

Details and project updates on our ambitious proposals to make improvements to the sporting, recreation and play facilities at Shakespeare Park, off Avon Road, Braunstone Town.

The proposals include:

  1. a new multi-sports Clubhouse (completed)
  2. extension and improvements to the existing Car Park (completed)
  3. improvements to the play equipment and safety surfaces, including installation of sensory play equipment (due Summer 2023)
  4. improvements to the Tennis Courts (completed)

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

Braunstone Civic Centre - Facilities Improvements

Details of our refurbishment to the Civic Centre toilets, including our new changing places toilet, and the creation of a kitchen facility to enable the Civic Community Lounge to provide cafe services.

Revenue Savings: 2024 and Ongoing

Braunstone Town Council has approved one-off and ongoing revenue savings to ensure the Council focusses its activity and spending on its key priorities and objectives given the current financial constraints and future financial uncertainties.  Find out more.

Mossdale Meadows: Flood Alleviation and Drainage Improvements

Find out more about proposed improvements to Mossdale Meadows at the Car Park and Lubbesthorpe Book to improve drainage and alleviate flooding.


Highway Issues and Community Speedwatch in Thorpe Astley

Watergate Lane Footpath

Business Hours

Braunstone Town Community Library

  • Monday: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.00am - 1:00pm, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm.
  • Thursday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 12:00 Noon, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed on Bank Holidays
  • Braunstone Civic Centre & Thorpe Astley Community Centre

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    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Braunstone Town,
    LE3 2PP

    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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    Braunstone Town Community Library
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 3055909 or 01164820159


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