Consultations

Current Consultations

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

Shakespeare Park: PUBLIC CONSULTATION – PLAYGROUND AND TENNIS COURTS IMPROVEMENTS

The Council is consulting on phase 2 of the Shakespeare Park improvements, to the Playground and Tennis Courts.

Renovation of the playground equipment will include the installation of low maintenance mulch safety surfaces and new play equipment including the provision of new sensory play equipment, which enables children with special needs to enjoy the playground and park with their friends and siblings.

Improvements to the tennis courts will include the nets and net sockets, surface, markings, gates and perimeter netting in order for the courts to be attractive for a club and for tennis training, as well as for casual play by local residents.

Have your say by filling in our survey below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/55BYSW8

Former Consultations

 

 

Advisory: Highways Funding - active travel and social distancing

 

Thorpe Astley Welcome Signage

Tennis Court Access Gates at Thorpe Astley Community Centre

Cafe/Bar Improvements Consultation 

 

Proposed revised Review of Safeguarding Policy and Volunteer Management Policy – for consultation 

 

Shakespeare Park Improvements Consultation 

 

Annual Satisfaction Survey 

 

Shakespeare Park Improvement Project

 

Customer Services Survey

 

General Practicioners Services 

 

 

 

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Braunstone Town,
Leicester,
LE3 2PP

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Braunstone Civic Centre
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Tel: 0116 2890045
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Thorpe Astley Community Centre
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