Councillor Satindra Sangha, Town Mayor 2022 - 2023

Councillor Satindra Sangha - Town Mayor 2022-2023

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Councillor Satindra Sangha was elected as Braunstone Town Council’s new Town Mayor for 2022/2023 at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Thursday 12th May. 

I have been a member of Braunstone Town Council since 2018 and would like to say how honoured I feel to be given the opportunity to represent Braunstone Town as Town Mayor during 2022/2023.

Throughout this coming year, I will be supporting Rainbows Hospice as my chosen charity for my year as Town Mayor and my Consort for the year will be my son, Daniel.




Daniel is 9 years old and the Town Council is delighted that a young person will be taking up the role of supporting the Town Mayor for the year. 

Daniel will be an excellent role model for young people in Braunstone Town to become involved in local council work and to meet the residents of the Town.

    Councillor Tracey Shepherd has been elected as the Deputy Town Mayor and will be supporting Councillor Sangha throughout the year.




If you would like the Town Mayor to attend your community event, whether it be a open day, awards ceremony or other special occassion, please complete the form "Request for the Mayor to attend your event" and send to:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Town Mayor's Secretary,

Braunstone Town Council, Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway,

Braunstone Town, LEICESTER.  LE3 2PP.

Telephone: 0116 289 9270

Fax: 0116 282 4785

During her time as Town Mayor, Councillor Sangha will be supporting the Charity, Rainbows during her fundraising and events in the 2022-2023 year.

About Rainbows

We support every child and young person to fulfil their potential, and help families make the most of every precious moment, while capturing memories and keepsakes to treasure.

We’re here for the whole family, offering comfort and compassion during tough times, providing the highest level of professional care until the end, and support after.

Simply put, we’re here to brighten short lives, and support families, wherever they are.

Our vision is to create the “Rainbows Experience” wherever you are. Our mission is that across the East Midlands we will:

  • transform care for those children and young people who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition
  • relieve the pain and symptoms associated with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions
  • support every child and young person to achieve their full potential
  • create memories for families to treasure
  • provide comfort and compassion at the time of and following the death of a child or young person 


Town Mayor’s Awards

Each year the Town Mayor nominates local residents who they may have met during their term of office for an Award of Merit. If you know of a Braunstone Town resident who does invaluable work for the local community, please write to us at the Town Council offices. Your suggestions will be passed to the Town Mayor for consideration for an Award of Merit and if successful candidates will be invited to accept an award from the Mayor at her final event of the 2022/2023 year.

If you wish to nominate a resident or contact the Town Mayor in regard to this please use the information above.

Annual Programme of Events

Each year the Town Mayor hosts, in partnership with local community groups, a Programme of Events which raises funds for the Town Mayor’s Charity (this year, Rainbows as mentioned above)  and other local good causes.

Past events included Craft Fairs and Quiz Nights, as well as annual favourites such as Ratby Co-operative Band Concert, St Crispins Community Quiz and the Pantomime. The events run from September to April.

This year we look forward to returning favourites such as the Summer Fete, Apple Day and the Christmas Craft Fair. Keep up to date with all our latest event information via our latest News Page here: LATEST NEWS

 Keep up to date with the Town Mayor in 2022 - 2023:

The Town Mayor attended the Braunstone Town Community Library Coffee Morning group's Jubilee Celebrations on Wednesday 1st June 2022 with her Consort, Daniel. The event was well attended by the local Coffee Morning members as well as further local residents.


 All are welcome to attend the local Coffee Morning which is held regularly on a Wednesday in the Library from 10:15am - 11:45am.

 Pop Up Care Club's Queens Jubilee Picnic in the Park

 The Town Mayor attended Pop Up Care Clubs - Thorpe Astley Queens Jubilee celebrations when they hosted their Picnic in the Park for the local Thorpe Astley community. A great day was had by all and the event was very well attended.
See below Mayor Satindra Sangha pictured with Councillor Anthea Ambrose.
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🟢 Shakespeare Park Open Day 2022 🟢
On Sunday 19th June 2022 the Town Mayor Officially opened the New Shakespeare Park Pavilion in Braunstone Town.
The Football and Bowls clubs provided great entertainment and taster sessions throughout the afternoon as well as the community enjoying the new facilities and activities we had in store! The Town Mayor enjoyed meeting and chatting with the community and clubs whilst being able to take part in the activites with her Consort and son, Daniel.
Thank you to all who attended and spoke with the Mayor! We look forward to the facilities providing another great community space.

8th September 2022 
Tribute from the Town Mayor to HM Queen Elizabeth II
Tribute from the Town Mayor to HM Queen Elizabeth II
It is with great sadness that I received the news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 8th September 2022.  

Our Queen gave the country and the commonwealth 70 years of unwavering dedication in her role as Head of state.  On behalf of all in our Town, I send our condolences to the Royal family on their loss and to the country on the loss of the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Books of condolences are available for residents to sign at Braunstone Civic Centre and Thorpe Astley Community Centre during our normal opening times.

Flowers may be laid at the Memorial garden at Braunstone Civic Centre up to the day of the State funeral.

There are now ten days of official mourning and the Union Flag will be flown at half-mast at Braunstone Civic Centre.

Councillor Satindra Sangha

Braunstone Town Mayor


Proclamation for the new King Charles III
Braunstone Town Mayor, Councillor Satindra Sangha, led the reading of the Proclamation for the new King Charles III in Braunstone Town, yesterday on Sunday 11th September 2022 in the Civic Memorial Garden at Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway.
This short ceremony consisted of a reading of the Proclamation, the National Anthem – God Save the King and three cheers for our new King.
There is still an ongoing opportunity to leave floral tributes by the memorial stones in memory of our late Queen Elizabeth II this week and the book of condolence is also available at Braunstone Civic Centre.

🟢 Thorpe Astley Open Day 🟢
The Town Mayor attended Braunstone Town Council's Open Day at Thorpe Astley Community Centre on the 17th September 2022. The Mayor spoke with residents and enjoyed the activities on offer throughout the day with her consort.

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Apple Day 2022
The Town Mayor attended Brausntone Town Council's Apple Day 2022 at Franklin Park on the 1st October with her consort, Daniel. The Mayor enjoyed getting stuck in churning the Apple's and selling her signature samosas the crowd always enjoys! 
A huge Thank you to all who joined us for 🍎 Apple Day 2022 🍎
The rain stayed away to allow a great day for all at Franklin Park and the Apple Orchard. Take a little look at what the Mayor got up to during the event below!
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✨Braunstone Town Council Presents Diwali ✨
From all of us here at Braunstone Town Council we would like to wish you all a very Happy Diwali ⭐️🕯✨🌟🌙
Our Town Mayor did a fantastic job hosting the Council's Diwali 2022 event on Friday 21st October.
The evening was full of Fantastic food courtesy of 'The Chilli Guys' and lots of dancing and laughter from our guests.
 Thank you to everyone who attended our celebration for the Festival of Lights, the event had a great turn out and provided a wonderful time for all!

🌹 Remembrance Day 2022 🌹
The Town Mayor hosted our annual Remembrance Day Service in the Civic Centre Memorial Garden on Friday 11th November.
Thank you to all who took the time to join us and pay respects.
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Christmas Message from Braunstone Town Mayor 2022 - 05/12/2022
As Town Mayor I am delighted to send Christmas greetings to all residents for 2022.

    I began my year as Town Mayor attending events in the community to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the sense of celebration at such an extraordinary   achievement by a very special lady will remain in our hearts and minds for years to come. Therefore, it was with great sadness that we received the news on 8th September that Her Majesty had passed away. In this Platinum Jubilee year, the Town Council will be planting trees this winter as part of the national Queen’s Canopy initiative. This important project will now take on a new meaning as well as acting as a permanent and lasting tribute in our community to our late Queen for the decades to come.

    It has been a pleasure to host our community events. The weather was just right for the Town’s Summer Fete in August and many residents seemed to enjoy the day. Similarly, I was able to host “Apple Day” at the Community Orchard in October when we had good  weather, a lot of activities and it was lovely to see the children enjoying picking apples and making apple juice.

    Our annual Programme of Events is underway. The Diwali Celebrations in October was well supported by over 100 people.These events provide an opportunity for us to share what is good about our community and our community spirit, as well as raising vital funds to help support our community groups.

    I am personally grateful to the organisations who put on these events since the programme also enables funds to be raised for my chosen charity, Rainbows Children’s Hospice. We think especially at this time of year of the children and families supported by the Hospice as they make the most of every precious moment. Thank you to everyone who has supported and plan to support these events.

    All that remains is for me to wish you a happy and joyous Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2023. 


Cllr. Satindra Sangha, Braunstone Town Mayor.  



🌳 The Queen's Green Canopy 🌳
Braunstone Town Council is taking part in the Queens Green Canopy Scheme. This scheme encourages communities and organisations to plant trees to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
As a part of the scheme the Town Council has begun planting a selection of trees in Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley. Our Town Mayor had the privilege of planting the very first tree within the scheme at Thorpe Astley Community Centre.
'The Queen’s Green Canopy is proud to be creating a living legacy with over a million trees planted in Her Majesty’s name across the nation during the first planting season, October 2021 to March 2022. As a nationwide initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee, the QGC was due to conclude in December – the end of the Jubilee year. However, as the official tree planting season in the United Kingdom is from October to March, the initiative will now be extended to include the full tree planting season, beginning in October 2022 and concluding in March 2023. The extension of the QGC initiative will build on this legacy and serve as a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary service to her country and her people.' - Taken from the Queen's Green Canopy Website. Find more information here:

Town Mayors Charity Fundraising Event

10,000 Steps Challenge

The Town Mayor is hosting a fundraising event for her chosen charity for the year, Rainbows. She invites you to take part and raise funds in your own time by taking part in the 10,000 steps challenge that she has set.

Sponsorship forms can be found here: Sponsorship Form

Choose when you would like to start! The 30 days will need to be completed between February & April 2023. 

 Town Mayors Charity Fundraising Event A3 Document

The challenge is Free to join, just grab a form and go!

Sponsorship money to be paid into Braunstone Civic Centre customer services.

For more information please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Or call: 01162899270

🏆 Town Mayors Awards Evening and Curry Night 2023 🏆 - 23/02/2023

Join us for a celebratory evening at the Town Mayors Awards and Curry Night!
Thursday 11th May 2023 | Event Start 7:30pm | Food: 8pm | Braunstone Civic Centre
Tickets are £15 per person (Limited Number Available)
Curry Night and Town Mayors Award Evening 1
Tickets are available to purchase from Braunstone Civic Centre Reception or alternatively please call: 01162890045

🏆 Town Mayors Awards Evening and Curry Night 2023 🏆 - 15/05/2023
The Town Mayor hosted her final event of the year on Thursday 11th 2023 May at the Town Mayors Awards and Curry Night. The Mayor was joined by memebers of the community in addition to the Council Volunteers and many others who have contributed to the community and Programme of Events within the last year.
Thank you to all who joined us at the Town Mayors Awards & Curry Night.
We had an excellent evening celebrating the wonderful year Braunstone Town Community has had. Brilliant food was also served by The Chilli Guys who even made sure our guests had enough to take home!
Thank you and Well Done to our Town Mayor 2022-2023 Satindra Sangha for a great year 🤩
Curry Night and Town Mayors Award Evening 2
Curry Night and Town Mayors Award Evening 3
Curry Night and Town Mayors Award Evening 4

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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
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