The Benefits of Tap 4 Tennis
 
 
In the past the Town Council has recieved complaints from residents regarding the
mis-use of theBOOKABLE TENNIS COURTS AT THORPE ASTLEY NOW AVAILABLE Tennis Courts within the Community. For example Dog excercising
withinthe courts, dog waste leftand unofficial coaching which has led to locals
being unableto use the courts. Ideally the Tap 4 Tennis scheme we have put
into place will reduce this kind of unwanted behaviour for our local community.
 
 
By putting in place a charging structure for the hire of the tennis courts,
hire chargescan also be used to contribute to the upkeep of the
tennis courts and enhance the equipment available including new surfaces,
fencing and tennis nets when required.
 
 
Funds raised through the hire of the courts at both Thorpe Astley and
Shakespeare Park can hopefully also be used  to support the hire of training
coaches to encourage and support residents in actively taking up tennis,
particularly over the summer holidays for children to get involved in.
 
 
The Town Council is keen to support and encourage the formation
of a new formal tennis club based atShakespeare Park. The building
of the new sports pavilion and the use of the court hire fees to
commission tennis coaching would bring in professional coaches to
use the courts and see the advantages of creating a new club using
our newly built and refurbished facilities. Tennis coaching sessions that
have been organised in the past have always been popular and well attended.
A new club would have the advantages of using the two sets of courts
at Shakespeare Park and Thorpe Astley that would give a wide base of
residents throughout the town to encourage to take up tennis.
 
 
If this sounds like something you may be interested in please don't hesitate to get in touch!
 
Contact Pauline Snow to discuss further - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Charging Structure

 
Guidance was sought from the Lawn Tennis Association on the level of hourly charge that should be made to hire the
Tennis Courts within the community. It was advised that pricing of access varied from one local authority to another
and that pricing should be in line with similar venues in the area.
 
 
The Lawn Tennis Association advised that charging for the hire of courts had proven to increase participation in tennis.
 
 

Here at the Town Council, we recognise that the tennis facilities are primarily for the use and benefit of Braunstone Town residents and therefore we wish to ensure that the facilities are available as much as possible and at a discounted rate for residents. We believe that the Tap 4 Tennis scheme supports this and encourages our locals to join in.

 

Non-Braunstone Town residents are not offered free use of the courts or the option of monthly and annual passes and can only play on a “Pay and Play” basis.
 

Tennis in the Braunstone Town & Thorpe Astley Community

BOOK TENNIS COURTS ONLINE GUARANTEE A COURT AT A TIME THAT SUITS YOU BRAUNSTONE TOWN RESIDENTS FREE USE 3PM 6PM EVERYDAY MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS REGISTER WITH CLUBSPARK AND BOOK 6

ALL HIRE PRICES BELOW ARE FOR THE TENNIS COURTS AT THORPE ASTLEY PARK AND SHAKESPEARE PARK 

STANDARD TENNIS COURT HIRE FEES

7.00am – 3.00pm

3.00pm – 6.00pm

6.00pm – 9.00pm

MONDAY

£4.00 per hour

£6.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour

TUESDAY

£4.00 per hour

£6.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour

WEDNESDAY

£4.00 per hour

£6.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour

THURSDAY

£4.00 per hour

£6.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour

FRIDAY

£4.00 per hour

£6.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour

SATURDAY

£4.00 per hour

£6.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour

SUNDAY

£4.00 per hour

£6.00 per hour

£4.00 per hour

 

PAY AND PLAY OPTION ONLY FOR NON-BRAUNSTONE TOWN RESIDENTS

 
HIRE OF FLOODLIGHTS 1 COURT PER HOUR £10.40 2 COURTS PER HOUR £16.00

BRAUNSTONE TOWN RESIDENT DISCOUNT TENNIS COURT HIRE FEES

Braunstone Town residents have the opportunity to pay a reduced price for the facilities and have the advantage of accessing the courts free of charge at set times. Several membership options are also available including monthly and yearly fees and spreading the cost of payment, free use for residents on specific benefits and reduced rates for pay and play.

7.00am – 3.00pm

3.00pm – 6.00pm

6.00pm – 9.00pm

MONDAY

£3.00 per hour

FREE

£3.00 per hour

TUESDAY

£3.00 per hour

FREE

£3.00 per hour

WEDNESDAY

£3.00 per hour

FREE

£3.00 per hour

THURSDAY

£3.00 per hour

FREE

£3.00 per hour

FRIDAY

£3.00 per hour

FREE

£3.00 per hour

SATURDAY

£3.00 per hour

FREE

£3.00 per hour

SUNDAY

£3.00 per hour

FREE

£3.00 per hour

 
 
Braunstone Town Residents Member Scheme & Deals 
 
 
FAMILY MONTHLY PASS £6.00 UNLIMITED PLAY
 
FAMILY YEARLY PASS £42.00 UNLIMITED PLAY PAYABLE OVER FIRST 3 MONTHS (£14 PER MONTH)
 
EQUIPMENT PACK FREE HIRE (INCLUDES TWO RACKETS AND TWO TENNIS BALLS) £5.00 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
 
HIRE OF FLOODLIGHTS - PER COURT PER HOUR £7.00
 

 
BOOKABLE TENNIS COURTS AT THORPE ASTLEY NOW AVAILABLE

 

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The Town Council has been working with the Lawn Tennis Association to consider ways to encourage and expand the use of the tennis courts for local residents and has now introduced a system whereby residents can book and pay for the use of the tennis courts within the community.
 
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The Town Council’s current Equality & Diversity Policy was adopted on 16th January 2014 and is essentially a staffing policy.

On  9th December 2020, the Council appointed a third-party investigator to review and report on the Council's handling of internal disputes and to report and make recommendations where appropriate.  The independent investigator reported on 8th April 2021 with the following recommendations:

  1. “to review [the Council’s] Equality & Diversity Policy (last adopted in January 2014) and extend the principles and provisions in it to elected members”; and
  2. “to actively promote candidacy to disability groups and encourage people with physical and mental disabilities to take part in decision making as elected members”.

The Policy & Resources Committee agreed:

  1. “Draft revised Equality & Diversity Policy & Procedure to be considered by Policy & Resources Committee”; and
  2. “Revised Equality & Diversity Policy & Procedure to include process for requesting reasonable adjustments and references on how to raise complaints”.

 

Proposed Revised Policy & Procedure for Consultation

The proposed revised Equality & Diversity Policy & Procedure is intended to supersede the current 2014 Policy.

The main areas of change in the new policy & procedure are proposed as follows:

  1. incorporation of Councillors and volunteers into the remit, as well as staff;
  2. a section on the benefits of Equality and Diversity;
  3. information on the law and types of unlawful discrimination;
  4. application to service provision;
  5. a procedure for disabled Councillors, staff and volunteers to request reasonable adjustments;
  6. individual responsibilities; and
  7. references to making complaints and raising grievances.

The proposed policy & procedure is now available for consultation and comments and suggestions are being invited to ensure that it would be practical and fit for purpose. 

 

Residents, customers, users, staff, Councillors, volunteers, stakeholders, partners and anyone who has an interest can submit comments.

The deadline for consultation comments is 12noon on Monday 8th August 2022. 

You may make comments in writing to the Chief Executive & Town Clerk at Braunstone Town Council, Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, LEICESTER, LE3 2PP or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The post consultation version of the Policy & Procedure will be submitted to Policy & Resources Committee, in September for consideration and adoption. 

Responding to Climate Change

Human influence on climate has been the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century.  Global temperatures have already increased by 1°C from pre-industrial levels.   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, published in 2018, describes the enormous harm that a 2°C rise is likely to cause compared to a 1.5°C rise. The report informs us that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society, the private sector and local communities.

We all have a part to play, which is why on 13th May 2021, a resolution was considered and approved by the annual resident’s meeting (Annual Towns Meeting) asking the Town Council to “produce a Climate Change and Environmental Strategy by November 2021 to:

  1. Pledge to make the activities of Braunstone Town Council carbon neutral and embed climate and environmental awareness in all our decision making.
  1. Promote and encourage awareness and action on climate change, environmental protection and recycling by local residents, businesses and community organisations.
  1. Put climate change at the heart of our procurement policies including moving to the use of renewable energy sources for its activities and encourage its customers and suppliers to do likewise.
  1. Protect and enhance the town’s Green spaces, promote and encourage tree planting, and seek to increase and enrich biodiversity”.

 

Climate Change & Environmental Strategy

Following consultation during the summer of 2021, the Council adopted a Climate Change & Environmental Strategy on 23rd September 2021. This Climate Change and Environmental Strategy sets out the framework for Braunstone Town Council to deliver the four pledges above.

 

Carbon Audit of Braunstone Town Council

Due to the nature of the Climate crisis, it is vitally important that the Town Council focuses its efforts and has a clear deliverable plan to respond.  To ensure that the Council becomes carbon neutral by 2030, the Strategy committed the Council to “commission a carbon audit of our activities to provide both data on the Council’s carbon footprint along with recommended actions to reduce our carbon footprint”.

The Carbon Audit of Braunstone Town Council was approved by the Council’s Policy & Resources Committee on 24th February 2022. 

The audit found that Braunstone Town Council’s total carbon footprint from transport and buildings is currently estimated as 133 t/CO2e per annum.  The average household consumption carbon footprint in Braunstone Town is 15.4t/CO2e.

The Audit recommends interventions which should produce an overall reduction in carbon emissions by 41% (55 t/CO2e). These recommended interventions would need an estimated investment of £128,000.

Action Plan

Section 7 of the Climate Change and Environmental Strategy sets out the Action Planning process. The recommendations of the Carbon Audit will form a significant part of this process; which will enable the Council to consider the deliverability of each identified action and its impact, along with available resources, when deciding which actions will be a priority.

 

The Action Plan will set out:

  • Nature of Action to be delivered;
  • Reason for inclusion, i.e. why is it needed;
  • Benefits to the Council and the Community;
  • Resources Required;
  • Potential Barriers to Delivery;
  • Summary of steps and sub-actions required to deliver;
  • Timescales for Delivery; short-term, medium-term, long-term; and
  • Priority Level.

The Climate Change & Environment Action Plan  for June 2022 to March 2024 was aaproved by the Policy & Resources Committee on 16th June 2022.

 

Environment & Biodiversity Strategy

The Town Council is responsible for most of the Town’s Parks and Open Spaces.  These urban green spaces not only provide for sport, recreation and play but also for an enriched natural environment protecting the Town from and mitigating the effects of climate change and air pollution.

Therefore, as part of the Climate Change and Environmental Strategy, a commitment was made to “produce an Environment and Biodiversity Strategy for our Parks and Open Spaces, which will set out the Council’s approach to tree planting and maintenance, along with the Council’s commitment to enhancing and enriching biodiversity”. 

Following consultation the Environment and Biodiversity Strategy was adopted by Policy & Resources Committee on 28th April 2022. To read the adopted Environment & Biodiversity Strategy, please visit our Policies and Strategies pages,  or go directly to the Enviroment & Biodiversity Strategy page here.

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Welcome to Braunstone Town Council's website.

We provide a range of services together with social and recreational facilities. We promote the interests of the town and work in partnership with other public bodies to provide and supplement services within the town area.

Mission Statement.

We exist:

  1. to ensure that local services and the environment reach the highest possible standards within the resources available for citizens, visitors and those who work in Braunstone Town;
  2. to provide a focus for civic pride;
  3. to listen, identify and respond to agreed local needs; and
  4. to help develop a strong, secure, self-reliant, self-confident community, free from unlawful discrimination.

"Spectemur Agendo" translates "Let us be Judged by Our Actions"

Business Hours

Braunstone Town Community Library

  • Monday: 2PM - 7PM
  • Tuesday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Thursday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Friday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: 10AM - 1PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed on Bank Holidays
  • Thorpe Astley Community Centre

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    Customer Services Shop

    Open Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm. Closed on Bank Holidays.


    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway,
    Braunstone Town,
    Leicester,
    LE3 2PP

    Tel: 0116 2890045
    Fax: 0116 2824785

    enquiries@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Our Community Centres


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    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 2890045
    bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Thorpe Astley Community Centre
    Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
    Tel: 0116 2890704
    bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Braunstone Town Community Library
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 3055909 or 01164820159
    library@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk


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