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Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

Clerk: Debbie Barber
Council Office, Station Road
Broughton Astley, Leicester

Tel: 01455 285655

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    The Climbing Rocks at the Recreation Ground


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Latest News

Advance Notice of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:31 by Alison Wood

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location: Cosby Road, Broughton Road and Broughton Way, Broughton Astley.

The purpose of the TTRO is to facilitate carriage way patching. More »

The TTRO will incorporate a road closure in order for carriageway improvement works to be under taken.

The duration of the TTRO is for a period not exceeding 21 weeks commencing on the 1 April 2017.

The actual duration of the road closure is not anticipated to exceed a period of 14 days within the aforementioned duration.

A press release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing.

Have Your Say on Proposed Highways Maintenance Changes

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:49 by Alison Wood

Share your views on Leicestershire County Council's draft highways asset management policy and strategy.

The road and footpath network provides connections to employment, health services, education, places of leisure and interest, as well as supporting industry. However, budget reductions mean Leicestershire County Council needs to consider revised ways of working. More »

They spent £26m looking after roads, pavements and verges in 2015/16, either directly or through a contractor. However, they need to reduce this by £3.55m over the next two years.

Last year they asked for your views on a proposed new approach to looking after roads, pavements and verges through the A Roads to Zebras consultation.

They've taken into account the feedback from this and have drawn up a draft highways asset management policy and a draft strategy.

They are now seeking views on these draft plans.

You can read copies of the draft highways policy and strategy and you can feedback on proposals via a short questionnaire until Sunday, 26 March 2017 at http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-consultations/have-your-say-on-proposed-highways-maintenance-changes

Proposals in the new policy and strategy include:

  • Prioritising high risk repairs when responding to highway defects. This may mean other repairs could take longer than before, but we will be clear about timescales;
  • Focussing on planned maintenance work to help slow down the deterioration of roads. As a result, users may notice more 'road patching' or 'surface dressing' being carried out;
  • Preventative work will be 'risk based' and determined on how roads are 'categorised' in a new classification of highways;
  • Discussing with parish councils opportunities for their involvement in local maintenance, such as grass cutting and the maintenance for trees, flower and shrub beds;
  • Introducing a targeted approach to gully cleansing, which will help improve service levels;
  • Keeping winter maintenance, such as gritting, at current service levels; and
  • Reviewing the way we handle maintenance communications with the public and parish councils.

Feedback from this consultation will be considered by Leicestershire County Council's cabinet in the summer, when it considers adopting the proposed policy and strategy.

If you have any queries about this consultation, please email HighwaysConsultation@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 0001. » Less

VACANCY - Part Time

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:16 by Debbie Barber

Property and Grounds Maintenance Assistant

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced part time Property and Grounds Maintenance Assistant in Broughton Astley to assist in the repair and up-keep of the Parish Council's facilities. More »

An understanding of health and safety regulations would be an advantage; applicants are also advised that this is a manual role, mainly working outdoors.

Main duties include maintenance and up-keep of the Allotments, Frolesworth Road cemetery, Memorial Gardens and Frolesworth Road recreation ground. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and flexible, as there are various ad hoc tasks and occasional weekend duties.

There may be the opportunity for the post to become full time after a period of 12 months.

If you would like to join our team please contact Debbie Barber, Parish Manager for an application pack or complete the forms via the link below.

Closing date for applications is Friday 3 February 2017.