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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

Countdown to School Place Closing Date

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:43 by Alison Wood

Parents are urged to apply on time for primary and infant school places.

There's just under one week left to apply for primary and infant school places.

Leicestershire County Council is reminding parents that the 15 January 2017 closing date is looming and urging them to apply on time. More »

Applications need to be made for:
• children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013; and
• children moving from infant to junior school.

The council has published top tips to help:
1) Apply on time – the closing date is 15 January 2017 for first time admissions;
2) Apply online – this is secure and the easiest way to apply;
3) Use your right to apply for three choices of school, but make sure that one choice is always your catchment school;
4) Read each school's admissions policy before making an application;
5) Remember to ensure that all of the information that you have supplied is correct and accurate before you submit it; and
6) Check that you press the 'submit' button and receive an acknowledgement email.

To find out more, please visit school admissions online, email admissions@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 6684.

  • Starting school isn't automatic and all parents need to apply
  • Both processes, whether applying to start school for the first time or transferring from infant to junior schools, are the same for a local authority school or academy.
  • Online applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt and be able to view the decision on 17 April, 2017 - you can also apply by post.
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Temporary Closure of Footpath W52 Broughton Astley

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:57 by Alison Wood

The Leicestershire County Council (Temporary Closure of Footpath W52 Broughton Astley) Order 2016 Extension Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Order made by the Leicestershire County Council on 22 June 2016 and which came into effect on 27 June 2016 will be continued in force until 27 June 2017, or until the works have been completed. More »

The effect of the Order is to continue to allow for the closure of that length of public right of way as specified in the Schedule to this Notice.

The public right of way is being closed for public safety whilst construction works are in progress.

Any member of the public requiring further information should contact Leicestershire County Council's Environment and Transport Department on 0116 305 0001.

The Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during the duration of the Order.

During the closure of the Public Right of Way the alternative route for users will be signed on the site.

That length of footpath known as W52, Broughton Astley
Dated 30 December 2016
Director of Law and Governance, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8RA

Harborough District Council Budget Proposals ā€“ Your Feedback Requested

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:16 by Alison Wood

Harborough District Council says a proposed rise, for the first time in seven years, in its share of the council tax bill still represents excellent value for money.

The District Council has set out its budget for 2017/18 which shows continued investment and a commitment to quality public services. More »

The council says, despite it receiving a £750,000 reduction in Central Government funding since last year, a "pro-active" budget process means no major cuts to public services are planned for the year ahead.

Instead it proposes significant investment into play areas, disabled facility grants, tourism, apprenticeships, community grants, homelessness prevention, flytipping and a number of other areas.

The council says the proposed council tax increase of a £5 a year (3.12%), on the average Band D property, equates to less than just 10p a week and is still lower than its council tax precept was in 2014/15.

In light of the significant reduction in Government funding, the council says it would support services with income from housing growth and business rates – for which Harborough District Council is the best performing local authority in Leicestershire – as well as through its garden waste subscriptions, car parking tariffs and planning fee income.

Councillor King, Deputy Leader and Finance Portfolio Holder said: "Our proposed budget is a proactive response to the challenges of reduced Government funding and allows us to continue to provide services which are valued by the public. Whilst we've set out a slight increase in our portion of the council tax, we believe this is still excellent value for money as it is still less than it was in 2014."

Earlier this month the council agreed, following feedback from the public, that it would freeze the financial contribution that working age council tax benefit claimants are required to make towards their bill at 15%, rather than increasing it.

Cllr King added: "We are asking residents and businesses to tell us if we've got these proposals right before we agree our final budget in February 2017."

Read the Harborough District Council budget proposals for 2017/18 in full at http://cmispublic.harborough.gov.uk/cmis5/Meetings/tabid/73/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/410/Meeting/4165/Committee/807/SelectedTab/Documents/Default.aspx

Have your say between 10 January and 13 February 2017 at www.harborough.gov.uk/consultation » Less