Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

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


Broughton Astley Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Broughton Astley a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

  • WI Poppy Display 2021

    WI Poppy Display 2021

  • From oak tree to art

    From oak tree to art

  • Picture of the Village Hall on Station Road

    Our Village Hall on Station Road

  • New trees at the Leisure Centre

    New Oak tree planting on the Leisure Centre site.

  • A picture of the leisure centre
  • Bulls Head Flood

  • An old picture of Dunton Road

    Dunton Road

  • Old Village Hall

    Old Village Hall

Local Council Responsibilities And Who To Contact

Broughton Astley Parish Council are responsible for: Allotments Frolesworth Road Cemetery Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground Village Hall War Memorial & Garden Youth Shelter or call 01455 285655 Harborough District Council are responsible for: Incidents of anti-social behaviour Bins & litter Council Tax Fly tipping Housing Licensing Parks & open spaces Planning Report dog fouling Street cleaning or call 01858 828282 Leicestershire County Council are responsible for: Grass cutting and roadside verges Highway issues Public Rights of Way Social Services Schools Streets and Lighting Roads and Parking Tips Trees and hedges Traffic Issues Please contact: 0116 305 0001 or email: If you have an ongoing problem affecting your local area or you need support for a particular campaign that you feel strongly about you can contact your local Member of Parliament Alberto Costa at

Frolesworth Road park
Winter opening times:
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
1st October 2021
Until 31st March 2022


Anti-climb paint applied to park gates

As a result of anti-social behaviour, the tops of our park gates have been treated with anti-climb paint. This will cause damage to clothes and will be difficult to remove from hands, so please do not try to climb any of Frolesworth Road park entrance gates.

From oak tree to work of art.

Broughton Astley Parish Council are delighted to announce the installation of a carved oak bench at the Leisure Centre site.

As part of the building work for the leisure centre four mature oak trees were unfortunately felled.
We really did not want to lose these majestic specimens and vowed to bring them back to life in another form. The Parish Council looked at the different ways in which they could be utilised, and we found a very skilled wood carver who could make benches from the oak trunks.
The parish office staff then worked to get the project underway by applying for funds from Harborough District Council's Community Grant Fund. Once this was approved, we booked in Peter Leadbeater, a Leicestershire wood sculptor, to begin the hard work. The project was delayed by the Covid pandemic and poor weather, but Peter began carving on April 21st 2021 and just five days later an amazing work of art had been created, bringing an old tree trunk back to life!

We then had to work out how to move the bench into place as it was so heavy!

A local farmer, Nick Lane, came to our rescue and very kindly used his heavy lifting gear to put the bench in situ. We would like to send a special thanks to Nick for his help.

The bench has been treated and anchored. It takes pride of place near to the place where it once grew, and people are able to sit and watch the children play.

Broughton Astley Volunteer Group FREEPHONE 0808 5284477

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Out of Hours Incident Reporting Procedure



Reporting procedure

Major civil incident with loss of life e.g., gas explosion or major traffic accident.

Contact the emergency services.

General incident, not affecting Parish Council property or staff.

Contact the Duty Officer at the appropriate authority:

  1. Leicestershire County Council (Highways): 0116 305 0001.
  2. Emergency Planning Team 0116 305 6101

Harborough District Council (Planning, Waste Management, etc.) 01858 828282.

Incident affecting Parish Council property or staff.

Alert the Parish Manager – on 01455 285655 and leave a message if no reply.

Incident at the Village Hall e.g., burglar alarm activated.

Contact the Police (101) and the Parish Manager (01455 285655 and leave a message if no reply)

Office opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Latest News

Green Waste Collection

Harborough District Council logo

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 13:16 by Broughton Astley Parish Council Admin.

Information from Harborough District Council Environmental Services

We are pleased to announce that we will be able to deliver the green waste collection service next week W/C 29th November 2021 , as per our normal scheduled collections. There may be some delays as we have had previously, but we will be able to catch up should this occur. More »

Residents should present their bins as usual for that scheduled week by 7am and continue to leave them out until a collection is completed.

Collections that were suspended for this week W/C 22nd November 2021, will be re-scheduled for W/C 6th December 2021, subject to no further issues arising.

Thank you for your understanding.

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