Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

Clerk: Debbie Barber
Council Office, Station Road
Broughton Astley, Leicester
LE9 6PT

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

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.

  • Stay at home and save lives
  • Winter Bridge in Broughton

    Winter photographs courtesy of Jeffery Postlethwaite

  • Picture of the Village Hall on Station Road

    Our Village Hall on Station Road

  • Coronavirus click here for help
  • A picture of the leisure centre
  • Bulls Head Flood

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 https://www.broughton-astley.gov.uk 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 https://www.harborough.gov.uk 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: customerservices@leics.gov.uk 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 https://www.albertocosta.org.uk.

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THE NEW VARIANT OF CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING FAST. WE ALL NEED TO PLAY OUR PART TO STOP THE SPREAD. You must not leave, or be outside of your home or garden, except for a very limited set of exemptions e.g. to shop for basic necessities, exercise, go to work if you cannot do so from home, or to escape risk of harm. MEETING OTHERS You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone, except with your household or support bubble (if eligible to form one). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble. You may exercise on your own, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household (when on your own). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble. BARS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS Hospitality closed aside from sales by takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery. Alcohol cannot be purchased through takeaway or click-and-collect from hospitality venues. Essential shops can open. Non-essential retail must close and can only run click-andcollect and delivery. WORK AND BUSINESS Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so. EDUCATION Early years settings open. Primary and secondary schools and colleges move to remote provision except for vulnerable children and children of critical workers. Most university students to move to remote learning. LEISURE AND SPORTING FACILITIES Closed, with limited exceptions. ACCOMMODATION Closed, with limited exceptions. PERSONAL CARE You must not stay overnight away from home. Limited exceptions apply e.g. to stay with your support bubble. WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS Funerals of up to 30 people permitted. Weddings up to 6 people permitted in exceptional circumstances. Wakes and other linked ceremonial events of up to 6 permitted. PLACES OF WORSHIP Places of worship can remain open and communal worship is permitted, but you must not mix with those outside your household or support bubble. You must stay at home. If you do leave home for a very limited set of exemptions, you should stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live where possible. Do not travel abroad unless an exemption applies. CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE Shielding reintroduced across England. You should not travel to work, school, college or university and should limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. Visits can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or are not allowed. No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak but end of life visits are permitted in all circumstances. For more information go to: gov.uk/coronavirus
Trading Standards Alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text

Trading Standards Alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text

A dangerous fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they're eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The text confusingly states that "we have identified that your are eligible to apply for your vaccine" and advises you to follow a link to get more information: uk-application-form.com

This link takes you through to an extremely convincing fake NHS website that asks for your personal details and will ask you for your bank/card details in order to 'check your identity'.

These fake sites may typically contain spelling or grammar mistakes, classic signs of a phishing scam.

Please remain vigilant of Coronavirus scams!

We know that criminals will use the confusion and urgency around the pandemic as a way to target potential victims – 'Which' have covered five similar attempts:

⚠ Council tax reduction phishing email

⚠ Fake NHS contact tracing text

⚠ HMRC Government grant phishing email

⚠ Microsoft 'covid relief fund' phishing email

⚠ COVID-19 vitamin pill cold calls

With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue as fraudsters look to take advantage of the roll out to so many people.

Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place – we've already had reports of scammers asking people to pay for it over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up.

'Which' advise:
If you think you may have handed over your card details to scammers, let your bank know what's happened immediately. Please do share this warning with friends and family so we can prevent anyone from falling victim.

For more details please visit the 'Which' website page: WHICH

Fake text message which appears to come from Leicestershire County Council.

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service

❗Scam alert – fake Leicestershire County Council text message❗️

This Service has received a report that a fake text message is being sent purporting to be from Leicestershire Council regarding breaches of Covid restrictions.

We have NOT sent this message.

Be wary of unsolicited text messages or emails.

If you need advice or wish to report any scam please call Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.

Or visit http://citizensadviceleicestershire.org/

Details of this scam will be provided to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ and consumers are able to report any scam text directly to their network provider, free of charge by forwarding the text to '7726'.

Latest News

PRESS RELEASE - FROLESWORTH ROAD CEMETERY

Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 14:40 by Parish Manager

Please follow the link below to read the Press Release on the Frolesworth Road Cemetery Memorial Inspection.

CEMETERY INSPECTION

Posted: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 20:56 by Parish Manager

With regard to the recent inspection and laying down of unsafe memorial headstones at Frolesworth Road Cemetery the Parish Council would like to explain why and how to this came about.
All Local Burial Authorities (Parish, District or other Councils) have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act to ensure all memorials are safe in any public graveyard or cemetery they manage.
The Parish ground staff will undertake visual inspections whilst working at the cemetery and have on occasions reported concerns to the Parish Office who then contact (where possible) the owners, family or heirs. However they are not able or qualified to undertake a structural inspection and testing. This has to be carried out by a certified and qualified inspector.
Certain posts have not given the correct information and to clarify this please see below.
1. Statutory Notice of Inspection was displayed on the public notice board at the cemetery two months prior to the inspection taking place. This was also shown on the Parish Council website.
2. Individual notices of inspection are not able to be given due to the number of interments.
3. The reason that a headstone is laid down immediately following the inspection is because as it is deemed unsafe the inspector cannot leave it upright.
4. The inspector provides a full and detailed report of each unsafe memorial which will be shared with the owners, family or heirs following contact with the Parish Office.
5. The safety standard requirement of headstones is not set by the Parish Council. It is a national standard to comply with British Standard 8415-2018 (NAMM).
6. The Parish Council has a duty of care to everyone who enters the cemetery grounds which includes members of the public, council staff, undertakers etc.
7. Once the reports had all been received by the Parish Council an individual notice was placed on each affected memorial.
8. The Parish Council then take every measure to contact the owner, family or heirs to inform them of the result of the inspection only if it failed inspection. Tracing the owners, family and heirs is currently being undertaken with some already having been contacted and they are arranging repairs. This is a time consuming process and is made more problematical if living relatives or heirs have failed to inform the Parish Council of any change of address.
9. Once relatives or heirs have been contacted they will be able to organise the repair to NAMM standard and must provide a certification of this to the Parish Council.
10. The Parish Council has not broken the law nor is the result of the inspection deemed a desecration of the graves.
11. The upkeep, maintenance and repair to all memorials/headstones remains the responsibility of the owner, family or heirs. As per the Terms and Conditions of the Cemetery.
12. If a memorial needs repairing no payment is made to the Parish Council, the owner, family or heirs make this directly to their chosen stonemason (does not have to be G Seller but does have to be NAMM affiliated). The Parish Council receives no payment for this work, however has had to pay for the inspection. More »

The Parish Council appreciates that this is a very emotive subject however, they are not responsible for how an inspection takes place but must arrange for it to take place.

If any concerns have not been answered in the above statement we ask that you please contact the Parish Council Office as individual enquiries will not be responded to on social media platforms.

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Harborough District Community Safety Partnership Newsletter

Harborough District Community Safety Partnership

Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:55 by Anita Percy

The pandemic has brought a huge change in public behaviour, and with it, problems we've never had before. Enforced isolation has lead to an increase in us getting out and about, on foot, enjoying our rural setting, but this has come at a cost to local farmers. This issue will look at the Countryside Code - given how local farms have been affected by Covid, Internet Safety Day, Homelessness, and some of the findings of the recent Police and Crime Commissioners Community Safety Survey. As always, we hope this newsletter finds you safe and well, but if you require support, please contact the Harborough Community Hub. More »

Inside this issue: (Please see attached document)

Countryside Code
Safer Internet Day
Neighbour Disputes
and Mediation
Hate Awareness
Police Contact Information
Community Safety Survey,
Early Headlines
Lutterworth & Broughton Astley, Policing Update
Homelessness Support
Photo &
News Opportunities
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Tommy as good as new!

We would like to thank Sean Maguire Managing Director of Sapcote Engineering.

They have repaired the Tommy that was damaged during storm Ciara on the weekend of 8th and 9th of February 2020.

Sapcote Engineering have very kindly repaired the statue free of charge.

Tommy is now back in his rightful place at Broughton Astley Memorial Garden.

Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground
Winter Opening Times:
6:30 am - 4:30pm
October 2020 until March 2021

Frolesworth Road Park winter opening times 6:30am to 4:40pm from October 2020 to March 2021

Broughton Astley Parish Council are responsible for:

  • Allotments
  • Frolesworth Road Cemetery
  • Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground
  • Village Hall
  • War Memorial & Garden
  • Youth Shelter

https://www.broughton-astley.gov.uk 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

https://www.harborough.gov.uk 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: customerservices@leics.gov.uk

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 https://www.albertocosta.org.uk.

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