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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.
Rodney the owl.
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Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:25 by Anita Percy
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER:-
COVENTRY ROAD, BROUGHTON ASTLEY
Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A prohibition of waiting and loading is required on Coventry Road, Broughton Astley between Blenheim Crescent and Orchard Road on the 29th June 2021 for 1 day between 09:00 – 15:00.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate patching works.
During the works, any restrictions will be signed on site, can be viewed at https://one.network/?tm=GB122145098 or by scanning the QR code in the attached document.
Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:13 by Anita Percy
ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:
Sutton Lane, Broughton Astley (see weblink or QR code on the attached document). More »
The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Leicestershire County Council to facilitate installation of new gullies.
The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure.
The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 2 days commencing on the 8th July 2021. » Less
Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:49 by Anita Percy
Over the last week, police officers have been called to a number of incidents on the area where members of the public have noticed dogs left alone in vehicles during this period of extreme hot weather. More »
This is a reminder that leaving a dog in a car, no matter for how long is not acceptable.
Please take some time looking at the attached poster for information. » Less
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.
NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT
Notice of Conclusion of Audit (PDF, 50 Kb)
Notice of Conclusion of Audit