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.

  • 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

  • Picture looking over field on a nice sunny day

    Courtesy B.Hubay

  • Old Village Hall

    Old Village Hall

  • St Mary's

    St Mary's Broughton Astley - Courtesy of B.Hubay

  • A picture St Mary's taken through the trees

    St Mary's Broughton Astley - Courtesy B.Hubay

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

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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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

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Latest News

Crime Spree In Broughton Astley

Crime Spree In Broughton Astley

Posted: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:52 by Anita Percy

Message from:
Michelle Skingsley (Police, PC, Harborough and Wigston NPA)

Numerous officers are carrying out further enquiries following a series of criminal damage reports overnight between Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July 2021 More »

Incidents have been reported so far in the following streets:
Primethorpe Walk
Main Street
Estley Road
Old Mill Road
Main Street
Burnside Rd
Streamside Close

I am now reaching out to the community to help us in finding the offenders of these crimes. Did you see anything? Have you got CCTV which shows suspicious behaviour or indeed someone committing offences? If anyone has any information at all that can help, to get in contact with me.

PC4480 Michelle Skingsley

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Introducing Neighbourhood Link from Leicestershire Police

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Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:59 by Anita Percy

Introducing Neighbourhood Link

Neighbourhood Link is a free email messaging service from Leicestershire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, providing news and updates on policing matters that are relevant to you. More »

Sign up and receive email alerts about policing activity and initiatives in your local area as well as crime prevention advice and information. You will also have the opportunity to reply directly to your neighbourhood team and provide feedback via surveys.

"Neighbourhood is a great tool that we can use to pass important messages to you and we can also target specific groups for example 'farmers' or 'business owners' please see the Leicestershire Police website- the link to sign up is on there. We will be using other methods of communication such as Facebook 'Leicestershire and Rutland rural policing team' and twitter @LeicsRuralCrime - and also a text messaging service called 'LeicRural' which we can also add members to. But I feel the Neighbourhood link tool is the most detailed in terms of how we can tweak it for certain demographics."

Message from:

Sgt 335 Paul Archer
Leicestershire Police Rural Team & Wildlife Crime Officer.
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Posted: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:51 by Anita Percy



Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A road closure is required on Frolesworth Road, Broughton Astley on the 4th August 2021 for 3 days.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway patching works.
The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Cosby Road (Broughton Astley), B581 Broughton Way, B4114 Coventry Road (Stoney Stanton), Frolesworth Road (Sapcote), Sharnford Road (Frolesworth), Main Street, Broughton Road and vice versa.
During the closures, any alternative routes available to all traffic will be signed on site, can be viewed at

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.