Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

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

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Message from the Chair of Broughton Astley Parish Council Following the Death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

On behalf of Broughton Astley Parish Council and all its residents, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth and the rest of Royal Family at this sad time.

Funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh's Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George's Chapel, Windsor. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute's Silence at three o'clock. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The plans for the funeral are in line with The Duke of Edinburgh's own personal wishes, and the occasion will recognise and celebrate The Duke's life and his more than 70 years of service to The Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth.

It will be a Ceremonial Royal Funeral, the same as for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, rather than a State Funeral – something which is generally reserved for Monarchs. The plans have been approved by The Queen and reflect appropriate Government advice.

Full details can be found at: https://www.royal.uk/funeral-duke-edinburgh-0

Union Flag

The Union flag will be flown at half-mast at the Memorial ground until one day after the state funeral.

Flowers

Flowers, should people wish to lay them, can be placed around the base of the flag pole in the Memorial grounds. Can I please ask you to remove any plastic / cellophane as we will be composting the flowers afterwards and using the compost to plant a commemorative tree.

Condolence Book

Due to Covid, a virtual book of remembrance has been opened by the Church of England and can be found on this link. https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip

There is also a virtual book of remembrance on the official Royal Family website and at:

www.leicestershire.gov.uk/book-of-condolence

Opportunity for Reflection

St Mary's Church will be open on Sunday 11th of April from 14:00 until 16:00 and again on Wednesday 14th of April from 10:00 until 12:00 for quiet reflection. There will be the opportunity to light a candle in remembrance at that time.

Clive Grafton-Reed

Chair of Broughton Astley Parish Council

  • New trees at the Leisure Centre
  • Picture of the Village Hall on Station Road

    Our Village Hall on Station Road

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  • Spring Flowers
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  • Spring Flowers
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  • Spring Flowers
  • A picture of the leisure centre
  • Spring 2021

    Spring 2021

  • 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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Latest News

The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:12 by Anita Percy

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. More »

Further announcements will made in due course.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

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Casual Vacancy Notice

Posted: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:24 by Parish Manager

A Casual Vacancy has arisen in the Broughton South Ward of Broughton Astley Parish Council.

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten Local Government Electors for the said electoral area submit a written request to that effect in the manner prescribed below and if no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council. More »

Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and must reach the Returning Officer, Harborough District Council, The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7AG no later than 29 March 2021 » Less

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER COVENTRY ROAD & GUTHLAXTON GAP, CROFT

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER COVENTRY ROAD & GUTHLAXTON GAP, CROFT

Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:45 by Anita Percy

PRESS RELEASE

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER
COVENTRY ROAD & GUTHLAXTON GAP, CROFT


Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A temporary 40mph speed limit will be in force on Guthlaxton Gap & Coventry Road (B4114) from the 01/04/2021 until the 16/04/2021.
During the work, various temporary traffic lights will also be in place along the B4114 and Coventry Road, Broughton Astley (B581).
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Zayo (formally GEO) Comex 2000 to install new underground equipment.
Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.
https://one.network/?tm=GB120551443 More »

Information on roadworks in Leicestershire can be seen at https://one.network
Environment and Transport Department Network Management Team, Arbor Road, Croft, Leicestershire LE9 3GE
Telephone: 0116 305001 Email:networkmanagement@leics.gov.uk

Public Relations Unit, Chief Executive's Department, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 3RJ


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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.

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

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'.

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

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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