Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

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

Activities and classes at the Village Hall

We are delighted to announce that the village hall will be reopening our doors fully on Monday 19th July 2021.

It remains important to respect and be considerate of those who are more vulnerable and who may wish to take a more cautious approach and to keep our staff safe, so we will be keeping the following procedures in place:

The one-way system of entry and exit to your venue
We expect you to continue to make use of the hand sanitising stations/dispensers
A face mask must be worn when visiting the Parish Council Office.
The legal requirements to wear a face covering will be lifted in all settings. Guidance will advise that wearing a face covering will reduce your risk and the risk to others, where you come into contact with people you don't normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces, so use of face coverings will remain advisable in confined spaces such as toilets, kitchens and corridors and at more crowded events.
We continue to use the NHS Track & Trace QR code at our premises
We ask that windows remain open for ventilation purposes throughout the booking. The air conditioning units must not be used as they recycle air in the room.
Consider individual risks, such as clinical vulnerabilities and vaccination status.

The limits on the amount of people allowed in each room will also be ending from Monday 19th July 2021. Previous room capacity is to be restored. This stands at:
The Cottage x 25
The Alan Talbott Room x 50
The Broughton Hall x 130
The Astley Room x 15

Apart from during the full lockdown, we are very proud that our venue has remained open throughout the pandemic. The measures that we have put in place have proven successful in keeping everyone safe and we wish to continue doing so in the future. With this is mind we ask that you adhere to our rules and remember that you are now asked to be responsible for your own safety.

May we wish you a welcome return to post-Covid 'normality'!

Contact Sandra 07962104533 or visit

3 hour or 6 hour sessions Monday to Friday

9 am to 12 pm and 12 pm to 3 pm

15 hours funded for 3 and 4 year olds.

30 hours funding available and 2 year old funding available.

Active Retirement

Aprille Ward runs Active Retirement fitness classes on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30am

This includes work on chairs and standing exercises.

Aprille also holds Body Tone & Stretch classes on Wednesday mornings at 9:15am and Thursday evenings at 7:00pm.

The class involves work on the floor and the use of light weights.

Please note that there is a waiting list for these classes.

Please contact Aprille by email :

Broughton Astley Art Group

Every Tuesday morning in The Cottage there is an informal Art Group who meet, draw, paint and socialise.

You can contact the group organiser Kath Muir for more information:

01455 285788

Broughton Astley Heritage Society

Please contact Bob Wrathrall, Secretary of Broughton Astley Heritage Society on: 01455 285366

The Heritage Society also has Facebook and Twitter pages.

Follow BAHS on Facebook page 'Broughton Astley Heritage Society'

On Twitter: Broughton Astley HS address @baheritagesoc

The Heritage Society hope to resume meetings once Covid restrictions are lifted.

Broughton Astley Tot's Club

The Broughton Astley Tot's Club hold their regular meetings every Thursday morning 9:30-11:30 am.

This costs just £1.50 for a carer and child under 6 months old or £2.50 for a carer and child over 6 months old. Each additional child or adult costs 50 pence.

Come along to socialise and take part in lots of fun activities including an Art Corner, Bouncy Castle, toys, tea, cake and lots more...

Term time only.

Parents/carers responsible for their child.

First Class Learning

Andrea Parker offers Maths and English tuition for children on Monday afternoons, 3:30-5:00pm

For more information contact Andrea on: 01162 865858 or email:


There are regular Karate classes here in the main hall on Tuesday, Thursday evenings and on Friday afternoons.

Mark Barber on 07999 868 214 or email:

Fitness with Hannah
Legs, Bums & Babies

Fitness with Hannah

Legs, Bums & Babies fitness class here at the Village Hall on Friday mornings 11:00am to 11:45am

Fat burning, calories torching and motivating!



0789 699 2490

Nattyroo Fitness

Natalie Roo holds a regular Zumba class every Wednesday 11:00 am to 11:55am

Please contact Natalie for more information on 0796 8944968.


Or visit:


The NCT hold regular sessions here in the Cottage on Thursday evenings.

Statement from the NCT:

The courses are not able to take place due to rising Covid-19 infection rates and official guidance for pregnant women, online is the only way the NCT can safely and practically deliver local, fully interactive and inclusive courses – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives.

We know how much you value our in-person courses so we're keeping our options open for courses in 2021. Currently you can still book these as in-person classes but we'll only bring people back together in venues once it is safe to do so. We'll never put you, your baby or your family at risk.

With over 60 years' experience supporting new mums and dads, you can rely on NCT's range of fun, informative and social antenatal classes and postnatal courses to support you through pregnancy, birth and your new life as a parent.

Please email: or visit our website for more information:

Tai Chi Classes

Malcolm Soulsby holds a weekly Tai Chi class in the main hall 1:30-2:30 pm on Mondays.

Please contact Malcolm: 01455 324008

TLC Academy - Tamsin Croot

Tamsin Croot brings Clubbercise sessions to the Village Hall on Wednesday evenings.

Please email Tamsin at: or call: 07497385529

Women's Institute

The Women's Institute have regular monthly meetings here at the Village Hall.

They organise fund raising events such as Tabletop Sales and Boot Fairs

Please contact Bev Sharp on 01455 282587 or Fran Marsland on 01455 282118 for further information.

Yoga for Relaxation

Join Sarah Heeley in 'Yoga for Relaxation' at Broughton Astley Village Hall.

Monday evenings 7:30pm-8:45pm

Learn how to cultivate calm in mind, body and spirit.

Gentle and restorative Hatha yoga suitable for all experience levels. Sarah offers a peaceful practice of postures, pranayama breathing, guided meditation and mantra to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. She is passionate about the positive effects that regular yoga practice can have on health and well-being and would encourage anyone and everyone to come and have a go! If you would like to discuss private sessions, corporate classes or yoga for your event please do get in touch with Sarah:

or email