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 procedure in place:

We expect you to continue to make use of the hand sanitising stations/dispensers

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.

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 the Preschool Playstation

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 :



Jack Johnson hosts regular Boccia sessions during the day on Tuesdays. Suitable for all abilities and newcomers very welcome. Please contact Jack Johnson for more details:


Telephone: 07956778071

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 soon.

Broughton Astley Tot's Club

The Broughton Astley Tot's Club hold their regular meetings every Thursday morning 9:30-11:00 am.

This costs just £3.00 per family.

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.

Fitness with Hannah Bailey

Fitness with Hannah Bailey Poster with times included, please see description below:

Pilates at Broughton Astley Village Hall every Tuesday morning 9:15 - 10:15 am

Please call Hannah for more details on: 07824789504



Fitness with Hannah
Legs, Bums & Babies

Legs, bums and babies. Broughton Astley village hall 11:00 to 11:45 am

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


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:

Knit & Natter Group

Broughton Astley Volunteer Group now have an established Knit and Natter get together. This takes place at the Village Hall in the Cottage every Friday morning.

If you would like more information please get in touch either on our Freephone number: 0808 528 4477 or email


New age kurling sessions are held in the main hall on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Please contact Jack Johnson for more details on how to book for Tuesday's sessions:


Telephone: 07956778071

April Ward hosts a session on Monday mornings.

Please contact Aprille by email :

Little Massage Broughton Astley


Here at The Little Sensory Company, we're big fans of baby massage and the many benefits it can offer infants. Exceptionally effective at helping little ones to relax and feel secure, it's a wonderful way to promote better bonding and connection with your baby.

Offered by Louise, an experienced masseuse and mum of two, it's a tried and tested method. Giving you the chance to create a real sense of safety and security, it can help even the most fractious of infants to feel happier.


Tel: 07733115674

Louise Stone Art & Minds Life Coach

Make, create and unwind in a workshop designed to help you tune in to your creative self- expression. Join like minded people who enjoy crafting. Make some unique pieces of clay trinkets and totally indulge in some relaxing time out.

Please visit: for more details.

Telephone: 07757 670876

Email: or

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.

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:

Rock Choir


If you love to sing, you'll love Rock Choir!
No auditions and no musical knowledge needed.
It's all about singing, fun, community, friendship and life-changing experiences! We rehearse in over 250 towns across the UK.

Here in Broughton Astley we sing on a Wednesday 12:30-2:00pm.

Please visit our website to join us.

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi being practised

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

Zerin Smith Antenatal and Baby Massage

Zerin Smith website logo

Zerin Smith holds regular classes on a Thursday morning in The Cottage, here at the Village Hall on Station Road.

There are Story, Massage & Movement classes, as well as Baby Massage & Yoga classes.

Message from Zerin:

My classes are designed to be relaxed, welcoming and fun. Touch is your baby's most important sense as they develop, so learning baby massage and yoga is a lovely way to bond with your baby. Group courses are also a great way to meet other parents and make new friendships.

There is always time for coffee and cakes after the massage is over and your baby relaxes and enjoys sensory time.

I am trained and qualified through the IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage)


Telephone 07954375448