Who we are and what we do
Broughton Astley is a thriving community in the south west of Leicestershire in Harborough District. The community comprises of the historic settlements of Primethorpe, Sutton-in-the-Elms, and Broughton Astley. The Parish Council serves all three communities.
Once a year (at the May meeting), Members elect a Chair and Vice-Chair, and decide who will represent the Parish Council on Council committees and any relevant outside organisations. Details of these committees can be found on this page and when these committees meet can be found on the Meetings Calendar.
Every four years there is an election, and anyone over 18 years who is resident or lives within a 3 mile radius may stand. The Council can have up to 16 Councillors (across 5 Wards). At the first meeting of a new Council the Members have to sign an Acceptance of Office and agree to abide by the adopted Code of Counduct.
Members also have to complete and sign a Register of Interests and declare personal and prejudicial intersts in any relevant matter on the Agenda.
The Council operates to Standing Orders and Financial Regulations tailored to the Parish Council.
The actions of the Parish Council are undertaken by a Proper Officer (Parish Manager and Clerk to the Council) and Responsible Finance Officer. Their role is to ensure that the Council functions correctly and that the finances are well managed.
Please click for details of services provided by the Parish Council and the District and County Councils' or contact the Council Office.
The Chair's Annual Report
Chairs Annual Report 2019-20 (PDF, 99 Kb)
Annual Report from the Chair of Broughton Astley Parish Council for 2019-20.
Our committees have specific tasks and can have delegated powers.
Attendance at Parish Council meetings
All Parish Council and Committee Meetings are open to the public. If you are an elector of Broughton Astley, and have a question for the Parish Council, or a point you want to make, or raise any matters that fall within the remit of the Parish Council, why not come along and have your say? Check with Debbie Barber on 01455 285655 about which meeting is the most appropriate for you to attend.
During the current restrictions all COUNCIL meeting are being undertaken using video and web conferencing software as permitted under the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.
All information on how to join each meeting is shown on the Agenda which is published on our website and a copy placed in our Notice Boards.
Broughton Astley Parish Council
- 01455 285655