Tag Archives: Broughton Astley

Local cyclists ‘targeted’ by BMW driver and passenger

Andy Limb, Colin Haynes and Martin Webster. The three cyclists said they were forced from their bikes by a silver BMW
(photo BBC Leicester)

Police are investigating three unusual incidents in which local cyclists have been pushed from their bikes.

The first incident happened at around 4.10pm on Monday July 1 on Dunton Road in Broughton Astley.

What has been described as a old style silver BMW went past the cyclist and the front seat passenger leaned out and pushed him from his bike.

The cyclist was treated at the scene by ambulance for minor injuries.

The second incident happened at around 3.30pm on Thursday July 4, 2013 on Thurlaston Lane in Earl Shilton.

What has been described as an old silver vehicle went past the cyclist and the front seat passenger leaned out and pushed him from his bike. The cyclist received minor injuries.

The third incident happened at around 2.15pm on Saturday July 6 on Stanton Lane in Croft.

What has been described as old style silver BMW crossed in front of the cyclist and braked sharply causing the cyclist to fall from his bike.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken collar bone.

Officers believe these incidents could be linked due to the unusual nature of the offences and the similar description of the vehicle involved.

Investigations are continuing and police would ask anyone who may have witnessed what happened, or who knows anything about them, to get in touch.

Detective Sergeant Mark Tuttle said;

“These are very unusual incidents and we’ve had three similar events happen within 6 days. We are obviously keen to make sure it doesn’t happen again and would appeal to anyone who saw anything, or who knows anything about the vehicle, to get in touch immediately.”

News item sourced from
[Leicestershire Police]  and 
[BBC News Leicester] (photo)

Choir and theatre group for youngsters in Broughton Astley

‘Musical Village’ is a family of adult and children’s community choirs and musical theatre youth groups based in Leicestershire.

It has been set up with the intention to bring communities together, and to provide both adults and children an enjoyable and affordable opportunity to take part in community singing.

The group are looking for children between the ages of 4 – 14 to join their theatre group in Broughton Astley on Wednesdays 5.15 – 7.00pm.

This year they will be performing a Christmas production in early December.

The choirs and musical theatre groups are non-auditioned – everyone who enjoys group singing and who wants to share this with the community is welcome.

No previous experience or the ability to read music is necessary.

All groups take part in local community events and competitions, and have the chance to participate in larger scale concerts involving all ‘Musical Village’ groups.

Musical Village aims to:

  • to bring communities of Leicestershire closer together;
  • to be firmly based on the principles of community and inclusivity;
  • to enjoy the art of singing and to pass this love onto our children;
  • to support & engage in community and charity based activities;

So no auditions, no pressure, just singing for fun!  Wednesdays 7.15 – 9.15pm at Sutton Elms Baptist Church Hall, Broughton Astley.

Musical Director Lesia Smaditch

Musical Village also have choirs and theatre groups in Leicester Forest East and welcome anyone who loves singing!

The group’s musical director is Lesia Smaditch.  Lesia has been involved in community music all her life, playing in orchestras, singing in choirs and performing as a soloist.

She has studied choral conducting with the ‘Association of British Choral Directors’ and currently conducts several local adult and children’s choirs.

Lesia also teaches choirs and the music curriculum at a number of schools around the county.

For more information on any of the groups visit the Musical Village website:

email:  info@musicalvillage.co.uk

Telephone:  Lesia Smaditch on 07894 073621

Local Groups

Get back in the saddle with Active Together

Local GroupsOriginally published 18th February 2011

People are being offered discounted horse riding sessions in Broughton Astley through Active Together Blaby.

The subsidised coaching sessions are available for beginners and riders with previous experience and run until March 31 at Witham Villa Riding Centre.

Beginner’s courses are on Tuesdays from 10 – 10.45 and Sundays from 2pm -2.45pm.

Sessions for more experienced riders are on Tuesdays from 10.45am – 11.30am and 4pm – 4.45pm on Sundays.

One off beginner taster sessions are also being offered.

Hats and boots are provided.

Classes are for adults only (16+ years) and cost £12.

To book contact Witham Villa Riding Centre on 01455 282 694 or email withamvillarc@yahoo.co.uk.

For more details on physical activity in Blaby district visit the District Council’s website (link below).

Associated links

» Blaby District Council [Active Togeether]