Tag Archives: Broughton Astley

Two fined for collar and tag offences

Dog photo

Two people have been fined for failing to ensure their dog has a collar or tag
containing updated contact details.

Fran Lee of Broughton Astley had her German Shepherd picked up as a stray by
the Council in Cosby. The dog failed to have a tag on in a public place as per The
Control of Dogs Order (1992).

A dog must wear a collar bearing the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag.

Miss Lee didn’t enter a plea and was fined £220, ordered to pay £140 in costs and
a £30 victim surcharge by Leicester Magistrates’ Court.

Rebecca Bennett of Sharnford had her Cocker Spaniel picked up near Sapcote,
with the dog failing to have a collar on. She pleaded guilty to the offence and
offered mitigation to Leicester Magistrates’ Court, who fined her £50, with £50 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Cllr Hewson:  Fines could have been avoided

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Regulatory Services, said: “Both of these fines could have been avoided had these dogs been wearing the appropriate items as required by law.

“Every time we pick a dog up as a stray it costs the Council money that could be better spent elsewhere.

“We’re pleased with these results and hope it is a deterrent for anyone whose dogs are walking in public places across the district without the right collar or tag on.”

A summer family dog day will be hosted on Narborough Park on Thursday 23
August from 10am-2pm giving dog owners the chance to get a collar and/or tag, as
well as ensure their pet has an up to date microchip. Activities for children, including
face painting and Dog’s Trust educators will also be at the event.

Tags can be bought and engraved from as little as £2.50 online, or from pet shops
across the local area. To find out more about the law visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs.

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]