- Broughton Astley
Broughton Astley is a busy village and
civil parishin the Harboroughdistrict of Leicestershire, England. Its population is growing rapidly as a result of housing development, reaching around 10,000 at present, having expanded from 6,487 in the 1991 census and 8,290 in the 2001 [http://www.leics.gov.uk/broughton_astely.pdf census] .
The parish of Broughton Astley consists of the villages of Broughton Astley and Sutton-in-the-Elms.
Broughton Astley in turn is made up of two different villages that were previously separate. They were Primethorpe and Broughton. Until recently there were still signs in the old Primethorpe area that still said "Primethorpe" such as Primethorpe post office that was still trading with that name decades after the two villages merged. Fact|date=November 2007 Broughton Astley has been claimed to be the largest village in Europe [ [http://cmispublic.harborough.gov.uk/CMISWebPublic/Binary.ashx?Document=2458 Harborough District Council website] ] but this claim appears to be without foundation as there are many other more convincing claims to be the
largest village in England.
Sutton-in-the-Elms is separated from Broughton Astley by the B581 Broughton Way bypass, and consequently retains its own separate identity.
Broughton Astley Parish Council held a referendum during 2007 to consider whether the Parish Council should become a Town Council. The vote was 85% against the proposal [ [http://broughtonastley.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/chairmansannualreport.html Leicestershire Parish Councils - Broughton Astley - Chairman's Annual Report] ] .
Broughton Astley has three Primary Schools spread around the village. One is [http://www.orchardcofe.leics.sch.uk/contact/index.htm Orchard Primary School] which is situatated in the old "Primethorpe" area. The second is [http://www.oldmill.leics.sch.uk/ Old Mill Primary School] which is the link of the village. The last is [http://www.hallbrook.leics.sch.uk/home/headteacher.htm Hallbrook Primary School] which is in the old "Broughton" part of the village.
Broughton is also home to [http://www.thomestcc.leics.sch.uk/ Thomas Estley community college] . It hosts a wide range of night school classes and sporting activities.Fact|date=November 2007 The community college is named after the man who first suggested combining Broughton and Primethorpe in the 1700s. [ [http://www.freewebs.com/broughtonastley/ Broughton Astley Website] ]
Willie Thorne, snooker player and commentator. [ [http://www.people.co.uk/news/tm_headline=i-ll-never-forgive-willie-thorne-for-waltzing-off-with-my-wife-and-kids&method=full&objectid=19949210&siteid=93463-name_page.html People.co.uk article, October 2007] ]
* "Broughton Matters" [ [http://broughtonastley.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/latestnews.html Broughton Astley Parish Council website] ] is produced by Broughton Astley Parish Council to let people know about upcoming events.
* "On Your Doorstep" [ [http://www.cpublications.co.uk/ CP Publications website] ] is a full colour monthly publication, advertising local events, shops and services.
* The "Swift Flash" [ [http://www.griffindale-printers.co.uk/ Griffindale Printers website] ] is a local weekly magazine.
* "Take 5 Community News" is a local community news magazine. [ [http://www.harborough.gov.uk/pp/business/bronze.asp?id=34546 Take 5 Community News] ]
* [http://www.banet.free-online.co.uk/ Broughton Astley Online]
* [http://www.broughton-astley.gov.uk Broughton Astley Parish Council]
* [http://www.mybroughtonastley.com/ MyBroughtonAstley.com - local events and information for Broughton Astley]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Broughton Astley — Original name in latin Broughton Astley Name in other language Broughton Astley State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 52.52787 latitude 1.21768 altitude 93 Population 8475 Date 2010 08 03 … Cities with a population over 1000 database
Blaby (UK Parliament constituency) — UK constituency infobox Name = Blaby Map1 = Blaby Map2 = Leicestershire Type = County Year = 1974 Entity = Leicestershire County = Leicestershire EP = East Midlands MP = Andrew Robathan Party = ConservativeBlaby is a county constituency… … Wikipedia
South Leicestershire (UK Parliament constituency) — UK constituency infobox Name = South Leicestershire Map1 = SouthLeicestershire2007 Map2 = Leicestershire Type = County Year = 1832; in time for 2009 or 2010 election Abolition = 1885 members =one Entity = Leicestershire County = Leicestershire EP … Wikipedia
Arriva Leicester — Midland Red East and Midland Fox redirect here Arriva Leicester A City Linx branded bus, used as part of the Leicester Linx scheme. He … Wikipedia
Harborough — This is about the district of Harborough; there is also the Harborough constituency. Infobox UK district name = Harborough District status = District region = East Midlands admincounty = Leicestershire area = Ranked 79th 592.70 km² adminhq =… … Wikipedia
Croft, Leicestershire — Croft centre Croft quarry Croft is a village of 700 homes in the … Wikipedia
Samuel Swinfin Burdett — (February 21, 1836 September 24, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.Born at Broughton Astley, bordering Sutton in the Elms, [Leicestershire, England] . When twelve years of age he emigrated to the United States.He worked on a farm in… … Wikipedia
List of twin towns and sister cities in the United Kingdom — This is a list of places in the United Kingdom having standing links to local communities in other countries. In most cases, the association, especially when formalised by local government, is known as town twinning (though other terms, such as… … Wikipedia
List of places in Leicestershire — Location map+|Leicestershire caption = Some of the larger settlements of Leicestershire. float = right width = 350 places = Location map |Leicestershire label = Melton Mowbray long = 0.886 lat = 52.7661 background = white Location map… … Wikipedia
Narborough, Leicestershire — Coordinates: 52°34′22″N 1°12′08″W / 52.5727°N 1.2023°W / 52.5727; 1.2023 … Wikipedia