SPOTLIGHT – THE JOURNAL OF SYSTON TOWN COUNCIL

Our picture above shows the front of the Community Centre & Town Council Offices.

Syston in Bloom

Syston has once again entered the East Midlands in Bloom competition and the judges Sharon Thomas and Dave Bramwell visited Syston Town on 9th July 2013. An enormous effort has been put in this year from the In Bloom Committee and the Council staff. Retailers have kindly sponsored the attractive hanging baskets that line the streets in the town. The In Bloom Committee, working with Stepping Stones have produced a booklet detailing three

Hanging Baskets on the Millennium Bridge
Hanging Baskets on the Millennium Bridge

heritage walks in and around Syston. These will be available free of charge from various shops. 

Archdale Street Park

Archdale Street Park was nominated for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge in 2011. Syston Town Council has now received a Non-Charitable Deed of Dedication between Syston Town Council and The National Fields Association. The challenge was to safeguard recreational spaces for future generations in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

A consultation has now been held with St Peter and St Paul Pre-School, St Peter and St Paul Primary School and Merton Primary School. The children were excited by the prospect of a new play area and enjoyed choosing their favourite pieces of equipment. The detailed design proposals for the play facility will be developed directly from the consultation exercise with the schools, and it could be implemented by autumn 2013.

Syston Fair and Circus

Billy Bates funfair is great family entertainment, and this year it will run from Friday 7th September to Saturday 15th September on Central Park. Following the funfair there will be a visit from Circus World Entertainment from Sunday 22nd September to Sunday 29th September on Central Park.

Councillor Vacancies

Syston Town Council is an establishment of 20 town councillors and manages a community centre, four parks, a cemetery, allotments and a sport’s field and pavilion.

There are currently two vacancies for councillors and anyone who is over 18 years old and lives within three miles of the town centre can apply to Ian MacDonald on 0116 2607150 or at [email protected]

Christmas Event 2013

Our Christmas Event this year will be held on Saturday 7th December from 12.00pm until 6.00pm on Central Park. There will be a central stage and compére, and a Santa’s Grotto for the children. A Speciality market will be held on the park with food, drink, and craft stalls for all your last minute Christmas shopping. In the afternoon there will be a comedy magic show for the young children, followed by a Santa Parade, and the finale will be a fantastic professional firework display.

Contacting Your Council

Syston Town Council currently has 18 Councillors

Merton Ward

Cllr. Simon Bradshaw

Cllr. Ken Pacey

Cllr. Harold Screaton

Cllr Paul Henry

Cllr Ivan Spibey

New Barkby Ward

Cllr  Claire Dolan

Cllr  Hanif Asmal

Cllr  Valerie Henshaw

Cllr  Eric Vardy

St. Peter’s East Ward

Cllr  Stephen Hampson

Cllr Susan Gerrard

Cllr Elizabeth Mott

Cllr  Maureen Pacey

Cllr  Toby Griffiths

St. Peter’s West Ward

Cllr  Tom Barkley

Cllr  Mal Carnall

Cllr  Nick Gee

Cllr  Renata Jones

All councillors can be contacted at

The Community Centre

School Street

Syston

Leicester LE7 1HN

Our email address is:

[email protected]

Tel: 0116 260 7150

Fax: 0116 269 6904

Ian MacDonald     Acting  Town    Manager

Ursula Southan       Office Manager

Kay Liquorish          Office Co- Ordinator

There are no planned meetings for August 2013

Council meetings for September and October are as follows….

03 September     – Development Committee

10 September    –  Amenities Committee

17 September     –  Resources Committee

24 September     – Full Council

01 October        –  Development Committee

08 October        –  Amenities Committee

15 October        –  Resources Committee

22 October        –  Full Council

All committee and full Council meetings take place in the Community Centre in School Street on Tuesday evenings and all residents are welcome to attend.