SPOTLIGHT – MAY 2014

The Annual Town Meeting
The Annual Town Meeting will be held in the Council Building on Tuesday 27th May 2014 at 7.00pm. The Town Meeting is held annually and gives parishioners the opportunity to raise issues with the Town Council. It is also an opportunity for the Town Council to inform members of the public about achievements during the preceding year and aims for the future.

St Paul's CourtSyston in Bloom
Syston in Bloom have once again entered the East Midlands in Bloom competition. With the help of council staff and retailers who have kindly sponsored our hanging baskets, Syston in Bloom will aim to make the town very attractive with imaginative flower displays this summer.
Syston in Bloom are also producing a unique calendar for 2015 and you can help by submitting photos in their free competition. There are three age groups (a) 11 and below, (b) 12-14, and (c) 15-18. You need to be in full time education on the closing date which is 30th June 2014. Submit up to four photos on CD. Entry forms and rules are available at the office of Syston Town council, School Street, Syston.

Summer events to be held on Central Park
The UK’s newest and most magical circus is coming back to Syston and will be held on Central Park from 9th July until 13th July 2014.
The annual Syston Carnival which is a great family day out will be on Central Park on Saturday 30th August 2014 and Billy Bates fair will arrive here again from 14th September 2014.

Adult Exercise Equipment
It has been agreed to purchase three pieces of adult exercise equipment and the Council have now to decide where to place this equipment in order to achieve the maximum benefit for the residents.

Christmas Market 2014
We will be hosting a Speciality Christmas market again this year and it will be held on Central Park on Saturday 6th December 2014 from 11.30am until 5.30pm. We are looking for anyone who would like a stall at this event. If you are interested please email [email protected] or phone 0116 260 7150 for a booking form.

Contacting Your Council
Syston Town Council currently has 20 Councillors
Merton Ward
Cllr Ken Pacey
Cllr Harold Screaton
Cllr Paul Henry
Cllr Nilesh Patel
Cllr John Lucas
New Barkby Ward
Cllr Claire Dolan
Cllr Hanif Asmal
Cllr Valerie Henshaw
Cllr Eric Vardy
Cllr Jayne Parkinson
St. Peter’s East Ward
Cllr Stephen Hampson
Cllr Susan Gerrard
Cllr Maureen Pacey
Cllr John Lillie
Cllr David Pepper
St. Peter’s West Ward
Cllr. Tom Barkley
Cllr Mal Carnall
Cllr Nick Gee
Cllr Renata Jones
Cllr Kirti Asmal
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 Coordinator

Council meetings for May, June and July are as follows:
06 May Development Meeting
13 May Amenities Meeting
20 May Resources Meeting
27 May Annual Town Meeting & Annual General Meeting of the Town Council

03 June Development Meeting
10 June Amenities Meeting
17 June Resources Meeting
24 June Full Council

01 July Development Meeting
08 July Amenities Meeting
15 July Resources Meeting
22 July 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.