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Information and events in Upper Broughton Spring 2019


Upper Broughton is a small village situated on the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire border in the East Midlands, UK. With a population of some 250 people it is a small, friendly community on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir. Occupying a hill top position the village has commanding views over wide open countryside as far as Belvoir Castle. Once a farming stronghold Upper Broughton is now mainly a commuter village, well situated for Leicester, Nottingham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough and surrounding areas. Original Melton Mowbray Pork Pies were until recently made in the village.

Neighbourhood Plan
What do we want and what don't we want?


The Upper Broughton Neighbourhood Plan

Where are we up to in the process?


July 2019:

We are currently at stage 3. Rushcliffe Borough Council are poised to appoint an external examiner, and have approval from the parish council - the Qualifying Body - to do so. Once an examiner is lined up, the process can continue. I am hoping this will be done soon. Time moves on.
I will let you know when progress is made, certainly at Stage 6.

January 22nd 2019 was a milestone in the process to create an Upper Broughton Neighbourhood Plan. At their meeting on that date, the Parish Council approved a draft proposal of the plan as the version acceptable for submission to Rushcliffe Borough Council. To accompany this Submission Version, the bureaucratic process defined in the regulations requires the submission of several other documents which provide information on how the plan was prepared, and also how the proposal meets the requirements of the 1990 Act of Parliament. All this documentation, including the actual Submission Version, can be accessed via the link below.

There is a web site all about the plan here

If you are interested in becoming involved then please approach the Parish Council.

What is Neighbourhood Planning? - The official line…

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Charity Event: Peaky Minders 2019 challenge

There are now less than 6 weeks to go until Upper Broughtonians’ Tony Westbrook (chief organiser) and Neil Taylor (easily encouraged) set off with a group of adventurers to climb the four highest peaks of the UK and Ireland… with the novel twist of cycling the 750 miles between each of the climbs!  First up is Ben Nevis on Saturday 7thSeptember, and they hope to finish with a well-earned pint of Guinness in County Kerry after we’ve summitted Carrauntoohil on the 18th.

If you feel able to make a donation, then your support would be hugely appreciated via:  All of the money being raised by the group of ‘Peaky Minders’ is going to their chosen mental health charities of Heads Together and the 401 Foundation, with everyone who is taking part covering their own travel and accommodation costs and giving up their time to participate.  Both charities have implemented a range of important initiatives to help change the stigma around mental health, and they rely on donations to maintain their support.

Even better… if you fancy a fun night out, then please come along to a ‘one night only’ takeover of Tap & Run pub on 30th August.  Tony and Neil will be taking even more liberties with the Peaky Blinders theme (the wearing of flat caps is optional, but heartily encouraged), there will be cocktails and a Hog Roast, and you might recognise the DJ at the end of the night.

Many thanks from Neil and Tony in advance for any support you can spare, and it would be great to see some familiar faces on 30th August if you are able to come along.  Please get in touch with Neil if you’d like to reserve a ticket – the more the merrier!

Group shot of riders

Flyer for Tap & Run evening

Did you know? You can read the Upper Broughton Magazine Here

fan of recent covers


Panorama Daffodil Green in Autumn

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