Broughton & Old Dalby Parish Council

Serving the people of Nether Broughton, Old Dalby, Queensway, Six Hills and surrounding farms

Clerk: Lucy Flavin
Broughton Cottage, 60 Main
Road, Nether Broughton
Leicestershire LE14 3HB

Tel: 01664 822568

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Latest News

Annual Parish Meeting

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:03 by Lucy Flavin

The Annual Parish Meeting for the Parish of Broughton and Old Dalby will be held on:

Old Dalby Village Hall on Monday 1st April 2019 at 7pm

All members of the public are welcome to attend


  • Welcome
  • Apologies
  • Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous meeting (9th April 2018)
  • Matters Arising
  • Financial Statement
  • Any Other Business

This meeting is an opportunity for all residents of the parish to express their opinions or concerns regarding issues relevant to the parish. More »

Please note that this is not a Parish Council Meeting, but is chaired by the Chairman of the Parish Council in accordance with legal requirements. The usual monthly meeting of the Parish Council will follow this meeting. » Less

Allotment Plots Available

Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:00 by Lucy Flavin

There are vacant plots on the Parish Allotments at Queensway, Old Dalby.

If you are interested in renting a plot please contact the Clerk.

Parish Council Elections 2nd May 2019 Election Information

Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:18 by Lucy Flavin

Background information
Our parish is split into two wards; Nether Broughton Ward and Old Dalby Ward. Queensway is currently part
of Nether Broughton Ward. The Parish Council has approached Melton Borough Council regarding the
process for a boundaries review which could result in changes to ward designations in the future.
Each ward is represented by three Councillors on the Parish Council. More »

Who can stand for election?
To be able to stand as a candidate at a Parish Council election you must:
 * be at least 18 years old,
 * be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union, and
 * meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
a. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
b. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
c. Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the
day of election has been in the parish/community area.
d. You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12
months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
Further details on each of the requirements, and information on the various reasons an individual may bedisqualified from standing, can be found by visiting:

Please note existing Cllrs have to stand for re-election and all candidates have equal standing.

How do I stand for election?
If you meet the qualifications to stand you need to find 2 supporters who are electors in the parish (a proposer and a seconder) and a nomination pack needs to be completed. These packs are available from Melton Borough Council by contacting or you can request a pack from the Clerk by emailing (please note I do not expect to receive nomination packs from Melton until mid-March).

Will there be an election?
If more valid nominations are received than the number of seats available on the Parish Council, an election will take place on 2nd May 2019 and local voters will decide who is elected to the Parish Council. Should only three valid candidates be nominated for a ward, nominations are automatically elected without a contest.
Note: If there are more than three valid candidates in one ward but not in the other there will be an election
only in the ward with the additional candidates.

What if there are not enough nominations?
In the event that there are fewer valid nominations than seats available, those submitted are automatically elected without contest and, provided it is quorate i.e. at least three Parish Councillors, the Parish Council is able to fill the remaining vacancies by co-option. If the Parish Council is not quorate after an election the election may be re-run or Melton Borough Council has reserve powers to make direct appointments to the Parish Council to ensure it is quorate and can function.

* Publication of notice of election - Not later than Tuesday 26 March

* Delivery of nomination papers - From date of notice of election up to 4pm on Wednesday 3 April

* Publication of statement of persons nominated - Not later than 4pm on Thursday 4 April

*Publication of notice of poll - Not later than Wednesday 24 April

* POLLING DAY - Thursday 2 May

Additional timetable dates including dates relating to; registration, application for postal or proxies and
appointment of election agents are available on the '2019 timetable for the local government elections in
England (DOC)' found at:

If you have further questions contact the Clerk.

You can also visit the elections page of the National Association of Local Councils at

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