Who We Are

Founded in 2015, The Braunstone Gate and West End Community is a collective of people who aim to improve the neighbourhood, celebrate local businesses, and bring people together. The group is funded by The People’s Health Trust, Ward Funding from Leicester City Council, and various local donations. 

 

Over the past five years, The Braunstone Gate and West End Community have hosted events that promote wellbeing and diversity, celebrate art and culture and educate adults and children. More importantly, the group has provided opportunities for people to connect with neighbours, businesses and workers in and around the area. 

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Community Leaders and Groups

Below are our top community leaders, influential groups and community talent. Check out their web pages and social media for more information - we promise they are worth watching!

West End Creatives Leicester 

The aim of West End Creatives Leicester is to highlight and help develop the creative community in the West End area of Leicester. To encourage networking, to share information about creative activities, share work, raise issues and support each other across all sectors of the creative industries. 

Follow their socials by clicking on the icons:

  • Facebook
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Fosse Road Little Library

In April 2020 Fosse Road Little Library set up a free book swap, a weatherproof box with 24hr public access on Fosse Road South.

 

Nearly a year later and we have dozens of regular users with thousands of books having been exchanged. Through our social media accounts, we have hosted 'Little Stock' with guest posts from local poets, musicians, children's arts practitioners and historians. Currently, we are hosting 'Little Skool' with posts from journalists, politicians, and scientists. Pop down and see for yourself!

Follow their socials by clicking on the icons:

  • Twitter
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  • Instagram

Join Us

We are always on the lookout for more members and volunteers from the local community to join and help us make the area safer, more attractive, and add cultural value. There are a range of things available to get involved in such as reading groups, walks, tree fostering, mini markets with various food vendors, and awareness campaigns to make the area safer and more accessible.

 

If this sounds like something you would be interested in getting involved in, please email us at:

 

braunstonegatecommunity@gmail.com