Who We Are, What We Do

Syston is situated in the Borough of Charnwood in Leicestershire.

Syston Parish Council was established in 1894 and became a Town Council in 1987 when the village adopted town status. There are currently 12714 persons on the electoral roll and a total population of around 16,500.

The Town Council currently has 17 members with 3 vacancies and an annual budget of around £680,140. The expenditure is funded by the annual precept (currently £614,275) and from fees from users of the Community Centre, Cemetery, Parks, Allotments, Playing Fields, plus contributions from various grants.

The Council employs a staff of thirteen, eight of whom are full time, two with dual roles.

The Council’s estate includes a modern Community Centre, five parks, five football pitches, a sports pavilion, a skate park, BMX track, the Millennium bridge and two Cemeteries one of which won silver in the national cemetery of the year awards.

The Town Council is responsible for floral displays in the town centre and parks. These are planned and maintained by the estates team supported by sponsorship from local companies and traders.

Syston Town council has entered the “East Midlands in Bloom” competition each year since 1997 and is hoping to improve upon the Silver award presented in 2019.

The Town Council office within the Community Centre is open to the public from 9.00am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday each week.

All council meetings are held at the Community Centre on Tuesday evenings.

Agendas are posted on the Town Council website, they are also displayed on the eight notice boards around the town and at the public library.

To view our governance documents please look under the ‘Documents’ tab which is under ‘Your Council’