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Who We Are, What We Do

Syston is situated in the Borough of Charnwood in Leicestershire.

There has been a parish or town council in Syston since 1894 and there are presently 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 £599,020. The expenditure is funded by the annual precept (currently £526,163) 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.

The Council’s estate includes a modern Community Centre, five parks, one set of sports fields, a sports pavilion, a skate park, the Millennium bridge and two Cemeteries one of which is award winning.

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

Syston Town council has entered the “East Midlands in Bloom” competition each year since 1997 and has won awards on several occasions including Silver Guilt in 2018.

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 library.