Community driven volunteering

Broughton Astley Volunteer Group

Established March 2020 in response to the needs of villagers shielding or self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic

We rely on donations and grants to carry out the projects and groups and also to cover our office and insurance costs.  We have a Just Giving page and are immensely grateful for any donation received.

Platinum Jubillee Afternoon Tea
Garden Party set up
What a wonderful afternoon we had to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at St Mary’s church. The sun shone, the tea and cakes flowed, the music played and a relaxing time was had by all.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who made this happen, community spirit really shone through today. Click here to visit our blog page for more photos and fun facts!
We even made the Leicester Mercury too! 🇬🇧🇬🇧

Upcoming events

BAVG Coffee Mornings 

Every Monday 10.30am-12.00pm

St. Mary’s Church Broughton Astley
BAVG Craft Club
Wednesday evening Kurling
New Coffee Afternoon ad

Upcoming projects

Western Willows Wildlife Garden Conservation

We plan to put a team of volunteers in here to reclaim this wildlife area and make it an area for everyone to enjoy.

Social Groups

We plan to have groups with interests such as crafts, litter picking, repair shops etc. To help relieve isolation while at the same time sharing skills and socialising.

Join our volunteers

We still need an active database of willing volunteers prepared to shop, collect prescriptions etc. in case of a further lock-down.  Some of the elderly and vulnerable of our village have no local family to call on and BAVG has become a lifeline in these difficult times.  If you are willing to add your details to our database, please contact us. We have a short survey for new volunteers, please click the link below to answer a few questions.

Broughton InTouch

We produced our first community newsletter in October 2020.  Our aim being to bring information of not-for-profit organisations and social clubs to each resident of Broughton Astley & Sutton in the Elms.  We also needed to get information out to explain where BAVG were going in the future and a newsletter is the best way to reach everyone.  
To cover the costs of printing we sell 2 pages to Broughton Astley Parish Council for their updates and information. Additionally we sell the back page to a local business, with the aim of creating an story that not only advertises their business but allows us to learn more about them, in a Meet the Shopkeeper type of article.  To see past editions visit our Broughon InTouch page. We are proud of how it has turned out so far and many BA businesses are lined up to feature in future editions.

You can read all editions of Broughton InTouch online.  Go to which is a free digital publishing platform with a wide variety of magazines to read. Just search for Broughton InTouch on their site and read at your leisure.

If you would like to opt out of receiving a paper copy of the newsletter then please email  This will help with our printing costs.

Broughton InTouch Newsletters
Alberto Costa MP with BAVG Trustees, Jenny, Jan & Mark during the delivery of the first edition of Broughton InTouch.

If you would like to contribute to the next issue or future editions of our newsletter, please email  We accept features and information on any not-for-profit organisation within our community.