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Use local buses or lose them

Bus Services: Use them or lose them

There are further changes likely in the bus provision to and through Glenfield. These are monitored by members of the Council and overtures are made to the providers to try and look after the interests of the villagers. Thankfully recent and proposed changes have been advantageous to Glenfield.

All the services are run for commercial benefit and as such profits and demand will always determine what is on offer but we can ensure that what we feel is best is not overlooked and at least gets due consideration.

Recent changes have involved a new timetable for the hourly No. 40 which is making the service more reliable. Given it wanders round the Leicester suburbs it can get you to places otherwise difficult without a car.

The number 26 has been diverted going west and the 29 service is now every 20 minutes (daytime) between Leicester and Coalville. These with the 27, all along the A50 through Glenfield provide a daytime service between Leicester and County Hall every 10 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening.

Thanks to the subsidy provided by Wilson Bowden the First Bus services were adjusted last year and seem to be working well. The new No. 13 is very popular during the day in particular as it runs directly into the City. The service late into the evening is getting increasing take up but it is essential we use this as we need it to be self sustaining when the subsidy runs out. This service was part of suggestions we made which were adopted and will evolve further shortly as the new commercial units come on stream.

The 13 route is very likely to be extended to Optimus Point in July as the commercial units are occupied which may involve some slight route variations in Glenfield and later in the year it will be further extended to go through the new housing estate. A number of options are being considered to make this work.

All Stars Cricket: Glenfield Sports Ground

All Stars Cricket is a brand new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. The programme is delivered across England and Wales at over 1,800 fully accredited All Stars Cricket centres. It is a fun and active way to develop your child's skills, and through their eight-week programme they will learn lots – as well as make new friends – in a safe and inclusive environment.

All girls and boys are welcome, and each registered child will receive a pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap to keep so that they can continue their love of cricket when they go home.

The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Registration is now open @ £40.00 for the 8 week programme, which starts in May 2017 - www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

Anstey & Glenfield Cricket Club, based at the Glenfield Sports Ground, off Gynsill Lane will be running classes from Saturday 20th May 2017 to Saturday 8th July 2017 10.30 am to 11.30 am.

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