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Summer garden competition & more

Summer Garden Competition
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Summer Garden Competition 2017, the judges had an abundance of nominations this year and commented on the number of beautifully maintained gardens that there are in the village. Your efforts are appreciated by many and go a long way to making Glenfield a pleasant environment.

Congratulations to our winners this year who were presented with their trophies by the Chair of Council at the Glenfield Gardeners' Annual Show on 19 August 2017
Best Floral Display – 1st, Mr Greet; Runner-up Mr and Mrs Firth; Highly Commended, Mr & Mrs Woodroffe
Best Front Garden – 1st, Mr & Mrs Blakesley; Runner-Up Mr & Mrs Chapman; Highly Commended, Mr & Mrs Ball

(the winning areas of Glenfield are - Glenfield Frith Drive, Fairfield Crescent, The Oasis, Olympic Close and Cedar Close).
Well done to everyone!

Glenfield Village Gala
This year's gala will be on 9 September 2017 and runs from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Ellis Park. We now have over twenty local organisations attending the gala providing a wide range of games, competitions, displays, food and drink. This event is for the benefit of the local organisations as all proceeds are kept by them. Glenfield Parish Council is pleased to organise and promote the event. Make a note in your diary and bring the whole family!
Dog Fouling and Litter [insert pic "report dog fouling"]
Although most people strive to keep Glenfield as "glorious" as possible, regretfully there are a few who just do not care. This has become more evident over recent weeks in the amount of dog fouling around the village, predominantly on Ellis Park, Prince Albert Drive and on Sandown Road. Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, it is an offence if anyone in charge of a dog, whether it belongs to them or not, fails to remove dog faeces should the dog foul in any public area within the District of Blaby. This includes parks, footpaths and also private land where public are permitted to have access. Blaby District Council is also responsible for street cleansing and will respond to any reports of dog fouling, which need to be removed / cleaned.
Report offenders with known identity - If you witness somebody failing to clean up after their dog, and you know who they are or where they live, the Dog Wardens can issue a fixed penalty notice if you are willing to provide a witness statement. If you are not willing to provide a witness statement, the Dog Wardens can still investigate the offender and make attempts to witness the person committing an offense.
Report offenders with unknown identity - If you witness somebody failing to clean up after their dog, but do not know who they are or where they live, the Dog Wardens can investigate the offender and make attempts to witness the person committing an offense. Any information that you can provide, such as times of offenses and descriptions of dog and owner will assist the Dog Wardens with their investigation.
Discuss a fouling problem - If you are aware of an area where dog fouling is a persistent problem, the Dog Wardens can investigate and monitor the area. Any information you can provide, such as approximate times when the fouling is occurring will assist the investigation.
Preventative measures - The Dog Wardens will endeavour to combat dog fouling in problem areas. Actions may include increased patrols, pavement stencils, extra signage, leaflet drops, and in areas where there is a persistent problem, the installation of CCTV cameras.

You can contact Blaby District Council by e-mail, telephone or via an online form
Telephone 0116 272 75 55  email: env.health@blaby.gov.uk
or visit the website : http://www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/roads-parking-and-travel/dog-fouling/
[insert pic of "litter"] On the subject of litter, besides the amount that our residents pay to Blaby District Council as part of their rates for street cleaning, the Parish Council now employ their own in-house litter picker, Mr Paul Clarke, who spends up to 10 hours per week roaming the streets of Glenfield collecting litter to make the parish a more pleasant environment. We have received many complimentary reports from parishioners and from Councillors on the visible difference in the village thanks to Mr Clarke's good work and we congratulate him and are confidant that this will be maintained in the future.
Youth Bus [insert pic of "BB19 bus"]
The BB19 bus has been visiting Glenfield every Wednesday evening from May 2017 and will continue to provide youth provision for the young people of Glenfield until the end of March 2018 (reviewed at budget discussions Jan 2018). The bus is kitted out with media equipment including computers, a flat screen TV, gaming consoles and DJ equipment. The purple bus can be found on the car park at Ellis Park, Stamford Street, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DL from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm every WEDNESDAY. In conjunction with the BB19 bus, from September 2017, the Reality Youth Bus will also be visiting Glenfield every Tuesday evening. [insert pic of "Reality Bus"]. You can find out more details about the Reality Bus at https://www.realityyouthproject.co.uk/bus/about-the-bus.

Christmas Lights [insert pic of festive column]
The tree lights in The Square and also the festive motifs on several of the light columns in the village will be turned on this year on Friday 1st December 2017. Carols and refreshments will be served at the Methodist Church, on Station Road, from 6:30 pm with the "turn-on" at 7:00 pm. The Ratby Band will once again be joining us to provide some festive music during the event.
We thank the Glenfield Churches for once again putting on this Christmas event. The churches have asked us to stress that all are invited, from the youngest to the oldest.
Please make a note in your diary and join us for this village event. [insert pic of lights at THE SQUARE]
Only ONE vacancy remaining for a Parish Councillor
We currently have only ONE vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If you would like to get more involved in the work of the Parish Council then please contact us on 0116 231 2498 to find out more. As a Parish Councillor you will help represent the views of local residents and make decisions about the running of current and future services for the village.
Your Parish Councillors are:
Ellis Ward – Councillors Richard Bowers (Chair of Council), Carl Hamill, Marc Ireland, Daniel Moule, Ray Smith, John Springthorpe and Anna Baker.
Fairestone Ward – Councillors Thelma Abbott, Roger Boby, Nicholas Chapman, Nick Cox, Roy Denney (Vice Chair of Council), Mike Neal, Ken Russell and Richard Wyatt.
Keeping Up to Date [insert pick of "twitter logo"]
The Parish Council has a twitter account @GlenfieldPC. Our twitter feed is regularly updated with news and information about everything to do with Glenfield. Our website enables you to view minutes from all our previous Parish Council meetings and find further information regarding your Council.
You can also, of course, contact us in person by calling into Park House, normal office hours are 9 am-3 pm.
Members of the Public are also very welcome at our monthly Parish Council meetings. These normally take place on the 3rd Monday of each month and you are able to raise any issue with the Parish Council. See our website for more details.

Glenfield Parish Council, Park House, Stamford Street, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DL.

Email – clerk@glenfieldparishcouncil.org.uk
Twitter @glenfieldpc

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