Local News

23 September 2018

A volunteer from the charity shop in Glenfield, Leicester, uncovered an envelope containing World War Two letters sent to a prisoner of war (POW) held in Thailand.All that is known about how the envelope ended up at the LOROS shop is that someone had donated a set of curtains, and the letters were found tucked inside them.The envelope which has been unspoiled is date stamped 20th January 1944,... read more >>
  • Dog breeding law changes
    • 23 September 2018

      A new law to be introduced from October is set to change the way some dog breeders produce and sell puppies.Under the The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, those selling puppies will be classed as...

  • Reporting neighbour disputes
    • 23 September 2018

      In July there were 4 reported burglaries in Glenfield but no reported vehicle crimes (vehicles broken into or stolen). More details on all the crime statistics in Glenfield can be found at the Police.uk website:...

  • Speeding in Glenfield: Update
    • 28 August 2018

      Following our article last month regarding speeding on Station Road, Stamford Street and Gynsill Lane we have had the following reply from Leics County Council: "As I'm sure you can appreciate, the County Council receives many requests for a wide...

  • Thank you, Eleanor!
    • 28 August 2018

      Glenfield Primary school would like to thank Eleanor Hudson for her dedication to our school over the years. Previously a school governor, more recently she has organised the school library, spending hours of her own time at school sorting,...

  • Remembering a Leicester suffragette
    • 20 August 2018

      The Hall School welcomed Mr Peter Barratt, the Great Grandson of the Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins, to lead workshops for our Year 5 and 6 classes. He explained to the children how as a young 13 year old entering the world of work she became...

  • Local landlord fined £5000
    • 20 August 2018

      A landlord has been ordered to pay over £5000 after being convicted of four offences under the Housing Act.Satwinder Singh Phull was fined £4,250 at Leicester Magistrates' Court, and told to pay the Council's full costs of £867.53 as well as a...

  • Age UK personal assistant support
    • 20 August 2018

      Increasing numbers of older people have been asking Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland to take them out rather than provide support within the home - so much so the charity has decided to launch a Personal Assistant Service.Executive Director of...

  • Martin High joins Lionheart Trust
    • 20 August 2018

      The school as some exciting news; the Head Teacher Board has approved Martin High School's application to join the Lionheart Academy Trust. What will this mean for MHS?We have already benefitted hugely from collaboration with the Trust, including...

  • Church 20-20 vision project
    • 20 August 2018

      We've launched an exciting project at Glenfield Methodist Church to improve our church building to help us continue to serve the spiritual, cultural and social needs of our community. The building foundation stone was laid in 1876, and since then...

  • New primary school gets go-ahead
    • 20 August 2018

      The first primary school in New Lubbesthorpe has been approved, with construction set to begin in June.Blaby District Council approved plans submitted by the Drummond Estate to construct a 420-place, two-form entry primary school required as part of...

Local Politics

Neighbourhood plan: Have your say

Neighbourhood plan: Have your say

The Parish Council is in the early stages of promoting a neighbourhood plan to protect the village f... Read more

Local Groups

Gardeners' annual show

St. Peter's Church Centre was once again awash with beautiful colours as the Glenfield Gardeners' Association Annual show blossomed onto the scene. This year's show took place on the 18th August and didn't disappoint. Whilst the hottest summer for many years made growing fruit and vegetables difficult, this didn't deter our amazing gardeners and the number of exhibits was extremely impressive.Over... Read more

Education

Votes for women

Votes for women

Some of the Year Six children from The Hall took part in the Leicester City Council Suffragette even... Read more

Travel

Fun at the Forestry Centre

Fun at the Forestry Centre

We had a great time when we went to Rolleston Forestry Centre. Our first activity was minibeast hunt... Read more

Sports

Announcements

Entertainment

Messy church!

Does your mental picture of church include firing a water rocket 30+ feet into the air? Or getting a (temporary) butterfly tattoo? Or riding a Space Hopper to glory? If not, you've probably never been to Messy Church! Part of a movement which has grown throughout the country in the past 10 or 15 years, Messy Church is a way for every age to join together in exploring Christian faith through creati... Read more

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