Local News

11 January 2019

In December there were 7 reported burglaries in Glenfield and 3 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 https://www.police.uk/leicestershire/NH22/ Last month we highlighted whether turning off the street lights between midnight and 5.30am had an effect on crime, and the experiences of... read more >>
  • Blaby wins Dementia Friendly award
    • 11 January 2019

      The Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance has won "Dementia Friendly Rural Community of the Year" in the Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friendly Awards.The Alliance has helped to make over 9,000 people become 'Dementia Friends,' with over 60...

  • Letter: Chestnut Road parking
    • 11 January 2019

      Letter to editorDear Sir,Think it's probably about time permit parking was discussed for the residents of Chestnut Road. At least we would be guaranteed to park outside our homes with one car!We actually do have one car but tonight again after a...

  • Glenfield vehicle crimes rise
    • 11 January 2019

      In August there were 3 reported burglaries in Glenfield and a number of reported vehicle crimes (vehicles broken into or stolen) 13 in total. More details on all the crime statistics in Glenfield can be found at the Police.uk website...

  • Did you know Dolly Lowe?
    • 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...

  • 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...

Local Politics

Blaby Council scraps tax discounts

Blaby District Council's Cabinet Executive has approved plans to cut the current Council Tax Support Scheme from 01 April 2019 and to make amendments to Council Tax liability charges on second homes and empty properties.Following significant reductions in central government funding, the Council no longer receives money based on the Council Tax Support provided to households. This money must now be... Read more

Local Groups

Meeting 'chocolate man'

Glenfield WI, our December meeting – 'The Chocolate Man', Tom Phillips.What a brilliant way to enjoy our Christmas meeting; Tom Phillips gave us a talk on all things chocolate and there was plenty for us to try and buy. He explained where cocoa beans were grown and the various colours of chocolate from dark to milk and the more recent rose colour and also the processes for making chocolate from th... Read more

Education

Marking The Hall's Golden Jubilee

Marking The Hall's Golden Jubilee

At the end of The Golden Jubilee Year at The Hall last year it was decided to re-paint the playgro... 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

Cricket season review

Anstey and Glenfield Cricket Club have enjoyed a very successful 2018 season with the highlight being the 1st team finishing as well deserved champions in their league. The 2nd team have also progressed from last season's promotion to finish in 6th place in their division. The Sunday friendly team won their league too. There have been some fantastic individual performances, but the main theme is t... Read more

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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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