Great Glen Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Glen

Clerk: Lesley Sanderson
Glendale House, 1 Church Road
Great Glen, Leics LE8 9FE

Tel: 0116 259 3004 07825393777

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Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:39 by Cheryl Small

Once again, and for the second year running, the Rotary Club of Oadby Launde, based at Glen Gorse Golf Club, have made a significant donation to improve facilities at Great Glen Library.

As a result of an approach last year, the club bought new items to furnish the outdoor leisure area and garden at the library.

This year the club have bought new furniture to be used inside the library, where library users can relax, and enjoy a tea or coffee. More »

Following local government cuts, the library is run completely by volunteers. Gillian Townsend, Chair of the Library Trustees, said 'this donation of £700 is extremely generous. We are very grateful to the Rotary Club."

Pictured, trying out the furniture, is Chair of the Trustees Gillian Townsend (l), Rotarian Barry Coleman representing the Rotary Club and Rotary District, and Wendy Dziewanowwska, this year's Rotary Club President, who made the presentation. » Less

Harborough District Council Christmas arrangements

Harborough District Council Christmas arrangements

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:26 by Cheryl Small

With the festive season well and truly upon us, we felt it would be useful to make you aware of some of Harborough District Council's arrangements for the Christmas period.

Bin tags (luggage label style tags) are being placed on black bins across the Harborough district to let residents know the dates of their Christmas bin collections.

Residents, who have already subscribed to the council's garden waste collection service, will receive an extra green bin collection during the weeks commencing 13 and 20 January 2020 (the same day as your blue-lidded recycling bin is due to be collected) when real Christmas trees can be recycled. More »

Please ensure real Christmas trees are sawn / cut down, if required, and placed in the green bin with the lid closed. You can also compost trees or take them to the nearest Recycling and Household Waste site (tip).

Christmas cards and wrapping paper can be recycled in the blue-lidded wheeled bin, excluding foil, glitter-decorated and plastic cards and wrapping paper.

If bins are unable to be collected in the event of severe weather, such as heavy snow, residents should leave their bins presented and our collection crews will empty them as soon as they are able. (Residents should not report them as 'missed bins' in these circumstances).

Harborough District Council will be open until 4pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019, and will close for the Christmas period, re-opening on Thursday 2 January 2020. Lifeline will continue to operate the Council's out-of-hours emergency service during the festive period using the regular telephone contact number - 01858 828282.

Residents can continue to access a range of Council information, during this period, via our website.

All our festive information – including events, Christmas bin collections, recycling advice, Council opening hours, severe weather advice, etc – will be available via our dedicated webpage » Less

Phone Scams & Personal Safety

Phone Scams & Personal Safety

Posted: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:37 by Cheryl Small

We wanted to make you aware that there have been recent incidents where residents have received phone calls claiming to be HMRC and asking for personal details.

Please make sure any vulnerable friends, family & neighbours are aware of these phone scams, and if they are unsure to get advice and always report a scam.

Please see attached poster for tips and guidance on who to contact.

If you are visiting Market Harborough for shopping, please also be aware of the recent increase in handbag thefts and be vigilant.

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