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

THE OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak we have closed the Parish Office

We are however still available on the telephone on

07769 812203

or by email clerk@greatglen-pc.gov.uk

IF YOU NEED HELP OR ASSISTANCE DUE TO BEING IN LOCK DOWN PLEASE CONTACT

New contact details for the Great Glen Coronavirus Support Network - with effect from 1 July, please call Valerie Hawes on 0116 259 3817 for assistance.

PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE IF NO ONE IS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER YOUR CALL SOMEONE WILL GET BACK TO YOU

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Parish Council is meeting online for the foreseeable future in order to protect the public and members from spreading the virus.

Public with an internet connection can still join the meetings by requesting an invitation by email from clerk@greatglen-pc.gov.uk which will contain a link to join the virtual meetings via ZOOM (you do not need to download the program to join a meeting)

Please remember that we have a wonderful team of volunteers that can help you with shopping, the collection of prescriptions, posting mail or simply telephone for a friendly chat.

If you would like their help, please call Valerie Hawes on 0116 259 3817 for assistance. You may need to leave a message, but she will call you back as soon as possible.

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VJ DAY 75 - SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2020

VJ DAY 75 - SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2020

Posted: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 09:53 by Alexis Biggs

On Saturday 15 August 2020 we will be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Whilst VE Day (Victory in Europe) marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still engaged in bitter fighting in the Far East. Victory over Japan would come at a heavy price, and Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marks the day Japan surrendered on the 15 August 1945, which in effect ended the Second World War. More »

The descendants of many of the Commonwealth veterans of that army are today part of multicultural communities around the world, a lasting legacy to the success and comradeship of those who fought in the Asia-Pacific.

Veterans of the Far East campaign will be at the heart of the commemorations as the nation thanks them for their service and sacrifice.

Events will also pay tribute to the tens of thousands of service personnel from across the UK and the Commonwealth who fought and died in the war against Japan, including all those who were held as prisoners of war by the Japanese.

There will be commemorative programmes on BBC One at 9.30am and at 8.30pm.

You can take part in a national moment of Remembrance on Saturday 15 August. A Two Minute Silence will take place at 11am and will be the focal point of the commemorative service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire led by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Locally, Leicester Cathedral are holding a VJ Day 75th Anniversary Service available online at http://leicestercathedral.org/vj-day-75th-anniversary-service/

If you would like further information, the Royal British Legion website is an excellent place to start: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/vj-day » Less

Recreation Ground Update

Recreation Ground Update

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:40 by Alexis Biggs

We have received some enquiries regarding what is happening regarding the former skate park area on the Recreation Ground.

You may recall we sent out a questionnaire with our Spring 2019 copy of the Great Glen Gazette asking the village 'What Should Replace the Skate Park?'

We received 78 completed surveys. A document is attached which shows the analysis of the results. The clear winner was the basketball court/football pitch hybrid which received 33 votes. More »

We then asked for quotes for a Multi Use Games Area. The plan for the 'MUGA' is shown in the photograph. Unfortunately progress has been slow due to Covid 19, but we are pleased to say that work will commence in the next couple of weeks. » Less

Footpath Closure - From 14 August 2020 for 12 Days

Footpath Closure - From 14 August 2020 for 12 Days

Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:33 by Alexis Biggs

We have received notification from Leicestershire County Council that footpath patching works will commence on 14 August 2020 for 12 days on the footpath between Wych Elm Close and Mount View. A diversion will be in place while the footpath is closed.

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