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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In accordance with the latest Government Coronavirus guidelines, our office is now closed until further notice.

We are however still available on the telephone on

07769 812203

or by email

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.


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 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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Alert - Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

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Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:57 by Alexis Biggs

Please see the following message from Leicestershire Police, Action Fraud division:

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website. More »

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said:
"Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam."

How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccinations will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a local GP surgery or pharmacy, to receive your vaccination. Remember, the vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for a payment.

The NHS will never:
• ask for your bank account or card details
• ask for your PIN or banking passwords
• arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
• ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting

*Please forward this email to any friends, family members, or colleagues that may find this information useful* » Less

Missing Person

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Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:12 by Alexis Biggs

Leicestershire Police are appealing for information to help find a 50-year-old man who has been reported missing.
Ivan Vavrek was last seen leaving his home address in the Thurncourt area of Leicester at 7pm on Sunday (3 January).
Ivan has not been seen since and officers are concerned for his welfare.
Ivan is Slovakian. He is described as being around 6ft 6ins tall and of slim build with short brown hair which is greying on top.
He was last seen wearing a black and red jacket and blue jeans.
If you have any information regarding Ivan's whereabouts, contact 101 quoting incident 167 of 4 January.

Scam Alert - Covid 19 Vaccine Texts

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Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:50 by Alexis Biggs

Please see the following information received from Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service:

!! Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text !!

Criminals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout through a convincing scam text to steal people's personal and financial details. The text contains a link that leads to a convincing fake NHS website with an application form. It asks for your bank / card details in order to 'check identity'. The NHS will not ask for payment. More »

Please warn friends and family of this scam text.

Read the full Which? article at

#ThinkQuickNeverClick #ScamAware

The post can be found at and an email containing the same warning has also been distributed to all of the Parish Councils.

Should you wish for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully

Victoria Arrenberg, Trading Standards Officer

Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA

Tel: 0116 305 3923

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