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

What's On

A Community Calendar to publicise your local events. Please add your event and we will update the Calendar.

«
»
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
30 31 01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 01 02
U3A OPEN DAY

U3A OPEN DAY

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:00

GREAT GLEN U3A OPEN DAY

Tuesday 14th August 10.00-12.00

Great Glen Village Hall

Open to members and non-members

Come along and see what goes on in our U3A

U3A is an organisation providing activities and opportunities for learning for retired and semi-retired men and women.

Venue:
Great Glen Village Hall
Contact:
0116 2593004
Digital Champions Project

Digital Champions Project

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:00

Free drop-in session for the over 50's to learn and get help with using tablets, smart phones and support getting online.

10-12am every 3rd Thursday.

For more info contact Sumayya or Marie on 0116 2592901 or speak to the library directly.

Venue:
Great Glen Library
Contact:
0116 2237363

Great Glen Hedgehog Preservation Group Meeting

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:00

Monthly Meeting 2pm at Dolly's Tearoom, Church Road.

All who want our village to cherish and preserve these interesting and helpful small animals are most welcome. All enquiries to Val 0116 2593206.

Venue:
Dolly's Tearoom
Contact:
0116 2593206

Great Glen WI

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:30

Great Glen WI on the third Tuesday of every month.

There is something for everyone including:

Crafts, speakers, visits an friendships, quizzes, darts and skittles.

Venue:
Methodist Church Hall, Oaks Road.
Contact:
0116 2592977

Gardening Club Open Annual Show

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 14:00

Open Annual Show at The Village Hall

Doors open for viewing 2 - 4pm.

All are welcome, entry forms and details from The Post Office.

Entry forms to be in by 7.30pm Friday 24th August.

Venue:
Great Glen Village Hall
Contact:
0116 2593004
Great Glen Wheelbarrow Race 2018

Great Glen Wheelbarrow Race 2018

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 10:00

To be updated..

History

As a child Andy was always involved in the community activities such as the Church Lads Brigade and often seen riding the Co-op's butchers bike around the village after school delivering groceries to the OAP's.

It was over 25 years since the wheelbarrow race had taken place, once one of the carnival week events traditionally the wheelbarrow race was a race around the village stopping at each public house for a pint.

Once the word was out that the event was being rekindled Andy had made a rod for his own back promising to deliver, all the red tape was overcome and the rest is now history 2009 was a huge success and 2010 even bigger.

The event is now firmly on the village calendar as probably the biggest single event the village now has.

It has attracted publicity via Leicester Mercury, Harborough Mail, Countryside La Vie and even ended up on YouTube, see the links below.

Venue:
Great Glen Recreation Ground
Contact:
07794 091764 Andy Williamson
Open Garden - West View

Open Garden - West View

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 12:00

National Open Garden Scheme, Garden Open for Charity.

1 St Thomas's Road, 1st & 2nd September 12- 5pm.

Adults £2.50, Children FREE

Venue:
1 St Thomas Road
Contact:
0116 2593004