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

Latest News

Alert - Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

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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... Read More »

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

Tags: News

Missing Person

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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... Read More »

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

Tags: News

Scam Alert - Covid 19 Vaccine Texts

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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... Read More »

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

Tags: Newsletters

Increase in Dog Thefts in Local Area

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We are experiencing an increase in dog theft reports and are asking the public to be wary of this new wave of crime across the county.

The demand for puppies has increased as people have been working from home and other social distractions are limited. This demand has created a surge in puppy thefts, as the price of dogs has almost doubled in some cases.

We want people... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:59 by Alexis Biggs

Tags: News

HDC Garden Waste Service and Extra Green Bin Collection Date after Christmas

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Please see the following email from Harborough District Council regarding the Garden Waste Service and the extra green bin collection in January for Christmas trees:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Garden Waste Service for 2021/22
(Please note - You do not need to do anything at this stage)

You will be able to re-subscribe to our garden waste collection service from 1st February 2020 onwards at: Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 11:06 by Alexis Biggs

Tags: Great Glen

Temporary Traffic Lights - Station Road

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Please be aware BT will be carrying out essential works at the junction of Newton Lane and Station Road. The temporary traffic lights will be active from 9th - 22nd December.

For more information access:

Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:55 by Cheryl Small

Tags: News

Do you use a Screen Reader?

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Do you use a screen reader to access our website? If so, would you be able to give us some feedback on how accessible our website is?

We are currently in the process of making our website, and the documents we frequently post here, more accessible. If you can tell us what we are doing right – and what we are doing wrong – it would be really appreciated.

You can contact us by email: Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 14:40 by Alexis Biggs

Tags: Parish office

Change a Life from your Own Home as a Leicestershire Shared Lives Carer

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Would you like to work from home and be paid to make a real difference to someone's life?
Leicestershire County Council are recruiting new Shared Lives Carers to support adults in Leicestershire with learning disabilities, mental health, autism and Asperger's, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, older people and people
who are living with dementia.

Please see the attached document for full details.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:35 by Alexis Biggs

Tags: Employment

Be Alert to Scams - DPD and Whatsapp

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Leicestershire Police Neighbourhood Link have alerted us to two new scams doing the rounds, one involving DPD missed deliveries and one connected to WhatsApp. Please follow the link for more information:

These scams can look authentic, please make yourself aware of them where you can by reading these emails and following the links. It's not the most exciting... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:13 by Alexis Biggs

Tags: News

Neighbourhood Watch Survey - Help Us Understand How Covid-19 Has Impacted Crime and Other Activities

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Leicestershire Police Neighbourhood Link have asked our residents if they could spare a few minutes to complete a survey:

COVID-19 and crime survey

We are delighted to be working with University College London to understand how COVID-19 has impacted upon people's routine and online activities, crime and their perceptions of it.

To help with this work, we are encouraging our supporters to participate in... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 09:31 by Alexis Biggs

Tags: Newsletters

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