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Glenfield Emergency Plan

The Glenfield Emergency Plan was adopted by the Parish Council at its meeting on Monday 19th June 2017. The Plan is subject to continual review.

In the event of an emergency occurring in the village the Plan provides guidance and understanding of the roles of various support agencies, and enlists local people to help others in the community.

The plan is intended to provide a self-help response, during any emergency affecting the parish community when the normal emergency response by the Emergency Services and County Council is delayed because of the scope or nature of the emergency. More »

A copy of the Plan can be downloaded below. See also "Community - Glenfield Emergency Plan" for other related documents.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:33 by Beverley Greenwood

Blaby & Whetstone welcome legal wall

Blaby & Whetstone welcome legal wall

An exciting pilot project to turn an underpass into the District's first 'legal wall' has begun.

Connecting Whetstone and Blaby under the A426, the underpass next to College Road has been the target of graffiti for a number of years, with different solutions proving unsuccessful. The new pilot, introduced by Blaby District Council's Environmental Health Team, designates the underpass as a 'Legal street art wall.' More »

Street artists use designated legal public walls to create art without the threat of prosecution. Local business GraffHQ will manage the underpass and carry out regular checks, with the company already managing a legal wall in Leicester city.

The Council consulted with local residents and partnership organisations before launching the pilot project; the first event took place on Sunday 11 June artists taking the opportunity to transform the wall.

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Health Improvement, Leisure & Regulatory Services, said: "This site has been a target of vandalism for many years and has been an issue for both local residents and Parish Councils.

"We are pleased to trial this initiative with Graff HQ, with the results so far very impressive. I'm hopeful it becomes a site that the artists and local residents can be proud of."

Izzy Hoskins from Graff HQ, said: "We're really glad to be a part of this pilot and to have this space to use on the underpass. We know there are very talented artists in the District and by working with the Council with this canvas we hope to support their artistic development.

"If the artwork is damaged it can be repaired. The artists will effectively self-manage the site as with other sites."

For more information on the designation of the legal wall, e-mail environmental.health@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 275 0555. For information on getting involved with the legal wall call Graff HQ on 07938 940 174. » Less

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:50 by Beverley Greenwood

A Taste of Old Time Music Hall - 18th July 2017

A Taste of Old Time Music Hall - 18th July 2017

The Glenfield WI, who meet at St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield at 7.30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, are holding a "Taste of Old Time Music" on Tuesday 18th July 2017.

Tickets are £5.00 and are available from Lucy Hilton 0116 2871900 (light refreshments are included).

For further enquiries please contact Angie Bowers 0116 2870067

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:01 by Beverley Greenwood