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WW1 Beacons of Light 11th November 2018

WW1 Beacons of Light 11th November 2018

In 2018, the UK marks the centenary of the end of World War One 1914-1918, a conflict which had an impact on millions of UK residents. Leicestershire's contribution to the British Armed Forces was considerable with thousands of young men sent off to war. Many never returned home, either killed in action or succumbing to disease, whilst others were seriously wounded. The impact of this devastating loss was felt the length and breadth of Leicestershire, and today almost every village and town has its own memorial to those who died. More »

Your chance to pay your personal and community tribute to those millions that gave their lives for their country during the dreadful darkness of four years of War 1914 - 1918

On 3rd August 1914, Britain's Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey, was looking out of his office window. It was dusk, and the gas lights were being lit along London's Mall, leading to Buckingham Palace, when he remarked to a friend, "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." Our country was about to be plunged into the darkness of the First World War, and it would be four long years before Britain and Europe would again experience the light of peace.

In commemoration and remembrance of the end of the war and the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, 1000 Beacons of Light will be lit at 7.00 pm on 11th November 2018 throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories - a century after the guns fell silent. The event will also commemorate the huge army of men and women on the home front who, often in dangerous and exhausting conditions, underpinned the war effort - keeping the wheels of industry turning, bringing the harvests home to ensure the nation did not starve.

Glenfield Parish Council will be lighting a beacon in Ellis Park on Sunday 11 November 2018. Doors open at 2.30 pm with an exhibition in both Park House, Stamford Street and also in the Memorial Hall. Stamford Street. The WI "land girls" will be serving refreshments from 3.00 pm in the Memorial Hall (hot soup, tea, coffee and "trench cake"). From 6.00 pm you can enter Ellis Park through our mock trench to the site of the beacon lighting where you can listen and join in to the Glenfield Co-op Choir singing songs from WW1. A short service conducted by the Rector of St Peter's Church will follow and the well-known poem "In Flanders Field" will be read. LED tea lights will be provided and the "Last Post" will be played at 6.55 pm before our honoured guest who was awarded the Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur – the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits) will light the beacon to symbolise the light of hope that emerged from the darkness of war, and as tribute to mark the end of World War One. A lone piper will then play "Battle's O'er".

Please come along to support this free event in the village. Everyone is welcome, all ages, whether you live in the village or elsewhere. We very much look forward to seeing you. » Less

Posted: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:11 by Beverley Greenwood

Blaby District Council Consultation - Draft Gambling Act Statement of Licensing Principles 2019 - 2022

Under the Gambling Act 2005 the Licensing Authority, Blaby District Council, is required to publish a 'Statement of Principles' every three years, outlining the procedures it intends to follow in discharging its statutory responsibilities under the Act.

In accordance with that requirement the Licensing Authority has reviewed its current policy and has prepared a draft 'Statement of principles'. The revised policy is now formally published as of 12th October 2018 for public consultation and comment. The consultation period will end on 30th November 2018. More »

The draft policy can be viewed on their website using the link below. Your views are important and we hope that you will be able to consider the draft document and offer any comments that you may have on it.

Anyone wishing to comment on the reviewed Policy can do so by sending a written response by the 30th November 2018 deadline marked for the attention of The Licensing Section, Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire LE19 2EP or email to » Less

Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:41 by Beverley Greenwood

District leaders pledge to continue to work together

The leaders of all seven district councils have today unanimously agreed to continue working together to review the current model of local government in Leicestershire.

The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Melton, Oadby and Wigston, North West Leicestershire, Harborough and Hinckley and Bosworth councils, said in a joint statement: "The district councils are continuing to work together to look at future service delivery in Leicestershire to ensure it is lean, effective and in touch with residents. More »

"Any potential changes need to be based on a thorough assessment of all options and backed by evidence and communities.

"The district councils will ensure residents, partners and stakeholders are involved in the conversation and fully consulted. The needs of our residents will be put first." » Less

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 08:41 by Beverley Greenwood

from all the staff and Councillors

at Glenfield Parish Council

As we head towards the festive season, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Please be aware that the Council Office will be closed

over the Christmas period from

3.00 pm on Friday 21st December 2018


Wednesday 2nd January 2019

The Groundstaff are available on Monday 24th December 2018 as usual and

a skeleton ground staff from Thurs 27th, Fri 28th and Mon 31st December 2018 for site checks only

Emergencies only - 07845 105930 / 07970 407547