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Notice of Vacancy

In the Office of Councillor
Parish of Glenfield
Ellis Ward

Notice is hereby given

That, due to the resignation of the following councillor:
Mrs Barbara Davies, a vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

Where a casual vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the Councillor whose office is vacant would normally have retired, an election to fill the vacancy shall not be held. The parish council nevertheless may fill the vacancy by co-option if it wishes. More »

Dated 19th March 2019

Returning Officer
Blaby District Council
Council Offices
Desford Road
Leicester, LE19 2EP » Less

Posted: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:20 by Beverley Greenwood

Amazing new facilities coming to ENDERBY

Over 4.5m is being invested by Blaby District Council and Everyone Active to significantly improve the facilities at Enderby Leisure & Golf Centre. Works will begin from May 2019 and are due to be finished before the end of the year.

Posted: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:38 by Beverley Greenwood

New Lubbesthorpe wins major award

Blaby District Council has won a major national award after being shortlisted in the annual LGC Awards for the New Lubbesthorpe development.

The Council was shortlisted in the Housing Initiative category, which looked at how local authorities devise imaginative solutions to ease problems including a shortage of both market and affordable housing.

New Lubbesthorpe will be built over the next 20 years and have 4,250 homes on completion. The Council has ensured that 873 of these will be affordable homes. Over 200 properties are now occupied; with up to 315 homes a year being completed. More »

Featuring more than 300 acres of open space, New Lubbesthorpe will also have a district centre with community, health and leisure facilities as well a secondary school and two primary schools. The first primary school is under construction and set to open in September.

One key area of judging was Blaby District Council's 'ability to work with other organisations and members of the public to provide solutions.' Since the first houses became occupied, a dedicated Community Worker has been employed to create a close-knit neighbourhood.

The Council's commitment to employment, skills and training in the district have seen placements, apprenticeships and work experience secured for local people on the New Lubbesthorpe development, enabling them to start their careers.

Six other councils, including Norwich City Council and a joint bid from 15 local authorities in Essex competed in the Housing Initiative category.

John Richardson, Strategic Director at Blaby District Council said: "We are so proud to be recognised by the LGC. This award is testament to the hard work of the team of staff who have worked over the last decade to take New Lubbesthorpe from a vision to an award-winning development.

"Since ground was broken in 2015 we have worked with house builders and landowners to deliver a superb new area of the district for families to make their home and enhance the District of Blaby as a great place to live, work and visit."

The awards ceremony took place at London's Grosvenor House venue on 13 March 2019. » Less

Posted: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:20 by Beverley Greenwood

Become a Councillor in the May 2019 Elections

There will be an election in May 2019 of parishioners of Glenfield to become newly elected Parish Councillors. Would you like this to be you?

Please email for further information or by telephoning 0116 2312498

Further information on the role of a Town/Parish Councillor can be found on the following websites:

National Association of Local Councils -Elections

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils -Elections