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Glen Parva Parish Council

Serving the people of Glen Parva

Parish Council Manager: Joanne Small
Parish Council Office, Dorothy
Avenue, Glen Parva, Leicester
LE2 9JD

Glen Hills Library

Glen Hills Library is entirely run by volunteers and aims to provide a hub for the local community. Within the library is The Park Cafe which is also run by volunteers - for more information follow this link: The Park Cafe

VOLUNTEERING IN THE LIBRARY OR CAFE

Volunteering is a rewarding and enjoyable activity and we welcome new volunteers. If you are interested, please pop into the library and fill in an application form. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible. All volunteers are happy to chat about their experiences, so do not hesitate to speak to them.

We have extensive opening hours and host a range of additional activities.

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

MONDAY

09.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 17.00

TUESDAY

09.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 17.00

WEDNESDAY

09.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 17.00

THURSDAY

09.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 19.00

FRIDAY

Closed

Closed

SATURDAY

09.00 – 13.00

Closed

All activities are free and no booking is needed - just turn up.

If you have any questions, contact Linda at linda.sidorowicz@gmail.com

The contact number for the Library is 0116 2787720

BEST OF BLABY DISTRICT CELEBRATED AT 13TH ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

An evening of celebration took place at Leicester's Marriott Hotel nine people and groups within the District of Blaby were recognised for their hard work.

The finalists and their families joined other special guests and sponsors on Thursday 29 September to enjoy the evening as the unsung heroes of Blaby District were honoured. BBC Radio Leicester's Ed Stagg hosted the ceremony.

Finalists included 16-year-old Meg Seagrave, three-time British Champion in roller skating, taking top honours in the Compulsory Figure, Freeskating Youth and Combined Youth competitions. Her incredible efforts saw her crowned Young Achiever of the Year.

In the Good Friend/Good Neighbour category Stoney Stanton-based Gill Leverton-Taylor took the award. Gill has spent many years selflessly taking care of her neighbours and making their lives better. In Category B, Fliss Middleton was crowned as Volunteer of the Year. Her many volunteering exploits include organising Company at Christmas, which offers over 30 isolated people a dinner and companionship on Christmas Day.

Glen Parva Community Library became this year's best Community Group. The volunteers have turned their library around since becoming community led, increasing membership by 272% and becoming a hub for the Glen Parva residents.

Councillor Maggie Wright, Deputy Leader of Blaby District Council, said: "We are extremely proud to host these awards as they give us a fantastic opportunity to recognise all those who do so much good in Blaby District.

I want to congratulate all the finalists for the selfless and outstanding work they do, as well as thank our incredible sponsors for making the evening possible."

The awards are funded entirely through the generous sponsorship of Blaby District-based businesses: Main sponsors Casepak, Staging and category sponsor Fosse Shopping Park, along with category sponsors Marriott Leicester, Ford and Slater and Westleigh Partnerships.

Full list of winners and runners up:

  • Good Friend/Good Neighbour – Winner: Gill Leverton-Taylor (Stoney Stanton), Runner-up: Robert Benford (Blaby)
  • Volunteer of the Year – Winner: Fliss Middleton (Glen Parva), Runners-up: Stuart Howe (Narborough) & Trevor Hincks (Braunstone Town)
  • Young Achiever of Year – Winner: Meg Seagrave (Stoney Stanton), Runners-up: Simran Sangherra (Braunstone Town)
  • Best Community Group/Community Achievement – Winner: Glen Parva Community-led Library, Runner Up: Littlethorpe Community Association

To see photos of the event click this linkwww.flickr.com/photos/blabydc/albums/72157673472773461

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/awards, email public.relations@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7577.

CRAFTY TUESDAY

Crafty Tuesday runs every Tuesday morning between 10.00 and 12.00

Just bring along your favourite craft whether it be knitting, cross stitch or colouring and have a natter. No need to book just come along.

STORY & RHYME TIME

Stories and Rhyme Time is designed for pre-school children and their grown ups and runs every Wednesday 10.30 – 11.00

These sessions are completely free and no booking is required. The library is equipped with baby changing facilities and a cafe.

CRIME READERS BOOK CLUB

The Crime Readers Book Club is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month between 6.00 and 7.00pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along - no booking is required and books are provided.

BOOK AND CHAT

Book and Chat is held on the last Thursday of each month between 2.00 and 4.00pm

Just come along - no need to book.

CREATIVE WRITING.

Creative writing group starts on 4th July 6-7.30pm and is every Tuesday there after.

Come along to Glen Hills Library, all welcome, no experience necessary. Each session is £3.00 per person.

Call 0116 2787720 for more information.