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Glen Parva Parish Council

Serving the people of Glen Parva

Clerk: Parish Manager
Parish Council Office, Dorothy
Avenue, Glen Parva, Leicester


Posted: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:12 by Jayne Pollard


November 2017



McCarthy and Stone, the housebuilder behind the Glenhills Court Assisted Living development on Little Glen Road in Glen Parva, has donated £500 to Glen Hills Library.

Run entirely by a team of volunteers – including Glenhills Court homeowner, Mrs Redpath, Glen Hills library on Dorothy Avenue is a hub for the community. McCarthy and Stone's donation will contribute towards new IT equipment including brand new computers and tablets. The tablets will allow the library to expand their influence on the community and are hoped to be used in Glenhills Court to help the elderly access the internet. They will provide basic training on software like Skype and WhatsApp which can be used to contact family members as well allowing the residents to carry out online shopping.

Mrs Redpath comments: "I volunteer at the library because it is a central part of life for many local people, and these funds will go towards giving the library's IT equipment a much-needed upgrade. As a community library we rely on volunteers for the day to day running and are always appreciative of any funding that we receive. We are very grateful to McCarthy and Stone for its kind donation."

Cheryl Bissett, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at McCarthy and Stone East Midlands, said: "We are delighted to support Glen Hills Library. A tight-knit community and companionship are among the many benefits of living in a McCarthy and Stone development, and we are proud to support the communities who share our values and are helping to make a difference to the lives of older people.

"The donation for Glen Hills Library is an example of the many ways in which we can help to bring people together and we hope the members enjoy the new IT equipment."

Designed exclusively for the over 70s, Glenhills Court features a collection of 55 one and two bedroom luxury apartments. Prices currently start from £244,950 for a two bedroom apartment featuring a spacious living area, fully fitted kitchen, shower room, walk-in wardrobes and stunning canalside views.

McCarthy and Stone Assisted Living developments offer retirees the opportunity to maintain an independent lifestyle, while also having access to tailored domestic and personal assistance packages to help them manage their day-to-day lives – and with an on-site restaurant providing freshly cooked meals.

Glenhills Court features a homeowners' lounge, landscaped gardens, and a convenient guest suite, should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. An Estates Manager is also on hand to take care of the smooth-running of the development; while security entrance systems and 24 hour emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind for homeowners and their families.

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 12 years' running. McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 12 consecutive years, which is every year the awards have been run.

For more information about Assisted Living in Glen Parva, please call 0800 310 0384 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/glenhillscourt.

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