New Parks

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Coordinates: 52°38′46″N 1°10′23″W / 52.646°N 1.173°W / 52.646; -1.173

New Parks
LeicesterNewParksWard.svg
Population17,128 (2011)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEICESTER
Postcode districtLE3
Dialling code0116
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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Leicestershire

New Parks is residential suburb of the city of Leicester, England. It is also an electoral ward of the City of Leicester whose population at the 2011 Census was 17,128.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is in the west of the city, close by the Leicestershire county border and the village of Glenfield. South of New Parks is the Western Park ward, north is the Beaumont Leys ward and to the east is the Fosse ward.[2]

Amenities and facilities[edit]

There are many shops neighbouring the homes and leisure centres. On 16 March 2010, the £1.5 million New Parks Centre Library, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Leicester City Council, was opened by Councillor Andy Connelly and local residents Karen Berry and Sally Kibble.

Education[edit]

There are a few primary schools; Braunstone Frith Infant & Junior schools, Forest Lodge Academy, Inglehurst Primary School, Fosse Primary School, Parks Primary School and Stokes Wood Primary School. There is one secondary school, New College Leicester.

Politics[edit]

Former New Parks Councillors include George Billington, who served as Lord Mayor of Leicester in 1983-84, Ross Willmott, who served as City Council Leader for three separate terms, John Blackmore who served for 2 terms and Colin Hall, who served as Lord Mayor of Leicester in 2010-11.

The current Labour Councillors for the ward are Dawn Alfonso, Stephen Corrall and Malcolm Unsworth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Leicester ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office fore National Statistics. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. ^ Leicester City Council. "Ward Maps". Retrieved 2011-10-11.