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Chance to name new prison in Glen Parva

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Local residents are being asked to choose the name of the new prison in Glen Parva.

Construction on the site started in August 2020, and sits on the site of the former Young Offenders Institution. The new prison is expected to be completed in 2023 and house up to 1,700 prisoners.

The site has already created 230 jobs and 16 apprenticeships during construction and when open, it is expected to offer more than 600 jobs, providing a significant boost to the local economy.

The Ministry of Justice is now offering residents in the district a chance to help give the prison its name with the hope that the name will reflect the surrounding culture and history of the area.

The names will be narrowed down to a shortlist of potential options, with a panel of local representatives deciding on the final winner. The name must then be formally agreed by Her Majesty The Queen, the Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab, and the Prisons Minister Victoria Atkins. 

Residents can email their suggestions by the Friday 21 January to, or send in paper submissions to Glen Parva Parish Council Offices, Dorothy Avenue, LE2 9JD.

16 December 2021
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