Monday 25th April sees the formal handover of Enderby Library to the community

Enderby Community LibraryLeicestershire County Council will formally hand over responsibility for running Enderby library to the Enderby Library Management Committee on Monday 25th April.

The Library will close at 1pm on Saturday 23rd April for a ‘transition period’.

When it re-opens as a ‘Community Library’ it will be fully staffed by volunteers with the support of the Enderby Library Management Committee and Enderby Parish Council.

People who offered to volunteer have been booked in on a number of training sessions on how to work in the library to be ready for the official launch of the Community Library in May.

Training includes booking out resources, reserving books and library cataloging systems.

Training will also include safeguarding and use of databases.

The training is being undertaken with the support of the County Council as part of the hand-over arrangements.

Photo: Maria Hetherington

Mrs M Hetherington

Volunteer Maria Hetherington is coordinating the training and she can be contacted on <> for more information about training and volunteering.

After the formal handover on April 25th, the library will be closed for a period to allow for some building improvement work to take place.

This will include creating a small meeting room and a toilet with baby changing facilities and disability access.

Some interior re-decoration is planned and other improvements are expected to be made in a staged process following the official launch.

The library will formally re-open on Saturday 14th May with a launch event. (See the launch event poster on the EYE’s ‘What’s On’ page)

The re-opening of the library will be marked by Enderby Band playing as well as a raffle and other events, including planned guest appearances by two local authors.

Refreshments will be available and it will also be a chance for members of the community to see the refurbished space and meet library volunteers.

Chairperson of the Library Management Committee, Cllr. Tracy Green says:

“It would be lovely to see existing and new library users at the launch event as the community takes over the running of this important facility”.

Enderby Parish Council and Community Library on Facebook

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Enderby Community Library on track to launch in May
(EYE news item March 13th 2016)


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A great evening of entertainment next Friday – and all in a good cause…..

gittinsEveryone is invited to an ‘Evening of Entertainment’ being organised by a young entrepreneurial college student.

Jack Gittins, 14yrs, attends Enderby’s Brockington College. He has organised the event, being staged at the College from 7pm on Friday 22nd April, to help him raise funding in order to take part in the College’s ‘Kash 4 Kenya’ project.

Along with other students, Jack had the opportunity to take part in the project and travel to South Africa this July and after a series of interviews he was accepted. It was only then that the hard work began!

Kash 4 Kenya & South Africa (K4K&SA) is a fundraising initiative run in conjunction with Brockington College which has been helping to improve the lives of students in schools in Mtwapa (Kenya) and Johannesburg (South Africa) since 2010.

Bi-annual projects since 2010, have helped support the schools and the students by:

  • buying land and carrying out building work to provide a safe and practical learning environment for the student
  • supplying desks and benches, along with appropriate stationary and resources so students can advance their education as they desperately want to
  • purchasing mosquito nets to help but down the spread of malaria and provide a safe nights sleep
  • supplying food packages to those in real need
    installing water tanks

and much more

To take part each successful student has to raise £2000 to enable the trip to take place.

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Jack climbed Snowdon to help pay his way

Jack has already raised £900 by climbing Snowdon and a further £235 through holding a coffee morning with stall at Blaby Congregational Church.

Entertainment - EditedIn an attempt to raise the rest he has arranged the ‘Evening of Entertainment ‘ for next Friday (22nd April), commencing 7pm at Brockington College Enderby – and lined up some interesting acts!

Star guest is ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, a finalist from Britain’s Got Talent 2013 who wowed the studio audience with his Simon Cowell and Sinita puppets (see a YouTube video here).

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Local teen band ‘Fallacy’ and vocalist/comedian Neil Warner are also appearing

Supporting Steve are local singer and comedian Neil Warner and local teen-age band ‘Fallacy’ (in which Jack plays guitar). There is a bar on the night and there will also be a raffle.

All tickets for the show are a snip at £5 and are available from:

Mel Gittins 07743 533758

Stomp Footwear,
2, Station Road, Narborough,
LE19 2HR

Brockington College,
Blaby Rd, Enderby,
LE19 4AQ

» View promotional poster on the EYE’s “What’s On” page

Read more about Kash4Kenya on the Brockington College website
(Click on logo below)






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Overnight closure of Station Road, Narborough

virginmediaLeicestershire County Council Highways Department has agreed to the closure of Station Road, Narborough, between Coventry Road, and Riverside Way.

It is proposed that he road will be closed overnight, on an unspecified number of nights, between 22.00 hours and 05.00 hours.

Work will commence on the 3rd May 2016 and last for up to 14 nights.

The closure will safely allow contractors to install Virgin Media equipment in the highway.

During the closure the alternative route will be signed on site, see the map linked-to below:

Click here to download/view map showing diversion and signage details

(May require selecting and clicking a further link)

For further information contact:
AFL Global
01344 208943, or
Leics Highways
0116 305 0001

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Plans approved for new flagship brewery

Artists impression of development


An application for a new development by Enderby based Everards Brewery has been given planning approval.

The new development will comprise a new brewery with offices, brewery tap and restaurant along with a temporary events marquee.

Approval was also given for the erection of a footbridge over the River Soar with cycle paths linking to the Grand Union Canal Conservation Area, leading to Leicester City Centre.

The move is anticipated to be completed by late 2017.

Located adjacent to their current site, Everards will remain a long-standing business within the district, along with Fosse Park, Sytner and Next.

Development businesses located in Enderby include The Marriott, David Lloyd, Santander and British Gas. Other major employers in the district include Leicestershire County Council and Leicestershire Police.

Councillor Tony Greenwood MBE, Blaby District Council Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said:

“This is an exciting development that further highlights businesses’ desire to stay within our district when looking to relocate their premises.

“We are proud to have so many major businesses and retail stores in the district, making our area one of the most attractive for enterprise and shoppers alike.”

The development was first mooted in December 2011 when details of the exapansion were first published (see EYE news report 02/12/11)




Details on the application can be found through the planning search system via, using the reference 15/1524.

More information on starting or relocating a business in Blaby District, is available at


Everards Green Credentials

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Lead stolen from Enderby Parish Church

St. John Baptist EnderbyThousands of pounds worth of lead has been stolen from a church in Enderby and police need the public’s help to trace those responsible.

Sometime between 1am and 4am on Tuesday 5 April more than 75% of the lead on the church roof at St John the Baptist Church in Leicester Lane was stolen.

The lead which is estimated to be worth in excess of £100,000 was believed to be removed from the area using a large vehicle.

Anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously or any vehicles in Leicester Lane during the early hours of last Tuesday (5 April) is asked to contact police.

Leicestershire Police is working with the Diocese of Leicester to tackle the problem of lead theft.

A lead theft seminar is being held at St Marys Church in Melton Mowbray on Thursday 28 April to discuss church security and the force’s Rural Watch scheme.

Officers are also appealing to people who live near or within sight of a church to be their eyes and ears and report suspicious behaviour or suspicious vehicles.

They are leafleting homes around churches with information and contact numbers encouraging people to be vigilant.

If you can help with their enquiries into the theft at St John the Baptist Church then please get in touch.

Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2216 Ade Mather on 101, quoting crime reference number 76451.

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