Free cookery sessions at Enderby Brockington College help save pounds

food-classes-350x220Leicestershire Waste Partnership have announced their next cookery sessions.

The fun, free, practical sessions, headlined as ‘Love Food – Hate Waste’, provide the ingredients and the know-how to make the most of leftovers, so anyone can reduce food waste and save up to £60 a month on their food bill.

Participants in the free sessions can gain some inspiration and take home tea with a free, love food hate waste recipe book, so they can carry on with the good work. All ingredients and equipment will be provided.

The average family could save £700 a year, simply by throwing away less food.

The next sessions are due to be held at Brockington College, Enderby:

Saturday 11 June, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Monday 13 June, 7pm – 9 pm

Pre-book to avoid disappointment ……seriously!

Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

Telephone 0116 305 7699, or email

Alternatively, book online at

The Leicestershire Waste Partnership is composed of the seven borough and district councils of Leicestershire, and the County Council. (Leicester City Council is an associate member as it has made its own arrangements for future waste management). The partner authorities have come together to deliver a joint strategy.

Leicestershire is pursuing a clear vision for sustainable waste management and resource use.

Through the collaborative efforts of the Partnership, a majority of Leicestershire’s waste will be recycled by 2017, growth in waste production will be in decline and local communities will be taking responsibility for the waste they produce.

Note: These sessions are open to Leicestershire residents only. Unfortunately this excludes Leicester City residents.

» View Love Food – Hate Waste website

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Countesthorpe consultation to combat Anti-Social Behaviour

Public Space Protection Order ZonesA consultation has been launched in Countesthorpe on proposals to deal with anti-social behaviour complaints in the village.

Plans to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order in the area are being considered following 133 reports of ASB to Blaby District Council and Leicestershire Police between September 2015 to April 2016. This is a significant increase compared to 110 reports for 12 months from April 2014-April 2015.

In response to the reports, local Police teams have been carrying out daily targeted patrols with the Council’s ASB Officer. There has also been work with individual’s and families offering support and advice.

Positive interventions have already been put in place, including using the BB19 Youth Bus and providing sports sessions organised by the Youth Offending Impact Team to engage with young people.

However, a group of young people continue to cause anti-social behaviour in the village.

It is hoped that the Public Spaces Protection Order will enable the authorities to respond better to the issues in the local community, with the order applying to every young person in Countesthorpe; it will be applied at the discretion of local officers.


The proposed conditions being consulted on are for those aged 10-17 not to:

  • Gather in groups of more than four people (Restrictions would not apply where crowds are unavoidable, including school journeys or at a bus stop)
  • Behave in a way that is likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress
  • Be in the possession of, or consume alcohol
  • Use, possess or supply any intoxicating substances including “legal highs”

Inspector Dan Eveleigh, Neighbourhood Policing Area Commander for Hinckley and Blaby, said:

“We want to ensure that young people enjoy their time outdoors with friends, but don’t cause significant disruption or distress to the local residents.

“We also want to send a message that involvement with alcohol or legal highs for this age group is unacceptable, and our planned Public Spaces Protection Order will give us the opportunity to take action against such behaviour where necessary.”

The consultation is taking place with visits to local residents and work with the Parish Council, local shops and schools.

Any Public Space Protection Order would be in place for six months, with any breach of conditions potentially leading to formal action being taken by the Police or Blaby District Council. Breaches will be considered on a case by case basis.

Officers from Blaby District Council and Leicestershire Police have been carrying out a door to door consultations.

The consultation document is available on the Blaby District Council website at

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Bank Holiday fun at Enderby Social Club

pramrace2013-3A Charity Fun Weekend has been organised by Enderby and District Social Club.

The event will take place on Sunday 29th and Bank Holiday Monday 30th May and the club will open on both days at 12 noon. There will be an outside bar, BBQ, Cocktails, a Vintage Tea Tent and jacket potatoes.

There’s entertainment planned for the kids with a free bouncy castle and an Activity Marquee (£2 per child).

Other free activities include a Football Cage and the Youth Bus with Play Station, X-Box, Karaoke and Nail Bar.

Activities on individual days include:
Sunday 29th May
1pm Cake Bake Off
2pm Skittles Knock Out
3pm Pool Knock Out
4pm Live music from local band ‘The Scrubs’
5pm Keith Glover Memorial Darts

Monday 30th May
Craft Fayre (12 noon – 4pm)
– Hair Accessories
– Cushions and Crochet
– Sweets and Chocolates

The annual spectacle of the great ‘Pram Race’ takes place again at 2pm on Monday 30th (contact Mike 07792 750894). There will also be a ‘Tug-of-War’ event during Monday afternoon.

Raffle tickets are also available from the Social Club.

Proceeds from the charity weekend are being directed to Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Reality and Help for Heroes.


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Enderby Community Library launches with a fanfare

customers at counter 300x175Enderby Community Library officially opened its doors on Saturday 14th May to a fanfare provided by members of the Enderby Band.

The community run library had been opening its doors following a ‘soft-launch’ on May 3rd, when the first volunteers had a taste of ‘live’ operation of the library.

Also, in the days running up to the official launch date, last minute building work was taking place.

Ageing and weather-worn windows were replaced and a new light and airey room was created for use by small groups for meetings, etc.

A new disabled toilet and baby-changing facility were installed and lighting throughout the library was converted to LED units to save energy and provide better illumination.

Apart from being entertained by Enderby Band, visitors to the official launch were able to look around the new library and meet and speak with two special guests, local authors Lynda Page and Cathy Bramley (pictured below).

Lynda Page with Cathy Bramley

(l-r) Lynda Page with Cathy Bramley at Enderby Community Library

Tea, coffee and light-refreshments (generously donated by the Co-operative Food store 19 Cross Street) were available and in the main hall of the Civic Centre visitors were able to see presentations from local organisations and neighbourhood police officers. Face-painting with a literary theme was available for the younger visitors.

Outside, local estate agents Harrison Murray provided information and some light-hearted fun with a set of stocks and a plentiful supply of wet sponges (and not forgetting a plucky ‘victim’ for target practice!)

A 27 prize raffle was drawn at 3.30pm with winners being awarded prizes ranging from gift vouchers and free sessions at leisure centres to bottles of wine and chocolates. Prizes were donated by local businesses and organisations.

Full details of prize winners and prizes won is available to view in the library.

View Library address and opening times (as at 16th May 2016)

Some pictures from the day:

enderby band at library

customers at counter

face painting

at library counter

library counter shot

neighbourhood police at library

juniors at library

in the stocks

presentation tables library launch

Enderby Community Library
Townsend Road
LE19 4PG

Opening hours: 2pm-6pm Mon-Sat

Enderby Community Library information on Enderby Parish Council website

Enderby Community Library on Enderby Parish Council Facebook Page.

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Public Space Protection Orders introduced across Blaby district

044-dogResidents in Enderby and elsewhere in Blaby district are being reminded that new laws designed to force careless dog owners to take more responsibility of their pets came into effect this month (May).

The orders to control dogs are introduced across Blaby District’s parks and open spaces today, Monday 16 May 2016, as part of the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act.

Blaby District Council is one of the first councils to be taking this action.

Anyone guilty of an offence under the new orders will be issued with a £100 fixed penalty.

Failure to pay the fine can result in court action and a fine of up to £1000.

Trained volunteers from across the district will assist the Council to enforce the new legislation.

  • The dog control orders include:
  • Dog fouling
  • Not having a suitable item to pick up dog fouling
  • Not placing/keeping a dog on lead when directed
  • Not having a dog on a lead within a cemetery/graveyard/churchyard
  • Taking a dog into/permitting a dog to enter/allowing a dog to remain in an enclosed play area

Blaby District Council’s Animal Services will be attending parks and open spaces around the District from Monday 16 May for a two week period to educate dog owners of the new laws.

Formal enforcement will be introduced from Monday 1 June.

Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Environmental Services, said:

“Dog fouling and out of control dogs are issues facing the whole of Leicestershire.

Dog fouling will not be tolerated and our new PSPOs are designed to ensure we have the powers to take action and fine the minority of people who cause misery to residents enjoying the great parks and open spaces we have in Blaby District.”

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