Enderby Junior Dodgeballers top Corby tournament

12316625_849146565204098_4332105136293878288_nOn Saturday 27th November 2015 Enderby’s Junior Dodgeballers took part in an Under-13s three-way Friendly Tournament in Corby.

The competition, held in the sports hall of the prestigious Corby Business Academy, saw two Enderby Junior teams compete alongside four other teams – two teams from the Corby Dodgeball Club and two teams from the Harborough Hurricanes Dodgeball Club.

Among spectators at the tournament were parents and friends of the Enderby Junior team and the afternoon was held to be a great success.

An Enderby Junior Dodgeball spokesperson commented on the Club’s Facebook page:

[The tournament] was a very well run tournament and a very enjoyable experience for our junior members, parents and coaches.

Enderby Junior Dodgeball were obviously very proud to announce one of their teams (Enderby ‘B’) finished the day as ‘winners’!

The Enderby ‘B’ team came top of the competition, although all the matches were ‘friendlies’, designed to give the junior players of each participating team experience of playing in a competitive environment (ie, unfamiliar venue and opponents, etc.) Both Enderby Junior teams did their club proud!

Faced with this scenario, both Enderby teams performed well, giving rise to optimism that Enderby Junior Dodgeballers have the potential to achieve great things.

Enderby Junior Dodgeball Club are now looking forward to inviting the other clubs involved to the Enderby Dodgeball Club’s home venue, Enderby Leisure Centre, in February 2016.

Anyone who wants to come along and join in the Dodgeball fun can contact the Head of Junior Dodgeball Development, Liam O’Sheehan.

The Junior training sessions take place over two hours on Sundays at Enderby Leisure Centre.

The first hour (9.30am-10.30am) is for 5-10 year olds and the second hour (10.30am-11.30am) is for 11-14 year olds.

The cost of each session is just £2 per player.

An ‘Introductory Pack’ (PDF) is available for download here 


Enderby coaches and team players line up for a photo shoot at the Corby Tournament.
[Photo: Enderby Junior Dodgeball]

All junior competitors at the Corby Tournament

All junior competitors at the Corby Tournament. [Photo: Enderby Junior Dodgeball]

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A soup-er day in Braunstone

team_photo_1940s.jpeg.340x340_q85An innovative new project to help keep people in Braunstone healthy, safe and secure has been launched at a 1940s tea party.

Braunstone Blues is a team of people that has been set up to help reduce demand and repeat calls to emergency services in Braunstone.

The team of five were officially introduced to the community at a 1940s tea party on Thursday 26th November.

The tea party, held at the Oak Centre, Bendbow Rise, with the theme of how to stay warm this winter for the over 55’s and attracted 115 local residents.

The event started in style as residents were welcomed by 1940s singing and dancing in a room decorated with bunting and props from the era. Guests were later served soup and a roll by members of the team, who wore 1940s emergency services uniform.

Braunstone Blues is a small team of staff from blue light services Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicestershire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service aimed at reducing the demand placed on emergency services in Braunstone.

Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay said:

“This was a great way to introduce this new innovative team. We need to work with community groups and partners to find better ways to protect communities from harm and to help to reduce demands placed on the emergency services. I can already see that this team has made a real impact on the residents and visitors to the Braunstone estate. In working together we are able to find solutions to problems that, in former times, would never have gone away.”

Braunstone Blues was set up earlier this year following research showing that Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields Ward generated the highest amount of emergency calls for all three of the blue light services for Leicestershire.

Their aim is to create a healthy, safe and secure community by educating and directing residents to appropriate services, by making sure homes are safer using a free home visit service and delivering appropriate campaigns and to reduce the number of emergency calls they receive.

The tea party was about getting the community together in a fun way to educate them on key health and home safety messages that affect older people particularly during the winter.

Andrew Brodie, Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, who officially opened the event said:

“This is a fantastic and exciting new initiative. The fire service has been tremendously successful in reducing demand, and fire deaths and injuries. This has largely been due to 15 years of work to educate members of the public and businesses of how to prevent fires and other incidents. We can share this experience with our partners and together work more effectively than ever, to make people of Braunstone and beyond healthier, safer and more secure.”

During the tea party guests were encouraged to speak with members of the Braunstone Blues team. The team also promoted their home visit scheme and encouraged residents to book a free 30 minute visit where they will give advice and information on home and vehicle security, safety in the home, fire and child safety and health and wellbeing.

Hot water bottles with tips on how to keep warm this winter were given out to those that booked a home visit. Braunstone Blues are advising older residents of the following winter warmer tips:

  • keep living rooms to 21°C (70°F) and the rest of the house heated to at least to 18°C (64°F)
  • don’t block up air vents as fires and heaters need ventilation
  • wear layers of clothing to keep warm and wear shoes with good grip to avoid slips and falls
  • draw curtains at dusk to keep the heat in
  • eat at least one hot meal every day and drink plenty of hot drinks
  • use a hot water bottle to keep you warm, but be careful when filling it up
  • make sure you get your flu jab free on the NHS
  • stay active with gentle exercise
  • visit your pharmacy early for advice about coughs and colds
  • stay in contact with friends and family and make sure they are warm and well

Tim Slater, EMAS Divisional General Manager and Paramedic added:

“We welcome the opportunity for us to be involved in this project aimed at keeping the community safe and well, building on our good track record of keeping people out of hospital where appropriate.”

Geoff Stagg, a Braunstone resident attended the 1940s tea party, he said:

“This has been an excellent tea party bringing the three services together. The officers dressed in traditional uniform brought some flare to the event and the singing and dancing has been wonderful. A lot of elderly people really appreciate events like these.”

Braunstone Blues would like to thank B-Connected and Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation for providing the funding and making the event possible.

For more information on Braunstone Blues visit www.leics.police.uk/braunstoneblues.

If you are a resident of Braunstone and would like to book a home visit, leave a voicemail on 07800709802 or email them at braunstone.blues@lfrs.org .

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Two men charged following serious incident in Wigston

Photo: Scales of JusticeA man has appeared in court following an incident in Wigston.

At a hearing at Leicester Magistrates Court on November 24th, Dean Bradley, 47, of Earle Smith Close, Leicester, was charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon and remanded.

John Bradley, 67, of Gloucester Crescent, Leicester, was charged with assisting an offender and bailed to appear at court on Wednesday 9th December.

The charges relate to an incident that took place at around 10.15am, Monday 23rd November on Parvian Road, Wigston.

A 25-year-old man remains in the Leicester Royal Infirmary where his condition is described as stable.

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Enderby Dodgeballers recognised at sports awards ceremony

dodgeball award 2aEnderby Dodgeball Academy had a very successful night at the Blaby district sports awards.

A post on the Academy’s Facebook page congratulates their Junior Head Coach, Liam O’Sheehan on receiving the Blaby District ‘Runner-up Coach of the Year’ award.

The Enderby Dodgeball Academy adult club team, Leicester City Ligers, received the Blaby District ‘Team of the Year’ award.

Also on the night, adult club coach Shaun Scott received recognition for his voluntary work.

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Leicester City Ligers team on stage receiving their award.
[Photo: Courtesy Enderby Dodgeball Academy]

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Enderby Community Library to hold ‘Drop-in Events’ early in the New Year

Enderby LibraryEnderby Library Management Committee (ELMC) have written to say ‘thank you’ to all who expressed interest in volunteering to help run the Enderby Community Library.

The letter invites them to attend at one or both of two ‘Drop-in Events’ which will be held at Enderby Library, Townsend Road, Enderby on Tuesday, 12th January 2016 – 12 Noon until 3pm and Tuesday, 19th January 2016 – 4pm until 7pm

The events have been organised following acceptance by Leicestershire County Council of the ELMC’s Outline Business Plan.

Under the auspices of Enderby Parish Council, the ELMC was formed earlier this year from a number of Parish Councillors and enthusiastic members of the community with a wealth of experience between them.

At a meeting of the ELMC on September 3rd, Mrs. Maria Hetherington of Coleridge Drive, Enderby, was appointed Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Photo: Maria Hetherington

Mrs M Hetherington

It will be Mrs. Hetherington’s role as Volunteer Co-ordinator, to support the volunteers in whatever role they are interested in.

By volunteering to assist with running  Enderby Community Library, volunteers can develop skills, meet new people and contribute to the wealth of the local community.

Volunteer roles are flexible, and volunteers can help out as much or as little as they like, in one, or a variety of roles.

The vision is not only to continue to provide the existing Library service but also expand the offering over time and create a Community Hub where local people can avail themselves of a range of resources.

ELMC members will be on hand at the drop-in events to discuss how people can help Enderby Community Library to become a success story.

Everyone is invited to attend either of the drop-in events, including anyone who has, so far, not formally registered their interest.

The ELMC say:

“Anyone who is unable to attend either of the drop-in events, should feel free to telephone 0116 2753711 to arrange an informal chat with the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Anyone wishing to take part in this exciting project will be joining an open, friendly and supportive team.”

More information about Leicestershire Libraries, see www.leics.gov.uk/libraries.

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