Fur Coat and Magic Knickers …coming to Enderby!

fur coat magic knickersGot your attention? Good! Fur Coat and Magic Knickers is the next play to grace Enderby Civic Centre in March.

The production is sponsored by Enderby Parish Council, in partnership with Enderby Twinning Association.

It is the next in a long line of performances brought to the community by the Parish Council and the Twinning Association and is set to maintain the high standard enjoyed by audiences of previous productions, including last April’s well-received “Lights Out Land Girls” by the Badapple Theatre Company.

Fur Coat & Magic Knickers, written in 2009 by playwright Rona Munro, is a one woman comedy drama.

The action takes place in a shopping centre where we find “Second Hand” Rose looking for an outfit for the hot date she‘ll bring to her daughter’s wedding; her personal shopping assistant Jenny, whose job depends on her sales returns; and the shopping addict pensioner Maggie whose debts force her into twisted Robin Hood-like acquisitions. And a miraculous pair of knickers!

In summary:
76 year old Maggie is a compulsive shopper
38 year old Personal Shopper is at breaking point
50 something Rose’s last new fashion buy was a set of thermals in 1994
Which one of these retail victims, all played by actress Fiona Knowles, will crash the Emergency Exit?

The show will be held on Saturday, 5th March, 2016 at 7.30 pm
Admittance: 12+yrs
The venue is Enderby Civic Centre and tickets are priced at £8 (£5 concessions).

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Bakers Waste Services plan to expand

Bakers WasteEnderby based waste collection and recycling business, Bakers Waste Services, says it plans to expand further following acquisition of Kirby Muxloe business, Berridge Waste Paper.

Bakers Waste specialises in confidential to general waste recycling and undertakes up to 1,400 waste collection jobs every day across the Midlands area.

Berridge is said to have 13 staff turning around £2 million of business a year and the acquisition raises Bakers’ combined staff level to around 100 and will help the Enderby business expand into cardboard and paper recycling.

Bakers has processing facilities in Enderby and Northants and has recently taken delivery of a £140,000 materials handler.

The new enlarged business has 45 vehicles with another six new trucks on order.

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Nine year prison sentence for Thorpe Astley drug dealer

Photo: Scales of JusticeA career drug dealer has been sentenced to nine years in prison after more than £190,000 worth of cocaine and amphetamine was found at the “safe house” he dealt from.

The extent of Darren Guildford’s dealing was uncovered by police when officers raided a property he was linked to in April last year.

The 41-year-old appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Friday (29 January) where he was sentenced to a total of nine years after admitting conspiracy to supply class A drugs and conspiracy to supply class B drugs at an earlier hearing.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Purvis, who led the investigation, said:

“Guildford was a historic and prolific drug dealer – this was his ‘career’ of choice and he lived a lavish lifestyle funded by the earnings of his criminal enterprise.

“Our investigation found that he used a safe house in Leicester as a front for his business where drugs with a street value of about £190,000 were recovered when officers raided the property last year. Cocaine was found hidden in the oven, amphetamine in the fridge, scales and cutting equipment in cupboards. And on the day Guildford was arrested, he had a quantity of drugs stashed in his pockets.

“Officers from East Midlands Special Operations Unit and Leicestershire Police worked collectively to build a strong case against Guildford and as a result of the investigation, his dealing has been brought to an abrupt end and a substantial amount of drugs prevented from reaching the streets.

“Whether it be low level dealing, or highly organised trafficking and distribution, we are committed to tackling all kinds of drug dealing and bringing those responsible to justice.”

Guildford, formerly of Priestman Road, Thorpe Astley, was also charged with the supply of cocaine between April 2012 and April 2015, money laundering and failure to supply a PIN code. These charges are to lie on file.

At the same hearing, Katie Allen, 28, formerly of Priestman Road, Thorpe Astley, was given a two year sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting being concerned in the supply of class A and class B drugs.

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Temporary Closure of Rawson Street, Enderby

rawson streetLeicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the closure of Rawson Street.

The road will be closed from 15th February 2016 for up to 2 weeks and the work has required the suspension of the one-way system operating on nearby roads.

The road closure is necessary to allow the contractors to safely repair a damaged sewer in the carriageway.

One way suspended

Cornwall Street and Rawson Street will have their current normal one-way order suspended during the works to allow for access.

During the closure the alternative route will be: –
Mill Lane, King Street, and vice versa.

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Save time, do it online as Blaby District Council launches new service

MyAccount graphicA new online service offered in Blaby District will revolutionise the way residents manage their online services from the council.

My Account‘ has been launched by Blaby District Council, with all residents in the district eligible sign up and take advantage of the services on offer.

Those who register for My Account will be able to manage their Council Tax, including checking their current balance, viewing bills and reporting any changes in circumstance.

Members of the council-owned Pavilion Leisure Centre will also be able to book sports and leisure activities through the online system.

Residents will also be able to check the progress of their requests and view their history of contact with the council.

This innovative part of My Account ensures that residents can track every step of their communication with the council, without having to call and check.

More new features are planned as Blaby District Council aims to streamline its services in an ever-more digital world.

David Freer

Cllr David Freer

Councillor David Freer, Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services, said:

“I’m thrilled that My Account is now available for residents. Our new service will make accessing council services much easier and save people a lot of time. We have a commitment to ensure vulnerable people can still access their services over the telephone, or face-to-face at the council’s offices.

“I’m proud of all those at Blaby District Council who have worked so hard to ensure My Account is the best possible online service for our residents. This really is an exciting step forward for us.”

Residents can access their account by visiting www.blaby.gov.uk/myaccount.

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