Community Cinema arrives in Huncote

huncote-pavilionHuncote Pavilion is set to launch a new ‘community cinema’ programme.

Working in Partnership with The Phoenix Community Cinema, the Pavilion has secured funding through the British Film Institute supported by the National Lottery to become a neighbourhood cinema venue.

The aim of the programme is to bring together local communities to enjoy film for all, that don’t necessarily have access to a traditional cinema, in a relaxed social atmosphere.

The programme will focus on reducing social isolation and loneliness and improve health and wellbeing through Arts activity, supported by the Health and Arts Development Service.

The first screening will be the BFG, a family favourite on Saturday 17th December at 10:30am.

Tickets are available in advance from the Pavilion reception for £3.50 or £4.50 on the door.

Concessions and group tickets are also available.

For more information about the programme or to book the tickets please contact The Pavilion Team on 0116 275 0246 or email leisure@blaby.gov.uk

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Theives attack vehicles for tradesman tools

force-website-vehicle-crime-banner-jpg-340x340_q85Reports are reaching the EYE concerning an increasing number of thefts from vehicles in the Enderby and Narborough areas.

It comes at that time of year when Leicestershire Police are urging vehicle owners to think about their vehicle security during the darker nights. It follows a sharp increase in thefts from cars and vans.

Detective Inspector Helen Nurse, the force lead for vehicle crime recently said:

“There has been an increase in all types of thefts from vehicles across the force area.

“Some of the vehicles have had their windows smashed or their locks forced but others have been left insecure.

“Thieves are trying car doors and stealing items such as laptops, wallets and sat navs which have been left on display.

“These offences typically take place overnight when owners have left their vehicles on a driveway or on the road. We are urging vehicle owners not to leave anything on display. Our message is clear ‘leave it on show, expect it to go’.”

However, at a time when local councils are operating street lights with lower luminance and even switching them off during the night, it seems like vehicle owners need to be extra vigilant and observe simple precautions such as not leaving property on show or leaving valuable equipment in commercial vehicles.

A concerning trend appears to be lack of damage or obvious forced entry.

Enderby resident Kelly Dobson told the EYE:

“There has been an influx of vehicles being broken into in the Enderby/Narborough area and tradesman’s equipment being stolen in the last few days.

My partner and another tradesman on our street have been victim to this also. We have spoken with the police and they have explained that this is rife at the moment.

Both vans were left with no apparent damage to the doors used to break in, and there is speculation from the police that they have a master key or a device that make access to the vehicles very easy and quiet!

I would hate for other tradesman to be robbed of their livelihoods in this way, as it is absolutely devastating for my partner, both financially and emotionally.”

To help protect your vehicle against thieves, Leicestershire Police are giving the following advice:

  • leave it on show expect it to go! Always remove valuables from your vehicle
  • remove sat navs including the support cradle and cables. Wipe away any suction pad marks
  • don’t leave tools in vans overnight
  • make sure that doors are locked, windows are closed and keys are removed when you leave the car, even if it’s only for a moment
  •  on icy mornings, never leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running
  • park your vehicle in a well-lit spot that is visible to others, or covered by CCTV
  • if you have a garage, use it. Always lock your vehicle and garage
  • consider fitting a metal cage to your catalytic convertor or have it etched
  • register any vehicle equipment such as CD players, in-car DVD players, and sat navs for free with immobilise.com

 

 

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Clampdown on untaxed vehicles in Huncote and Enderby

p1040815aaA partnership between the local police team and officers from Blaby District Council’s Environmental Health saw five vehicles removed from the streets.

After complaints from local residents in Huncote and Enderby, the partnership instantly removed the vehicles after inspecting them, with all five parked on the public highway under ‘DVLA Devolved Powers.’

Many untaxed vehicles are parked on the public highway for several weeks without being moved, causing potential disruption to traffic and blocking space for taxed cars to park.

All vehicles will be taken to a local pound for owners to reclaim them.

Any reclaim of the untaxed vehicle costs £100 for the first day as well as £160 surety for a valid tax disc, plus £100 for the second day.

Impound costs are also included at £21 per day, with overall costs reaching up to £507 for a week. If the vehicle is unclaimed it will be crushed.

Jo Hewitt, Technical Officer at Blaby District Council, said:

“Our link up with Blaby Police proved to be very effective as we removed five vehicles that were illegally on the public highway. We want to thank them for their partnership during the day.

“The message with our clampdown is clear; if you own an untaxed vehicle, keep it on your own private land. Any vehicle reported to us without a valid tax will be taken away.”

Residents can check whether a vehicle is taxed at www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax.

Any untaxed vehicle in the District of Blaby can be reported to the Council via www.blaby.gov.uk/abandoned-vehicle.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]
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£2500 fine for Enderby landowner

Dumping on Land of Beggars LaneA fine and Remedial Order has been issued by Leicester Magistrates’ Court following the failure to comply with a Blaby District Council Community Protection Notice.

Aaron Smith of Bagworth Road, Barlestone was served with the notice by the Planning Enforcement team in May 2016 requiring him to clear his land off Beggars Lane, Enderby, after the Council received complaints about its condition.

A Community Protection Notice is intended to impose a requirement upon a person or a body to stop doing specific things, or a positive requirement to do specific things, in order to reduce or remove the detrimental effects of their conduct

After failure to carry out the clearance, prosecution was sought for non-compliance with the notice.

The land contains scattered rubble and several abandoned heavy goods vehicles; one of which has been burned out, spray painted and highly visible to passers-by.

At the Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 23 November, Mr Smith was found guilty and fined £1000, with a £100 victim surcharge.

The Council’s costs of £1388.32 were also awarded in his absence after Mr Smith failed to attend court.

This is the first Community Protection Notice Blaby District Council has prosecuted for non-compliance.

The court judgement also included granting the Council a Remedial Order, compelling the defendant to carry out the work required in the original Community Protection Notice.

Land contained scattered rubble and several highly visible abandoned heavy goods vehicles

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]
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Works at B4114 and Leicester Lane, Enderby – an update

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