Enderby “Bulldogs” secure runner-up position

The Enderby “Bulldogs” dodgeball team ended as runners-up in the National Dodgeball League (NDL) Division Two , just missing out on the cup.

The Bulldogs were beaten by Bedford Rangers.

The match was played on Sunday 30th April at Leicester’s New College on Glenfield Road.

The result means that both teams are promoted to the National Dodgeball League Division One.

Next target for the Enderby team will be the National Premier League!


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Popular Jobs Fair returns

Skills FairWith the chance to find employment and training opportunities for people of all ages, the Fosse Park Jobs and Skills fair returns on Wednesday 24 May.

Organised by Blaby District Council, the fair takes place from 10:30am-2pm on the mezzanine level of the Food Court at Fosse Park. The popular event brings together local employers and support services under one roof.

Over 350 people attended last year’s event with 32 businesses present. The Council has worked with Jobcentre Plus and Fosse Shopping Park to offer the fair for the eighth year in a row. Practical help and advice will be on offer for job seekers, and organised workshops for anyone looking to improve their future development.

Cat Hartley, Group Manager for Planning and Economic Development, said:

“We’re delighted to have worked with Jobcentre Plus and Fosse Park to offer the Jobs Fair once again. This is a great event for jobseekers to meet local employers and find out more about opportunities in the district.

“We also encourage our local businesses to reserve a place and take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of eager people.”

This event is FREE to attend with pre-registration open from Friday 12 May via www.blaby.gov.uk/jobsfair2017.

Any businesses interested in attending can e-mail jobsfair@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7765.

[Source/Photo: Blaby District Council Communications]
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Overnight closures of Leicester Lane

Road Closed and Diversion SignsMore information about overnight closures on Leicester Lane.

Enderby EYE has learned that as part of the ongoing works on Leicester Lane, Enderby, overnight closures (8pm – 6am) are now required for the length of Leicester Lane between the B582 (Junction of Blaby Road with Leicester Lane) and the B4114 ( Junction of Leicester Lane and Narborough Road)


The closures are scheduled for the following nights:

  • Monday 10th April
  • Tuesday 11th April
  • Wednesday 12th April

Traffic will be diverted via B4114 and B582 during the closures.

Anyone with queries about this work are requested to contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001.

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Two fined for failure to update microchip details

poochTwo dog owners have been prosecuted for failing to ensure their dogs microchip details were up to date.

Under The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015, dog owners must have their pet microchipped, and for all details to have the most recent information with contact details for a dog’s keeper.

Charanjit Khera of Bloxoms Close, Braunstone Town, pled guilty under Single Justice Procedure for failing to update the details of her dog’s chip following a 21 day notice. She was fined £146, with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Danielle Hawthorne of Packer Avenue, Leicester Forest East, failed to enter a plea and was found guilty under Single Justice Procedure for the same offence. She was fined £220, with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Both were prosecuted after being served notice for failure to update their dog’s chip, despite the 21 day period of notice and seven additional days to prove the required action had been taken.

Updating a dog’s microchip details can be easily done over the phone or online and can cost as little as £4.95 depending on the database.

Jon Wells, Group Manager for Regulatory and Leisure Services, said:

“We’re disappointed that we have had to take this action against individuals in the district. Our Environmental Services team are happy to help anyone struggling with the process to ensure their dog can be identified.

“This law has now been in place for nearly a year and it’s very important that people make sure there are complying with the law. We will continue to take this course of action when necessary.”

The Council hosted a microchipping amnesty on Wednesday 06 April for dog owners without a chip or up-to-date details. Trained staff were on hand to chip dogs and update details for free.

For more information on dog law visit www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs or call 0116 275 0555.

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Enderby Youth Band Salford success

Well done to the Youth Band today competing at the National Youth Championships in Salford on Sunday 2nd April!

They came away with a Bronze Award as well as the Brian Hicks Award for MD Trevor Hounsome in recognition of his dedication to youth banding!

A post on the band’s facebook page describes it as “an amazing day for all concerned!!”

Enderby Youth Band is a special organisation.

Many local Brass Bands have beginner groups – but very few Bands in the country are able to offer the opportunity for these youngsters to go on and play to a high standard with a Youth Brass Band of national standard.

New members are always welcome and guaranteed a high standard of tuition, along with plenty of fulfillment and fun.

Complete beginners and recent starters can join the Junior Band, while more experienced players (Grade 2-3 upwards can go straight into the Youth Band).

Rehearsals are on Sunday 5:30-8:30pm at the Enderby Village Institute.

Contact: Trevor Hounsome 07809 051124

Email: youthband@enderbybands.co.uk


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