Leicester Lane roadworks to get temporary traffic lights this weekend

trafficlightsAs part of the ongoing works at Leicester Lane and the B4114, there will be temporary traffic lights on Leicester Lane this weekend (Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October).

The temporary traffic lights will be located on the Enderby side of the M1 (see plan below) and are required to enable a statutory undertaker to carry out service diversion works.

These works are being undertaken at weekends to minimise disruption –  however,  extra time should be allowed for a journey.

Anyone who has any queries about this work, please contact
Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001.

[Source: Leicestershire County Council]

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£2000 fine for Enderby Road fly-tipper

Fly-tipped rubbishA local resident who admitted to fly-tipping in Blaby Disitrict has been hit with a fine for his offences.

Sanjay Gohil of Glenfield Frith Drive, Glenfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of fly-tipping at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 5 October 2016.

The offences related to two instances of illegally dumped rubbish in a field off of Enderby Road, Whetstone.

The rubbish was dumped just 200 metres from
the County Council run Whetstone Tip.

Environmental Health Officers investigated the fly-tipped waste and decided to prosecute Mr Gohil for the offences.

Mr Gohil was fined a total of £1000 for the two offences, plus a victim’s surcharge of £60.

He will also have to pay Blaby District Council’s investigation and legal costs totalling £989.

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

Cllr Guy Jackson

Cllr.Guy Jackson: Problem costs District £75,000 per year

“We want to once again reiterate that Blaby District Council will not tolerate fly-tipping.

“The actions of these selfish people result in the taxpayer and landowners footing the bill for clearing up their mess.

“This nationwide problem costs us £75,000 per year to clear up in the District of Blaby alone.

“We are committed to ensuring that all fly-tippers are found and prosecuted.”

Anyone witnessing fly-tipping can report is by calling 0116 272 7555 or online at www.blaby.gov.uk/flytipping.

[Source: BDC Communications]
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Force responds to Assistant Chief Constable’s “open windows and doors” remarks


ACC Phil Kay

Leicestershire’s Assistant Chief Constable, Phil Kay, has sparked controversy  by asking whether officers should probe break-ins where a victim had left a window or door open. 

He compared victims of “preventable” crimes to NHS patients who are refused treatment because they are too fat.

Leicestershire Police’s assistant chief constable told the Loughborough Echo that homeowners might “take notice” if they thought police would not investigate.

The Daily Mail re-published the comments with the headline: “Now police blame victims for being burgled”.

ACC Kay was reported in the media as saying:

“The NHS says ‘we are not going to operate on you because your body mass is too high – they have not helped themselves prevent an illness’.

“Yet if people leave doors or windows open there is an expectation the police will investigate.

“I’d rather my officers spent time preventing crime and protecting the public, rather than on things that are preventable.

“If the health service is making decisions on whether someone has helped to prevent something or not, should the police?

“I am not suggesting we have any plans to change what we do, but I pose that as a question.”

The Force was quick to comment on the remarks which had been widely publicised and possibly misunderstood.

A response published on the Force’s website reads:

We are aware of the story circulating that suggests Leicestershire Police will no longer be investigating preventable burglaries. This, of course, is not the case.

We do, and will continue to, prioritise the investigation of all reports of domestic burglaries received from members of the public in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. There are no plans to change this whatsoever, a point made to the reporter from the Loughborough Echo in the original interview.

We recognise the impact that burglaries have on victims and will always relentlessly pursue those responsible for this type of crime, in order to bring them to justice. As a force we have a satisfaction rate of 87% in relation to how we investigate burglaries and how we deal with victims of crime.

In the original interview, Mr Kay was clear that he was posing a hypothetical question, to help generate a debate about how we should highlight the importance of crime prevention and how we ‘nudge’ people to take home security far more seriously and therefore help prevent them becoming a victim of crime.

If, as a consequence of this debate, people think and act differently regarding the security of their homes and from now on always keep their windows and doors locked, we will hopefully have prevented someone from becoming a victim of burglary.


PCC Lord Willy Bach

Police and Crime Commissioner Willy Bach issued a statement in which he said he wanted to make the position crystal clear.

“As long as I am Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland every burglary will of course continue to be investigated, as it always has been.

“It is irrelevant whether or not windows are left open or shut. Burglary is burglary.  Burglary will naturally be included in my Police and Crime Plan – alongside a wholehearted commitment to investigate crime.

“Of course crime prevention is critical. It seems to me that this is what Phil Kay was getting at. Everybody has a responsibility to be vigilant.

“Prevention is even more important today because of the enormous cuts that have been imposed on the Police in Leicestershire and elsewhere. In Leicestershire we have lost 20% of our Police force in five years.

“I was a Criminal Barrister for many years and burglary of all kinds was treated as a really serious offence – it involves the invasion of a victim’s property.  This is my view and it is the view of Leicestershire Police for whom the commitment to tackling crime remains undiminished.”

[Photo: Lord Bach issued by Sallie Blair
Photo: ACC Phil Kay courtesy www.leics.police.uk]
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Enderby Village Institute promotes its ‘new look’

Enderby Village InstituteEnderby Village Institute has undergone a substantial refurbishment programme over the last few years and is currently promoting its facilities for new users.

Windows and doors have been replaced, the outside has been redecorated, new signs fitted, the drive re-laid and a ramp built to facilitate disabled access.

Inside the building the Main Hall floor has been stripped, sanded and re-varnished.

Main Hall

Main Hall

The floor of the Small Hall has been replaced and the interior of the hall is about to be re-decorated.

Small Hall

Small Hall

The Institute are always looking for new users both in the day time and evening whether on a regular basis or for a one-off event.



For details of availability and charges email enderbyevi@hotmail.com or ring 07958 388213.


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PCC listens to road safety concerns during community walk-about

screenshot-2016-10-12-at-10-38-27Road safety and antisocial behaviour were top of the agenda for Eyres Monsell locals when Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lord Willy Bach joined partners for a community walk-about.

The PCC, Deputy Mayor of Leicester Cllr Rory Palmer and Cllr Virginia Cleaver visited Eyres Monsell alongside the local policing team to meet residents and community volunteers and discuss the issues which impact on their safety and wellbeing.

Speeding was an issue raised by many of the locals and as a result the PCC has agreed to highlight the problem with the Chief Constable to identify ways to address it, including the possibility of increasing the use of a Community Speedwatch scheme in the area.

Residents also discussed antisocial behaviour problems and how this affected their quality of life. The PCC heard how CCTV in the area and high-visibility patrols from the ASB car was having a positive impact on incident rates.

Commenting on his visit, Willy said:

“I’m very grateful to PC Duncan Tebbatt and the policing team for joining us on this community walk-about.

“I was very impressed by the relationship between local beat officers and the residents they serve and the rapport that has been established. Positive community relationships are vital for effective policing and it is obvious much time and effort has been invested by the team to develop these connections.

“Like many other areas across Leicester, speeding is a top priority for locals. The policing team has previously held a number of enforcement operations in the area and is using the full arm of the law to recover vehicles linked to excessive speeding and uninsured drivers. In follow up to my visit, I intend to explore further opportunities to proactively address the problem involving the local community.

“I would like to invite anyone living in the area who is concerned about speeding or any other community issue to get in touch.”

Cllr Palmer added:

“I’m delighted to have joined the PCC on this visit to discuss the important local issues in the area.

“Tackling antisocial behaviour is always a top concern for local residents and I know this is a priority for Willy. I’m really pleased the PCC has visited Eyres Monsell to hear about these issues and to discuss them with me and the neighbourhood policing team.”

Concerned residents can contact police.commissioner@leics.pnn.gov.uk.


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(Above) Cllr Virginia Cleaver, PCC Willy Bach and Cllr Rory Palmer starting out on their tour.
(Top) Cllr Rory Palmer and Willy Bach with the Youth Club’s Hall of Fame.

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