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Enderby Heritage Group

Set up in 1999, Enderby Heritage Group consists of mostly local people with an interest in Enderby but the group welcomes interest from anywhere around the world.

Monday 17th September 2018

Enderby in World War Two


Further Meeting dates for 2018

Enderby Heritage Group picture

Monday 12 November
Tales from an Enderby Funeral Director


There are no fees or forms to fill-in.  Just contact the Group by letter or e-mail.

Meetings are held at 8pm in the Enderby Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby.  (Access is from the entrance off King Street). All are welcome.

Attendees are asked to contribute £2 each which covers the Group’s costs.

>> Contact Enderby Heritage Group

Consultation on Local Plan Modifications underway

A consultation on the Blaby District Local Plan Delivery Development Plan Document (DPD) has begun following sixteen changes to the original proposals.

The “Main Modifications” have been suggested by an Independent Inspector following a five day public examination during in July and August. The modifications include:

  • Removing the requirement to include self and custom build housing on large sites
  • A Review Policy setting out when a Local Plan Review must take place
  • Wording changes to bring the document in line with national policy and clarity
  • Changes to the size limit of a housing site where a proportion of accessible and adaptable homes are required. This modification also includes the addition of wording to take into account potential viability issues on a case-by-case basis.
The consultation is now open until 4.45pm on Friday 26 October 2018.

Once the consultation has closed, the Independent Inspector will review the consultation responses and recommend whether or not the Local Plan Delivery DPD can be adopted by the Council.

When adopted, the Delivery DPD, along with the Local Plan Core Strategy, will become a vital document used to make decisions on all planning applications within the district.

Full details on the modifications and how to respond to the consultation can be found via

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

District Council recognised with RSPCA award

Photo: French Bulldog

Blaby District Council has been recognised for its good animal practice and animal welfare with a Bronze Stray Dog Footprint Award from the RSPCA.

The award, open to all local authorities in England and Wales, recognises organisations that have gone above and beyond basic requirements, ensuring higher animal welfare standards.

It also highlights authorities that demonstrate the importance of information and education.

Over the last year, the Council hosted a free collar and tag and microchipping event, the annual Dogs of Blaby competition has been at the forefront of informing residents aware about new and existing rules about dog ownership and dog breeding.

A newly launched Bite Back campaign is also underway, giving residents and local organisations to promote responsible dog ownership in their area.
Cllr. Hewson
Cllr. Hewson

Cllr Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Regulatory services, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the Animal Services team have been recognised by the RSPCA.

“It is our duty to ensure all stray dogs are treated with the highest welfare standards possible. We also know the value our residents place on being kept up to date with the latest laws and information about dogs, and we are committed to continuing this great work.”

Residents can find out more about reporting a stray dog and dog law by visiting

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

Proposed traffic restrictions announced

Leicestershire County Council Highways have given notice of introducing measures to assist traffic flow in Enderby.

The move comes following prolonged dialogue between Enderby Parish Council and Leicestershire County Council following representations made to the Parish Council to do something about some of the areas traffic ‘black spots’.

In a Statement of Effect, Leicestershire County Council says it has received reports from the Parish Council concerning congestion experienced on Townsend Road, Enderby. After assessing the situation, it is proposed to introduce (one way traffic only) on the approach to George Street, Enderby in order to provide safer access and egress for vehicles, and a safer environment for pedestrians and other road users.

No waiting at any time parking restrictions have also been requested on Townsend Road outside the new Adult Learning Centre to replace the current School keep clear markings.

No waiting at any time parking restrictions have also been proposed on Kipling Drive junction with West Street and a small section on Shortridge Lane junction with West Street, in order to provide safer access and egress for vehicles, and a safer environment for pedestrians and other road users.

A copy of the proposed Orders, together with plans illustrating the proposals and an
explanatory statement giving the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order may be inspected during normal office hours at Room 200, County Hall, Glenfield,
Leicester LE3 8RA at the offices of Blaby District Council, Desford Road, Leicester LE19 2EP and at the offices of Enderby Parish Council, Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4NT.

Documents can also be viewed online at

Objections to the proposals, specifying the grounds on which they are made, should be sent in writing to Lauren Haslam, Director of Law and Governance, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8RA by not later than 28th September 2018, quoting reference JM/HTWMT/4004.

Alternatively, objections can be emailed to or via the online comment form which may be accessed via the link above.

Anyone requiring alternative formats of the Notice, including larger print, braille or fax transmission, can contact Leicestershire County Council on (0116) 305 6752.
The notice is dated: 7th September 2018.



‘Bite Back’ campaign launches

Bite Back Poster

Residents in the District are being encouraged to take part in the District Council’s Bite Back initiative; a new, three part campaign aimed at more responsible dog ownership.

Designed to involve the local community in helping to police their area, residents contacting the Council will receive a free Bite Back Pack, containing weather-proof posters, dog bags, stencil kits for pavements and an info pack on how to report anyone not picking up after their dog.

With a large rural area across the district, farmers can also order their own hard-hitting posters highlighting the dangers of not keeping a dog under control. In July a sheep in Countesthorpe was mauled by a dog off lead, with the farmer’s wife and young daughters discovering the injured animal. Due to the extensive injuries sustained the sheep had to be put down.

A further poster shows the consequences of failing to clean up after dogs around livestock, showing the potentially devastating effects of disease that dog faeces can carry.

Sports teams, local organisations and owners of recreation areas in the district can also receive their own free posters and pack to deter irresponsible dog owners that can cause issues in play areas and sports pitches by failing to control their dog.

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Regulatory Services, said: “We know that whilst the vast majority of dog owners are responsible, the small number who have no respect for their local area have a negative impact in the local community, and can cause distress and long-term problems to farmers in our more rural areas.

“These upsetting effects are shown in the rural posters and we make no apologies for the hard hitting nature of them.

“With all circumstances covered by our Bite Back campaign, I encourage any residents, farmers and local organisations to get in touch, and we will help them launch the campaign in their area.”

To receive a pack, email More information about the campaign is available by visiting

[Source and Image: Blaby District Council Communications]