Category Archives: Civic

Summer family dog day

Photo: Dog

A free family fun day for dog owners is taking place in Narborough on Thursday 23 August.

Run by Blaby District Council, the event is an opportunity for dog owners to turn up and get a free collar and/or tag to ensure they comply with the law.

Owners will also be able to get their pooch chipped or make sure the chip’s details are up to date.

The family event on Narborough Park runs from 10am-2pm and welcomes all ages.

The Dogs Trust Education Officers will be on hand to help young people learn about dogs with lots of fun activities.

Leicester Animal Aid will showcase their Community Pet Support Scheme (CPSS), which supports vulnerable owners to care for their pets in their own homes for as long as it is mutually beneficial. This free scheme is also available in Oadby & Wigston and Hinckley & Bosworth.

All dogs in out in a public space must wear a collar bearing the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Dogs must also have an up to date chip.

Donations for collars, tags or chips will go towards the Chairman’s chosen charity Pink Pants, which raises awareness of the BRCA gene that can cause breast cancer.

Visitors are advised to use LE19 2EP for their navigation systems to get to the event.

[Source/Photo: Blaby District Council]

A Place To Grow opens its doors…

Photo from previous year's Open Day
Photo: Enderby EYE.

A reminder that this year’s popular annual open day at the ‘A Place to Grow’ community garden takes place on Saturday 11th August.

The community garden is situated next to Enderby Leisure Centre on Mill Lane and the event will run between 11am-3pm.

Included will be a children’s garden hunt, garden games, planting activities, and the sale of plants and produce from the garden.

There will also be a BBQ, cake, refreshments and an ice cream van on offer. All proceeds will go towards the running of the garden.

As Enderby EYE reported on 11th July, “Community Garden Open Day to feature Family Performance“, there will also be two free family performances of “SEED”.

Performances will take place at 11:30am and 1:30pm. To book tickets for the free performances of SEED, fill in the online form or call 0116 272 7703.

Local Plan examination has begun

A programme of examination dates for the proposed Local Plan Delivery Development Plan Document (Delivery DPD) have now begun.

The Delivery DPD is the second part of Blaby District Council’s overall Local Plan. The Local Plan is an important set of documents that help determine the outcome of planning applications.

Sites for new homes at Kirby Muxloe, Glenfield and Leicester Forest East and an employment site in Enderby are included in the Delivery DPD.

A new policies map shows where development in the district should be focused and the important environmental assets that should be protected.

The independently appointed Planning Inspector, Victoria Lucas LLB MCD MRTPI, has published her Matters, Issues and Questions, Examination Guidance Note, and Hearing Sessions Timetable.

Public hearings forming part of the examination process will be conducted by Ms. Lucas.

Examination Hearings started on 31st July and will take place in the Council Chamber at the Council Offices in Narborough.

All Delivery DPD documents are available to view at

Information is also on display in local libraries and at the Council’s Narborough offices.

Unitary Authority – joint statement issued by Council Leaders

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An update has been published on behalf of the District and Borough Council Leaders of Leicestershire.

“The District and Borough Council Leaders of Leicestershire have agreed to work together to review the current model of local government for Leicestershire.

“We as Council Leaders wish to adopt a collaborative approach to examine what may be the best way of delivering local services for residents in the County, and in the wider context of the East Midlands region.

“This new collaborative approach will examine what is both cost effective in how services may be delivered and how best to retain their link with local residents. Such models may mean stronger District Councils working within a combined authority or having multiple unitary authorities or whether the current structure is still the best way of delivering local services.

“We have a number of reservations as to the model proposed by the County Council not least the rushed timetable and it being too remote for local residents. However, we recognise that it may be premature to rule it out at this early stage.

“Accordingly the Council Leaders have pledged to work together to find the right solution for the residents of Leicestershire and look forward to engaging with our elected partners, stakeholders and residents to deliver the best in local government for Leicestershire and the East Midlands region.

“We would invite the County Council and others to join us in this approach, as collectively, we have the expertise to determine the best solution for our residents.

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Still time to nominate your district heroes!

Blaby Achievement Awards

There’s not long left to get your nominations in for this year’s Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Blaby District Council is once again honouring the unsung people and groups in the district who make such an important difference to people’s lives in four categories:

Good Friend/Good Neighbour
Volunteer of the Year
Young Achiever of the Year
Best Community Group/Community Achievement.

Finalists will be invited to a prestigious evening at the Marriott Hotel, where winners will receive a trophy and £500, with runners-up awarded £250, on a night where their commitment and passion will rewarded.

The awards are generously supported by local businesses Davidsons Homes, Fosse Park, Ford & Slater DAF, The Marriott Leicester and Countryside Properties.

Nominees must either live, or make their incredible contribution within the district. With no limit on the number of people or groups one individual can nominate, the Council is encouraging everyone to put forward as many heroes as they can.

Don’t miss out! Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 12 August and can be submitted online at For more information, call 0116 272 7577.

[Source/Photo: Blaby District Council]