Estate agents’ sweet Easter fundraiser

Harrison Murray, Enderby branchAn Enderby estate agent has joined four other Leicestershire estate agency teams who are ‘chocs away’ with a tasty fundraiser for local homelessness project One Roof Leicester.

Harrison Murray Estate Agency (part of The Nottingham) in Enderby has joined the Leicester, Wigston, Syston and Groby offices of the company with raffling chocolate bouquets in-branch to raise cash for the charity.

It’s a sweet starter to a working relationship that, later in the year, will also see Harrison Murray staff visit a couple of One Roof’s premises to help with a gardening project.

Jennie Andrews, senior residential manager at Harrison Murray in Wigston and Syston, said:

“Harrison Murray has long had a reputation for getting involved in positive work in the community and when we heard about One Roof there was an obvious and natural fit – we are extremely proud to link up with them.

“We are getting things underway with the chocolate bouquet raffles, which will run between now and Easter, and we are sure local people will give very generously to such a good cause.

“However, long-term, we are looking for the link-up to truly blossom. Whilst the funds we raise over Easter will be very important to One Roof we want this to be an even more tangible relationship that sees us getting involved in helping them make the difference to homeless people that they do on an ongoing basis, including in the form of volunteering some of our time.”

One Roof manager Salma Ravat added:

“It is fabulous of Harrison Murray to step up and offer this support and we are really proud to be working with such a strong local brand that prides itself on its community work.

We are looking forward to the relationship going from strength to strength and it being a positive boost to our work in helping homeless people in Leicester.”

Anyone wanting to buy a raffle ticket for the chocolate bouquet, priced just £1, should visit the Harrison Murray office at 2 King Street, Enderby or one of the other offices listed below.

  • Groby: 11/11a Ratby Road, LE6 0GF
  • Leicester: 7-9 Halford Street, LE1 1JA
  • Syston: 10 High Street, LE7 1GP
  • Wigston: 13 Leicester Road, LE18 1NR
Staff from the organisations with chocolate bouquets

(l-r): Emily Brown (Harrison Murray), Ryan O’Connor (The Nottingham), Salma Ravat (One Roof), Sangita Ladwa (The Nottingham), Claire Prowse (One Roof) and Sharon Clark (Harrison Murray) with some of the chocolate bouquets.

One Roof provide accommodation, support and advice to homeless and vulnerable people.

More information about their work is available from 

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Leicestershire Police adopt #GiveSpaceBeSafe

Inconsiderate motorists could find themselves receiving a lesson from the police who are targeting drivers who get too close to cyclists.

Leicestershire police are adopting a scheme that started in the West Midlands called #GiveSpaceBeSafe.

Rules 212 and 213 of the Highway Code deal with procedures  when passing a motorcyclist or cyclist, by giving them plenty of room and being prepared for them ‘changing direction’.*

Plain clothes officers on bikes are pulling-over motorists who are observed to be driving too close to cyclists – then showing them how much room they should be giving.

The West Midlands Police are reported as saying the scheme resulted in a drop in the number of close-passes reported to them.

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Money stolen in security guard attack

Updated 21st March 2017

The Enderby branch of Barclays Bank was closed today (17th March) following an attack on a G4S security man.

Leicestershire Police report money was stolen and are appealing for information.

The Leicester Mercury reports that a security guard was attacked and robbed while delivering cash to the bank in the morning.

The paper goes on to report that the guard was attacked and threatened outside the Bank in Broad Street, Enderby shortly before midday.

In an appeal issued on the 20th March, police said:

A security van driver was making a delivery of cash to Barclays bank in Broad Street at around 11.20am on Friday 17 March.

He was approached by two men, one of which hit him on the arm with a crowbar, before they made off with a quantity of cash into a silver Ford Fiesta which was waiting with a driver nearby.

The Fiesta was later found abandoned in Mill Lane, Enderby.

The driver sustained a minor injury to his arm and didn’t have medical treatment.

Officers are looking at CCTV at neighbouring properties and appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

One of the firm’s guards was pushed to the ground outside the bank. He suffered cuts and grazes to his hands and arms.

Above photos: Simon Ward Esq (Twitter) @simonwardtv

The bank opened for business as normal on Monday 20th.

There is speculation that the thieves will be disappointed because cash in transit is usually protected by dye rendering the haul unusable.


Police are appealing for anyone who saw the silver Ford Fiesta parked in the area and the three people inside to get in touch. Did anyone see it being abandoned? Does anyone know who the suspects are?

All calls will be treated in confidence.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4274 Jenny Allsop on 101 quoting crime number 17*113514.

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Overnight closures on the B4114

As part of the ongoing works at the B4114/Leicester Lane junction, the following overnight closures (8pm-6am) are required on the B4114:

Mon 20th March
B4114 Northbound (from Foxhunter roundabout to A563) and Leicester Lane (between B4114 and Smith Way junction)

Tues 21st March
B4114 Northbound (from Foxhunter roundabout to A563) and Leicester Lane (between B4114 and Smith Way junction)

Weds 22nd March
B4114 Northbound (from Foxhunter roundabout to A563) and Leicester Lane (between B4114 and Smith Way junction)

Thurs 23rd March
B4114 Southbound (from A563 to Foxhunter roundabout)

Fri 24th March
B4114 Southbound (from A563 to Foxhunter roundabout)

Traffic will be diverted via the A563, A426 and B582. Vehicles higher than 4.4m (14’-9”) will be diverted via the M1 to avoid the low bridge on the A426.

Further information and plans of the closures and diversions are available here:


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

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Microchipping amnesty event

Residents are being invited to an identification event to ensure their dog is complying with the law, a year since legislation was introduced.

The FREE event hosted by Blaby District Council will give dog owners the chance to get their pet chipped and update the microchip’s details. The event takes place on Thursday 06 April from 10am-2pm at the Council’s offices, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

In April 2016 it became law across the UK for all dogs to be chipped with the up-to-date details of the owner, and for dogs. Failure to have a dog chipped is a criminal offence and owners could face a fine of £500.

Information about collar and tags will also be available, with the law stating that every dog must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner when in public.

The event was held last year just before the new law was introduced and proved popular with residents, who turned up in numbers to ensure their pooch had a microchip, with all details on the chip up to date.

Michelle Ikin, Senior Animal Services Officer at Blaby District Council, said: “We want to make sure that all dog owners in the District of Blaby are abiding by the law. Having a dog microchipped is a simple process which will take a few minutes and will help any organisation track the owner if a lost dog is handed into a shelter.”

For more information about the event e-mail or call 0116 275 0555. Details and advice about dogs can be found at


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