Enderby Heritage Group 2017 Meetings

Enderby Heritage Group pictureEnderby Heritage Group kick off their 2017 meeting programme tonight (Monday 15 May 2017) with a talk by Dave Ricketts entitled “Some Enderby Second World War Soldiers and Airmen”.

As usual the venue is Enderby Civic Centre and the event begins at 7,30pm.

The Enderby Heritage Group was set up in 1999 and consists of mostly local people with an interest in Enderby but welcome any interest from around the world.

There is no fee or forms – just contact the Group by letter or e-mail.

Group meetings are usually at 7.30pm in the Civic Centre (entrance off King Street) and all are welcome. (Those attending meetings are asked to contribute £2 each to cover costs).

Meeting dates for the remainder of the 2017 programme are:

  • Monday 3rd July: Visit to Wigston Frame Work Knitters Museum.
  • Monday 18th September, Enderby School photos.
  • Monday 20th November, Enderby Quarries by Nigel Moreton.
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Woman killed in crash between car and motorbike in Enderby

Police have arrested two men after a woman was killed in a road traffic accident on Desford Road in Enderby.

The woman was a passenger in a car involved in a collision with a motorcycle shortly before midday on Sunday 14th May.

In a statement published on their website, Leicestershire Police said:

“Detectives are investigating the death of a woman who was found following a collision in Enderby, Leicestershire.

“Officers were called at 11.46am today (14th May) to a road traffic collision in Desford Road, Enderby, involving a car and a motorbike.

“A rear passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are currently working to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding her death.”

The Leicester Mercury reports that the motorbike rider sustained serious injuries and was taken to Nottingham’s Queens’s Medical centre.

The newspaper goes on to say his pillion passenger sustained minor injuries and she is being treated at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Leicestershire Police said two men aged 27 and 28 have been arrested in connection with her death and remain in police custody.

See also: Murder investigation launched (EYE 15/5/17)

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PCC announces £250,000 funding windfall for grassroots crime prevention

Lord Willy BachLeicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach today unveiled a new £250,000 grant scheme offering local organisations a financial lifeline in their work to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.

To mark his first anniversary as PCC, the Commissioner outlined details of a new Prevention Fund which is designed to help voluntary and third sector groups support the public safety goals in his Police and Crime Plan and confront pressing community issues.

Grants of up to £25,000 are available in 2017-18 for organisations whose projects successfully address the PCC’s crime priority areas which include hate crime, domestic violence and abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), drug and alcohol-related problems, sexual violence and mental health. A further £250,000 is available in 2018-19.

Grants will be allocated in a two-tiered system of up to £9,999pa and £10,000-£25,000pa. Funding grants for projects of £10,000 and above will only be awarded for exceptional projects.

Launching the fund, Willy Bach said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for community-based groups to apply for crucial funding which will support their efforts to promote public safety and help people make lifelong changes to their lifestyles.

“Prevention is a key theme of my Police and Crime Plan and I’m well aware of the value ground-based projects play in helping people to overcome their problems. Investing in practical, early intervention will not only reduce demand on frontline police services it will ultimately drive down crime in the long-term.

“Public funding is scarce and I hope those organisations which share my vision for a safer Leicestershire apply for a slice of this precious investment to kick start their community safety efforts in 2017-18.”

Grants are available for new initiatives, existing successful projects where funding is tight or to enable existing projects to develop further.

Applicants are asked to consider the Police and Crime Plan (www.leics.pcc.police.uk/PoliceandCrimePlan-2017-2021) and the Commissioning Framework 2017/18 (www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Commissioning-Framework-2017-18) before submitting a bid.

The funding is available all year and there is no deadline for applications. However, the PCC has the right at his discretion to close the programme at any point dependant on the continued availability of funding.

Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by the Commissioner.

Interested parties must first complete an eligibility statement and, if successful, applicants can then move on to complete an application form.

Both the eligibility statement and the application form should be submitted by email to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Successful applicants will be notified within 90 days of submitting an application.

The Commissioner will require ongoing performance and financial monitoring to ensure successful projects meet the goals outlined in the application and agreed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

For more details and to apply, visit www.leics.pcc.police.uk/funding-2017-18.

The concept of the Crime Prevention Fund was first revealed by the Commissioner in March this year when he promised to provide further details in time for his first anniversary.

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Screenings and tasters at Enderby Wellness Fair

A FREE wellness event with screenings and information about health services will take place at Enderby Civic Centre on Saturday 13th May.

Blaby District Council, in partnership with Cancer Research UK and East Leicestershire CCG, have organised the Wellness Fair, which will include health screenings for breast, cervical and bowel cancer.

Interactive stands about health services will feature drugs, alcohol and smoking, sexual health services, oral health, diabetes, healthy lifestyle and wellbeing services.

Free taster sessions, massages and fruit smoothies will be available for visitors as well as activities for children.

The event is open to all residents and takes place from 10am-1pm at Enderby Civic Centre, LE19 4NT.

For more information call 0116 272 7703 or e-mail leisure@blaby.gov.uk.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]
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Community transport needs your help!

(l-r) Ingrid Turner – Braunstone Town Community Minibus Mick Veasey – Community Action Partnership Olly Curran – Commbus

A call for volunteers has been made to help with community transport schemes within the District of Blaby.

Three organisations: Commbus, Braunstone Town Community Minibus and the Community Action Partnership Social Car Scheme currently serve the district, making over 18,000 passenger journeys during 2015-16.

Each scheme is a lifeline for many older, disabled or isolated residents in the district who otherwise would not usually get out and about.

All three organisations rely on volunteers to keep the schemes going, with recruitment of drivers being one of the main challenges.

No previous experience is necessary to become a volunteer driver, with the organisations offering support. There are opportunities for volunteers to drive a minibus or use their own vehicle for the Social Car Scheme.

Organisations also require admin help, including fundraising and taking bookings as well as assisting residents on and off minibuses.

Sarah Pennelli, Director of People & Finance at Blaby District Council, said:

“We know that community transport is a really important issue for our residents. With demand only likely to increase for these schemes in future years, we have spent time bringing together operators and partners to strengthen community transport in our district.

“We’d encourage anyone who is willing to volunteer to get involved. This cause makes a huge difference to the lives of residents who would be isolated without these services.”

To find out more, including an FAQ section, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/community-transport, e-mail strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7566.

[Source/photo: Blaby District Council Communications]
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