Temporary closure of Kirk Lane, Enderby

Kirk Lane, Enderby

Leicestershire County Council Highways have agreed a temporary road closure for Kirk Lane, Enderby.

The closure is required for the full length of the Lane from its junction with Blaby Road.

The Lane will be closed on 4th October 2018 for a period of 2 days.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is being implemented for public
safety for Leicestershire County Council Contractor to carry out
carriageway patching and associated works.

There is no suitable diversion route and access will be maintained whenever possible.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused
during these works.

For further information contact:
Leicestershire County Council Highways Tel: 0116 305 0001

Two fined for collar and tag offences

photo: Dog

Two people have been fined by Leicester Magistrates’ Court for failing to ensure their dogs were identifiable by a collar or tag after being picked up as strays in the district.

Maxine Chapman of Hand Avenue, Leicester, was ordered to pay £1,004 after her two terrier cross dogs were collected in Leicester Forest East on 31 May 2018.

After failing to enter a plea she was fined £440 for each dog and was ordered to pay costs of £80 and a £44 victim surcharge.

Daniel Jones of Chestnut Road, Glenfield, was ordered to pay £322 after his Patterdale Terrier was picked up on 21 May 2018 in Glenfield.

Mr Jones pleaded guilty and was fined £152, with costs of £140 and a £30 victim surcharge.

The Control of Dogs Order (1992) says that a dog in a public place must wear a collar bearing the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Under the law Blaby District Council has no option to offer a fixed penalty notice, with all cases being prosecuted at a Magistrates’ Court.

Tags can be bought and engraved from as little as £2.50 online, or from pet shops across the local area.

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Regulatory Services, said: “We’re disappointed to see that some owners are failing to ensure their dogs wear a collar and tag.

“We hope these fines encourage both owners to take action and ensure their dogs comply with the law.

“This year we have held our free family dog day, offering collars and tag engraving for a charitable donation, and we regularly give out advice to those who call our Animal Services team. We’re committed to ensuring people comply with the law but will prosecute when necessary.”

For advice on the law, residents can email environmental.health@blaby.gov.uk

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

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 www.blaby.gov.uk/deliverydpd-examination.

[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 www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]