Temporary closure of Smith Way, Enderby – 19th/20th May

Leicestershire County Council informs us that the temporary road closure on Smith Way has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances on Saturday 19th May 2018. New arrangements will will be issued as soon as the revised information is received.

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order on Smith Way, Enderby.

[Read the updated information here: (EYE news item 13th June 2018)]

A temporary road closure is required between the junction of Leicester Lane for approximately 100 metres along Smith Way, Enderby.

The closure will take effect at 19.30 hours on Saturday 19th May 2018 until midnight Sunday 20th May 2018.

Smith Way, Enderby

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public
safety for North Midland Construction contractors to carry out carriageway
resurfacing works.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:-
Leicester Lane,
Blaby Road,
St Johns,
Narborough Road South,
Lubbesthorpe Way,
Penman Way,
Smith Way, Enderby and vice versa.

Diversion route

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

Police appeal for help to find Annette Smith

Annette was reported missing from the Narborough area and officers appealed to the public to report any sightings and help locate her.

Annette was found on Saturday morning, 26th May 2018 in Nottingham.

The 56-year-old went missing from an address in The Rise Narborough and  officers were growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Annette Smith


Enderby Band’s Musical Director resigns

The Enderby Band Organisation has announced that it has reluctantly accepted the resignation of their Musical Director, Simon Gresswell.

On the Band’s website, the Organisation says Simon brought a wealth of playing experience with him and the Band have taken on board his comments and assistance and have reaped the benefits on the contest stage, becoming Shirebrook Entertainment Contest Triple Champions along with two other wins at Wood Farm and more recently at Wychavon Festival of Brass.

At  Wychavon the band were also awarded the prize for playing the most entertaining programme in not only the first section, but also the Championship Section.

There have been other podium successes, but the most memorable being qualification to the National Finals in September this year.

Simon Greswell
Simon Gresswell:

Simon also conducted the band at some extremely prestigious concerts at Curve and De Montfort Hall.

A Band spokesperson said:  “Enderby Band would like to place on record their gratitude to Simon for his meticulous concert and contest preparation, and pay tribute to his extensive playing experiences which he translated into his conducting, encouraging and inspiring the Band to flourish and grow under his guidance.

We wish Simon well in his future career.”

» View Enderby Bands website

Business Breakfast heads to Hilton

Hilton Hotel

Blaby District Council’s popular Business Breakfast event is returning to the Hilton Hotel, with local businesses and organisations invited to attend.

The summer meeting will take place on Thursday 21st June, 8:00am, Junction 21 Approach, LE19 1WQ.

Guests will be able to enjoy the free breakfast on arrival.

The second Business Breakfast of 2018 will benefit local enterprise in the district.

Leicester Employment Hub will be sharing information on their new, impartial service for all businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire.

The service helps with all recruitment needs and training opportunities, which is vital for future business growth.

There will also be information about the business support grant scheme which is available now for SME’s in the manufacturing sector.

There’s also an opportunity to hear from a local business and how they received help to boost turnover.

Meetings have continued to remain popular for local businesses, with the event just one way to build the great working relationships across the District of Blaby.

Attendees will have a first-hand opportunity to find out the support available from the Council and partner organisations to help achieve strong, sustainable growth.

Businesses and individuals are being encouraged to book early and secure one of the limited places. E-mail economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7765.

Enderby Heritage Group Meeting 14th May

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 14 May 2018

Enderby and the Napoleonic Wars


Further Meeting dates for 2018

Enderby Heritage Group picture

Monday 2 July
Trip to Abbey Pumping Station 7pm

Monday 17 Sept

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