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Enderby firm myhomemove named ‘Best Conveyancing Provider’

My Home MoveEnderby firm myhomemove has been named Best Conveyancing Provider at the What Mortgage Awards 2014, following thousands of votes by readers.

The awards, which were launched in 1993, celebrate excellence across the mortgage industry.

It comes after myhomemove, based at Grove Park, picked up the Company of the Year award at the 2014 Leicester Mercury Business of the Year Awards.

Last year it helped almost 40,000 people to buy, sell or re-mortgage their home.

The company is currently expanding to meet its 2014 completion target of 50,000 cases.

Read more here
Original news item Leicester Mercury

Enderby missionary, Alice Young, awarded ‘Green Plaque’

alice_young-1Towards the end of 2013, Leicestershire County Council launched a Green Plaque Awards Scheme in Leicestershire to recognise and celebrate the county’s rich cultural and historic heritage.

The countywide Green Plaque Awards scheme invited local residents to nominate and vote for people, places and events they thought worthy of commemoration.

The winners of the six Green Plaques have recently been announced and Enderby’s Alice Young, a missionary to Africa, has been awarded a green plaque.

Enderby Parish Council organised the nomination which was supported by Enderby EYE,.

The plaque will be erected at the old family home in Enderby.

To read the ‘EYE’ news item of February 26th 2014 “Vote for Enderby missionary Alice Young!” click here.

Calling for your community champions

Outstanding Achievement Awards

The search is on to find and honour neighbourhood superstars in the Blaby district.

The Council’s tenth annual Outstanding Achievement Awards are fast approaching and friends, families and workmates are being asked to put forward individuals or groups who they think deserve recognition for making a difference in their community.

Nominations are now being accepted for the following categories:

  • Outstanding achievement by a young person
  • Selfless services to a voluntary body or the community which is of a social or environmental nature
  • Sporting achievement
  • Community or voluntary group that improves the quality of life for residents in the district
  • Individual or group that makes the district a safer place to live

Council leader Ernie White said:

“I am delighted we have been able to host the awards for ten consecutive years and shine the spotlight on those who have enhanced the quality of people’s lives within the district.

“There are so many people doing wonderful things and it is important we recognise their achievements. I’m looking forward to seeing which local heroes we can uncover this time round.”

Last year Daisy Platts won the award for sporting achievement after becoming a Go Gold talent athlete for a second year in a row, and qualifying for the British Gas National Championships in the 12 year age group when still only 11 years old.

Local publication Braunstone Life won the community group award for providing residents with valuable information and neighbourhood news for over 25 years.

The 2013 awards have received generous sponsorship from Grove Park Commercial Centre, Fosse Shopping Park, Ford & Slater, Leicester Marriott, Bardon Aggregates, Leicester Chamber of Commerce and Westleigh Developments ltd.

Finalists will be invited to a presentation dinner on 10th October 2013 where cash prizes and awards will be presented to the winners and runners up.

Since 2004 more than 50 individuals and groups from across Blaby have been recognised for making a difference in their communities.

Submit your nomination online at www.blaby.gov.uk/awards or request a form by contacting the communications team atpublic.relations@blaby.gov.uk or 0116 272 7648.

The deadline for entries is August 10.

Enderby centre in running for national award

everyone active enderbyEnderby Leisure Centre has made it to the finals of the UK Active’s (formerly known as the Fitness Industry Association) Flame Awards for the first time ever.

Battling it out for title of Leisure Centre of the Year, Enderby Leisure Centre, which is run by Everyone Active in partnership with Blaby District Council, is down to the final 15 leisure centres.

Ian Bradgate, Contract Manager for Enderby said,

“It is a fantastic achievement for the centre to have got through to the finals and demonstrates that we consistently provide a very high quality of service to our customers. Last year another Everyone Active run leisure centre walked away with the top prize and we are really keen to emulate their success.”

There are over 4000 leisure centres in the UK so simply getting through to the final 15 leisure centres to be considered by the judging panel is a significant achievement.

The winners will be announced at the UK Active Ball of Fire which is being held in Telford on 3rd July.

Councillor David Clements, Corporate Services, Performance and Leisure portfolio holder at Blaby District Council, said:

“To reach this stage is an excellent achievement and recognises the day-to-day hard work of Everyone Active working in partnership with Blaby District Council to deliver good quality leisure facilities.”

For further information about fitness or swimming lesson membership, or for details of the wide range of activities available please phone 0116 275 0234 or visit www.everyoneactive.com

Blaby police volunteers win Volunteer Team of the Year award for the fourth time

The team of police volunteers at Blaby are being presented with the Force Volunteer Team of the Year award for the fourth time in five years today (Wednesday March 6th 2013).

The ten strong team will have their dedication and commitment recognised at an awards ceremony this evening and will receive a certificate from the Chief Constable, Simon Cole. They will now be nominated for the prestigious national police volunteer team award which they have already won three times in the last four years.

The volunteers put the needs of the victim of crime at the heart of everything they do ‘helping people to help themselves.’ They work alongside officers at Blaby local policing unit tasked directly by them. Sometimes working in a preventative way, talking to community groups to help them understand ‘what the burglar sees’. On other occasions they follow up directly in the homes of victims of crime to show them what they can do to strengthen their property. They also provide a service to Blaby residents through the police or Blaby District Council to provide evidence of crime, anti-social behaviour, or domestic abuse using low cost cameras.

In their activity in setting up ‘No Cold Calling Zones’ they have added an extra dimension by following up zone violations. They have recently approached a national advisory body to try and change policy for nuisance door to door surveys.

In a recent initiative to reduce lead theft from churches, they have developed a protection strategy that churches can use to protect themselves and have coupled it with a live pilot project to ensure its effectiveness.

The team say they work best when given a project to solve, developing their own processes, training their own teams and funding their own administrative costs without being a drain on police resources.

Inspector Sanj Pattani, Commander of Blaby Local Policing Unit, said; “For yet another year the Blaby District Police Support Volunteers have again demonstrated their impact on the local community and their significant contribution to the LPU. Although they have been in existence since 2002 they will not stand still and have continued to evolve in 2013. They remain self funded and are making good use of technology which has enabled them to effectively support victims and those who are most needy. I am delighted that their dedication and commitment has once again been recognised.”

This is how the volunteers reacted when they heard of the award:

Jeremy Collingridge said; “It is an extraordinary privilege for our team to work alongside our police colleagues to help bring the kind of policing that our community wants and do it to the best of our ability.”

Chris Ainge, said; “It is great recognition for what we know we do to provide help and support to the community.”

Shabbir Aslam, added; “A great achievement for our team, helping our diverse community to be safer. I have been pleased to apply my own particular skills to our success.”

Cliff Branson, said; “It’s very good recognition of what the group is doing. I love joining in with the group when I can. The group is so keen on helping our community.”

Nigel Calver, added; “Winning for the fourth time, I feel elated to know that we are recognised by our police colleagues for what we do

Gay Dent, said; “We are delighted to receive recognition but this is perhaps secondary to that from the victims of crime we visit.”

Lorna Murphy Welch said; “I am really chuffed, nice to see our work has been appreciated yet again”

And finally Margaret Jones said; “It is wonderful for us to be recognised for the work we do helping the vulnerable and victims of crime.”

Throughout 2013, recruiting has began for up to 90 further volunteers specifically to support the new Beacon Officer role on the Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) and others to support the whole SNTs with community initiatives. If you would like to become a volunteer please call 101.