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Advanced notice of road closure and parking restrictions on West Street, Enderby

Plan TTRO West Street, Enderby
Leicestershire County Council Highways have given advanced notice of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) which is to be made for West Street, Enderby.

The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Western Power Distribution contractors to facilitate installation of new a new electricity supply.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure/parking restriction.

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 2 weeks commencing on the 22 October 2018.

Confirmation of the details is scheduled to be published approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing.

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

Local police activity during August


Enderby is top of the league and, sadly, not in a particularly good way!

According to the latest report from the local beat team, they have spent an amount of time during August tackling several instances  of  Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).

The report says that the team have had more reports of motorcycles being used on Narborough cricket club and this is being looked into.

They also had reports of a motor bike being used at Jubilee Park, a ‘section 59’ is set to be issued. (Section 59 of the Police Reform Act deals with seizure of a vehicle or warnings of possible seizure).

During August, burglary (dwellings, garages, garden sheds and business premises) in those areas covered by the local beat team saw 2 instances in Enderby and none in  Narborough, Littlethorpe, Fosse Park or Lubbesthorpe.

Vehicle Crime, which includes theft of/from and damage to motor
vehicles, Enderby scored 5 cases, Narborough 2 cases and Littlethorpe and Lubbesthorpe 1 case each.  Only Fosse Park escaped with a ‘clean sheet’.

In reality, instances of burglary and vehicle crime across all the areas covered by the team are low – although, of course, to the ‘victims’ that is little consolation.

Anti-social behaviour, in all its forms, is probably more noticeable during the school holidays. However it would be wrong to take from that an inference that anti-social behaviour is the sole province of school age kids.

A new set of dates for beat surgeries for residents of Enderby, Narborough and Littlethorpe has been announced. (See the Enderby EYE ‘Events’ page here).

Figures cover the period 1st August 2018 to 28th of August 2018

Enderby Fete promises fun for all the family

Little Red Bus

It’s been a while since the last one, but the dream of restoring an annual Village Fete is alive!

Final preparations are coming together for the Enderby Village Fete 2018 to be held on Saturday, September 1st. on the King George V Playing Field, Mill Lane, Enderby.

Many Enderby residents might remember the Village Fete of 30th July 2011 – the first for over 50 years – which was organised in response to suggestions made in the 2010 Enderby Parish Plan – and which was viewed generally as a major success. Plans were made to repeat the event in 2012, drawing on the experience gained.

Photo (top)  Riding the Little Red Bus at the 2011 Enderby Village Fete

Unfortunately, despite the excitement and anticipation of Enderby folk, the weather had other ideas. As the date of the 2012 event drew tantalisingly close, Mother Nature decided to intervene with what turned out to be a lengthy period of inclement weather. Over 100mm of rain – more than the average amount for the whole month of June – fell in 24 hours in some areas of the country.

The Fete Committee reluctantly made the decision to cancel the 2012 Enderby Village Fete after several inspections of the King George V Playing Field.

The committee concluded that following the torrential rainfall throughout June and July of that year, the saturated ground meant it was unsafe to be traversed by vehicles and neither would it be conducive to providing a pleasant experience for exhibitors and visitors alike.

After that setback it seemed the appetite for a Village Fete as an annual event was
significantly diminished… until recently (and some 7 years after the last highly successful event).

New ‘Enderby Events Group’ formed

The original fete committee disbanded in 2012 but in an attempt to revive an annual Village Fete, a new Events Group was formed earlier this year.

The new group is comprised of a number of Parish Councillors and interested residents.

The primary focus of the Events Group is the re-establishment of the Enderby Village Fete as an annual event. A decision was taken to hold the new group’s inaugural event on 1st September this year.

The organisers have been busy and the event will feature a Dog Show, Classic Car Show, Live Music, Tug-O-War, Children’s Entertainment (including riding the ‘Little Red Bus!’), A ‘Real Ale’ Bar and of course a wide variety of stalls. Food, drink and ice-creams will also be available. Something to interest all the family!

Everyone involved is keeping their fingers crossed that Mother Nature will behave and this year (instead of showering everyone with rain) she will ‘shower’ her blessings on what promises to be a memorable event.

A Place To Grow opens its doors…

Photo from previous year's Open Day
Photo: Enderby EYE.

A reminder that this year’s popular annual open day at the ‘A Place to Grow’ community garden takes place on Saturday 11th August.

The community garden is situated next to Enderby Leisure Centre on Mill Lane and the event will run between 11am-3pm.

Included will be a children’s garden hunt, garden games, planting activities, and the sale of plants and produce from the garden.

There will also be a BBQ, cake, refreshments and an ice cream van on offer. All proceeds will go towards the running of the garden.

As Enderby EYE reported on 11th July, “Community Garden Open Day to feature Family Performance“, there will also be two free family performances of “SEED”.

Performances will take place at 11:30am and 1:30pm. To book tickets for the free performances of SEED, fill in the online form or call 0116 272 7703.

See also: EYE news item  A Place To Grow Open Day