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Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – Smith Way, Enderby

Smith Way, Enderby

Leicestershire County Council Highways has updated its information regarding the agreed Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at Smith Way, Enderby.

The EYE originally reported the closure for 19th/20th May, but this was delayed due to unforeseen circumstances (EYE news item May 17th). 

Leicestershire County Council have now issued a revised notice.

The temporary road closure on Smith Way from the junction with Leicester
Lane will be for approximately 100 metres in a northerly direction.

Smith Way will be closed from 19.30 hours on Saturday 16th June 2018 until 06.00 hours on Monday 18th June, 2018.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public
safety for North Midland Construction to carry out carriageway resurfacing
work and construct a new access to the new development on the corner of
Smith Way and Leicester Lane.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:-
Leicester Lane, B582 Blaby Road, B4114 St Johns, B4114 Narborough
Road South, A563 Lubbesthorpe Way, Penman Way, Smith Way, Enderby
and vice versa.

Diversion route

Closure extents diagram

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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

Visitors enjoy another year of ‘Open Gardens’…

 

Gardens 1 & 2Photos: T Green 

The sun shone last Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June, helping to make this year’s Open Garden event one of the best ever, according to our local participants.

13 Bantlam Lane and 12 Alexander Avenue in Enderby combined their events, with much to delight visitors who were able to visit one location and then visit the other on the same entrance ticket.

At Bantlam Lane it was the first year that Clive and Helen Biggs have hosted an open garden event and Helen told Enderby EYE they had “somewhere around 150 visitors” and had received a lot of compliments.

Photo: OGS

Their garden is described as “A pretty cottage garden packed full of flowering shrubs and herbaceous perennials. There are many areas of interest with ornaments and water features.

A small courtyard garden opens into a wisteria covered pergola lined with a fern filled bog garden and large potted acers. This leads to a wildlife pond and additional paved seating areas surrounded with fragrant roses.”

Open GardenPhoto: OGS

The normal format of these events is for visitors to generally enjoy the gardens, purchase plants, cakes and tea/coffee, raising funds for the ‘Open Gardens Scheme’ charity.

On their inaugural event Clive and Helen decided to do something ‘differently’. The difference was in the form of bottles of Prosecco as an alternative to tea or coffee. However, due possibly to the time of day and the ‘age demographic’ the Prosecco experiment may be shelved for future events! Nevertheless, between the Prosecco and the plant sales, Clive said the location raised around £500 for the cause.

Further into the village at Alexandra Avenue, Pat and John Beeson welcomed visitors to what is described as a “….small town garden which has been carefully designed to make full use of the space available and to provide interest all year round”.


Pond at 12 Alexander (Open Gardens)View across the pond at 12 Alexander      [Photo: OGS]

The Beeson’s dispensed with the lawn giving them space to create different areas in the garden, including a pond. The area is also able to accommodate a wide variety of plants chosen for their colour and to attract wildlife.

John and Pat said their garden is an ‘extension of the house’, a place to potter, relax and enjoy.

John and Pat Beeson: Our garden is an ‘extension of the house’   [Photo: OGS]

This is the sixth year that the Beeson’s have taken part in the Open Gardens and John told Enderby EYE that he and Pat had sold around one hundred tickets at their venue which would be added to the number of tickets sold for the Bantlam Lane venue.

photo: open gardenPhoto: Enderby EYE

John said he thought there were probably more visitors this year “…probably because of the two gardens combining the events” and the money raised from plant sales, cakes and beverages overall totalled around £900.

The combined monies raised are forwarded to the ‘National Open Gardens Scheme’ which adds the amount to its general fund from which it awards money to a number of charitable  beneficiaries.

The National Scheme

The National Garden Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50 million since its first ‘open garden’ event in 1927 when ‘The National Garden Scheme’ was founded. In that founding year, Individuals were asked to open up their gardens for ‘a shilling a head’. In the first year 609 gardens raised over £8,000.

Current beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice U.K., Carer’s Trust, Queen’s Nursing Institute, Parkinsons U.K., MS Society, the Leonard Cheshire Homes amongst many others.

In 2017, on the 90th Anniversary of the Scheme, it celebrated with its biggest ever donation amount of £3 million to the beneficiary charities. That Included a new Gardens and Health beneficiary, which for 2017 was The National Autistic Society.

 

Alberto Costa talks business at breakfast event in Enderby

This morning (Friday 11th May) Alberto Costa, Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire, attended a Business Breakfast event organised by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and met with business people from across Leicestershire and the East Midlands.
EMC Business Breakfast

The Business Breakfast, held at RSM at Grove Park in Enderby, was organised to bring together MPs and local business people for an engaging informal discussion about issues affecting small and large businesses on both a local and national scale.

Alberto said, “I was delighted to return to speak at the East Midlands Business Breakfast on Friday morning.

“These events are a tremendous way of bringing together businesspeople and others from across the region for an informal, engaging discussion about business in the East Midlands and as such, I would really encourage local businesses to keep an eye out for similar events in the future”.

Chris Hobson, Director of Policy & External Affairs at the East Midlands Chamber added, “Chamber-members always value the opportunity to raise issues and observations with Westminster, so that day-to-day aspects are taken into consideration at a time when the Government is understandably preoccupied with the implications of Brexit.

“For this reason, we’re pleased that Alberto Costa MP has once again agreed to sit down with firms based in his South Leicestershire constituency so that – with ourselves – he can accurately reflect the voice and aspirations of local business where key decisions are to be made”.

Alberto concluded, “Businesses truly are the backbone to our local and national economy and of course I am always keen to engage with local businesses, to listen to their thoughts and views and to take these forward with the Government.

“It was a real pleasure to meet so many business people from across the East Midlands, and I hope those in attendance found the event as beneficial and informative as I did”.

» Aberto Costa M.P.

Tourism Partnership launches in district

A new tourism partnership promoting how the District of Blaby is a great place to visit has launched at the Leicester Marriott Hotel in Enderby.

MPs for the area Alberto Costa and Edward Argar joined Leader of Blaby District Council Councillor Terry Richardson and other guests at the Marriott to officially launch the partnership, which is supported by local businesses across the district.

Tourism Launch group photo

Working with Leicestershire Promotions Limited, Blaby District Council’s partnership will see it commit to develop a Tourism Plan which aims to increase local tourism, boost the economy and make information about attractions in the district more widely available

With Fosse Shopping Park drawing over eight million visitors a year, Meridian Leisure, one of the most popular out-of-town entertainment destinations in Leicestershire and three major hotel chains in the centre of the district, tourism to the local area boosts employment opportunities and drives the local economy.

Just a few miles south in the district’s rural heartland, over 3,000 people are expected to visit the district in April, as local BMX club the Leicester Huncote Hornets will be hosting two rounds of the 2018 British Cycling BMX National Championships at their European-standard track in Huncote. Stoney Cove, the UK’s National Diving Centre in Stoney Stanton also attracts thousands of visitors to the district every year, along with venues such as Kirby Castle and Stanton Lakes.

Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, said: “I am really delighted to support the launch of Blaby District Council’s new Tourism Partnership. I know the District Council have been working very closely with some brilliant local businesses to bring this partnership to fruition.

“While I’m proud to say that the District already attracts millions of visitors a year, their ambitious tourism plan will draw even more visitors to the area and will place Blaby firmly on the tourism map.”

Edward Argar, MP for Charnwood, said: “”It is great to see Blaby District Council taking such a strong lead in promoting all that is best about our area at this event to launch the new Tourism Partnership for Blaby.

“The partnership and the Tourism Plan it will develop represents a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the amazing landscape, tourist attractions, events and heritage that make Leicestershire and Blaby so special, and such a great place to visit.”

Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said: “The District of Blaby truly is the heart of Leicestershire. We are fortunate to have some of the largest businesses in the country based here, fantastic retail opportunities, great places to stay, as well as some beautiful open spaces.

“This Tourism Partnership will boost not only the economy, but help to promote some of our lesser-known attractions to the benefit of businesses and local residents.”

Jo Dempster, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Leicester Marriott Hotel and Chair of the Tourism Partnership said: “Following a lot of partnership activity and discussions over the last few months, it’s a great step that the Blaby Tourism Plan has launched.

“This is the start of a very exciting time for the district, its residents and visitors to the area. We look forward to the opportunities the plan will bring.”

The new website has joined with businesses from across the district and includes information on the biggest attractions, heritage sites and places to stay for people visiting the area. For full details visit www.exploreblaby.co.uk.

George Street – Temporary Closure

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a temporary road
and footway closure on George Street, Enderby.

The closure, planned to commence on the 23rd April and continue until 5th May, is required from the junction with Townsend Road for approximately 90 metres.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is being implemented for public
safety for the Hallam Read contractors to carry out the construction of a
new access and will incorporate a new water supply to be installed by
Severn Trent Water within the same works period.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:-
Townsend Road, Alexander Avenue, Mitchell Road, George Street.

During the closure the alternative route for pedestrians will be via: –
Townsend Road, Mill Lane, King Street, Shortridge Lane, and
vice versa.

george street closure plan