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Monday 25th April sees the formal handover of Enderby Library to the community

Enderby Community LibraryLeicestershire County Council will formally hand over responsibility for running Enderby library to the Enderby Library Management Committee on Monday 25th April.

The Library will close at 1pm on Saturday 23rd April for a ‘transition period’.

When it re-opens as a ‘Community Library’ it will be fully staffed by volunteers with the support of the Enderby Library Management Committee and Enderby Parish Council.

People who offered to volunteer have been booked in on a number of training sessions on how to work in the library to be ready for the official launch of the Community Library in May.

Training includes booking out resources, reserving books and library cataloging systems.

Training will also include safeguarding and use of databases.

The training is being undertaken with the support of the County Council as part of the hand-over arrangements.

Photo: Maria Hetherington
Mrs M Hetherington

Volunteer Maria Hetherington is coordinating the training and she can be contacted on enderbylibrary@btconnect.com <mailto:enderbylibrary@btconnect.com> for more information about training and volunteering.

After the formal handover on April 25th, the library will be closed for a period to allow for some building improvement work to take place.

This will include creating a small meeting room and a toilet with baby changing facilities and disability access.

Some interior re-decoration is planned and other improvements are expected to be made in a staged process following the official launch.

The library will formally re-open on Saturday 14th May with a launch event. (See the launch event poster on the EYE’s ‘What’s On’ page)

The re-opening of the library will be marked by Enderby Band playing as well as a raffle and other events, including planned guest appearances by two local authors.

Refreshments will be available and it will also be a chance for members of the community to see the refurbished space and meet library volunteers.

Chairperson of the Library Management Committee, Cllr. Tracy Green says:

“It would be lovely to see existing and new library users at the launch event as the community takes over the running of this important facility”.

Enderby Parish Council and Community Library on Facebook

Leicestershire County Council – Community Libraries

Enderby Community Library on track to launch in May
(EYE news item March 13th 2016)


Struggling to find a New Year Resolution?

Enderby LibraryWhy not drop-in to Enderby Library on Tuesday, 12th or 19th January 2016 to find out more about volunteer opportunities at the ‘new’ Enderby Library?

Members of Enderby Community Library’s Management team will be happy to talk about the Community Library Project and provide details of the opportunities available.

Why not come along, hear about the plans and see how you can become more involved in the Community Library Project?

Events are being held at Enderby Library, Townsend Road, Enderby:

Tuesday, 12th January 2016,
Tuesday, 19th January 2016,

[Original information source: Enderby Parish Council]

Harrison Murray strengthens estate agency offering with new look Enderby office

Enderby branchLeicestershire locals are set to celebrate the doors having opened to the latest branch of Harrison Murray (part of the Nottingham Building Society) – a move which further strengthens the offering of one of the region’s largest estate agencies.

The relocated Enderby office – one of ten Harrison Murray branches across Leicestershire – has a modern new look that has proved popular with people in the village since opening in mid-August.

On Wednesday (16 September) Estate Agency Senior Residential Manager Teana Hampson and her team are inviting members of the public to visit the King Street branch from 3-5pm to meet them, see the new premises and ask any property related questions they may have.

Those attending will be able to mingle with VIP guest the Chairman of Enderby Parish Council, Mrs Sylvia Conway, and what’s more there will be free food and drink on offer and, for younger visitors, a special visit in the form of The Nottingham’s mascot Robin Hood and face painting available too.

Teana said:

“It’s fantastic to be in a new-look, modernised office right at the heart of Enderby. Many people in the village have already said they think it brings an added touch of style to the high street.
“We want to celebrate being so well received by holding a relaxed event that allows people to have a drink and bite to eat on us whilst finding out more about our services and asking us any property-related questions they may have.”

Harrison Murray Estate Agency Area Manager Tim MacIntosh added:

“We are the ‘one stop shop’ for clients as we not only help people to buy and sell property but also offer conveyancing, mortgages, lettings and even advice on home insurance and financial planning.

“Just as important as the expertise and products we offer is the excellent customer service and community engagement we pride ourselves on. This event is the latest example of that ethos.”


Event asks “Is your child strapped in the car seat properly?”

CCS_pic_17_8_15On Monday 17th August, Leicestershire Police and Leicester City Council held an event to raise awareness of ill-fitted child seats.

During the event vehicles were checked to ensure that child car seats had been fitted correctly and that they were appropriate for the child, for example that the child was not too small/big for the seat.

The event, held at Meridian Leisure Park on Lubbersthorpe Way, was run by officers from the Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley Dedicated Neighbourhood Team, and Road Safety Officers from Leicester City Council.

112 vehicles were checked, however only three passed the inspection.

Of the other 109 vehicles, four were told they could not leave the site until the correct seats had been brought to the site, this included one private hire vehicle. The rest were given advice and had the seat fitted correctly.

PC Stuart Clough said:

“It is really worrying the amount of cars that didn’t have the seats fitted correctly. At the end of the day this could have devastating consequences if the car was in an accident.

“We would like to urge people to check their child’s car seat is fitted properly every time they make a journey.”

Leicester City Council Road Safety Officers handed out advice leaflets, key rings and stickers to drivers whilst checking their vehicles.

The majority of drivers were supportive and most welcomed the safety checks.

For more information on fitting a child seat, see the Leicester City Council website:


Fosse Park Jobs and Skills Fair returns for 2015

Fosse Park Jobs Fair
Visitors attending last year’s Jobs Fair at Fosse Park

Over 400 jobseekers turned out to last year’s event, so the Jobs and Skills Fair is returning to Fosse Park on Wednesday 2nd September.

The free event will run on the mezzanine floor above the Food Court in Fosse Park from 11am until 3pm and sets to bring together local employers, job-seekers and support services all under one roof to help local unemployed people into work or training.

Councillor Tony Greenwood, portfolio holder for Planning, Economic Development and Housing Strategy at Blaby District Council, said:


Cllr Tony Greenwood MBE
Cllr Tony Greenwood MBE

“Local businesses are encouraged to reserve a place at the event to reap the benefits of extensive event marketing and promotion, a prime location with a high footfall and local networking opportunities.

Jobs Fairs are an excellent opportunity to meet your prospective employees in person as well as being a low-cost solution to your recruitment problems.”

Blaby District Council, working in partnership with Leicestershire County Council and Job Centre Plus are organising the event hosted by Fosse Park.

Anyone who has job vacancies to fill or a training service to provide, can contact A.K Khan, Economic Development Officer at Blaby District Council on 0116 272 7765 or email economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk to reserve a free space.

Places are limited so book early to confirm a place!