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Police appeal for information after incidents at Fosse Shopping Park

UPDATED 11/01/17
Police are appealing for information about a series of incidents which happened at Fosse Shopping Park yesterday evening (Monday 9 January).

A woman reported to security guards that a teenage boy was following her while touching himself inappropriately.

Two further reports were received of a teenage boy assaulting two girls and touching them inappropriately.

The incidents happened between 7.30pm and 8pm. They did not occur inside stores.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the incidents and has been charged with three counts of sexual assault.

Two of the charges relate to incidents at Fosse Park Shopping Centre and one relates to an incident St Margaret’s Bus Station, all on Monday 9th January.

The boy has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual assault against a child under the age of 13.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear at court (Wednesday 11th January).

Detective Inspector Kenny Henry said:

“I would like to thank the prompt and effective actions of the security guards at the shopping centre who initially responded to reports and worked closely with our officers during enquiries.

“I would like to hear from anyone who was at Fosse Park at around the time of the incidents and believes they could have information which would help us with the investigation.

“Did you see any of the incidents take place? Have you got information which could help us? Please call us now on 101 and quote incident 590 of 9 January.”

A spokesperson from Fosse Shopping Park said:

“The wellbeing and security of our customers is always our highest priority and our team is continuing to work closely with the authorities to assist their investigation.”

Notorious Enderby junctions still high on County ‘most dangerous’ list

roundaboutLeicestershire County Council has recently released figures showing there were 179 accidents at a list of 10 sites in the County.

It comes as no surprise to residents in Enderby that local junctions are well represented on the list (see below).

The incidents were reported to have involved 253 casualties from January 2010 to the end of 2014.

The figures take into account all of the roads in the County for which the County Council has responsibility – which therefore excludes trunk roads and motorways.

The Narborough Road South roundabout junction with Fosse Park Avenue was listed as the most dangerous, with 31 accidents over the five years.

Second was the Narborough Road South junction at the roundabout with Soar Valley Way, where there were 21 accidents over five years.

Enderby’s Foxhunter roundabout, (recently the subject of traffic calming measures by junction widening and the erection of illuminated ‘give way’ signs) came in third.

The List:

Figures listed below are the total number of accidents in which people were injured between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014.

1. Narborough Road South, Braunstone roundabout junction with Fosse Park Avenue:
31 accidents.

2. Narborough Road South Enderby roundabout junction with Soar Valley Way:
21 accidents.

3. Leicester Road, Enderby Fox Hunter roundabout:
18 accidents.

4. Bull Head Street Oadby roundabout junction with Oadby Road:
18 accidents.

5. A606 Nottingham Road Ab Kettleby crossroads junction with Six Hills Lane:
17 accidents.

6. Narborough Road South Braunstone crossroads junction with Braunstone Lane East:
17 accidents

7. Anstey Lane, Anstey roundabout junction with Gynsill Lane:
15 accidents.

8. A607 Newarke Road Thurmaston roundabout junction with Melton Road:
14 accidents.

9. A606 Wilton Road Melton Mowbray junction with bus station car park:
14 accidents.

10.Lubbesthorpe Way Enderby roundabout junction with Narborough Road South:
14 accidents.

Read more here [Leicester Mercury Report]

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!

Fosse Park Jobs Fair

Hundreds turn out to Fosse Job event

Jobs FairOver 500 people attended a free event for unemployed and those facing the prospect of redundancy that was held at Fosse Shopping Park on Wednesday 10 September.

Blaby District Council, working in partnership with Leicestershire County Council and Job Centre Plus, organised the jobs and skills event that was hosted by Fosse Park. It attracted over 30 local employers including Santander, Mattioli Woods, BT, Gap, New Look, BHS, Samworths, HM Prisons, Caterpillar and Sytner.

Visitors also had the chance to get advice on training and adult education courses, starting a business, apprenticeships, interview and job application skills as well as volunteering and work experience.

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

“Although we know that unemployment numbers are falling across the country, as the economy grows more vacancies are becoming available and we are keen to help employers to fill those. The aim of this event was to bring together recruiters and job seekers, support and training all under one roof to help people get into work”.

Riaz Aslam, aged 19 from Narborough who has been looking for work came to the event said

“I’ve been talking to people about apprenticeships and they have been sharing information about IT courses. I’ve got an application form to fill in for a job at Fosse Park. Today’s event has been useful and people have helped me by showing me useful websites”

Fosse Park Jobs Fair

Find more information about local support sessions for unemployed people visit the Council’s website www.blaby.gov.uk/resident/jobs/help-finding-work

Roadworks at Fosse Park roundabout suspended ahead of Christmas

Asda Roundabout. Fosse Park, EnderbyDaytime work on a £2.7m scheme to relieve congestion and improve safety on one of Leicestershire’s busiest junctions will be suspended over the Christmas period.

As local residents are acutely aware, Leicestershire County Council has been carrying out major restructuring work on the Asda / Fosse Park roundabout.

The work has caused a lot of traffic congestion issues around Enderby, especially at peak times.

Work will be suspended during the day from Friday, November 22 to January 6 for the busy Christmas shopping period.

There will be some overnight work during this time which may result in some lane closures at night. In the day all carriageways will be open.

Narborough Road South access restricted

Ahead of this, work on a new entrance / exit will mean there will be no access this weekend to the nearby Narborough Road South, west service road, (from midnight Friday, November 15 to 5am, Monday, November 18) from the Fosse Park roundabout.

Residents will be able to access the road from the Post House junction – diversions will be clearly signed.

Peter Osborne, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“This is an important scheme which will help improve traffic flow and safety at this busy junction.

“We recognise that the during the Christmas period the junction is particularly busy with people accessing Fosse Park, so in order to minimise congestion we will be suspending daytime work during the festive period.

“We’d like to thank motorists and local residents for bearing with us while the scheme is being carried out.”

Work is due to be completed in early spring 2014.

For more information on the project visit: www.leics.gov.uk/a5460_asda_roundabout-1.htm