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LFE launches county’s ninth community library

Leicester Forest East LibraryLeicester Forest East’s library will reopen as a community partnership library on December 16th, after the county council hands it over to a local group.

The news means that nine of the county council’s 36 community libraries will have transferred this year, with most of the remainder due to transfer in 2016.

Brian Langton from the Leicester Forest East Community Library group said:

“Today is a major milestone for the future of the library at Leicester Forest East. The group has a strong leadership team of trustees, with a clear focus on providing a real benefit to the local community.

“We have a number of services and facilities to introduce, while retaining a strong, much needed library service to LFE.

“We have recruited a large number of passionate volunteers who are enthusiastic to get started and we look forward to opening the doors on December 16.”

Richard Blunt
Cllr. Richard Blunt

Richard Blunt, the county council’s cabinet member for libraries – who also represents Leicester Forest East – said:

“I’m delighted Leicester Forest East residents are now running their village library and have lots of ideas to make it even more popular and well-used.

“The council has been carrying out further work with other communities which need more help with their plans. I hope that groups can come forward to run all 36 libraries.”

The County Council invited 36 communities to manage their libraries, as part of the library service’s £800,000 savings.

At least 30, including Enderby, are set to reach agreement between now and April 2016. In Enderby, the vision is not only to continue to provide the existing Library service but also expand the offering over time and create a Community Hub where local people can avail themselves of a range of resources.

Drop-in to Enderby Library

Enderby Library Management Committe have sent the volunteers a letter inviting them to attend at one or both of two ‘Drop-in Events’ which will be held at Enderby Library, Townsend Road, Enderby on Tuesday, 12th January 2016 – 12 Noon until 3pm and Tuesday, 19th January 2016 – 4pm until 7pm.

The Drop-in Sessions are open to others who are interested but have not yet volunteered, or would just like to chat with committee members about the Enderby Community Library project.

The first community library to open was Barrow upon Soar.

Lubbesthorpe New Town – another twist in the tale!

Sir Clive Loader the Leicestershire Police & Crime Commissioner has called for a judicial review of developer contributions towards the policing of the new town of Lubbesthorpe – the possible consequence of his actions is that Lubbesthorpe may not proceed !!

[Reprinted from Lfe Rag Facebook post]

The PCC challenges:

1. The terms of the S106 (developer contributions towards infrastructure etc) are illogical and irrational in that they fail to provide funding to meet the policing needs arising from the development

2. The process followed by Blaby DC was defective with insufficient reasoning given for their decisions

3. Blaby DC have failed to honour expectations of securing police funding in an appropriate manner or provide reasonable explanation as to why it failed to do so

Sir Clive Loader
Sir Clive Loader

The RAG have long argued that a development of the Lubbeshorpe land is inappropriate in the scale proposed given the effect it will have on local communities and the massive amount of infrastructure required to try and justify the development.

1000 acres of prime agricultural land, locked on three sides by two motorways (M1 and M69) and one of Leicesters main arterial roads (A47) as well as bordering the busy settlements of Leicester Forest East and Enderby and was always foolhardy at best.

Blaby DC have for too many years been approaching their housing problem from the wrong angle, you cant start with one piece of land, create one large housing need and assume you can make both fit each other…. smaller developments and brown field sites are the appropriate way forward or at worse you identify land where appropriate infrastucture already exists or could be readily supplied – Lubbesthorpe never did and never will be an appropriate development.

This development will cause major problems to Leicestershire residents for miles around and will create further traffic problems around Fosse Park as well as traffic issues and air, noise and light pollution issues in Thorpe Astley as well as Enderby and Leicester Forest East

Four men sentenced for aggravated burglary in Leicester Forest East

police carFour Coventry men have been sentenced for their parts in an aggravated burglary in Leicester Forest East.

Corey Carpenter (19) of Ventnor Close, Macaulay John Ferguson (18) of St Austell Road, Joshua Bolton (19) of Ash Burton Road and Luke Cortney Sealey (22) of March Way were each given 5 years imprisonment at Leicester Crown Court on Thursday July 4, 2013.

They had all pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary at an earlier hearing.

The offence happened at around 11.20am on Friday January 25, 2013 at a property on Forest House Lane.

The men smashed their way into the house through a conservatory window. The occupant who was in the house on the phone to her husband was alerted to the noise and was confronted by one of the men in the hall who threatened her with a hammer.

She ran from the property through the front door with her child but not before sounding the house alarm which caused the men to flee the property empty handed.

Detective Constable Chris Coates, who led the investigation, said:

“This is a great example of a real team effort by all involved and there is no doubt that this contributed to the guilty pleas entered by all four defendants.

“The early stages of the investigation were very labour intensive with officers and staff having to work in poor weather conditions such as searching open fields for discarded items of property in the snow.

“This excellent work certainly paid off as it resulted in within an hour of the incident happening officers managing to track the men to a nearby hotel where they were casually waiting for a taxi to take them back to Coventry.

“This was also as you can imagine a particularly terrifying ordeal for the victim and she and her family are very pleased with this result.

Homes in three villages burgled…

Police have appealed for witnesses after three village homes were burgled.

The homes, in Enderby, Narborough and Leicester Forest East were targeted in the space of 10 days.

Police have appealed for witnesses and for help tracing the goods stolen from the three homes.

The first break-in happened in Drummond Road, Enderby between 12pm on Thursday April 4 and 10.30am the next day.

A set of left-handed golf clubs and other golfing equipment and clothing were taken.

The second house, in Willoughby Gardens, Leicester Forest East was broken into between 3.45pm and 5pm on Monday, April 15.

The intruders searched the house before escaping with a number of pieces of jewellery.

The third break-in happened in Leicester Road, Narborough between 9.10am and 5.15pm on Monday, April 15.

Items stolen included a 54-inch Pioneer television, an Apple iPad and jewellery.

Contact Pc Stu Cross on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

police car

New Lubbesthorpe

Urgent public meeting regarding Lubbesthorpe New Town

The 2nd outline planning application for the new town of 4,250 houses at Lubbesthorpe (between Leicester Forest East and Enderby) is due to commence next week.


Sunday, 20 May 2012Update – Urgent Meeting



(at the end of Kings Drive next to the park).

This is a public meeting held by LFE RAG and all are welcome to attend.



Our successful “Time Is Running Out” campaign during the consultation period for last years original outline planning application contributed towards an incredible 1411 objections.
The number of the objections alongside the quality contained within has led to a 9 month delay for the second consultation period.

It is absolutely paramount that we carry out a similar campaign.

We shall also be providing other updates and information with regards to this proposed development.

Please can everyone forward this message to another five people who would be opposed to this development.

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New Lubbesthorpe