Enderby Library Management Committee (ELMC) have written to say ‘thank you’ to all who expressed interest in volunteering to help run the Enderby Community Library.
The letter invites 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 events have been organised following acceptance by Leicestershire County Council of the ELMC’s Outline Business Plan.
Under the auspices of Enderby Parish Council, the ELMC was formed earlier this year from a number of Parish Councillors and enthusiastic members of the community with a wealth of experience between them.
At a meeting of the ELMC on September 3rd, Mrs. Maria Hetherington of Coleridge Drive, Enderby, was appointed Volunteer Co-ordinator.
It will be Mrs. Hetherington’s role as Volunteer Co-ordinator, to support the volunteers in whatever role they are interested in.
By volunteering to assist with running Enderby Community Library, volunteers can develop skills, meet new people and contribute to the wealth of the local community.
Volunteer roles are flexible, and volunteers can help out as much or as little as they like, in one, or a variety of roles.
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.
ELMC members will be on hand at the drop-in events to discuss how people can help Enderby Community Library to become a success story.
Everyone is invited to attend either of the drop-in events, including anyone who has, so far, not formally registered their interest.
The ELMC say:
“Anyone who is unable to attend either of the drop-in events, should feel free to telephone 0116 2753711 to arrange an informal chat with the Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Anyone wishing to take part in this exciting project will be joining an open, friendly and supportive team.”
A Business Plan, outlining the way forward for Enderby Library following the withdrawal of funding by the County Council, has received approval from the Enderby Library Management Committee (ELMC), set up by Enderby Parish Council on 12th August 2015.
The Management Committee, made up of Parish Councillors and volunteers, held its inaugural meeting on 27th August, at which time the Committee considered the contents of a draft business plan raised under the auspices of the Parish Council on behalf of the community.
In order to properly scrutinise the draft business plan and consider any amendments, the ELMC resolved that it would meet again on 3rd September to finalise the document.
At the 3rd September meeting the Management Committee appointed Mrs. M. Hetherington as Volunteer Co-ordinator and resolved that the business plan be approved and submitted to Leicestershire County Council the following day, Friday, 4th September (deadline date for submission of the business plan).
If accepted, the next significant milestone will be formal acceptance of the business plan by a meeting of the County Council Cabinet on October 7th.
Enderby Parish Council currently has 4 vacancies on the Council. Anyone interested in learning more about the role of Councillor or taking an active role as a volunteer in Enderby Community Library are asked to contact the Clerk, Ms. S. Hansford, Tel. 0116 2753711, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of a continuing campaign by Enderby Parish Council to secure the future of Enderby Library, the Council is inviting residents to a meeting where it will outline its plans and detail how members of the community can be involved.
The decision to proceed with an application to run a Community Library in Enderby was taken at a Council Meeting earlier in the year and following an in-depth public consultation to gauge support for a Library in Enderby.
In January 2014 Leicestershire County Council announced it intended to “protect” its 16 bigger libraries but wanted to save up to £1.4 million a year by transferring 37 of its smaller branches to communities.
Where nobody comes forward there is strong possibility the Library will disappear.
The Parish Council stepped-in following Leicestershire County Council’s decision to close a number of its libraries unless the local communities affected undertook to ‘take over’ their libraries and run them in partnership with the County Council’s Library service.
The meeting will take place in the Civic Centre on Thursday June 18th 2015, commencing at 6pm.
Members of the Parish Council’s Library Working Group will be present, as will representatives from Voluntary Action Leicestershire who are working with the Parish Council in formulating a sustainable business plan.
A public meeting has been called so Enderby residents can air their views regarding the New Lubbesthorpe development.
The Chairman of Enderby Parish Council, Mrs. Sylvia Conway, has called a Public Meeting to be held at the Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby (Small Hall), at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 20th June 2012, to discuss Planning Application 11/0100/1/OX submitted by Hallam Land Management, Barratt, David Wilson Homes and Davidson Developments.
The development has significant implications for the residents of Enderby and the public meeting is a chance for Enderby residents to hear information about the development, ask questions and make their opinions known to the Council.
The outline application is for 4,250 dwellings, a mixed use district centre and two mixed use local centres featuring a supermarket, retail, commercial, employment, leisure, health, community and residential uses, non-residential institutions including a secondary school, primary schools and nurseries, an employment site of 21 hectares, open spaces, woodlands , new access points and associated facilities and infrastructure, and detailed proposals for two new road bridges over the M1 motorway and M69 motorway, and two road access points from Beggars Lane and new accesses from Meridian Way, Chapel Green/Baines Lane and Leicester Lane.
The second stage of the public consultation process began on Wednesday 23rd May and following the initial consultation new and updated documents have been submitted by the applicants providing information on traffic, transport and air quality. Consultation ends on 4th July 2012