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Enderby Heritage Group Meeting this evening

Enderby Heritage Group pictureA meeting meeting of the Enderby Heritage Group is due to be held this evening, Monday 16th November 2015.

The meeting will be talking about :

“A London artist in Enderby. George Morland”
by Barbara Browse

The Heritage Group meet at Enderby Civic Centre (King Street entrance) and the meeting starts at 7.30pm.

Attendees are asked to contribute £2 each which covers the Group’s costs.

Meeting dates for 2016 (Topics to be announced)

Monday 14 March
Monday 16 May
Monday 4 July
Monday 12 September
Monday 14 November

Volunteers step forward to secure the future of Enderby Library

Enderby Library Needs YouAs an austerity measure, Enderby’s Library was threatened with closure by the Leicestershire County Council but Enderby Parish Council and a host of volunteers have stepped forward to keep Enderby’s Library open.

The Parish Council website reports that the Parish Council registered its interest in keeping the library open and this was accepted by the County Council.

After a great deal of discussion with the County Council and much negotiation and training of Council staff and volunteers, Enderby Parish Council, at its meeting on 12th August 2015, set up the Enderby Library Management Committee.

Five council members were appointed to serve on it, plus the chairman and vice-chairman, in an ex-offico capacity and volunteers were invited to join the Committee.

Of the members of the public who were present, five joined immediately, a sixth was volunteered by her husband and two others who had expressed a desire to serve on a Management Committee will be contacted with the details of what has happened thus far.

The Management Committee will meet at Enderby Civic Centre, at 6.30pm on Thursday, 27th August to consider a draft business plan.

Any alterations to the draft plan will be taken to the next meeting of the Committee on 3rd September, just ahead of the deadline for the submission of the business plan to County Hall which is Friday, 4th September, 2015.

The business plan is an intricate document but training in drawing one up was given by the County Council and the Council’s Clerk has spent many hours – and probably sleepless nights – working on it.

The plan, it is hoped, will include the library being open for 24 hours per week, more than it is at present.

Committee meetings will be open to members of the public and will be advertised in the same manner as any other Council and/or committee meetings; on parish notice-boards and on the Council’s website. The Parish Council’s Facebook page and Twitter feed will also carry news of what is happening.

View Enderby Parish Council’s website

Over 50 yrs of age? Then come along to the Blaby District Over 50s Forum meeting

Group of senior citizensAnyone aged 50 years or over and living in Blaby District can ‘have their say’ and keep informed about local issues and services that affect them by attending the Blaby District Over 50s Forum this September.

The next meeting of the Over 50’s forum takes place on Monday 14th September from 2pm until 4pm in the council chamber at the council offices on Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

The topic for the meeting is ‘keeping safe and well this winter‘.

Guest speakers include Blaby District Council’s Health Improvement Officer, Leicestershire Police and the Papworth Trust who will be talking about their new ‘Warm Homes, Healthy Homes’ project.

There will be advice on crime prevention and health and fitness services for the Over 50s within the district.

These were all issues that residents declared were important in the ageing well consultation earlier this year.

Joy, a member from Braunstone Town, said:

“I’ve been going to the forum for years now and it’s really come on a lot over time. You get so much out of going to the

For more information please contact Zoe Coulson at strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk or call Tel: 0116 272 7566.*

*Normal call charges apply

Breakfast Event to share ideas and boost local economy in Blaby District

business breakfastBusinesses in Blaby District are being invited to a free breakfast meeting next month to share ideas for boosting our local economy.

The ‘Blaby District Means Business’ event will be held on Thursday 9th July in the Council Chamber, Blaby District Council, Desford Road, LE19 2EP.

It is the seventh in a series of networking events Blaby District Council is running to benefit local firms in the area.

The meeting starts at 7:30am with breakfast available on arrival, followed by a brief speaker programme with topics including an update on Broadband from Superfast Leicestershire and the work of Leicestershire Cares.

There will also be support for local businesses available and the local business spotlight.

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

“These events have been a great success in showcasing the support that is out there locally for businesses within the district.

“We encourage small and medium sized enterprises to attend and find out about funding, skills and support programmes they can benefit from.”

Places are limited so businesses are being urged to book early by contacting A.K Khan on 0116 272 7765 or email economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk.

Enderby Heritage Group

Enderby Heritage Group pictureA meeting meeting of the Enderby Heritage Group is due to be held this evening, Monday 18th May 2015.

The meeting will be talking about “Private James Bradshaw, an Enderby Soldier in the Crimea” by Dave Ricketts
There will also be a short AGM beforehand.

The group will meet at Enderby Civic Centre for starting at 7.30pm. (Entrance on King Street).

Attendees are asked to contribute £2 each which covers the Group’s costs.

Other meeting dates in 2015 are:-
Monday 6 July – outside meeting / walk
Monday 14 Sept – Enderby Workhouse (Blaby Union)
Monday 16 Nov – another Enderby Artist. George Morland by Barbara Rowse