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Enderby Fete

Photo: Little Red Bus

By contrast with the last Fete seven years ago, the weather held out and the sun shone down on the 2018 Enderby Fete which took place on Saturday, September 1st.

An  estimated 2000 people looked in on the event which ran between 12 noon and 4pm.

A variety of stalls featuring crafts, demonstrations, competitions and information were joined by food and drink vendors, including ice cream, specialised coffees and even ‘Real Ale’.

Children’s entertainment took the form of fairground rides, trampolines, a giant inflatable slide, face painting and a hoopla stall. The very popular ‘ Little Red Bus’ trundled around the field throughout the event.

The field contained two arenas. Arena one was the location for sessions of the novel “Bubble Football” activity,  performances by Enderby Junior and Enderby Concert Brass Bands and the entertainment culminated with an extremely popular ‘Tug-o-War’ competition between competing teams from local hostelries.

Tug-o-War Trophy
Top: Cask and Coffee Tug-O-War team. Below: Winner’s Trophy!

Tuggers from the ‘Cask and Coffee’ micro-pub on Mill Hill were the winners (dare we say against strong competition?).

Some classic car owners kindly brought their vehicles, which provided interest for all  family members. Some lucky fete-goers were able to take a ride in them around the main arena.

Classic Cars
Some owners brought their classic cars

Throughout the afternoon, in arena number two, competitors took part in a dog show featuring categories of cutest puppy, prettiest bitch, handsomest dog, best veteran, best young handler and last but not least, best sausage catcher! Rosettes were awarded to the winners.

More Photos will be added to our Fete Photo Page as they become available

Raffle tickets were on sale and a draw was made at the end of the event.
Winners of the prizes were:

A Basket of Gifts from Boots Chemist – “Val”
David Lloyd Gym weekend pass – “Mandy”
Joules voucher – “Mrs. Iryna Eaton”
Co-op food hamper – “Charlie”
Images goodie bag – “Heather”
Richard Ward bouquet of flowers – “M.Newitt”
Essentials voucher – “Clem Asher”
360 Play day pass – “D. Marvin”
Right Turn driving lesson – “Chloe”
Green Dog Bowl – “Malcolm”
Yoga Lesson – “Viv”
Everard’s case of beer – Louise Wright
Dog Grooming Voucher – Mrs. Rosemary Eaton
Hilton afternoon tea for two  –  Mrs. C. Hill

Owners of the winning tickets have been contacted and the prizes delivered.

The organisers wish to thank all those who contributed to making the day a success and hope everyone who attended had a great afternoon. Here’s to Enderby Fete 2019!

Photos / Video from the event

Click here to view photos from the day
(added as they become available) on our Fete Photo Page

Click here to view video from the day
(Link takes you to the EYE Video Gallery)

Blaby District Council awarded funding to launch recycling incentive scheme

Bin it to win it [graphic]Over £145,000 of central government funding has been awarded to Blaby District Council to start a recycling reward scheme.

Bin It to Win It is a three-year campaign that will encourage residents not to put general waste material in the Council’s recycling bins, in order to improve the current contamination rate.

The campaign will also encourage residents to recycle more of their waste.

The campaign will begin in September with residents whose recycling bins are presented every collection day and contamination free throughout a four-week period entered into a prize draw to win a prize to the value of £30.

There will be ten winners of £30 every four weeks.

Prizes can be put towards a council tax rebate, garden bin, a months membership to The Pavilion Gym in Huncote, or a voucher which will be redeemable at many shops within the district.

Additionally, the two best performing Parish Councils will also be awarded £50 each every four weeks, which is redeemable against services purchased from the District Council.

Blaby District currently has a contamination rate of 7.00% but are looking to reduce this.

The council has been granted £145,182.50 from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) from a fund for Councils to set up recycling reward schemes.

Cllr Guy Jackson
Cllr. Jackson: Recycling is important to us…

Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood and Environmental Services, said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded this funding as it gives us a long-term scheme to try and change residents’ habits.

“Recycling is extremely important for us and we support this with weekly collections.

“Not only will this help to reduce our contamination rate and increase recycling, but we hope it will leave a lasting impression on residents to use our recycling bins responsibly long after the campaign has ended.”

Bin hangers will be used to promote and remind people of the campaign closer to the launch.

For more information, details of the Bin It to Win It campaign can be found at www.blaby.gov.uk.