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Enderby folk have a chance to honour a local sporting superstar

134-sports-awardsEnderby folk, along with other residents of Blaby District, are being given the opportunity to nominate their sporting heroes in the sixth Blaby District Local Sports Alliance Awards.

Taking place on Tuesday 24 November 2015, the awards will be hosted at Countesthorpe Community College and nominations can be made up until Sunday 25 October 2015.

Nominations can be made in the following categories:
– Volunteer of the Year
– Coach of the Year
– Team of the Year (16+)
– Young Team of the Year
– Sports Person of the Year (16+)
– Sports Person (with a disability) of the Year (16+)
– Young Sports Person of the Year (under 16)
– Young Sports Person (with a disability) of the Year (under 16)
– Active 4 life – Health & Wellbeing Award
– Blaby LSA Special Recognition award

Councillor Sheila Scott, portfolio holder for Health Improvement and Leisure Services at Blaby District Council, said:

“These awards recognise the individuals and sport clubs that make an outstanding contribution to sport or health related activities in the district.

“It is not just about those who compete; the awards also celebrate the volunteers who give up their spare time to coach or those that often go unnoticed, but work tirelessly behind the scenes to help a club run smoothly.”

To view the criteria for each award or to nominate visit http://www.sportblaby.org.uk/sports-awards-2015 or contact the Health and Leisure Services team at leisure@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7703.

Fosse Meadows new play equipment gets kids and councillor’s approval

Cllr Marian Broomhead with schoolchildren
District Council Chairman Marian Broomhead, and a group photo including the class from Sharnford Primary School, who were given the opportunity to play on the new zip-wire before the end of the school term.

New play equipment at Fosse Meadows has been met with approval by a class of primary school children.

The new slide, carousel and zip line at the popular Sharnford site was installed by Blaby District Council, majority owners of the meadows.

Children from Sharnford Primary School were asked what type of equipment they preferred, with a zip line by far the most popular choice.

As a thank you for their help the class were invited to play with the new equipment before the end of the school term.

Chairman of the District Council, Marian Broomhead and Councillor Sheila Scott joined in with the children in having a go on the zip wire.

Councillor Scott, Portfolio Holder for Health and Leisure Services said:

“It is a pleasure to have this 142 acre site within both my ward and my portfolio. This site is available to dog walkers, horse riders and walkers, as well as being a lovely day out for families.

“I am delighted to see how much enjoyment the children got from using the new equipment in the meadows’ play area. This helps Fosse Meadows reputation for being fun for all the family throughout the year and is free to everyone.”

Fosse Meadows is a 142 acre site in Sharnford with extensive paths through flower meadows and newly planted woodlands.

The site also includes places for bird watching, a permissive bridleway and a permanent orienteering course.

There is a car park, picnic area and two wheelchair friendly gates.

For more information on the meadows visit www.blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7703.