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Works at B4114/Leicester Lane, Enderby – a reminder!

Enderby folk are reminded that from Monday 16th January 2017, the second phase of works at the B4114/Leicester Lane junction in Enderby will begin.

Restrictions will include:
– Closure of the right turn from B4114 St Johns southbound to Leicester Lane until April 2017.
– Lane closures on the B4114 northbound and southbound until April 2017.

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey or use an alternative route if travelling in the area.

For alternative travel options see: http://www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/

For further information, see http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-maintenance/lubbesthorpe-improvement-works-early-2017

Any person with any queries about this work, please contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001.

Pedestrian/cycle crossing and bus stop improvement work on B4114 at Enderby St.Johns

traffic conesCounty Council contractors, Leicestershire Highways, are set to carry out improvements to the B4114 in the vicinity of the new Miller Home and Jelson Home developments.

The work is planned to begin in early October.

The improvement work will create

  • dedicated pedestrian/cycle link to the existing shared use facility
    uncontrolled crossing facility
  • localised bus stop improvements
  • wider central reservation to safely accommodate pedestrian & cycle users

The work is planned to begin week commencing the 5th October 2015, for five weeks, subject to weather etc.

St Johns roadworks

The majority of the works will be undertaken using temporary lane closures only operational between the hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm.

These off peak hours should ensure works will have minimal impact on traffic flow and congestion and keep disruption to a minimum.

Sight loss charity Vista launches mobile support service and heads to Blaby District

VistaLocal sight-loss charity ‘Vista’ has launched a brand new Mobile Support Service for older people at risk of developing sight loss in Leicestershire.

The service, in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, will tour the county in a specially designed mobile unit, providing information, support and advice.

During October it will visit a variety of locations across the Blaby region (a full list can be found below).

1.8 million people are living with significant sight loss in the UK, and evidence suggests that over 50 per cent of sight loss is due to preventable or treatable causes. Vista will raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of sight loss, the importance of early diagnosis and the links between lifestyle and sight loss.

Manned by friendly staff, the vehicle features an open plan welcome area, leaflet display and a seating area for individual consultation and support. During their time on board, visitors can:

  • Learn how a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of sight loss, the importance of regular sight tests and spotting conditions early
  • Find out more about the support and services available through Vista
  • Discover equipment and technologies that can support people with sight loss.

The programme will also support older people already experiencing sight loss, enabling them to access dedicated information, advice and support in their local communities.

The charity provides support and services to almost 6000 children and adults with sight loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

As well as rehabilitation, social groups, befriending and residential services, Vista also provide specialist services for people with learning disabilities, dementia and dual sensory impairment.

Paul Bott, Vista’s Chief Executive, said:

“This exciting new project enables us to increase awareness of avoidable sight loss, in particular amongst older people. We believe that advice and support should be available in even the most rural communities, so we’re taking our services on the road.”

A full list of dates, locations and times is available on the Vista website at www.vistablind.org.uk/mobilesupport


Mobile Support Service -Blaby District

October Dates

2nd – 10:00am – 12:30pm: Leicester Forest East Parish Hall, Kings Drive, LE3 3JE
2nd – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Leicester Forest East Library, Rushmere Walk, 76 Stafford Leys, LE3 3LH
6th – 10:00am – 12:30pm: Glenfield Memorial Hall, Stamford Street, Glenfield, LE3 8DL
6th – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Kirby Village Hall, Station Road, Kirby Muxloe, LE9 2EN
9th – 10:00am – 12:30pm: Huncote Community Hall, Denman Lane, Huncote, LE9 3BS
12th – 10:00am – 12:30pm: The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, LE3 1LE
12th – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Lakin Drive, LE3 3RU
13th – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Thurlaston Village Hall, Desford Road, Thurlaston, LE9 7TE
19th – 10:00am – 12:30pm: Elmesthorpe Village Hall, Wilkinson Lane, Elmesthorpe, LE9 7SG
19th – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Whetstone Memorial Hall, High Street, Whetstone, LE8 6LP
20th – 10:00 – 12:30pm: Narborough Park Car Park, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EL
20th – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: St Johns Community Centre, Packhorse Drive, Enderby, LE19 2RP
23rd – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Stoney Stanton Playing Fields, Carey Hill Road, Stoney Stanton, LE9 4LA
26th – 10:00 – 12:30pm: Enderby Leisure Centre, Mill Lane, Sportsfield Lane, LE19 4LX
26th – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Huncote Pavilion Leisure Centre, Sportsfield Lane, LE9 3BN
27th – 1.30pm – 3:15pm: Sapcote Methodist Church, Leicester Road, Sapcote, LE9 4JE
29th – 10:00 – 12:30pm – Countesthorpe Village Hall, Station Road, Countesthorpe, LE8 5TB
29th – 1:30pm – 3:15pm – Cosby Library, Park Road, Cosby, LE9 1RN
30th – 10:00 – 12:30pm – Glen Parva Village Hall, Dorothy Avenue, Glen Parva, LE2 9JD
30th – 1:30pm – 3:15pm: Sharnford Evergreen Hall, Leicester Road, Sharnford, LE10 3PZ

November dates:

23rd – 10:00 – 12:30pm – The Winstanley Arms, The Glade, Leicester, LE3 2WB
27th – 10:00 – 12:30pm – Croft Village (outside Post Office), Pochin Street, Croft, LE9 3HA
30th – 10:00 – 12:30pm – outside St Peter’s Church, Lychgate Lane, Aston Flamville, LE10 3AF

Burst water main in Enderby causes morning rush hour problems

Leicester Lane closed to traffic
Leicester Lane was closed between Smith Way and the B4114 as Seven Trent staff worked on the burst water main

Just prior to rush hour this morning (Monday 17th August) a burst water pipe in the vicinity of Leicester Lane heading towards the Foxhunter Island caused flooding at the top end of the B4114 St John’s.

About 30 people in the LE8 and LE19 postcodes were reported to have been without any water supply.

Enderby Leisure Centre sent out text messages to members saying they hoped to be able to stay open during the day.

Severn Trent Water quickly had teams at the scene.

Leicester Lane, between Smith Way and the B4114 Narborough Road was closed off. This area covers the entrance to the Enderby Park and Ride but during the course of the morning buses were being allowed along the road. A diversion was set up via the Foxhunter Roundabout.

At 09.30am Severn Trent Water were saying the water supply had been restored to all homes affected by the morning’s burst main.

The firm said it had managed to use other pipes in the area to re-supply customers, although they may have experienced some low pressure.

Repairs were expected to continue into the evening.