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Enderby Heritage Group annual stroll around the village – Monday 6th July

Enderby Heritage Group pictureTo everyone interested in Enderby village, the Enderby Heritage Group’s next meeting is on Monday 6th July 2015 and is their annual walk around the village.

The group meet at Enderby Civic Centre car park for starting at 7.30pm.

The weather report is looking a bit unpredictable for the first part, so attendees are being advised to bring a ‘brolly’ to be on the safe side!

The walk is aiming to finish at the New Inn so those taking part may want to bring a few pennies for a drink (the New Inn can provide tea and coffee if anyone prefers a hot beverage).

Other meeting dates in 2015 are:-
Monday 14 Sept – Enderby Workhouse (Blaby Union)
Monday 16 Nov – Another Enderby Artist. George Morland by Barbara Rowse

Enderby Village Fete

The Enderby Fete Committee met on Monday 22nd August to examine the achievement and responses following the highly successful Enderby Village Fete, held on Saturday 30th July.

The committee heard how the event had raised a staggering £1,737 and, after the deduction of expenses to date, the balance in the Enderby Fete Account stood at around £890 – a healthy springboard towards a similar event in 2012.

Discussion also centered around the lessons learned from this first such event in Enderby for over 50 years. Chairman Tilly Greenhill passed on a number of feedback reports she had accumulated since the event took place and overriding the constructive pointers, the general feeling was that everyone had enjoyed the experience.

There was also special recognition of those volunteers who helped out on the day and the work undertaken by committee secretary Tracy Green and treasurer Bob Mackness in the final weeks leading up to the event when things were really ‘hectic’!

Community Action Blaby District worker Darren Walker was also thanked for his contribution and hands-on support throughout the group’s first year. Darren is moving on to other projects and the committee wished him well.

Winding up the final meeting for this first year, Ms.Greenhill announced that the Village Fete Group A.G.M. would be held in Enderby Social Club at 7pm on Thursday October 27th. All Enderby residents are invited to attend and there will be an election to decide officers and committee members.

The new committee will have the job of beginning arrangements for the 2012 Fete including a number of social events with the objective of securing the sustainability of the event on an annual basis.

2012 will present unique challenges as the Fete will inevitably run concurrently with the London Olympics. Perhaps Enderby might stage its own Olympic Games?

See Also: Enderby Village Fete …a successful day  EYE news story with photos.

The Little Red Bus


Enderby Village Fete

Organisers of the upcoming Enderby Village Fete report that everything is on-track for a great event on Saturday, July 30th.

The fete is taking place in the grounds of Brockington College on Blaby Road, Enderby.  A good number of local groups and businesses have made arrangements to manage stalls and/or provide displays, and more are being added even as the date approaches.

At the last count, close to 30 stalls are geared up to exhibit a variety of locally produced art and craft work and local organisations will have information about their activities.

Among the planned attractions spread around the college grounds will be a demonstration by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and Blaby Local Policing Unit will have a stall. The Blaby BB19 Youth Bus will also be on the site.

There will  be a toddler area with a bouncy castle and a marquee where young people can try their hand at drawing. The more active amongst adult visitors might be tempted to try’ Zumba’,  a dance/fitness programme based around latin-inspired music.

Live music throughout the afternoon is being provided by local musicians and visitors will be able to relax in a ‘food area’  and drinks bar – with tables and seating.

Plans for the event began forming following a meeting over twelve months ago at which a large number of local residents expressed a wish to see such an event in Enderby. It will be the first of its kind to be held in the village for a good number of years – and the organisers are hoping it will be a springboard for a similar event on an annual basis.





Enderby Village Fete Saturday 30th July 2011

Enderby Fete Committee are inviting local organisations to have a stall at the inaugural village fete in Enderby.

The fete will be taking place on Saturday 30th July at Brockington College from 12 midday to 4pm.

The fete is for the residents of Enderby to have an enjoyable day out, but also a chance for people to know all about the different groups and organisations that exist in the local community.

The committee are inviting all these groups to have a chance to have a stall and to put on some kind of entertainment, or display that enables people to find out about the group and also for that group to raise funds if that is needed.

For any local group from the area who would like to hold a stall at the fete there is a nominal amount for each stall, of £10, which will pay for the hire of the table and chairs, as well as covering the standard costs of such an event, after which each group can keep whatever money they raise.

Money could be raised via a raffle, tombola, or draw a straw competition, etc.

In order to make the fete as varied and enjoyable as possible it would be ideal if each group could link their stall to the organisation they represent, so a football club could have a ‘beat the goalie’ competition, and a bowls group could have a nearest the jack competition.

Obviously these are only suggestions and groups will have their own interesting and creative ideas!

For those who would like a stall on the day, the committee  say they would like to have an indication of the type of activity taking place as soon as possible. This will enable the organisers to avoid duplication of activity – thereby making the fete as enjoyable as possible for everyone who attends.

Certain events are already on the programme and these include a fire service display complete with tender, a treasure hunt around the village using the map that was produced by the Parish Plan group citing all the historical buildings, as well as the usual bouncy castle etc.

Interested parties can get in touch by email:  tracylgreen@tiscali.co.uk, or by telephone 07816521084.

The fete committee is looking forward to working with all local groups on this event