Work is shortly to begin on a project to brighten up (and tidy up) a village centre area.
Enderby Parish Council, in partnership with Enderby Mission Church and the Co-operative Supermarket on Cross Street, Enderby are working together to brighten up the land.
The disused toilet facility and the immediately surrounding land were once in the ownership of other local authorities and in late 2016 these ownerships were transferred to Enderby Parish Council.
In May 2018 the area was re-purposed to create a place close to the centre of the village to sit, relax and just contemplate the day! [See: EYE news item]
Later in 2018 the Parish Council sought ideas to further improve the location and a plan was hatched to create a mural to cover the exterior of the old building. As a result a partnership emerged between the Council, the local Mission Church and the Co-op. Land to the side of the building would be tidied and an artist commissioned to draw up ideas for the mural.
At a meeting of the Policy and Finance Committee on July 24th 2018, councillors were given a presentation by members of the Mission Church and shown three different ‘scenes’ that might form the basis of the mural covering the front and sides of the old building.
Following a vote, the Committee decided on a depiction of ‘everyday life in Enderby streets’ for the front and representation of quarry workers and local artist Mary Sloan’s picture of ‘A woman framework knitter 1891’ respectively for display on either side of the building.
Preparation of the building will shortly get underway with the windows being bricked-up and the surface being prepared for the mural.