Just two weeks after launch, the Love Blaby Lottery has already raised an estimated £13,000 for local good causes.
Following the start of ticket sales in late January, over 400 have been sold across the 30 district-based organisations. This means the estimated yearly total for all tickets has already hit over £13,000.
Promotional events in Fosse Park, Pavilion Leisure Centre and the Whetstone Co-op Superstore showcased those already signed up to benefit from the scheme, including Countesthorpe Judo Club, Enderby Village Institute, and Blaby & District Lions Club. More groups are being added and will be available on the Love Blaby Lottery website. More »
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week with 60p going directly to good causes. Other prizes include £2000, £250, £25 and free tickets. The first draw will take place on Saturday 24 February.
Councillor Les Phillimore, Community Champion, said: "This is a really encouraging start for the lottery. All good causes that sign up deliver services in the district, so players know that they are directly helping their local residents and community with every ticket they buy."
Love Blaby Lottery is open to anyone aged 16 years and over. Participants are reminded to gamble responsibly.
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:32 by Beverley Greenwood
Two residents in Enderby have been ordered to pay over £2000 each after breaching planning regulations at their home.
The case, dating back to October 2015, investigated unauthorised works at the home of Dr Reeta Herzallah and Mr Hamdi Almasri of Old Church Road, Enderby. The development included the conversion of their garage to habitable accommodation and the erection of fencing, preventing off street parking at the property. The couple also undertook illegal works within the highway and created an unauthorised vehicular access onto the busy B4114 dual carriageway. More »
These works resulted in a Breach of Condition Notice being served on both Dr Herzallah and Mr Almasri under Section 171 D (1) of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990. The defendants were each ordered to pay a £770 fine, legal costs of £1,252.30 as well as a £77 victim surcharge, in their absence at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 07 February.
Planning permission granted for the original housing development in 2007 includes conditions stating that car parking facilities, including the garage, should permanently remain available for such use to ease potential on-street parking issues. Planning permission was also required for the creation of the vehicular access
Blaby District Council's Planning Enforcement team were first made aware of the breaches in October 2015 and made numerous approaches to Dr Herzallah and Mr Almasri to resolve the matter. A retrospective planning application to retain the works was submitted by the defendants in July 2016 but was refused and subsequently dismissed on appeal by the Planning Inspectorate in February 2017.
After further correspondence from the Council some remedial works were undertaken by the defendants in May and June of 2017, which included the removal of fencing. Inspections by officers in July and August 2017 confirmed, however, that the garage had not been restored to its approved use, with the inserted door and window concealed by a propped up garage door.
A final site visit in November 2017 confirmed that the required works to the garage had still not been undertaken, following which the Council sought prosecution for the offence.
Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic & Community Development, said: "The message from this case is clear. If you breach planning regulations and ignore us we will not just go away.
"Creating an access onto the busy B4114 and blocking off valuable off-road parking space was completely unacceptable. We will be following up the successful prosecution with a further visit to ensure that all the requirements of the Breach of Condition Notice are fully complied with."
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:05 by Beverley Greenwood
KIRBY ROAD, GLENFIELD.
Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the Temporary road closure of the above location.
The closure is required outside of the new DPD development.
The road will be closed on 5th March 2018 to 11th March 2018
This will safely allow Danaher and Walsh to safely undertake works associated with the new development.
The alternative diversion route will be: - Kirby Road (Glenfield) Kirby Road, Ratby Lane (Kirby Muxloe), Ratby Lane (Leicester Forest East), Hinckley Road, New Parks Way, Dominion Road, Stamford Street, The Square, Main Street, Kirby Road (Glenfield) and vice versa. More »
Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:27 by Beverley Greenwood