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The Parish Council is the first tier of local government for Enderby and provides some local services for its parishioners. It strives to make Enderby a better place to live, work and visit. On this website you will find information about how the Council conducts its business and what it does. Use the keyword search box or browse the site to find items of interest. If you are unable to find what you are searching for or would like to recommend any improvements to this website please contact us.
RECOGNITION OF SERVICE TO
Jim was born in Leicester but the family moved to Braunstone in 1934, when he was 2 years old. He left school at 14 to work for the West End Funeral Company, Narborough Road. For obvious reasons he wasn't happy there and after about 16 months found a job at Desford Coal Company, training as an Underground Surveyor.
Just before he turned 17, in 1948, he joined the Royal Navy. His first ship was the battleship HMS King George V, a training ship full of boys aged 14 to 15. The daily wakeup call was very early. At 5am the boys had to take off their shoes, roll up their trousers and scrub the deck with salt water. Being a trainee chef, Jim didn't have to do that. More »
He was with the ship about a year then was sent to his first sea-going ship, HMS Vengeance, a light-fleet aircraft carrier, where he quickly got a reputation for his cobs and ended up as baker to the Admiral of the Air Fleet. He did two stints on the Vengeance, four years in all and thoroughly enjoyed it. He saw action, first on the Suez convoys, where the ship spent seven months going up and down the Canal. The ship was sent to Cyprus, where there was trouble with the E.O.K.A. Jim was a trained fire-fighter by this time and spent time ashore trying to put out warehouse fires which had been started by the terrorists.
He was demobbed when he was 20 and married Teresa. Eventually they bought a cottage in Narborough and Jim started working part-time (nights) with the National Fire Service at Wigston. That was voluntary and unpaid, so he also found a day job at Jones & Shipman, where he worked for 26 years. He was a registered Fire & Safety Officer at Jones & Shipman, as well as a registered Fire Officer at Wigston.
By the early 1960s, Jim and Teresa were living in Enderby but when he had his first heart attack, things changed and both his job at Jones & Shipman and his voluntary work with the Fire Service ended.
Jim became a Parish Councillor for Enderby Ward at a Special meeting of the Parish Council 8th October 2003 and he has served the community as a much loved member since then.
Sadly, due to health reasons Jim resigned 10th September 2019. The Council wishes to convey its best wishes to Jim for his continued good health and thank Jim for his contribution to the Community of Enderby and for his endless supply of extra strong mints. Jim's presence at meetings will be missed by Members and staff alike. » Less
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:18 by Suzanne Hansford
Would you like to support Enderby Village and its residents?
Become a Parish Councillor
Do you have a few hours available and would like to develop YOUR COMMUNITY?
Do you want to contribute your business or personal skills and expertise for the benefit of ENDERBY VILLAGE?
Are you passionate about FACILITIES and COMMUNITY SERVICES?
Do you want to decide how COMMUNITY FUNDING is spent?
There are currently 2 Casual Vacancies on the Parish Council on the following Wards: More »
Why not contact the Clerk or speak to a Councillor to discover how you can make a difference to the community in which you live or work.
Please contact the Clerk for further details:
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Posted: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:30 by Suzanne Hansford
Done To Death, By Jove
Nicholas Collett & Gavin Robertson
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW from Enderby Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby, LE19 4NT
What sums up the Show?
'The 39 Steps' meets 'An Inspector Calls' via Agatha Christie and 'Midsomer Murders' in this clever and extremely funny comedy-drama. It's not a new idea, it's not a new plot – it's been DONE TO DEATH, BY JOVE – but not like this! Promise. More »
'The spectres of Richard Hannay, Miss Marple and Bergerac converge in this clever and properly funny spoof homage to the Great British Detective tradition.
The chaotic plot centres on a six-actor crime stage play made tricky to tell, as with four of the cast stuck in a van by the side of the M6, theatrical knights Gavin Robertson and Nicholas Collett must gamely play all the roles.
Stuffed to the rafters with verbal and physical humour and dollops of unashamed silliness, this is a thrillingly inventive comedy-drama.
It's not a new idea, it's not a new plot, it's been 'Done to Death, by Jove', but not like this.
A cast of six bring a comic flurry of suspects and characters together to discover who done what, and why… Except, well… four of the cast are stuck by the side of the M6 in the van, so only Gavin and Nicholas have managed to get to the venue… but 'the show must go on', so Gavin and Nick have to take on all the parts - good job they have the costumes and a little of the set. They will probably borrow whatever they can find to use in the hall too…
This hilarious whodunit features multi-rolling, quick changes, physical comedy and dollops of daftness.
Playing on a plethora of comic clichés from the Detective genre, Gavin and Nick present you with Lords and ladies, shady servants, secrets, motives and cunning police-work abound in this genre-busting comedy from the Masters of inventive silliness!
It's not a new idea, it's not a new plot – it's been DONE TO DEATH, BY JOVE – but not like this! Promise.
Nicholas Collet is an award-winning actor, director, producer and writer. Nicholas has toured village halls and community centres across the UK and audiences may have seen his previous shows with Live & Local: 'Spitfire Solo' and 'Your Bard'. Originally from Sheffield, Nicholas graduated from the University of Birmingham, followed by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he won the Comedy Prize. Previous theatre work includes the RSC at the Barbican, Bombur in "The Hobbit" in the West End, Pod Clock in "The Borrowers" (UK No 1 Tour) and over 40 shows in repertory.
Gavin Robertson comes from a physical theatre background and produces, creates, directs and performs his own work for national and international touring. He has previously played 'Juror 12' in the award-winning production of '12 Angry Men', with TV celebrity Bill Bailey and a host of stand-up comedians from Jeff Green and Owen O'Neill to Stephen Frost and Phil Nichol. Audiences may have seen Gavin in 'Spitfire Solo', which toured as part of the Live & Local 2018/19 season.
Performance: Done to Death, by Jove at 7.30 pm on Friday 25th October 2019 at Enderby Civic Centre. Doors Open at 7pm. Refreshments available during the interval.
Suitable for: Family (8+)
Running time: 60/70 min + interval
Tickets Available from: Enderby Parish Council, Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby, Leicestershire, LE19 4NT. Office hours 9am to 12noon Monday to Friday.
Tel: 0116 275 3711.
£10.50 (Standard) / £8.50 (Under 16) / £8.50 (Over 65) » Less
Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:59 by Karen