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I have thoroughly enjoyed my second year as Chairman of Enderby Parish Council. The ever changing responsibilities of the Council certainly keep the position both challenging and rewarding.

My thanks must certainly go to Cllr. Jeremy Eaton for all his help supporting me in his role as Vice-Chairman. His knowledge of planning is a fantastic asset to the Council.

The local Election this year will be uncontested. This means many of my fellow Councillors will be back in post and continuing the excellent work they do on behalf of the Council. I wish to thank Cllr. Mick King who has served as a Councillor since 18th May 2011. I wish Mick well on behalf of the Council.

District Elections will this year see the retirement of Cllr. Guy Jackson. I would like to thank Guy for all his hard work. His vast knowledge of local government will be missed.

During the past year the Council has worked hard on behalf of its parishioners and items of note are: -

  • The acquisition of King Street and John Street Car Parks from Blaby District Council. This will ensure the safeguarding of much needed car parking facilities within the Village.
  • Furthering the plans for the extension of Enderby New Cemetery.
  • The acquisition of Clarence Road Recreational Ground and its subsequent improvements.
  • The continued success of the Council Surgeries in the Library where parishioners can discuss any issues they may have with a Parish Councillor, Local Area Co-ordinator or PCSO.

As always, the Council strives to improve itself and its facilities on behalf of parishioners. The ongoing success of Enderby Community Library is a fantastic example of how the Council works hand in hand with a dedicated group of volunteers to provide a facility that can be accessed by parishioners of all ages. The logistics of keeping the Library running is no small task. The Council's thanks go to all the Library volunteers, the Enderby Library Management Committee and particularly, the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Mrs. Sharon Johnson. The Library remains viable because of the strong Volunteer support received and everyone should be proud of their contribution to this achievement.

The Council has continued improving the facilities of the Civic Centre and St. Johns Community Centre. This has led to more demand for room hire but there is still availability and more marketing of these facilities will be seen over the coming year.

The Parish Council is proud to support its local community groups. To this end the Council has provided over £7,000 by way of grant funding to: -

  • Enderby Twinning Association.
  • Enderby Village Institute.
  • Enderby Holiday Bible Club.
  • King George V Playing Field Charity
  • Enderby Village fete.
  • Enderby mission Church.

As you can see, Enderby Parish Council has achieved a great deal this year and the Council has plenty of exciting things planned for the future.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the dedication and commitment of a fantastic team. As such, I would like to thank the Chairman/Vice Chairman of all the Committees and all Members of the Council for the work they have carried out on behalf of parishioners during the past year.

I would also like to thank our team of Council staff: Sally, Jade, Mark, Tim and Tegan. A brilliant team that strive constantly to improve facilities and services for the benefit of Enderby and its parishioners. And last but by no means least my special thanks go to Ms. Suzanne Hansford, Clerk to the Council.

It has been an honour and a privilege to have served as Chairman of Enderby Parish Council during the past year. I believe that our actions have had a continued positive impact on providing constantly improving facilities within the Parish and will continue to do so in future years.

Best Regards,

Cllr Nigel Grundy

Chairman of Enderby Parish Council

24th April 2019

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