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Evington Park House Community Access Control Agreement

Evington Park House (LE56DE) was sold to Leicester Corporation in 1947 and is a building used by Park Services staff.

In 2015 Friends of Evington were given a community access control agreement and work with Leicester City Council to promote community usage in the three community rooms.  The following groups use the three community rooms regularly and pay for usage according to Leicester City Council’s agreed ‘Fees and Charges’ sheet.


Evington Park House (LE56DT). The building you see predates 1836, when John Burnaby bought the estate and existing house to make a ‘dream’ home for his retirement.

Evington Yoga groups – From 9th Feb. 2017 – 4 times a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Saturday morning and Thursday morning.

Monday Keep Fit – once a week

Monday afternoon Friendship Group – once a week

Monday Walking for Health – refreshments afterwards – once a week

Strad dogs and Puppy Training – once a fortnight

Art in the Park – once a week

Sitting and Standing Keep Fit – once a week

Anything Goes (Leicester Ageing Together/Age UK) – once a week

Quillers group – once a week

Naso – Let’s Talk 2-4pm

Drop-In – once a week

History and Heritage Group – once a month

Evington Branch of the Labour Party – once a month

Gujerati Social Club – when it isn’t suitable to meet outside in the park

Tools for Africa – once a week

Aromatherapy (Courses in 2017).

Evington Bicycle Club – once a week from April to end of September


Now by Nov. 2018, the system has been changed without consultation and Friends of Evington no longer have a community access agreement.  The usage at present is restricted to daytime usage and various groups listed below have fob (an electronic key) access.

Monday Keep Fit (Monday mornings)

The Friendship Group (Monday afternoons)

Evington crochet group (Tuesday mornings)

Art in the Park (Tuesday afternoons)

Anything Goes (Wednesday mornings)

Bilal Yoga (Wednesday afternoons)

Thursday Yoga (Thursday mornings)

Quillers group (Thursday afternoons)

Drop in group (Friday afternoons)

Tools for Africa continue to meet in Evington House, usually on a Monday

Strad dogs now meet at the Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, Leicester

Naso – Let’s Talk.  This charity has closed down.

The History and Heritage group now meet at the Parish Centre by St. Denys Church in Evington village.

Evington Branch of the Labour Party have only had one meeting in 2018 at St. Chad’s.

The Aromatherapy course is not continuing

Evington Bicycle Club meets in the Park and has access to a shed for equipment.

The Gujerati Social club meet informally in Evington Park.


During the 2020 Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic Evington Park House has been closed to all and people are allowed to exercise once a day, maintaining at least 2 metres of social distancing.  Evington Park is still open for people to exercise if they follow the strict rules.  If they don’t, then they can be fined by the Police.