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Author Archives: Helen Pettman

Data Protection Policy for Friends of Evington

DATA PROTECTION, PRIVACY AND COMMUNICATIONS POLICY  Background to Friends of Evington; Friends of Evington’s intentions are: To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in the Evington suburb of Leicester and the surrounding area. To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Evington and the surrounding area the ... Read More »

Girlguiding around Evington – Netherhall, Thurnby Lodge and Spinney Hills area

Girlguiding have units in the Netherhall, Thurnby Lodge, Spinney Hills areas looking for new members. Rainbows are for girls aged 5-7 Brownies are for girls aged 7-10. Guides are for girls aged 10-14. Rangers is for girls aged 14-18. If your daughter is interested in joining please go to: https://go.girlguiding.org.uk/join-us/join-as-member/ and one of our leaders will get in touch. Thank ... Read More »

EVINGTON RESIDENT USES CPR AND SAVES A LIFE

An Evington resident (who prefers to remain anonymous) was travelling on a 22 bus from Evington to Leicester on 2nd January when a passenger was taken ill and stopped breathing.  As the most knowledgeable First Aider on the bus, she started heart compressions and told the driver to contact the emergency services. The passenger took a breath just before the ... Read More »

NEW SOLAR-POWERED DEFIBRILLATOR UNIT AT BENNION POOLS

    Leicester already have 28 defibrillators in place and now a solar powered defibrillator has been installed at Bennion Pools. The unit, at Bennion Pools nature area, in Beaumont Leys, is the first of its kind in the city and among the first to be installed across the country. Because of the need for a power supply, defibrillator units are ... Read More »

Evington’s Moated site, known as ‘Piggy’s Hollow’

ABOUT MOATED SITES Moats: What were they? Most sites referred to by archaeologists as ‘moat’ only survive as a moat or ditch surrounding an island. The ditches are relatively wide, normally between 3m and 6m.  Excavated examples show that they were usually U-shaped in cross section and about 2m deep and most once contained water.  The majority are no longer ... Read More »

GROW AND THRIVE IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP

Grow and Thrive became an It’s Your Neighbourhood Group for the first time in 2017 in order to be a volunteer led group that worked on the allotments at Rowlatt’s Hill.  Supported by TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) they have built a cabin and paid for gardening courses.  They applied for and were successful in obtaining funding from Awards of All ... Read More »

DOWNING DRIVE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS

Downing Drive Friends and Neighbours is a happy, enthusiastic IYN ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ group.  They work along a very busy road called Downing Drive and undertake a variety of tasks to improve the local environment, which includes Sedgebrook Park, the Bushby Brook and a garden at the Church of God.  The group also help run Evington in Bloom and support ... Read More »

FRIENDS OF PIGGY’S HOLLOW

Piggy’s Hollow is a site of historical interest and is also part of the Arboretum that is situated near to Evington Village centre and Evington Golf Course. It is one of the best medieval moated sites in Leicestershire.  You can clearly see the moat and the platform in the middle.  There would have been a Manor House on the platform ... Read More »

WHEN I NEEDED A NEIGHBOUR – THOUGHT ON BEGGARS AND HOMELESSNESS

WHEN I NEEDED A NEIGHBOUR – THOUGHTS ON BEGGARS AND HOMELESSNESS   Both my wife and I receive disability benefits. She because of an Industrial accident while at work in a local hospital. Mine dates back to 1978 while working in Norwich as aYouth Officer. In our world there are many like us who aren’t scroungers but who appreciate a ... Read More »