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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 »

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 »

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 »

Evington Bicycle Club Looks Ahead to 2018

  Evington Bicycle Club is planning for the future. 2017 saw an increase in membership and the club is to consult on plans for 2018 at a committee meeting, after the season’s end, in October. In 2017 the club welcomed Leicester Wheels for All, b-buddies and  Ride Leicester Festival (open gallery) to its regular Monday club meetings.    Most of the club’s ... Read More »

LEICESTER CITY CENTRE – COMMISSIONER JOINS SNIFFER DOGS ON CITY DRUGE CRACKDOWN

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach joined officers and a sniffer dog as part of a proactive operation to disrupt illegal drug activity in Leicestershire City Centre. The PCC accompanied city police officers and a ‘passive’ drugs dog, trained to smell the most minute trace of illegal drugs, for Saturday night’s Operation Fall. The operation is targeted at removing drug ... Read More »

ARMED POLICE PATROLS IN LEICESTER: A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?

Invitation: Armed Police Patrols in Leicester: a sign of things to come? 6:30 pm, Thursday 23rd March 2017 Conference Room, 3rd floor, Race Equality Centre, Phoenix Yard, 5-9 Upper Brown Street, Leicester LE1 5TE Please join us for an evening lecture with our guest speakers Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole and Firearms Officer Suk Verma discussing the deployment of ... Read More »

POLICING IN LEICESTERSHIRE – REVIEW OF FUNDING

Ministerial Meeting for PCC Lord Willy Bach and Chief Constable Simon Cole Policing Minister, Brandon Lewis, heard the argument for a favourable review of funding for policing in Leicestershire during a face to face meeting at the Home Office with Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach and CC Simon Cole QPM. Leicestershire’s two top policing figures travelled to London ... Read More »

Adrian Mole at 50.

  We will never know how Adrian coped with his middle-aged crisis. He is bound to be having one! Sue Townsend, the biggest selling UK author of the eighties died in 2014.  There had been talk of a new manuscript but nothing emerged.   Townsend’s agents said that the new story was up to the Sue’s usual high standards.  Mole fans ... Read More »

Improvement Plans – Evington Heritage Village – TRAFFIC

  Evington is now a Heritage Village.  It would be better if traffic could be reduced through the Main Street. The complications arise because the planned ring road was never built. The City Council expect clockwise traffic  to turn right along Uppingham Road and so avoid Evington Village.  However when you come to that junction where the A47 Uppingham Road ... Read More »