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PEOPLE VS GOVERNMENT CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS

Evington residents were amongst thousands of climate change protesters who recently brought London to a standstill. Thousands of supporters of the international, apolitical network ‘Extinction Rebellion’ swamped the capital’s streets, campaigning against the lack of government action on climate change, forcing the Government to pay attention to the environmental crisis and finally act to stem the threat of mass extinctions ... Read More »

OSY’S SPECIAL 70TH BIRTHDAY – JULY 2019

For my special 60th birthday I did a charity cycle event.  I cycled from London to Southend and yes, it was actually 60 miles.  I dressed in fancy dress and had over 3,000 people wishing me ‘Happy Birthday’ along the way. This July 2019, for my 70th birthday I will be doing ‘The Three Peaks’.  That is climbing up Ben ... Read More »

24th LEICESTER (ST. PHILIP’S AIR SCOUT GROUP) PREPARE TO MOVE – JULY 2019

24THLEICESTER (ST.PHILIP’S AIR SCOUT GROUP) PREPARE TO MOVE   The 24thLeicester Air Scouts will be moving from their present venue to St. Philip’s Church on Evington Road.  They will move after their present lease expires on 9thSeptember.   The scout group have been meeting at their base on Evington Drive for 53 years.  All the scouts would like to thank ... Read More »

PROTECTING OUR PARK FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION

Protecting our Park from Plastic Pollution Many of us watched with horror Sir David Attenborough’s TV series, Blue Planet, which raised awareness about the damaging effects of plastics on our oceans. At the local level, we must stop the dumping of plastics around us as it is harmful for the environment and the living creatures that inhabit it. We have ... Read More »

PEOPLE VS GOVERNMENT – CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS

People vs Government – Climate Change Protests Evington residents were amongst thousands of climate change protesters who recently brought London to a standstill. Thousands of supporters of the international, apolitical network ‘Extinction Rebellion’ swamped the capital’s streets, campaigning against the lack of government action on climate change, forcing the Government to pay attention to the environmental crisis and finally act ... 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 »