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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 »

GROW AND THRIVE IYN IN EVINGTON – SEE DATES OF AUGUST 2017 GARDENING COURSES

This It’s Your Neighbourhood Group called ‘Grow and Thrive is able to put on free gardening courses at Rowlatt’s Hill Allotments, thanks to funding from the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ which was applied for and given to Friends of Evington/Evington in Bloom.  The tutor for the course is Samantha Woods.  Contact Jessie Cooke at j.cooke@tcv.org.uk or Samantha Woods on ... Read More »

WRITE-ON – LEICESTER’S WRITERS’ SHOWCASE – CENTRAL LIBRARY, LEICESTER

Write On – Leicesters Writers Showcase Central Library Leicester  On Wednesday 15 March from 6.30pm Carol Leeming will be reading from her new poetry collection, “The Declamations of Cool Eye” Q& A Book Signings At Write On, A Leicester Writers’ Showcase at Leicester Central Library on Bishop Street. Free entry, book in advance on 0116 2995401 or at the library. Light refreshments provided. Carol Leeming, FRSA, is ... Read More »

LEICESTER AGEING TOGETHER – ACTIVITIES AT ST. CHAD’S PARISH HALL, COLEMAN ROAD

These classes are running at St. Chad’s Parish Hall, Coleman Road in 2017 and are free to members: Craft (Wed. 10-12.30) and Memories of Leicester (Wed. 2-3.30)   We know they’re great activities that really help to engage and bring benefits to older learners, so please help persuade older people to come along and give it a go!  As always, transport can be provided ... Read More »

Downing Drive Friends and Neighbours Litter picking

Downing Drive Friends and Neighbours invite volunteers to join them for Litter Picking Sessions on Feb 23rd, March 30th and April 27th at 10am at Cafe Blends, Downing Drive.  The session is usually for a couple of hours. Drop in to Cafe Blends to register your interest or just come along. Read More »

BICYCLES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS – EVINGTON

BICYCLES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS We are looking for volunteers to help us repair some bicycles for use by asylum seekers. We currently have some donated bikes stored at GraceWorks, The Common, Evington ready to be renovated. Once the bikes are roadworthy they will be distributed by the Red Cross, who currently have quite a hefty waiting list. If you are ... Read More »

JOIN TCV AND EVINGTON IN BLOOM FOR A DAY ON THE ALLOTMENTS

Through a Friends of Evington application, Evington in Bloom were delighted to receive a £9,985 grant from the National Lottery (Awards for All).  The money will purchase a community cabin, a metal toolshed and professionally run gardening courses on the Rowlatts Hill Allotments, Blakenhall Road, off Coleman Road. This community project is in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) who rent ... Read More »

EVINGTON ECHO DISTRIBUTION AREA – MEET POLITICIANS

  EAST LEICESTER MP’S SURGERY Keith Vaz MP for Leicester East holds surgeries every Friday at 123 Belgrave Road between 5.00pm and 6.30pm. For an appointment Tel: 2668008 or casework@live.co.uk   Office open 2pm-5pm Monday. to Thursday. EVINGTON WARD Evington councillors are Cllr. Deepak Bajaj, Cllr. Sue Hunter and Cllr. Ratilal Govind   Tel: 454 6360. Cllr. Deepak Bajaj holds monthly surgeries ... Read More »