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 neighbouring Evington Village IYN and other community groups working on Evington Village Green and Landscape Drive. The group have regular litter picking sessions – the next one is planned for Thursday 25th January 2018 starting at 10.00am at Cafe Blends, a cafe on the parade of shops on Downing Drive.
If you walk by the shops on Downing Drive you will see an attractive frontage with newly planted tubs for Winter colour for the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018. There is also a knee high rail and associated planting that the group have provided to protect the central grassed area where there is a small garden in the middle. Further along Downing Drive at the Church of God, there is a wonderful garden with a mixture of shrubs herbaceous plants and fruit trees.