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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 »

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 »

THE CAST-OFFS – PREVIOUSLY WESLEY DRAMA GROUP, EVINGTON

THE CAST OFFS They rehease and perform at Mayflower Methodist Church and raise money for both Mayflower Methodist Church and Uppingham Road Methodist Church.  They also donate to a chosen charity, which last year was the Poppy Appeal. The Cast- Offs will be presenting:               at Mayflower Methodist Church, Ethel Road, Leicester LE5SND on Friday ... Read More »

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE IYN (IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD) GROUPS IN EVINGTON

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE IYN (It’s Your Neighbourhood) GROUPS IN EVINGTON A special event at the City Hall on 31st October was hosted by the volunteer coordinator for Leicester City Council, Penny Brown, to congratulate all the 40 IYN groups in Leicester for their gardening projects. Each of the groups had been assessed in July by Royal Horticultural judges.  At this ... Read More »

BURGLARIES IN EVINGTON 2017

BURGLARIES IN EVINGTON – 2017 There have been a spate of burglaries to individual homes in Evington, particularly in the Downing Drive area. In some houses burglars have stolen cash cards and been able to use a pin number.  (Be aware that pin numbers should not be found anywhere near cards  and are better not written down.) In Evington village, ... 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 »