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COME AND COOK – A NEW COURSE IN EVINGTON

A new WEA ‘older and wiser’ course will be starting at Evington Village Hall LE5 6FA  on Wednesday 30th Nov and continuing on Wednesday 7th December and Wednesday 21st December 2016 from 2.00pm – 4.30pm. This course is called ‘Come and Cook’ and invites the over 50s living in Thurncourt, Evington, Belgrave, Wycliffe or Spinney Hills to come and try ... Read More »

EVINGTON IN BLOOM IN BRITAIN IN BLOOM FINALS 2016 – SEE THE REPORT

Evington in Bloom was awarded ‘Silver’ in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom finals 2016.  The judges, Martyn Hird and Glenn Dale came to Evington on 10th August and were taken on a tour and had opportunities to meet the many volunteers who help with the scheme.  Evington was judged in the Urban Community category and they received their ... Read More »

EVERYBODY’S READING FESTIVAL COMES TO EVINGTON – Thursday 6th October from 10.30am – 12.30pm

EVERYBODY’S READING FESTIVAL – THEME ‘SCHOOL MEMORIES’ ‘Evington Scribblers’ meet fortnightly in Evington library on Thursdays.   They are a community group that is supported by Evington library. As part of the EVERYBODY’S READING FESTIVAL’ from 1st – 9th October, they will be holding a ‘School memories’ session on Thursday 6th October from 10.30am – 12.30pm. You are invited to ... Read More »

SITTING AND STANDING KEEP FIT CLASS

The Sitting or Standing keep fit classes, in association with the Get Going Together Project and a grant from the Evington Ward, take place every Wednesday afternoon at Evington Park House. The 45-minute long sessions start at 12 noon and classes are open to all, regardless of age and fitness level. There is an opportunity to join in and do ... Read More »

22 BUS TIMETABLE CHANGE

One of the two bus companies operating the 22 Bus has announced changes to the service that came into effect on August 28th.   First Leicester has released a new timetable, which they claim will improve reliability on the route. The alterations appear to be minor, with buses still running at 12 minute intervals for the majority of the day, between ... Read More »

EVINGTON DRIVE BABY FOX IN TROUBLE

  Rachel Curtis is an avid nature lover. One recent Saturday morning she was looking over her garden fence which backs on to the local scout hut when she spotted a baby fox apparently asleep under the goalposts. She was quite surprised because she hadn’t seen a fox in the area for some time. The following morning (Sunday) she took ... Read More »

GOVERNMENT CHANGES TO GCSE RESULTS TRACKING

The Government has made significant changes to the ways in which we interpret our GCSE results. In previous years, schools were judged on the percentage of students who achieved 5 or more GCSE grades at Grades A*-C, including English and Maths. However, a key new measure is known as Progress 8 – the results of every student at every grade ... Read More »

LEICESTERSHIRE CRIME COMMISSIONER WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU

  The new Police Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach, wants the public to get involved and have their say about policing in Leicestershire. The consultation closes at midnight on Friday. Residents are invited to say if they would be prepared to pay an extra 7 pence per week each year as part of their Council Tax. This would reduce the amount of financial ... Read More »

‘POKEMON GO’ GUIDE TO EVINGTON by Ben Harding

Anyone that had any contact with children during the 1990’s will surely be familiar with the concept of Pokemon, the exotic ‘pocket monsters’ that played an integral part in the childhood of many millennials. The sensation that  involved trading cards and gorping open-mouthed at a Game Boy has transitioned to the iPhone and has once again grasped the attention  of ... Read More »

EVINGTON IN BLOOM RESULTS FROM EAST MIDLANDS IN BLOOM 2016

We are pleased to announce that Evington in Bloom received the award of Silver Gilt at the ceremony hosted by Mansfield in Bloom.  Thanks go to Judges Peter Benham and Nelly Jacobs who joined us on July 5th for the tour of Evington. Congratulations go to Mayflower School for achieving a Silver in the School Gardening category.  Betty Illingsworth with ... Read More »