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Transforming Neighbourhood Services – East of the City of Leicester. Includes Evington.

TRANSFORMING NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES IN THE EAST OF THE CITY – 2017 Transforming Neighbourhood Services is about changes to libraries, community services, youth centres, housing offices and local customer service points.  The council want to work with the local communities to make these services fit for the future.  Changes to government funding mean that the Council cannot run the services as ... Read More »

EAST LEICESTER AND RUTLAND CYBER BEAT PROJECT EXTENDED UNTIL 1ST MARCH 2017

  Society has changed dramatically as a result of new technologies, and for many people their “community” is not particularly a geographic one but something that exists online. In September 2016 Leicestershire police started trialling a new project ‘The Cyber Beat’. Two Officers within Leicestershire Police set up online accounts through Facebook and Twitter, the idea being to take the ... Read More »

ST CHAD’S, EVINGTON, LEICESTER, THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS 1922 – 1972

FIFTY YEARS AT ST. CHAD’S On a fine and lovely afternoon, 21st May 1922 (Rogation Sunday), clergy and robed choirs from neighbouring Anglican Churches met together on the land adjoining a tiny, recently erected church to announce to the people living round about that at 8. 0’clock the following day, Monday, 22nd May 1922, the new church would be dedicated, ... 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 »

PARKING IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2016 – 2019

PARKING IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2016-2019 Leicester City council have an on-line parking improvement consultation survey, which is asking you to give your views. https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/city-development-and-neighbourhoods/parking-improvement-plan. The Action plan states the aims: to meet the needs of people who live, work and visit Leicester. The objectives are encouraging growth of the local economy, inward investment and visitors, with providing high quality parking facilities ... 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 »

Tablets Tasters & Troubleshooting

The WEA are running 4 free courses on tablets training and trouble shooting on Thursday evenings from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at Blends Cafe, 43 Downing Drive, Evington LE5 6LL. These courses are free to Evington residents who are over 50 and to the over 50s from other wards, if places are available. The courses are lottery funded and part of ... Read More »

FOLLOW THE ROAD AHEAD – THE HISTORY OF THE DRIVING TEST

Almost all of us have faced the daunting experience of taking the driving test, some of us more than once. On 13 September 2016, Leicester U3A will be hosting a talk by Brian Johnson called: ‘Follow the Road Ahead: the History of the Driving Test’. The talk is at Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, LE2 3AH at 2.45pm. Brian’s talk will look at the reasons for introducing the driving test in 1935 and describe what the first driving test was like. His talk will consider how the test has developed over the years in response to changing demands on drivers and will give an account of the nature of the test learner-drivers face today. Brian Johnson was involved in the training and testing of drivers for 33 years. Brian was an approved driving instructor for car drivers, a qualified instructor for the driving of both heavy goods (HGV) and public service (PSV) vehicles, a driving examiner and then Senior Driving Examiner. In addition, he visits schools, colleges and prisons to talk about learning and driving safely and he has trained other driving examiners to contribute to this work. Leicester U3A is part of a world-wide movement whose members are retired from full time-employment. Its members form a community offering social opportunity and learning for life in an exceptionally relaxed and enjoyable way. Our many, diverse interest groups are the engines of this life-long, self-help learning and the source of much social interaction. For third agers, learning is for fun: there is no distinction between teachers and learners and people meet to share the hinterland of their knowledge and experience Note: 1. Nationally the U3A was founded in 1982 and has grown steadily since that time. There are now 996 U3As in the UK, with a total of 366,184 members. 2. Leicester U3A was founded in 1996. Its website can be found at www.leicesteru3a.org.uk. 3. The U3A organises social activities and informal, life-long learning for people in their third age – that is, those who are retired from full time work. Contact: publicity@leicesteru3a.org.uk or 07981 633 065 Read More »