Helen Pettman

Friends of Evington is the charity for Evington in Bloom and the Evington Echo.  It is about community, environmental responsibility, gardening and community news.  The umbrella names for carrying out the activities are called Evington in Bloom and  Evington Echo.  Evington in Bloom works with Leicester City Council for their gardening projects, enabling proper processes and permissions to be agreed between the Trustees and local volunteers for gardening on Council owned land.  The Evington Echo  can keep you up to date with the charity’s news and local news in and around Evington.  It is linked to the print version that is distributed bi-monthly to 5,900 households, with a pdf version on line at www.evingtonecho.uk.


The campaign for a Neighbourhood Centre in Evington has taken many twists and turns.  Our preferred venue is at Evington Park House.  In Nov. 2018, the Evington Park House was still not officially recognised as a Neighbourhood Centre but some daytime groups have their own fob access to meet in this house and are supported by Friends of Evington.

The enclosed chart shows the various activities that have taken place in connection with Friends of Evington in 2018.

Friends of Evington Chart of activities 2012 – 2018