EVINGTON IN BLOOM IS A THRIVING PROJECT
Friends of Evington have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Community Lottery Fund for £10,000 in order to enhance Evington for both people and pollinators.
Already the grant has enabled tools to be upgraded. “With the right tools it is so much easier to be able to organise group gardening sessions or litter picking sessions or get on with the work in smaller groups” said Chair of Friends of Evington, Paul Archdeacon.
On 8th July, 2021 a judge from East Midlands in Bloom will be coming to see all the Evington in Bloom projects and she will be evaluating them for community involvement, environmental and community work.
So what will she see?
The itinerary is as follows:
The Co-op garden on the corner of Main Street and St. Denys Road. LE5 6GB.
The War Memorial across the road. LE5 6GB
The Medieval moated site which is part of the Arboretum LE5 6DU
The Arboretum itself which is 54 acres of trees, grassland, meadows, woodland and water habitats. It is laid out with paths for residents and visitors to enjoy. LE5 6FA
The Village Hall is run by a Trust for the people of Evington. LE5 6FA.
High Street is a pleasant road that leads back to Main Street.
Evington Library. Tired beds are getting a revamp. LE5 6DH
Evington Park. A place where volunteers and park staff work together to improve the grounds. A new bee-line is developing through the park.
Then the judge will need to travel to The Garden of Hope which is on the junction of Gamel Road and Davenport Road. LE5 6TB. This area is being developed as a mini park.
On her way back to Evington Village, the judge will see the Goodwood Road bee-line.