Friends of Evington

Friends of Evington is a registered charity no. 1148649, that was registered on 17 August 2012.

The Objects are:

1. 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.

2.  To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Evington and the surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances for for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants.

The Vision is to inspire a healthy community in Evington through bringing environmental and educational projects to life, providing solutions that benefit local people and protect the planet.

The two main activities of Friends of Evington are:

The Evington Echo (A community-run magazine delivered to 5,950 homes in the Evington area six times a year.  All people involved are volunteers.

Evington in Bloom.  Affiliated to Britain in Bloom/East Midlands in Bloom to clean and green the local area.  All people involved are volunteers.

Friends of Evington is an unincorporated charity with a membership made up of volunteers who work for the charity.  Some groups led by volunteers before lockdown (March 20 to March 21) were:

Evington House Yoga,

Evington Bicycle Club

Friends of Evington Park

Evington History and Heritage Group

Downing Drive Friends and Neighbours (Evington)

Bilal Yoga (Evington)

Calming and Gentle Exercises (Evington)

Evington Friendship Club

Evington Social Club

Quilling and Crafts (Evington)

Rummikub Club (Evington)

There is a long-standing campaign for Evington House (LE56DE)  to become a Neighbourhood Centre so that more facilities can be offered for the benefit of the local community.