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Project Hive COVID-19 Update

Project Hive COVID-19 Update

Hello everyone, we thought we would take a moment to update you all on the progress of Project Hive during these challenging times… It’s safe to say that the last couple of months haven’t really gone the way we had envisioned them to when we were planning 2020. Coming off the back of a very successful 2019, we were hoping to go full steam ahead and get things physically moving with the building this year. As the ongoing situation has…

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We Did It! Crowdfund Campaign Ends In Success

We Did It! Crowdfund Campaign Ends In Success

We did it! The target for crowd funding has been reached and passed! Since the start of September a massive £27,267 has been raised. Thank you. That “we” includes anyone who has supported this endeavour, you are all a part of the journey we are now on together. Whether you have pledged directly via the Spacehive website, bought a cake, decorated and rolled a pumpkin, made a scarecrow or walked the trail, eaten a curry, swapped Pokemon cards, not worn…

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Coffee & Cake At Winstanley House

Coffee & Cake At Winstanley House

On the 18th January we held the final event of our crowdfund campaign, Winstanley House was the beautiful setting for a Coffee & Cake morning. We raised another £600 towards our target, there is now less than £1,000 to go. Crowdfunding ends on 24th January, you can pledge your support here: spacehive.com/project-hive

Pokemon Event Proves Popular

Pokemon Event Proves Popular

On Sunday 12th January we held a Pokemon & Friends Trading card swap event at The Hub in New Parks, a new venue for us. It was great to see some new faces amongst the attendees along with many of our regular supporters. Alongside a busy afternoon of card swapping, there were lots more activites to keep people entertained. A tombola, guess how many Pokeballs in the jar, tin can knock down, pin the tail on the Pikachu and target…

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Two Weeks Left For Crowdfund!

Two Weeks Left For Crowdfund!

There are only two weeks to go until the end of our crowdfund campaign. At the time of posting we are £2500 away from our target. Unless we meet it, the money won’t be released! If you can help, visit: www.spacehive.com/project-hive

Project Hive On The BBC

Project Hive On The BBC

On Monday 16th January we met up with Amy Payne from BBC East Midlands Today to record an interview about Project Hive. This is a massive milestone for the project and will help us reach further than ever before with the crowdfund campaign. Keep an eye out for the interview to air during their bulletins on Tuesday 17th December on BBC One.

Crowdfund Extended

Crowdfund Extended

We are delighted to announce that we have extended our Crowdfund campain until January 24th 2020. You now have a little longer to help us reach the target for this first phase of the project. So far we have raised just over £20k of the £26k we need, we just need a final push to help us get there! You can pledge at: spacehive.com/project-hive

Christmas Party Fizzes

Christmas Party Fizzes

Saturday 30th November saw us celebrate the start of this year’s Christmas party season with the Project Hive Christmas Party. Over 100 people partied hard at St Anne’s Church Hall, which had recieved a festive makeover. Entertaiment for the evening was provided by local DJ Tony Booth and Singing duo The Quirks. We raised £2250 towards the crowdfunding campaign on the night!

Public Meeting

Public Meeting

We held a public meeting on the evening of 6th November to outline our vision for the future of the former Eco House site. The meeting was attended by members of the public, local councillors and our architect. We were also joined by Parmar Properties to briefy outline their plans for the rest of the brownfield land along the Hinckley Road edge of Western Park. We unveiled our current concept art for the building, which is based on what you…

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Leave A Permanent Reminder Of Your Support

Leave A Permanent Reminder Of Your Support

Did you know that we are offering physical rewards to those who pledge £50 and over to our crowdfund campaign before 15th December? You can leave a permanent reminder of your support for Project Hive for yourself, your family or in memory of a loved one. Visit www.spacehive.com/project-hive and in a few clicks you can be a part of something amazing that will bring people together and create a lasting legacy for the community. For £500 we are also offering…

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Oh, What A Night!

Oh, What A Night!

Our Chef & Spice Takeover was a sell out and turned into a lively affair. We raised a total of £1,729 towards Project Hive on the night, a great start to our crowdfund. We marked the occasion with with a huge raffle and a competition to be the first person there the pledge on our crowdfund page.

Come Along To Our Public Meeting On 6th November

Come Along To Our Public Meeting On 6th November

We will be holding a public consultation meeting at Dovelands Primary School on Wednesday 6th November at 7:30pm and we would like as many local residents and stakeholders as possible to come along. During the meeting, you will have the chance to hear our vision for the new community space on the derelict Eco House site; see the initial plans for what the space will look like and talk with us about your views on the project, plus find out…

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Announcing The Start Of Our Crowdfund Period.

Announcing The Start Of Our Crowdfund Period.

In a joint partnership, Parmar Properties and the Western Ward Community Enterprise have entered into an agreement with Leicester City Council.This is a significant step forwards for us as we can now proceed to the next stage of our project with further fund raising and the initial stages of the design phase for the redevelopment of the Eco House site. Our crowdfund period begins now, and will run until December. The target for this stage is £26k. It’s vital we…

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Western Park Scarecrow Trail A Big Success

Western Park Scarecrow Trail A Big Success

The weekend of the 7th and 8th of September saw the staging of the very first Western Park Scarecrow Trail. Over the two days the Western Park community welcomed around one thousand participants to follow the trail. The trail featured in the Leicester Mercury on the Friday before it started and we were joined by BBC Radio Leicester on the Sunday morning as part of their Clueless competition. The event raised £1700 for Project Hive, a great start to our…

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The Signs They Are A-Changing

The Signs They Are A-Changing

If you have walked or driven past Western Park along Hinckley Road recently, you may have noticed something looks a little different. Last Saturday we finally managed to put up our sign in place of the tired looking Eco House one that has been slowly disappearing into the hedgerow over the last few years. We gave the hedge a good trim too. For us it’s an important moment. We can finally broadcast to anyone that comes past the site, not…

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Project Hive Takes Over Braunstone Parkrun

Project Hive Takes Over Braunstone Parkrun

On Saturday 31st August, members of Project Hive together with friends and family members assembled on Braunstone Park at a time many of them would usually still be in their pyjamas. They were there to volunteer as marshals for that week’s Parkrun, and to talk with the runners about Project Hive and our upcoming events. It was great to meet so many new faces.

Scarecrow Trail Sponsors Announced

Scarecrow Trail Sponsors Announced

We are delighted to announce our generous local sponsors for the first year of the Western Park Scarecrow Trail which runs on September 7th and 8th starting from the playground at Dovelands School. You will be able to buy a guide to the locations of the 62 scarecrows from here between 10am and 3pm on both days. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Filming Our Crowdfunding Video

Filming Our Crowdfunding Video

On 2nd August we assembled a group of enthusiastic volunteers from the local community to help of with the filming of our crowdfunding video. They were joined by our local PCSO Sally Morgan, Councillor Susan Barton and BBC Radio Leicester’s Tim Parker. You will be able to see the results very soon when we premiere the video to coincide with the official launch. In the meantime, everyone at WWCE would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that…

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Scarecrow Trail Registration Closes

Scarecrow Trail Registration Closes

After 129 days, registration for the first Western Park Scarecrow Trail has now closed. Now the fun part begins. We look forward to seeing just how creative our community is when the trail opens on Saturday 7th September. See you there!