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Your Parklife 2021 Calendar, Now Available To Order!

Your Parklife 2021 Calendar, Now Available To Order!

From almost a hundred annonomised entries, the judges chose their final twelve photographs that will make up your Parklife 2021 calendar. You can order a copy now by following this link: https://forms.gle/XRDT63t7FYVZYsiM7 Please remember to pay for your order promptly. The winning entries were submitted by… Alexis Hutson, Tony Shelly, Reuben Fenn, Sarah Jones, Julie Grest, Jo Hall, Hannah Farrow, Emma Lowe, Anna McAuley, Ruth Herbert, Darren Cotton and Nick Halpine.

Return Of The Western Park Scarecrow Trail Brings Welcome Community Buzz

Return Of The Western Park Scarecrow Trail Brings Welcome Community Buzz

Thank you to everyone that was involved in builing a scarecrow and/or took a walk around the trail this year. To all those who bought ice cream, cake and raffle tickets in huge amounts while on their journey to see our 61 enterants. The buzz around the Western Park area over the weekend has been something truly special and I think we can all agree that it was much needed after the ‘challenging’ year we have faced. It was lovely…

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Countdown To The 2nd Western Park Scarecrow Trail

Countdown To The 2nd Western Park Scarecrow Trail

The Western Park Scarecrow Trail return’s for it’s second year this coming weekend (5th & 6th September) and while we have had to make a couple of changes so we can run the event during the Covid restrictions, at it’s core it remains the fun community event it was last time out. We are unable to use the playground at Dovelands school as our base, so this year guide maps will be available from two points along the trail. 17…

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Judging Panel For Parklife Event Confirmed

Judging Panel For Parklife Event Confirmed

We are pleased to confirm the judging panel for our (Western) Parklife event. Reverend Liz Wilson, Vicar of our local church. She is joined by Councillor Gary O’Donnell, one of the team of councillors for the Western Ward. Completing out trio is Sarah Salotti of Sarah Salotti Photography. All three are very eager to see the entries.

(Western) Parklife Calender Photography Competition

(Western) Parklife Calender Photography Competition

Annoucing our next fundraising event , A community created calendar. Do you have a photograph that you feel captures life in the Western Park area; or could you take one? Do you have a favourite view or secret spot? A treasured tree or a snap of our wonderful wildlife? We want to put together a calendar that showcases our little corner of the city. A panel of judges will decide the top twelve photographs which will then be turned into…

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Western Park Scarecrow Trail Returns!

Western Park Scarecrow Trail Returns!

We are delighted to announce the return of the Western Park Scarecrow Trail for 2020. We feel that the event is perfectly suited to whatever level of social distancing may be in place on the 5th & 6th of September, although there will be some changes to last years set up. The community response both in terms of scarecrow entries registered and turn out of “trailers” over the weekend blew us away. And the buzz created by it was the…

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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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