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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 corwdfund 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!

Keep The Kids Busy This Summer Holiday!

Keep The Kids Busy This Summer Holiday!

Are you looking for something to keep the kids out of trouble this summer holiday? Something to get them off a computer game and away from a TV screen? Why not build a scarecrow and grab your chance to win £100? Just make sure you register to enter the Western Park Scarecrow Trail before the end of July, then you’ve got all of the summer holiday to build your magnificent creation for entry on the weekend of 7th & 8th…

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Two Festivals In One Day

Two Festivals In One Day

Saturday 22nd June turned out to be very busy day for the WWCE team, we were at two local festivals, meeting new faces and spreading the word about Project Hive, simultaneously! West Gate School held their Family Festival from 12pm until 3pm. For us this was an important chance to introduce ourselves and Project Hive to a new audience of potential users for the inclusive community space we plan to create. It was also a great chance to establish links…

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Project Hive Is Taking Over Chef & Spice (For One Night Only)

Project Hive Is Taking Over Chef & Spice (For One Night Only)

Project Hive will be taking over the multi-award-winning Chef & Spice restaurant on Leicester’s Hinckley Road for one night only on Monday 7th October 2019 after they have kindly agreed to help us with our fundraising efforts. Offering a truly memorable buffet dining experience with first class service and award-winning food prepared in a live kitchen theatre, it will be a night not to be missed! Our team will also be running a raffle on the night with some fantastic…

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Scarecrow Sam Is Going On Tour!

Scarecrow Sam Is Going On Tour!

Sam, the WWCE scarecrow, is going on tour around some of Leicester’s familiar landmarks in the coming weeks. He’s promoting the Western Park Scarecrow Trail on the 7th & 8th of September. If you spot him out and about, grab a selfie with him and share it on social media. We still need scarecrow builders for the event. You can register your scarecrow for the chance to win £100 via our Facebook event page, or direct on the Eventbrite website….

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Local Children Stage A Spectacular “Trashion Show”

Local Children Stage A Spectacular “Trashion Show”

Pupils from Inglehurst, Christ The King and Dovelands Primary Schools joined forces last month and took part in a spectacular “Trashion Show” for their friends and families at New College Leicester in aid of Project Hive. We were delighted to have more than sixty children design, create and then showcase their outfits. They strutted, twirled and high fived an audience of more than 150! The children were tasked with making something that promoted Recycling, encouraged Reuse and championed Reducing the…

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Scarecrow Builders Needed!

Scarecrow Builders Needed!

We are excited to be planning the very first Western Park Scarecrow trail for September this year but what’s a Scarecrow Trail without any scarecrows? We need our community to get involved and build scarecrows, there is a cash prize of £100 for first place and other prizes for runners up. To be eligible to take part in the competition you’ll need to register your entry, you can do this through our Facebook event page or by following this link:…

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