The Big Garden Birdwatch

Another year and time once again for another Big Garden Birdwatch. This year it will take place over three days, the 29-31 January 2021. For more information visit: Why not also report your sightings by email to South Highfields Neighbours for inclusion in our urban wildlife diary, which hasn’t had many contributions recently.

Wishful Thinking

As suggested by Penny, a new page has been set up where you can share your thoughts on how you are surviving COVID-19 (and/or BREXIT!). Please post your thoughts and experiences directly in the Comments section of REFLECTIONS ON AN UNUSUAL YEAR . As a reminder, GARDENERS’ CORNER (suggested by Kate) is still open for […]


The Christmas Fairy is hoping to discover what content you would like to see on this website in the coming months. Please send your suggestions to and your wishes might be granted.

Gardeners’ Corner

We have a new page dedicated to everything related to gardening – plants, shrubs and/or gardening tools that you wish to share or acquire (for free!), together with any hints, tips or articles for your fellow gardeners. Please contribute to Gardeners’ Corner and help to make your neighbourhood a greener place to live.


From the Leicester Mercury: A private funeral service is to be held for Woody at Gilroes Crematorium on Thursday, June 25th, at 1.00pm. A memorial celebration will follow in due course. No flowers please, donations can be made to Compassion in Dying at compassionindying.

In Remembrance

A Leave a Reply box has been provided on our In Remembrance page should anyone wish to share their memories of ‘Woody’ who passed away on 15 June 2020.  

Quiz answers

Here are the answers to our Leicester Trivia Quiz which you have doubtless been waiting for with bated breath: 1: 1961 2: True 3: Wharf Street 4: 1878 5: True 6: 1846 7: 1898 8: 1962 9: True 10: Antigua And the winner was Neil (our local wildlife reporter) who will shortly be receiving his […]