Leicester city centre from Gallowtree Gate. Looking towards the clock tower. Photo by G-Man April 2005

Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the East Midlands. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west.

The ceremonial county – the non-metropolitan county plus the city of Leicester – has a total population of just over 1 million (2016 estimate), more than half of which lives in the Leicester Urban Area. W

Leicestershire community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]


Communities online[edit | edit source]

Leicestershire Villages

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Green Fox Community Energy, Leicester and Leicestershire's sustainable energy co-operative

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Cycle City, information from Leicester City Council - Cycling in Leicestershire, information from Leicestershire County Council - Wikipedia: Leicester Bike Park

Maps: Cycling Maps, from Leicestershire County Council

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

Just... Fairtrade, Leicester

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Leicestershire Food Links, information on Farmers’ Markets

Maps: Market Harborough Local Food and Drink Map

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Freeuse Leicestershire If you don't use it, Freeuse it!

Rural sustainability[edit | edit source]

Leicestershire Rural Partnership - Rural Community Council (Leicestershire and Rutland)

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

LeicesterSHARE.com, part of the lifstshare network - Transport and Streets, information from Leicester City Council, includes information on cycling, buses and walking in Leicester

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Coalville woman's design goes viral after putting town on the map, Apr 23 [1]


Lessons from Leicester - how one city is making space for cycling, Nov [2]

Market Harborough tops State of the Town sustainability report, Mar 1 [3]


Lessons from Leicester … the UK's unlikely new poster city for cycling, November 26 [4]

Events[edit | edit source]


March 22 Greenlight Festival, Leicester’s festival of sustainable living

June 22 Loughborough BIG Family Bike Ride

June 29 BIG Family Bike Ride @ Coalville Picnic in the Park


External links[edit | edit source]

  • Leicestershire W
  • b-inspired, "developing successful neighbourhoods in Leicester, and providing the services and support needed to embrace and nurture talent and potential in our exciting and diverse communities."

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