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Read our April 2018 Newsletter

The April 2018 SCAS Newsletter is now available to browse/download here.

If you enjoy it, why not consider joining the Society?

Annual membership is still only £6 (per household) and for this you can be as active or inactive as you choose. You’ll receive the newsletter three  times a year, an invitation to regular events and the chance to meet the committee at our annual general meeting in May (where there’s usually a guest speaker and free coffee and biscuits). We’ll also keep you informed about any potentially controversial planning applications.

We are lucky to live in a beautiful area but there is quite a lot of work involved in safeguarding it. Your subscription will help us cover our costs, improve our website and maintain the standards of the newsletter.

Tour, Talk and Sunday Tea at the Botanic Garden


To celebrate our 40th Anniversary (and Fathers’ Day),  members and guests are warmly invited to join us on Sunday June 17th at 2.30pm for tea, coffee and cakes at the University of Leicester’s lovely Botanic Garden—preceded by a guided tour and talk on the history of its splendid houses.

 The cost will be £5.00 per person—which covers everything.

Please book in advance by sending £5.00 (cheques made out to SCAS) to Nita Foale, 2 Clarendon Park Road, LE2 3AD—or signify your intention to attend by emailing:

It promises to be a lovely afternoon. We do hope you’ll be able to come

Founded with the assistance of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, the Botanic Garden was established in Oadby in 1947 in the grounds of four Edwardian houses: Beaumont, Southmeade, The Knoll and Hastings which are now used as student residences. Their separate gardens have been merged and now form 16 acres of lovingly cultivated grounds and greenhouses with a wide variety of planting, natural habitats, form and colour.


2016-17 Annual Review

The SCAS Annual Review for the year just ended (2016-17) was distributed to members who attended the AGM on Monday May 22nd.

You can view it and find out what we have been doing by selecting the `About Us’ tab and then clicking on `Annual Reviews’

If you like what you see in the Review, why not consider joining us? You don’t have to live in Stoneygate to become a member. Anyone who cherishes the area can join. Membership is still only £6 per annum – and you can be as active or inactive as you choose.



SCAS AGM Monday May 22nd 7.30pm

You are cordially invited to our Annual General  Meeting which will take place at the Clarendon Park Congregational Church on Monday 22nd May at 7.30pm.  This year’s guest speaker will be author, broadcaster and journalist Austin J Ruddy on the subject of `Stoneygate in World War Two’.  Non-members are welcome.