Bicycle storage consultation

All residents of Parkview Estate are welcome to participate in our questionnaire and consultation about bicycle storage spaces on Parkview Estate.

Please complete the questionnaire to ascertain whether and what sort of bicycle storage is needed on Parkview Estate.

It is very important that you respond to this survey because responses will be used to determine further deployment or removal of already existing storage units on the estate.

Your data will be shared with Tower Hamlets Homes, Tower Hamlets Council and the Parkview Residents Association for evaluation.

The forthcoming meeting of the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association has also invited the Tower Hamlets Cycling and Walking Champion Councillor Kyrsten Perry and the Mayor to discuss cycling storage among other issues. This meeting will take place on 22. June 2021 18:00 – 20:00 at the Glasshouse, organised by the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association.

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Free bike marking event

In conjunction with

This event will be held

Date: Saturday, 10th. April 2021
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Weavers Fields E2 6HD see map

You must pre-register by contacting: StepneyGreen.SNT@met.police.uk

Bike register deters cycle thieves and reunites stolen bikes with their owners. Working in partnership with all UK police forces.

There is also a FREE Dr. Bike event, which is run by Tower Hamlets Council and Bikeworks

6. April 2021 9:00 – 12:00, Victoria Park Hub E3 2JU.

Please note the two events are not connecte.

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch meeting

Residents and those using the area, are cordially invited to attend a meeting of

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch

Saturday, 17. April 2021 at 17:00

venue, the Glasshouse Community Centre, 161 Old Ford Road, London E2 9QB.

The meeting will be attended by

Officers from Bethnal Green Safer Neighbourhood Team from Met Police

Rev. Chris Newman-Day from St. James the Less Church

We may discuss any issues which bother you.

Please let us know in advance if you have any particular concerns.

An NHS Covid QR code will be available for the meeting to scan into the NHS covid app.

Get ready for the 2021 gardening season

Already we can prepare our crops to be planted outside later in the spring indoors. Seeds can be germinated in pots ready for planting.

Most of our residents have window boxes, balcony boxes or balconies. Some have gardens. There are many great websites available, which tell us what to prune, plant, tend and when.

No gardening effort is too great or small. Indoor gardening has become a fashion for many houseplant lovers too.

If you want to show off your indoor or outdoor gardening efforts, please contact us with pictures.

Up-date on parking / pedestrian safety

In addition to social media posts about the subject of newly created parking spaces and yesterday’s post. In case you did not read the comments to yesterday’s post. Pavement parking has been prohibited in London since 1974. The government now also wants to widen this prohibition to the whole of the UK.

Therefore the newly created parking space near the playground behind Mark House has been put there illegally.

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch has submitted an urgent official complaint with Tower Hamlets Council about this yesterday and this also includes the erection of car gates on all entrances to the estate and better pedestrian safety around the estate.

Second class safety for pedestrians and children

Whilst we are in lock-down, the increasing demand for parking on the estate during day-time has been adressed by painting extra parking spaces onto the internal roads of Parkview Estate.

Picture by @RossiBike

The entrance to the playground behind Mark House is obstructed by vehicles parking directly in front of it. This makes it difficult for people with pushchairs or wheelchairs to enter the park.

This parking space is even allocated a space number and it is very concerning that this probably means a permanent installation of extra parking spaces on the estate.

There is a similar but even more dangerous problem behind Gatehouse schools between Rosebery and Sankey House.

A loop road feeds the area behind Gatehouse school, which is very busy during school drop off times and after school. There is no pedestrian walkway at all.

The council was happy to allocate parking spaces but no pedestrian walkway at all. They did put in bicycle barriers but do not protect pedestrians on the road.

Adults, children have to share this loop-road with cars, bike, vans, waste collection lorries, whilst commuting to and from school.

walking from Sewardstone Road to St. James’ Avenue hs become a dodge the traffic exercise.

As can be seen, the are has no pedestrian walkway whatsoever but a bicycle barrier to stop cyclists racing through the estate but nothing to stop people and cars colliding.

There is a call for a car gate at the entrance to St. James’ Avenue but I think this doesn’t go far enough. There needs to be a dedicated pedestrian walkway.

It all looks quiet without traffic but it can be very busy.