To be fair, I also want to publish a petition, which has been created by residents who want to keep the existing LTN measures. To sign this petition go here: Publishing this petition does not mean that I endorse it but just that I want to give equal voice to all who live here. Everybody against LTN already had the chance to express this in the council petition.
You may have received an email from the council consulting on removing all the Liveable Streets programs they have done so far. This is the link to the surveys (which is also contained in that email):
I would urge you to fill in all of the surveys as soon as possible – we have only until the end of the month. You can fill the surveys in even if you haven’t received a printed copy of any of them in the post. It may want you to enter a survey reference code – you can just leave that box blank.
Please forward to anyone else you know in the borough who would like to see streets which are safer for all members of the community. This survey can be completed by anyone in your household including children and also people who do not reside in Tower Hamlets can complete it.
There are a lot of different views about road use, please make yours known.
Did you see the ASB tent behind Mark House last week? Officers from THH and the ASB team patrolled the estate, supported by the local Safer Neighbourhood Team from Bethnal Green East.
How to combat ASB
Register with OWL, which is the police mailing list to get surveys directly from police so that you can take part and explain to police directly what the problem is. They send these around every 3 months.
Thanks to all the residents who followed the requests to remove parked cars on the day.
Preparations for this event starts weeks ago and finally today, 3. June 2022, we actually set up the street party around the Glasshouse Community Centre.
When we started the party, families immediately used the tables for our colouring in activity. Kids taking part got stickers and badges.
Chair of the Residents Association, Shamsia Foreman produced delicious cup cakes, which would have stood a definite chance to win the cake baking competition but people were very hungry and the cup cakes got eaten before they could get judged.
In the hall people came to collect food and drink. All families took pictures in front of our Queen Elizabeth tapestry.
Our local resident Neil, brought out his keyboard and played to entertain people. He even had a duet with a local child, learning the piano.
Our competitions had excellent entries for crown, royal model and cake.
Pictures shows our young crown winner, best royal model was won by Old Ford Primary Academy, best cake won by Musammat from Cephas Street.
Thank you to RA chair Shamsia Begum’s ‘Stop Smoking’ stall, which enhanced the Healthy living theme of our party.
Lets not forget our biggest fan, and most patriotic dog of the event
thank you also to our sponsors, Tower Hamlets Council, Eden Project for high quality bunting and props.
It was brought to our attention via NextDoor that on the Parkview Estate, there is a high rate of car break-ins. This morning, one of our coordinators went around the estate and indeed found one car windscreen smashed. We will post pics of all problems we found here, anonymised of course.
A picture was taken and the matter was reported to police and CAD 1183/31Mar22 was allocated.
We can offer residents a specific ASB / crime WhatsApp group to let us know immediately when they have become aware of a problem. We can only deal with what we know and then also raise the matter at the SNT Ward Panel. Please let us know if you wish to become a Neighbourhood Watch member and part of a Parkview WhatsApp group. Register for Neighbourhood Watch here and join the Parkview Neighbourhood Watch group. You can then ask to join a WhatsApp group Parkview specific.
Protect your car against criminals break-ins by not leaving any valuables or tech items in plain sight. Also you are advised to use a security attachment for blue badges. car crime prevention advice here
We will be holding a street party on Parkview Estate on 3. June 2022 from 2pm – 6pm.
We have tables along the road, outside of the Glasshouse with free food and drink available, weather permitting. If it rains, we’ll move the party into the Glasshouse.
There will be the following competitions
Bake off, best bake wins £30
Conditions, cake or cup-cakes, other bake-ware must be home-made and brought to the event for sharing after the judging. Prize giving at 4pm. Picture of winner to be published.
Best model of a Royal wins £30
Conditions, make a model of your favourite royal out of any material, must be self-made not bought. Prize giving at 4pm. Picture of winner to be published.
Best crown made of waste materials wins £10
Conditions, make a crown out of waste material, best home made crown wins £10. Prize giving at 4pm, picture of winner to be published.
Parkview Residents Association Gardening group will giveaway free plants
Bring your own food if you have specialist dietary needs. Meet others and have friendly chats.
‘Who we lost during Covid’ attributes on our ‘Positivity Tree’. Bring laminated pictures to be attached to the tree. You are also welcome to attach decorations fitting for the memory of your loved ones.
Plant a wild flower patch
Use a bee-friendly flower seed mix to plant a wild flower patch and watch it grow over the year
Sing a song
anybody can delight the crowd with song/s any reasonable music allowed. This has to stop at 6pm.
The party is strictly non-alcoholic.
All children must be accompanied by responsible adults and all adults in need of care also must be accompanied by a carer. Lost children must be collected within 15 minutes or police will be called for all children under the age of 10 or if learning disabled.
Tables are laid out on the through road from St. James’ Avenue entrance to Old Ford Road exit and cars cannot use that stretch of road for the whole afternoon from 10AM til 7:30 pm.
Parking bays will be suspended for most of the day. Bays from corner of Sydney Hse, mark 1 to the exit into Old Ford Road, will be suspended from 10AM – 19:30.
All accidents must be reported to the desk and entered into an accident book. There will be an emergency First Aider
This event is organised by Parkview Neighbourhood Watch in conjunction with the Parkview Residents Association.
We make fruit and veggies available on the tables. All other food must be collected from the Glasshouse kitchen counter. We cannot cater for people with special food preferences or allergies because of the open character of the event. If you have food allergies, please bring your own food.
If possible bring your own mug but we also have mugs available. Tea will be served at the table but can also be collected at the food counter.
If you live on the estate, please use your own toilets to avoid congestion in the Glasshouse.
Emergency First Aider: Johanna Kaschke Lost children: Madison Taylor
We are looking for reliable volunteers. The following positions are available
Supervising the playground area (requires advanced DBS check)
putting up bunting
checking for left-over rubbish and clear this away
checking sanitary areas regularly (requires DBS check)
checking for hazardous materials, which could endanger the event (experience required)
get tables out into the road
decorate the Glasshouse hall
securing the street closure, internal estate (experience required)