Summer Festival

with free health check

Locksley Estate, 3. September 2022

Locksley Community Centre, Dora Street, London E14 7TP

family activities and games

  • Face painting
  • balloon modelling
  • bouncy castles and inflatables
  • Give-it-a-go sports
  • skating and cycling
  • crafting
  • local food stalls and vendours

Well-being and other services

  • Free health checks
  • Diabetes UK advice and information
  • vaccinations
  • social prescriptions
  • Health advice
  • meet your local wellbeing activity providers

Liveable streets survey

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):

https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/liveablestreets

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.

Chest Hospital news

I am delighted with today’s letter from Latimer, the housebuilding arm of Clarion Housing Group.

They have acquired the site from Crest Nicholson and promise

  • Erecting new hoardings
  • pruning trees
  • clearing overgrown vegetation
  • removing debris

Many of our residents have complaint about the depressing effect the hospital site currently has on us. I cannot wait for the new planning application.

ASB and how to stop it

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

  1. 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.
  2. Complain online directly to THH, which generates a reference number for you to refer to.
  3. Register with Neighbourhood Watch by going here and become a member.

Come and talk to Neighbourhood Watch

We’ll be at the Glasshouse Community Centre most Thursday mornings between 10-12. Have a coffee on us.

The Platinum Jubilee Street Party

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.

The road was closed at 12 noon so that the tables could be placed onto the road and prepared for the street party.

When we started the party, families immediately used the tables for our colouring in activity. Kids taking part got stickers and badges.

Kids colour in Queen Jubilee themed pictures

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.

Shamsia’s delicious cup cakes.

In the hall people came to collect food and drink. All families took pictures in front of our Queen Elizabeth tapestry.

the hall at the beginning of the party, when food was still plentyful

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.

keen musicians, enjoying cakes and the arts, especially our face painter was very popular

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

Not to forget a huge thank you to all the volunteers who really enjoyed the day.

thank you also to our sponsors, Tower Hamlets Council, Eden Project for high quality bunting and props.

St. George’s Day Tea Dance

the over 50s are invited to an afternoon of live music and song from

The Sunshine Kinds, dancing with Tony Lane and performance from St. Paul’s Way Secondary School choir

Thursday 28. April 2022, 2pm – 4:30pm

at The Ecology Pavilion,  on Thursday 28. April 2022, Grove Road, Bow, E3 5TW

Join us for an afternoon concert of festive music and song from 

  • The Sunshine Kings
  • St. Paul’s Way Secondary School Choir

Light refreshments will be served to help you dance the afternoon away.

Booking from Monday 11. April 2022

please call 0207 364 7902 from 10am – 3.00pm Monday to Friay or email festivalsandevents@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Free admission, this event is for Tower Hamlets residents only

Seats allocated in advance and booking is essential due to limited numbers. Please book as a group if you want to sit with friends, maximum 8 people per group.

Crime on Parkview

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.

car found vandalised on 31. March 2022, we will make daily rounds and add victim’s cars as they occur.

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

Community Safety Pledge

#Bethehange https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/charter

Neighbourhood Watch members pledge to

  • Promote a culture that does not tolerate harmful language, antisocial behaviour and hostility towards others
  • Enable others to identify and take an active stance to prevent harassment, antisocial behaviour and intimidation within our community.
  • Actively encourage and support others to Report harassment, antisocial behaviour and intimidation and share intelligence about these crimes to the relevant authorities
  • Support those affected by harassment, antisocial behaviour and intimidation and refer victims to relevant support agencies

Parkview Jubilee Tea Party

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.

Face painting

Positivity Tree

‘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.

Food

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.

Drinks

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.

Amenities

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

Volunteers

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)
  • judging the bake-off cake submissions
  • judging the ‘model of a royal’ figure submissions
  • judging the ‘best crown’ submissions
  • supervising the hall (DBS check required

Please contact us with your application here.

The positivity tree project no longer takes place because the types of trees we have available are all quite tall and it is difficult to attach items to the trees without damaging the tree bark.

Help improve fire safety

Tower Hamlets Housing Forum and London Fire Brigade are working together to promote fire safety in our borough, and we want to involve residents in getting the message out.
 
We are making a series of short films where you can discuss your fire safety concerns or issues that you’ve experienced with someone from London Fire Brigade. They will offer advice and guidance to help you.
 
The content that we create will be used across social channels and partner websites to promote fire safety and signpost residents to further sources of information and advice.
 

We are looking for up to 10 community contributors, from a range of backgrounds to represent the diversity of Tower Hamlets.
 
We will be offering a £50 voucher, as  a  thank you to everyone who participates in the project.
 
Closing date for applications 31 March 2022

For more information, contact: Lisa McCann,

 Fire Safety Team Leader

t. 07984451667

e. lisa.mccann@thh.org.uk