Swim the Thames at London Fields

How is it possible?

It is, the length of the River Thames is 346km, equalling 700 lengths of the Hackney Lido pool. To be on 30th June 2018 from 3pm till late.

With a combined effort, people are expected to swim those 700 lengths within 4 hours. That is such a doddle. Of course the expert swimmers will do most swimming. Parents and others can choose to swim any amount of lengths of the pool.

This is couched within a splendid Hackney Aquatics Community Day at the park and the Lido with Swim the Thames!

  • Sponsored Swim at London Fields Lido from 4pm.
  • barbecue, ice cream and food stalls
  • Pilates in the Park
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Various games and activities such as football and extreme frisbee!

Of course all activities will be expertly run and are supervised. I understand anybody can take part in the sponsored swim. There is a fundraising page on Gofundme but I am not sure whether paying into this will also enter people for the sponsored swim. I am awaiting further details. However contributing to the founds would not do any harm to anybody. I think the aim is to help low-income families to allow their kids to swim at the Hackney Aquatics swimming club.


Our lovely estate

flowersHas lovely wild-life friendly flowers planted on green areas of the estate, which attract birds, bees and environmentally friendly bugs.

In close up the flowers look very cheerful but unfortunately a very picturesque  bird hopped off before I could get him into the frame.

Our Parkview Gardening Scheme also encourages all residents to plant window and balcony boxes to further enhance our lovely estate to help us feel better.

Please come to the Community Garden next to the Glasshouse on Saturdays between 10am and 12 noon to collect your free plants for balcony planting.

Parkview Spring Fayre

On Saturday 12th May, it’s Parkview Spring Fayre! All Parkview residents invited,

11am – 3pm at the Glasshouse, FREE plants for your balcony and FREE tea and cakes ūüôā

At 12 noon there will be a container growing workshop led by Rita from @hackneycityfarm and at 1pm, live music!


Community Garden sessions

gardenParkview Community Garden project invites all residents to come along for sessions in April 2018. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  1. Saturday 14. April 10am – 12 noon.
  2. Saturday 21. April 10am – 12 noon.
  3. Saturday 28. April 10am – 12 noon.




The community garden is located next to the Glasshouse Community Centre. During the sessions we’ll sow seeds for flowers and vegetables. We’ll be preparing bee-friendly flowering plants for the

Spring Fayre on Saturday 12. May 2018

A great opportunity to meet others, make new friends and spend time out-doors in a relaxing atmosphere.

Parkview Community Growing Scheme

All Parkview Residents are cordially invited to attend a meeting

on:     Saturday 17. March 2018

at:      10AM Р11:30AM

at the Community Garden besides the Glasshouse Community Centre.

An introduction to talk about our community garden and discuss ideas for the year ahead about growing flowers, vegetables, fruit on our estate and in communal areas and balconies and work together in the community garden.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Parkview Growing Scheme

Invite for meeting on 17 March 2018