Parkview Estate Spring Festival

Venue: The Glasshouse Community Centre

Date and Time: Saturday 6th May 2017 10:30 – 16:30

Free tea and coffee and healthy snacks for children.

BRIGHTEN UP YOUR BALCONY

with free Geranium flowering plants and a balcony planting demonstration.

This event is organised and funded by the Parkview Residents Association.

Local heroes

I just wondered whether residents would want to have the succees stories of themselves, their children or residents they know published here on this website.

My granddaughter Madison was mentioned in the East End Life and also the East London Advertiser for the medals she won at swimming competitions. Recently Madison also won a Jack Petchey award.

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Madison trains at the LACPP with Olympians and national and student medal winners and soon will go to the home swimming club of Adam Peaty and take part in a swimming camp, run by Adam Peaty’s award winning swimming coach Mel Marshall.

Are there any kids on the estate who take part in sports or have achieved remarkable personal goals? Any residents who want to share any stories?

Please let me know, will gladly publish photos and stories.

Save our parks petition

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38 degrees currently host a petition that calls for …..”We want the government to make protecting parks a legal requirement to make sure they’re properly looked after and kept free for everyone to use………”

That has also to do with commercial festivals being organised in parks, which has a strong effect on our lives, especially as we live on the border of Victoria Park. Have a look at the petition and see if it interests you, this story was also reported by the East London Advertiser.

Swimming the ideal sport

We are extremely lucky and privileged that we have the London Aquatic Center on our doorstep. Since the 2012 Olympic Games, (and beforehand) British swimming made headlines. Now all of us can swim at this iconic pool.

A newly formed swimming club enables locals to be part of future swimming excellence. The London Aquatics Centre Performance Program (LACPP) helps swimmers train from as early as they can swim 2 lengths in the 50 meter pool.

The facility is very pleasing and popular with parents for the “Better” learn to swim classes in the spacious pools.

I highly recommend swimming as a regular after-school activity, my granddaughter took up swimming in Primary and St. John’s Bethnal Green supported her sporting endeavours. After winning Gold at the Tower Hamlets School swimming games, Madison now trains regularly at the LAC. Hope to see you there.

The venue is in easy reach, the 339 or 388 bus goes there.

Big Lunch on Parkview Estate

There is going to be another Big Lunch to follow the success this estate had with previous events of that kind.

Date: Saturday 13th June
Time: 12-4pm

In the Glasshouse and/or the Green (weather depending).
English, Bangladeshi, Somali food, bouncy castle, Face and Henna painting, dancing, games and prizes
see poster below

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