St. George’s swimming pool

There is an ongoing petition to help St. George’s swimming pool re-open. St. George’s is used by many schools in the borough. My daughter won a gold medal there in the primary schools’ yearly borough championships, in which also Gatehouse pupils take part.

Please support this petition.

Primary school pupils at the yearly borough competitions

Festival of Discovery

Festival of discovery – online in 2020

Running online 20-21 November 2020, The Festival of Discovery aims to help people connect through lively discussions, entertainment, things to make and do and real-life stories from communities across the UK.

Join Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, Mr Motivator and many more special celebrity guests and contributors as they set out on an exciting journey to explore what a better future might look like for us all.

Book your place now, it’s completely FREE and with new acts still being confirmed, there is something for everyone at www.thefestivalofdiscovery.com! #FestivalOfDiscovery

passing time

Whilst staying indoors its good to find something to do. Of course most of us have TV channels to keep entertained.

For some pro-active ideas there are games available online free of charge.

There is Scrabble Go or Words with Friends 2 or Microsoft makes games available via the Microsoft Game Room like the Microsoft Solitaire Collection.

Anybody registered with Facebook can make use of many games via the platform online. You can play most games with mobile phones, tablets, Apps or home computers and laptops.

Whilst our libarries are closed there is the option of reading virtual books using Apps like Kindle. If you are a member of Amazon you can get many free books to download.  Amazon as well asArgos still do home deliveries for items, you no longer can purchase in the shops.

Unfortunately, at the time of posting, there are no food delivery slots available anywhere. But we have the local shops, which are in walking distance.

If you want help with computer related issues on how to get onto games, I am willing to give phone advice. Please contact me via the contact page.

You can go for walks in the park but should keep 2 meters away from the nearest other person.

Parkview Winter Fair

xmastreeThis free event will help our cheerful community spirit to get over the cold winter season. Our residents are cordially invited to join us at the Glasshouse Community Centre for fun crafts; you can make a decorative tree out of cardboard and take it home.

Date: 7.12.2019

Time: 12 noon – 3pm

Please ensure all children are accompanied by a responsible adult. Refreshments of mince pies, tea and fruit will be served.

Leisure facilities in Tower Hamlets

Leisure facilities in Tower Hamlets have seen an enormous increase of use during the last 7 years. From 2002 – 2019 visits jumped from 80K to 2.2 Million.

A great statistic to see, published by Tower Hamlets council with their OS Leisure Facilitiesv4 papers to be discussed by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 25. November 2019.

Yet the council wants to invest only 1.9 Million to maintain and improve 7 Leisure centres. That is simply not enough in my view. Anyone interested can go to the Overiew and Scrutiny Committee meeting on Monday 25. Nov at the Town Hall and make their views known. Please also lobby Councillor ahead of Monday’s meeting. Our local Councillor Eve McQuillan is due to attend that meeting.

I have lobbied the Council officers to consider increasing that spending and to consider a greater involvement in swimming for secondary school pupils because there is little happening in Tower Hamlets at the moment.

But of course our leisure facilities are very important for all of us and wear and tear is an important factor together with modernisation and up-keep. Please help improve our leisure facilities.