Living plastic free workshop

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Talk & workshop at 7.30pm at the Glasshouse Community Centre

LIVING PLASTIC-FREE: HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND SAVE THE PLANET

You sort your recycling. You take your reusable bag when you go shopping. You want to do more, but you just don’t know what, or how, and you don’t have the time to research everything you could be doing. In this fun, friendly workshop Lizzy will share with you some of the tips and resources she has discovered from reducing her non-recyclable waste over the last two years. You will develop awareness of your own habits and feel more confident making more environmentally-friendly choices every day. And along the way we’ll bust some myths and discover how being green can even be cheaper and more convenient.

 

About Lizzy:

Lizzy has always been passionate about the environment and has lots of ideas to inspire local people. She is currently the Chair of Cranbrook Community Food Garden. She is involved in the Bethnal Green Transition Town group and the Roman Road Trust.

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Chest Hospital development on hold

chesthospitalimageAs the planning application for this project, run by Crest Nicholson and Circle Housing had been referred to the GreaterLondonAuthority

planning report D&P/4105/01
22 January 2018 Former London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green
in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
planning application no. PA/16/03342/A

The Major has outlined a recommendation:

That Tower Hamlets be advised that the application does not comply with the London Plan and draft London Plan, for the reasons set out in paragraph 51 of this report; but that the possible remedies set out in this paragraph could address these deficiencies.
Please click the link to see the full document.

Please click here to see the Tower Hamlets planning application.

The local planning authoritie’s Strategic Planning Committee meets for the first time after the local council elections in June, which is the earliest date a decision could be taken. The Mayor, John Biggs wrote that – on balance – he is against the scheme.

If Tower Hamlets reject the proposals, the developer may appeal to the Mayor of London and the Planning Inspectorate.

Ward Panel AGM 2018

I attended the Bethnal Green Ward Panel last night and had no major problems to report that I am aware of.

We have been handed a sheet with statistics of reported crime since April 2017 and within the 9 Major classes

there were few rises within the last 12 months:

  • Burglary rise from 17 to 28
  • Other offences rise from 6 to 10
  • Robbery rise from 5 to 6
  • Sexual offences rise from 1 to 7

Other categories saw big falls:

  • Criminal damage down from 17 to 11
  • Drugs* down from 7 to 5
  • Theft and handling down from 87 to 56
  • Violence against the person down from 73 to 56

*It is likely that the real drugs figure is significantly higher, due to a lack of reporting of those offences.

It is extremely important for all residents to report all incidences of any criminal activity to the local Police. Intelligence reports including:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Place
  • car number plates
  • person description
  • activity description

should be made by

  • phone, 101 or your local SNT officer or Crime stoppers 0800 555 111
  • email BethnalGreen.snt@met.police.uk
  • online on the MET website or using the SNT contact online.
  • All ongoing crime needs to be reported via 999.

In non urgent cases police resources are allocated according to the number of complaints received, so if you complain we are likely to get more resources to solve our problems.

May I take this opportunity to invite residents to put themselves on the MET mailing list and/or register with OWL the local information system, that keeps you up-dated with all local activities.

Committee meeting 8. Feb. 2018

All residents are cordially invited to attend a committee meeting of the Parkview Residents Association

date:     8. February 2018
time:     7pm
venue:  The Glasshouse

Agenda:

  1. Allocation of offices
  2. Program for the hall
  3. Update on ‘It’s your life’
  4. Minutes of AGM
  5. Market (Victoria Park)
  6. Chest Hospital update
  7. Bike shelters
  8. AOB

AGM Parkview RA 2018

All residents are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Parkview Residents Association.

Venue: The Glasshouse Community Centre

Date: Monday, 15. January 2018

Time: 19:00 hours.

Agenda:

  1. Chair’s report
  2. Approve accounts
  3. Elect Committee.

Any questions to be addressed at the meeting, which has invited a THH Neighbourhood housing officer and a guest speaker to deal with the impact Anti-social behaviour has on the neighbourhood.

All residents are welcome to stand for a committee position.