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.

Committee meeting 8.3.17

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

Venue: The Glasshouse; Time: 19:00; Date: 08.March 2017.

The Agenda consists of the following points:

  1. Election of officers
  2. Report from the visit of Ann Sutcliffe LBTH Head of Asset Management on the future of the Glasshouse
  3. Report from the hall sub-committee
  4. Brighten your Balcony scheme
  5. Spring Party plan
  6. Regents Canal Moorings up-date
  7. A.O.B.

Residents who wish to table any items of concern prior to the meeting please contact the Secretary.

 

Successful cities grow

Traditionally Bethnal Green North, at the most northern tip of Tower Hamlets, bordering on the Regents Canal and Victoria Park was always a very tranquil and quiet area of Tower Hamlets and Bethnal Green.

A few schools, shops and churches, the London Chest Hospital, the Childhood Museum were the few attractions in the area.

The new influx of residents that new housing developments bring, I am certain,are most welcome by our local shopkeepers and I think we must embrace the new residents that the Crest Nicholson project at the former Chest Hospital site will bring and that we can expect in the next few years and help them feel welcome.

Personally I would not object to the building of desperately needed new housing. There are a few petitions against in circulation but they are not made available to all residents at all times. There are many petition website like 38 degrees or change.org to name only two, that collect petition signatures easily. Even this website collected petition signatures in the past.

All residents have the opportunity to also object to the planning permission directly via Tower Hamlets Council’s website. This is a very open process and I think all democratic processes need to be transparent.

I think we need to embrace change and be open to it. The prices of the new dwellings should not stop them from being built. There are other channels to demand the lowering of rental prices of homes for rent, rather than not built the homes.

 

School closes road for rush-hour drop-offs

This is an interesting idea, that schools close access roads around rush-hour and parents are now happy to walk to school and think it is safer all-round.

I have experienced problems with parking outside of school gates and think that this is a great alternative. Please read the orginal article by clicking here.

Bollards are put up either side of Macklin Street in Camden from between 08:30-09:15 and 15:15-16:00. This is around St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school.

The school is rated as outstanding by Ofsted.