Weapon sweeps in Bethnal Green

hidden-knive

As you can see from the picture a 10 inch knife was found barely hidden on a sidewalk in undergrowth.

The knife is hard to see but the handler will know where it is and can retrieve it quickly.

The East London Advertiser reported on the story and shows how dangerous this knife is. If you can see such items in the undergrowth, hidden in bushes, grass or elsewhere please notify the police immediately.

A gun was also found in the Mile End Road by gardeners reports the ELA.

Police Contact Advice:
Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress.
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents. Calls to 101 have a fixed cost of 15p per call.

 

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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.

 

A Tale of big cities

Yesterdays AGM of the Parkview Tenants and Residents Association, discussed the big new proposed changes affecting our area like the planned new dwellings on the site of the former London Chest Hospital and other plans wanting to change the canal bank from Parkview estate onto Regents canal, making it into a permanent mooring site for large houseboats for rent.
Both plans attracted various petitions against, though I have not been asked to sign any.

The agenda included the minutes of last year’s AGM, please follow link.
Furthermore the meeting gave me the chance to finally meet the new panel that established since Jackie Miller resigned from her post as Glasshouse administrator.
Allyson Matthews, the Tower Hamlets Homes, engagement officer, let us know that THH lets community centers to functioning TRAs for a token rent of £1 per year. The Centre needs many modernizations, though meets basic Health & Safety standards. It awaits to be discussed how much any party wants to invest into building maintenance of the Centre.
THH also pays yearly grants to TRAs at a rate of £100 + 50 pence per resident. As the Centre is likely to be used by more than just Parkview residents this should become a tidy sum!

Most needed is the ability to hold children’s’ birthday parties on Saturday afternoon without the use of amplified music.
There was mention that ASB reporting has changed and general advice given was to ring 101 who will channel the call or advice to ring 999 if needed.
That is all I had time for and I’ll have to wait for the minutes for further information.
Just one more addition the Parkview gardening group plans to give plants to residents to occupy their window boxes with.

Wild flowers

Posters have gone up with pretty poppies to tell us that next week the gardening service will spread wild flower seeds on this estate.
A survey asking people’s opinion came around a few months ago about this. I agree to the wild flowers but not to the individual garden plots. They do not yield anything mentionable and I do not need to learn where food comes from as I come from a farmer’s family so going to the shop for my greens is exercise enough for me. As Jay Rayner also mentioned in his recent presentation at the Idea Store, where he promoted his book “A greedy man in a hungry world”, garden plots on housing estate serve no other purpose than getting people out of the house (therapeutic) or teach children about growing things.
It is much more rewarding to go to the local market and get a fresh lot of fruit and veg.
People can always try to grow a few veggies on their balconies or windowsills. A gardening plot hardly yields any considerable amount of food.

I am surprised however that Tower Hamlets Homes, our landlord, sticks posters with sticky tape to our staircase walls, after they removed our display/notice boxes a couple of years ago.

Community Food Garden

There are plans to establish a community food garden in the Parkview estate. A meeting takes place on Friday, 24 May 2013, to convene at 11am.

Please all who are interested in this and have the time to come, meet outside of the Glasshouse community centre for a walk-about to establish best locations.