Meeting with Mayor John Biggs

Old Ford Road residents meeting

Please come along to St James the Less Church Hall on 25th June
from 7-9pm to hear from the Mayor and Council officials about
local traffic and environmental issues affecting Old Ford Road…

Attending from London Borough of Tower Hamlets:

  • Mayor John Biggs
  • Cllr Sirajul Islam, Statutory Deputy Mayor & Cabinet Member for Housing
  • Cllr David Edgar, Cabinet Member for the Environment
  • Cllr Ahbab Hossain, Ward member for Bethnal Green
  • Cllr Dan Tomlinson, Ward Member for Bromley North
  • Margaret Cooper, Head of Engineering for Public Realm
  • Dan Jones, Divisional Director for Public Realm

Agenda:

  1. Improving the quality of life in Tower Hamlets/Bethnal Green – the bigger picture
    1. Update on the “Neighbourhood Refresh” (walkabout September 2018)
    2. Air Quality – implementation of the Tower Hamlets Air Quality Action Plan
    3. Resident engagement consultation
  2. Old Ford Road – general update/overview
    1. Update on the LBTH road improvement scheme
    2. Transport for London proposals for the Hackney to Isle of Dogs Cycling and Walking improvements – potential knock-on effect on Old Ford Road
  3. Old Ford Road – specific issues/proposals
    1. Incidents of accidents since the scheme’s introduction
    2. 20 mph speed enforcement
    3. Buses – speeding, safety
    4. Cycling – provision for safe cycling on Old Ford Road
    5. Trees and greening of the road
  4. OFR FLyer 250619 final[34580]

For further information please contact john.griffiths@rocketsciencelab.co.uk (No.134)

Please click OFR FLyer 250619 final[34580]to see the flyer.

 

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Globe Town Spring Community Fayre

Residents are cordially invited to attend the fair

Saturday, 25. May, 11:00 – 14:00, Roman Road market, E2 0RN

Events include

Free childrens activities:

  • Petting zoo with Shetland Pony from Surrey Docks farm
  • Face painting
  • Book swap and story-telling tent from Rich Mix
  • Eco crafting with plastic-free Roman Road

Community Projects:

  • Tower Hamlets Soup,
  • Poets’ corner community garden,
  • St. John on Bethnal Green
  • Tower Hamlets mums
  • Roman Road Trust
  • Roman Road planters project
  • Cranbrook Community Garden

of special interest for us is that our local Safer Neighbourhoods Team or SNT will have a stall there with crime prevention advice.

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Spring Fayre 2019

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Parkview Spring Fayre 2019 buffet

What a lovely day we’ve had. There was a lovely buffet, hosted by Ros with many donated dishes from our local community.

I’ve learned how easy it is to make delicious puffed rice at home. The samosas were very spicy and yummy too.

 

 

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Chillie, sweet peppers and Squash plants

Later in the day two very important visitors from Hackney City Farm, Rita and Ken taught us how to grow sweet peppers, chillies and Squash on our balconies.

Rita explained: “It’s wonderful to watch them grow and then harvest the rewards and be able to eat them at the end of the season.”

 

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Ken from Hackney City Farm in the bee keeper outfit.

Ken, the bee expert taught how bees pollinate plants for a long distance around each hive and it seems plausible to keep bees on estates to help pollinate our plants.

It takes around 600  bees to fill one jar of honey and the bees fly twice around the globe to fill that jar. (equivalent)

Also there was a giveaway of bee friendly flowers for our balconies to help sustain that bee hunger.

 

Fruit tree planting

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Parkview gardeners and potential gardening helpers are cordially invited to help plant fruit trees and raspberry bushes around Parkview Estate.

Please meet with us on Sunday 7 April 2019 between 2 – 3 pm. Initial meeting point is the community garden next to the Glasshouse at 2 pm.

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The Bethnal Green Mulberry

bethnalgreenmulberryAs this historic tree is extremely important to many, Crest Nicholson are now making an increased effort to save this tree.

A letter recently posted through our letter boxes explains that they will be doing the following:

  • Ground investigation 5 – 9 November  to understand the properties and values of the soil surrounding the tree and to further confirm the extent of the tree root system.

The Tree Officer from Tower Hamlets Councils has agreed to the work being carried out.

Details of the outcome will be made available once interpreted by the team experts and project arboriculturalist.