Free plant giveaway

Parkview Residents’ Association Gardening group presents you with free plants for

vegetables flower pots tomorrow, 3. June 2023 from 10 – 12.

Come along around the Glasshouse garden to pick up your free plants.

Chillie, sweet peppers and Squash plants, plants may vary as long as stocks last

Safety drop in

Residents are most welcome to attend a drop in on every lady Sunday of the month.

Come and talk about your concerns with local Neighbourhood Watch representatives.

Glasshouse Community Centre, 161 Old Ford Road, London E2 6QB.

From 12 noon til 1:30 pm

Ask about

  • ASB reporting
  • Crime reporting
  • Community safety
  • How policing priorities are set
  • How you can get involved with the local ward panel
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Get Neighbourhood Watch window stickers

For any queries please use our form

AGM for Residents’ Association

The Parkview Residents Association hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held on

Wednesday 17 May 2023 at 7pm at the

Glasshouse Community Centre.

Contact: to get more information.


  • Come and find out what we’ve been doing over the year
  • find out what money we have had and how we have spent it
  • speakers from Tower Hamlets Homes
  • elections will take place for:
    • chair,
    • secretary,
    • treasurer,
    • committee members

If you are interested in the above positions or would like more information then please contact

refreshments and hot food available.

Latimer Chest Hospital consultation

Get involved with the new proposals to finally build onto the former London Chest Hospital site, which is empty since almost a decade now. Many residents are fed up looking at the boarded up area, which attracts graffiti and looks unsightly. It affects people’s moods because neglected areas are always downing people’s spirits.

See the Latimer Developer’s site for all the details of the consultation.

Public exhibitions

Join us at our drop-in events at Bethnal Green Methodist Church, Approach Road, E2 9JP on:

Wednesday 22 March | 6pm to 8pm

Saturday 25 March | 11am–2pm

Online webinar

Via Zoom
Thursday 23 March |  6pm – 7pm

Register to attend here.

Proposals include:

  1. Retain the Mulberry in its current location
  2. create the most sustainable scheme possible
  3. Deliver high-quality homes
  4. Retain and refurbish the main grade II listed main hospital building
  5. deliver more public open space.


The effect of houseboats on residents in the winter has been severe because the fumes from fires in the boats rise up and affect residents quality of life.

We had asked for electric charging points for boats and also notice with delight that many houseboats carry solar energy panels.

Tower Hamlets Council provides advice for houseboat owners and we would strongly recommend to follow them.

  • Smoke control
  • Open fires and wood burning stoves
  • ready to burn legislation
  • Canal Boat users

Are a few points advised about on this page.

Smoke from canal boat users is also a big issue. Residents contact the council on a regular basis to report smoke nuisance. If using wood for fuel it should be well-seasoned and dry.

Waste wood should never be used as it is likely to contain chemicals that will be emitted when the wood is burned. Boat users should consider using smokeless fuels as an alternative.

The council has produced a “Cleaner Air for All on the Waterways” guide to help boaters protect their health, reduce pollution and improve the surrounding environment.

Residents can report smoke nuisance to the council’s Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service on 020 7364 5008 or email

Neighbourhood Watch Signs

We are delighted to announce that Tower Hamlets Council and Tower Hamlets Police are sponsoring Neighbourhood Watch signs for external attachment onto lamp posts.

Soon we plan to erect signs in Sewardstone Road, St. James’ Avenue and Old Ford Road.

If you wish to help with the attachment of the signs to lamp posts, please contact us.

To become a member of Parkview Neighbourhood, Watch please register here.

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch has been founded in 2007 and we work closely with

Please contact us in case of query

Community Action Day

from 12 noon – 4pm at Middleton Green, date 3rd December 2022

·  learn about the Council’s waste removal policy

·  do a litter pick, 

·  practise how to engage with local business

1. Stall at in Middleton Green Park as a base for activities including:
i. Various leaflets and publications on Council provided waste management and recycling provision and support
ii. A fun waste related activity which public can participate 
iii. Engaging about waste and recycling.
2. Short survey: Volunteers conduct surveys to ask residents, traders and visitors about environmental issues in and around the Bethnal Green area. 
3. Business engagement – Volunteer groups to carry out door to door engagement looking for businesses to sign up to TH_IS Community Clean & Green scheme, encouraging owners to take ownership of their impact on the local environment. Those who agree will be offered a window sticker and a graffiti/sticker cleaning kit to promote shop front cleaning and maintenance.
4. Litter picking: Volunteer litter picking groups will be operate every 30 minutes to help clean the area

For those of you who wish to help please see the following plan for the day 

Our draft itinerary for the day.
 11am – meet at Middleton Green Park BG if you want to help set up
 12pm – Live – event start
 1pm – 2pm – organised litter picks- little competition 
 2pm – 4pm – volunteer business engagement in coordinated groups – identifying partners and issuing graffiti kits and stickers
 1pm – lunch 
 4pm – close – derig and pack up
 5pm – offsite –

We would be grateful if you can pay us a visit and participate with any of the planned activities during the day. 

Garden maintenance

Overgrown, thorny, shady trees

Those trees produce a lot of shade and make it impossible to use the garden as such.

We love trees but not everywhere. Smaller plants need light. We can use the garden to plant flowers and food as soon as these shady trees are removed.

We have a record number of trees on our estate. In the region of 200 trees, which is a lot for an inner city estate. Let’s have some space for flowers, fruit, vegetables and let the sunlight in.