Fruit tree planting

red fruit raspberry

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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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Neighbourhood Safety Panel meeting

Agenda:

  1. Mayor John Biggs: context and political overview
  2. John Fortune: the role of Neighbourhood Manager and current projects
  3. PC Oscar Pantano: what residents can do best to assist the police in terms of evidence and reporting crime and ASB
  4. Rachael Sadegh: the role of the LBTH Substance Abuse Team
  5. Yvette Holmes and Michaela French: the work of THH and the Housing Forum on ASB
  6. Kevin McKenna: Best practise showcase – Weavers Community Action Group.

This open meeting is intented for residents of the following wards:

  • Bethnal Green
  • St. Peter’s & Weavers
  • Spitalfields
  • Banglatown

Venue: Collingwood Hall, Collingwood Street
Date: Monday, 28 January 2019
Time: 18:30 – 20:30

 

Winter warmer festival on Parkview Estate

parkview-xmas18At the Glasshouse community centre,
Activities and refreshments are all free.

Saturday 1st December
Special Yoga with Ayala Homossany
10:30  – 12 noon
Family yoga for children with disabilities and special needs. Children age 4 +. Max 20 persons, children must be with parent/carer.

Saturday 15th December 2018

Winter Warmer Festival Day

10:30 AM Free Children’s Yoga class for children aged 3 to 8 years old, led by Suzy Crowe from the Yoga place in Bethnal Green.

11:30 AM; onwards Children’s Arts and Crafts.
making and cards together: lavender bags and more.

2:30 PM; World Song in Harmony, community Singing
workshop led by Sophia Efthimiou – “If you can talk you can sing”.

Spicy chai, tea, mince pies and seasonal snacks.

Drug and crime related ASB meeting

The date when the London Borough of Hackney and Tower Hamlets formally joined in a common policing administration, incidentally also was a date of a multi-SNT panel meeting at the Glasshouse. The three wards of Bethnal Green, St. Peters and Weavers were represented. A further meeting is planned in 3 months time.

The meeting was very well attended and the hall was filled to the brim. In attendance were non other than Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs and our local councillor and Deputy Mayor Sirajul Islam, Cllr Eve McQuillan, Cllr. John Pierce, Cllr. Asma Islam with support from London Assembly member Unmesh Desai. Further representatives of our local SNT team were present as well as officers from local housing providers.

The discussion ranged around budget pressures for the police, Anti-social behaviour and what can be done about it.

The minutes of the meeting were sent to the representatives of our Residents Association if anyone has an interest in seeing them.

There is a strong desire to rid the borough of drug dealing and related crimes, which is often expressed in gang related activity, also rough sleeping is attributed to drug related behaviour.

The main emphasis conveyed to the general public was collect evidence, forward it to Tower Hamlets Homes ASB team, your local SNT team or 101. Of course when a crime is in process always call 999.

So far, through “Operation Continuum” which was carried out in waves of house searches throughout the borough, 160 people have been arrested and around 60 have been given jail sentences.

 

Local support groups

Yesterday’s meeting of the Parkview Residents Association introduced us to our new community support officer from Tower Hamlets Homes and also the Roman Road Trust.

There is also a Friends of Meath Gardens Support Group, that has a page on Facebook. Most of those voluntary organisations rely on support from volunteers.

Much discussion was held around the Chest Hospital development, whereby the new consultation round ends on 28. June 2018.

Concerns were raised that the longer the site stays undeveloped the more it falls into decay and that is not good for our neighbourhood. Residents can make a case for or against support of the new housing development from Crest Nicholson on the current Tower Hamlets Planning Application website.

There are many submissions on this development including

Please look at the building plans and consider the full effects of the site staying vacant for a prolonged period of time. It cannot support our community if the site stays vacant for years.