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.


with free Geranium flowering plants and a balcony planting demonstration.

This event is organised and funded by the Parkview Residents Association.


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.


Prime Minister’s wife visits Rocky Park

We all know how the amazing community activist Margaret Cox built up Rocky Park and other areas of her communal area. She runs the Community Centre too and won a very deserved prize in the Tower Hamlets in Bloom competition for her garden adjoining the Hollybush Gardens community centre from the Teesdale TRA.

It is great that the Prime Minister’s wife is seen to take an interest in the matters of crowded inner city dwellers. Residents who want to do a bit of gardening, grow their own crops and also want play space for their children.I know from a local resident that the Rocky Park garden was built by removing a play ground for smaller children but have no information what alternative play spaces are available for the kids of that area.

I went to visit Rocky Park myself last year together with Martin Shortis.  Here in Parkview Estate, we have no space available to built a larger gardening project. We have many smaller parcels of land, often planted up with trees. Yet Martin has produced an amazing little compact garden in the community garden adjoining the Glasshouse Community Centre, and now even raised his own greenhouse there. 

Here on Parkview we now have got a playspace for children but due to complicated land rights and the ability to dedicate swats of land for community gardening there is no short-term solution in sight. It will need careful planning and permissions from Tower Hamlets Council to be able to built up a bigger gardening scheme on our estate.  Playgrounds are important to combat the ever increasing threat of obesity in children, especially more so as now playcentres in Tower Hamlets are being closed.

I was offered a grant in November 2010 to be spent by February 2011 for gardening when we had one of the coldest winters on record and therefore the project flopped also because we could not sort out the usage rights for land in time. For those interested in gardening please contact Martin via the TRA.

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch event

Our Neighbourhood Watch sponsored community barbecue was a success. People enjoyed themselves, children were very well cared for by the Play Association of Tower Hamlets play workers and all enjoyed the barbecue and other yummy foods available on the day.  

thanks to Alex Logan who did the grilling and Jackie for holding the raffle and Emma for being a great quiz master and also Martin who did a lot of the prep work with me. The only “complaint” received was that the barbecue was not ready on the dot at 11am.  

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch, the winners of the best home-grown vegetable competitions


 We had late entries for the competitions and there were a few for the logo, the logo entries received have to be referred to the Neighbourhood Watch management committee at the next full meeting.  

There were 2 first prizes for vegetables entered, also very late in the day. I think it is amazing that such beautiful vegetables can be grown on an inner city estate. No entries were received for the best dressed vegetable. There were 3 winners for the 3 quizzes, which were great fun too.  

The Morrisons key rings were very popular and so were the personal alarms and other advice material from the local SNT team. I would again like to thank our sponsors, Community Crime  Fighters, MPA, Morrisons, Tower Hamlets Homes, Khalsa for the support.

Parkview summer barbecue

Our barbecue will be held on Saturday 14 August 2010 between 11am and 3pm, venue will be St. James the Less Church hall, in St. James Avenue, London E2 9JD

Meet local, Safer Neighbourhood Police team for good advice on how to prevent crime, deal with anti-social behaviour and how to best report crime. We’ll also help those who have been victims of crime.

Win the Neighbourhood Watch quiz and win vouchers worth £20.

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch needs a new logo, win vouchers worth £30 for the best logo design that will be chosen during the event. Please note the logo is subject to certain conditions, as the Neighbourhood Watch name and logo is owned by the Home Office.

Bring your children for play activities with the Play Association Tower Hamlets PATH, for older children there is a Play park in the grounds, parents are responsible for their children at all times.

We’ll have a bring and buy stall, books

other Competitions

Win a price for the best dressed fruit or vegetable, carve or dress it to win £20. Look here for some inspirations.

Win a prize of £20 for the best home-grown vegetable, flower or fruit, please bring photo of how you grew your product.

Chef Mr Hekim present Halal cuisine, Chicken Biryani, Vegetable Biryani, Onion Bhaji, throughout the event. All foods in take-away containers for those not able to eat during the day because of Ramadan.

Prices are: Halal food £1; Barbecue £1, Bagel £1, drinks 20p, raffle ticket strip £1.

Raffle prizes include a digital radio, chocolates, Wedgwood plate and more.

This event is run in partnership with Tower Hamlets Homes, Morrison, Tesco, Khalsa School wear, 388 Bethnal Green Road and the MPA

Voucher prizes are a choice of Tesco or Khalsa school wear vouchers.

If you wish to be included in the list of sponsors please contact us by 7 July the latest.

All entries for competitions must be received on Saturday morning at 9am but not later than 10am. Entries must be clearly marked and have a piece of paper with the name and address of the competitor. In the case of home grown produce please supply a picture of  the location and or when you tend to your produce.

We apologise for not having been able to avoid Ramadan when organising this event but cannot now change the schedule due to contractual arrangements in place.