Parkview Community Growing Scheme

All Parkview Residents are cordially invited to attend a meeting

on:     Saturday 17. March 2018

at:      10AM – 11:30AM

at the Community Garden besides the Glasshouse Community Centre.

An introduction to talk about our community garden and discuss ideas for the year ahead about growing flowers, vegetables, fruit on our estate and in communal areas and balconies and work together in the community garden.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Parkview Growing Scheme

Invite for meeting on 17 March 2018


Bulb planting

Saturday, 25th November 2017 Parkview gardening group will be planting bulbs, donated by Tower Hamlets Homes.

bulb poster 2017

Invitation to plant tulip bulbs near the playground to flower next spring

It will be a great fun activity to plant those tulip bulbs near the playground, get to know your fellow gardening enthusiasts on the occasion.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

If you wish to participate please complete this form


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.