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Parkview Jubilee Tea Party

We will be holding a street party on Parkview Estate on 3. June 2022 from 2pm – 6pm.

We have tables along the road, outside of the Glasshouse with free food and drink available, weather permitting. If it rains, we’ll move the party into the Glasshouse.

There will be the following competitions

Bake off, best bake wins £30

Conditions, cake or cup-cakes, other bake-ware must be home-made and brought to the event for sharing after the judging. Prize giving at 4pm. Picture of winner to be published.

Best model of a Royal wins £30

Conditions, make a model of your favourite royal out of any material, must be self-made not bought. Prize giving at 4pm. Picture of winner to be published.

Best crown made of waste materials wins £10

Conditions, make a crown out of waste material, best home made crown wins £10. Prize giving at 4pm, picture of winner to be published.

Parkview Residents Association Gardening group will giveaway free plants

Bring your own food if you have specialist dietary needs. Meet others and have friendly chats.

Positivity Tree

‘Who we lost during Covid’ attributes on our ‘Positivity Tree’. Bring laminated pictures to be attached to the tree. You are also welcome to attach decorations fitting for the memory of your loved ones.

Plant a wild flower patch

Use a bee-friendly flower seed mix to plant a wild flower patch and watch it grow over the year

Sing a song

anybody can delight the crowd with song/s not amplified. This has to stop at 5pm.

The party is strictly non-alcoholic.

All children must be accompanied by responsible adults and all adults in need of care also must be accompanied by a carer. Lost children must be collected within 15 minutes or police will be called for all children under the age of 10 or if learning disabled.

Tables are laid out on the through road from St. James’ Avenue entrance to Old Ford Road exit and cars cannot use that stretch of road for the whole afternoon from 10AM til 7:30 pm.

Parking bays will be suspended for most of the day. Bays from corner of Sydney Hse, mark 1 to the exit into Old Ford Road, will be suspended from 10AM – 19:30.

All accidents must be reported to the desk and entered into an accident book. There will be an emergency First Aider

This event is organised by Parkview Neighbourhood Watch in conjunction with the Parkview Residents Association.

Food

We make fruit and veggies available on the tables. All other food must be collected from the Glasshouse kitchen counter. We cannot cater for people with special food preferences or allergies because of the open character of the event. If you have food allergies, please bring your own food.

Drinks

If possible bring your own mug but we also have mugs available. Tea will be served at the table but can also be collected at the food counter.

Amenities

If you live on the estate, please use your own toilets to avoid congestion in the Glasshouse.

Emergency First Aider: Johanna Kaschke
Lost children: Madison Taylor

Volunteers

We are looking for reliable volunteers. The following positions are available

  • Supervising the playground area (requires advanced DBS check)
  • putting up bunting
  • checking for left-over rubbish and clear this away
  • checking sanitary areas regularly (requires DBS check)
  • checking for hazardous materials, which could endanger the event (experience required)
  • get tables out into the road
  • decorate the Glasshouse hall
  • securing the street closure, internal estate (experience required)
  • judging the bake-off cake submissions
  • judging the ‘model of a royal’ figure submissions
  • judging the ‘best crown’ submissions
  • supervising the hall (DBS check required

Please contact us with your application here.

The positivity tree project no longer takes place because the types of trees we have available are all quite tall and it is difficult to attach items to the trees without damaging the tree bark.

Swan rescue on Parkview Estate

Today, 4th. January 2022, we started the year with the dramatic rescue of a swan, who flew into one of our trees along Sewardstone Road. A resident called the Fire brigade at 9:15. Fire brigade arrived with 2 engines and rescued the swan from the tree. The swan was stuck for a mere 45 minutes. The fire brigade reacted quickly and did their best.

Two members from a Swan Rescue organisation, took the swan and put the animal, barely alive, into their car to attempt to save the animal.

Cycle shelter break-in

Been made aware that one of our cycle shelters had the lock tampered with, which was not immediately visible, the bikes have been stolen from the shelter and the lock has not been replaced.

There is a higher risk of security breaches with cycle storage units, which are not secured by CCTV or cannot be overlooked.

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch and the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association have raised the issue with Tower Hamlets Council. An article on the issue was published here.

In the meantime, I strongly urge all who are concerned to raise the issue with local councillors and report all thefts to the police by ringing 101 or doing this online on the Met Police website.

A shelter like this had the lock tampered with, not this particular but another one on the estate.

Bethnal Green ward Facebook group

There is a new Bethnal Green SNT ward Facebook group.

There are the latest statistics published each month and people from within that wider area can discuss Neighbourhood Watch issues. All SNT news letters will also be made available in this group.

Membership of this group is closely moderated and it is run by a police approved MSA from the National Neighbourhood Watch network.

Apply to join the group here | register with Ourwatch here

March 2021 depiction of harassment cases.

Covid-19 level 4

New Covid-19 restrictions will apply in London tomorrow (Sunday 20 December) until further notice:-

  • Stay at home-
  • Non-essential businesses must shut-
  • No household mixing on 23-27 December –
  • You can meet 1 person from another household outdoors

Additionally we recommend that everybody wears face coverings in any socially mixed areas like stair cases, lobbies and great caution is used during lift use.

Tower Hamlets Council advice page.

Neighbourhood Watch meeting

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch has a scheduled meeting for

19. November 2020 at 14:00 – 16:00

Venue, virtual meeting on Microsoft Teams.

All known members and regular attendees have been invited.

All residents and users of the Parkview Estate, Gatehouse School, St. James the Less Church and local shops in St. James Avenue can apply for membership of the Parkview Neighbourhood Watch on this web page:

As we cannot ascertain proof of address from any other agencies, we need to ask residents who are not registered on the Ourwatch platform to email us proof of address (a recent letter, invoice) if you want to get an invite to the meeting. Invites to be sent to either registration email on Ourwatch or email where the proof of address originates from.

It’s just the easiest just to join on on the Ourwatch website as this will require you to enter your address. All meetings details and agenda get published on the Calendar page.

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Covid-19 and communal areas

I have had complaints that there is not enough care taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in communal areas especially in housing communal areas.

I would strongly suggest a common sense approach.

See the brilliant THH Covid-19 poster. Unfortunately it is not in all blocks or entrances

The common sense approach is to

  • wear a face covering when entering the communal areas
  • have your own bottle of hand sanitizer with you
  • only one person at a time in a lift or only members of the same household together
  • when using stairs keep 2 meters apart
  • of course there are exceptions for people with a carer
  • When leaving the lift after entering your dwelling, wash your hands, remove the face mask.
  • Regularly cleanse and disinfect areas like door knobs, other surfaces you touch regularly like sides of doors, light switches.

We hope that all residents and local area users can enjoy good health. Please look at the recommended health advice on various providers