Park market to stay alcohol free

“John Biggs has reversed the alcohol license for the Park market. It is a good example of how our Mayor and councillors do listen to the residents of the borough.”

I publish this message as received from the Parkview RA secretary.


Happy Christmas


May I wish all residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and successful 2018. Picture drawn by my granddaughter.

Please also see the very positive report from our Borough Commander of the Met Police for crime statistics in the borough.


Chest hospital new plans drop in.

New plans discussion meeting on Tuesday, 12th. December 2017 @ 19:00 hours.

Chris Keys has submitted the following invite to residents via Change org.

The developers have now submitted a new set of plans for the chest hospital. initial reports indicate that the developers have ignored the main concern of local residents (the height of the new buildings) and have actually increased the height of the tallest tower at the Bonner Bridge end of the site.

Due to concerns about the accessability of the first set of plans and about the biased PR events the developers have staged we will be holding a drop in session at the glasshouse This Tuesday the 12th from 19:00 – 21:00. Where the submitted plans will be available to view.

Council Officers Gareth Gwynne and Simon Westmorland have agreed to attend in order to answer questions that you may have in relation to the proposals. They will not be there to present the proposals but rather they would be on hand to answer queries you may have in understanding the application documents.

It is also important to bear in mind that they will not be able to answer questions about the Council’s opinion/recommendation for the application given that it would not be proper for them to do so prior to the close of the consultation period. The purpose of their attendance would be to answer queries in relation to the specifics of the proposals, eg number/type of units, height of buildings etc.  Please also be aware that this would not be the forum to formally present any objections you may have, this should be done through written representations to the Council as is the usual process.

We encourage anyone with an interest in this matter to come and see the plans for yourselves rather than relying on the biased accounts presented elsewhere by the developers.

Tuesday December 12th, 19:00

The Glasshouse community centre 161 Old Ford Road, London E2 9QB

Free mindful play session

Children aged 3 to 8 (with supervision of an accompanying parent/guardian) can enjoy a free

MINDFUL PLAY session at the Glasshouse Community Centre,

on Wednesday 13th December 2017 from 4pm to 5.30pm for seasonal arts and crafts.

Free healthy snacks for children, tea and spicy chai.

SmartWater Home Securty discount offer

Burglary Reduction Initiative- Smart Water Home Security Pack Discount Code
Dear Watch Member,

Please note we have negotiated a greatly reduced ONE OFF payment for members as opposed to the retail product which has an annual subscription. 

As part of the Burglary Reduction initiative Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch have negotiated a substantial discount on Smart Water Home Security Packs.

You can find out more about Smart Water here:

Any members of Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch can use this discount code to get a “SmartWater Home Security Pack” at a discount price (£25.00 one off payment as opposed to RRP £59.88 per year).

Please encourage friends, colleagues and neighbours in Tower Hamlets who may wish to avial of this offer to become a member of Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch by registering with OWL at

To use the discount code simply visit and type in the following promotional code L29HT25NW.