As I understand an application has been made to sell alcohol in Victoria Park between the hours of 10am to 6pm.
I strongly oppose this scheme as there are families with children in the park and if alcohol is sold in such a big environment, people who drink will not be contained within any certain area but can roam around the park in a drunken state all day.
This will reduce the quality of the area to low.
The Parkview Residents Association is collecting signatures with a petition against the scheme. If you wish to support this petition please complete the form below.
Yesterdays AGM of the Parkview Tenants and Residents Association, discussed the big new proposed changes affecting our area like the planned new dwellings on the site of the former London Chest Hospital and other plans wanting to change the canal bank from Parkview estate onto Regents canal, making it into a permanent mooring site for large houseboats for rent.
Both plans attracted various petitions against, though I have not been asked to sign any.
The agenda included the minutes of last year’s AGM, please follow link.
Furthermore the meeting gave me the chance to finally meet the new panel that established since Jackie Miller resigned from her post as Glasshouse administrator.
Allyson Matthews, the Tower Hamlets Homes, engagement officer, let us know that THH lets community centers to functioning TRAs for a token rent of £1 per year. The Centre needs many modernizations, though meets basic Health & Safety standards. It awaits to be discussed how much any party wants to invest into building maintenance of the Centre.
THH also pays yearly grants to TRAs at a rate of £100 + 50 pence per resident. As the Centre is likely to be used by more than just Parkview residents this should become a tidy sum!
Most needed is the ability to hold children’s’ birthday parties on Saturday afternoon without the use of amplified music.
There was mention that ASB reporting has changed and general advice given was to ring 101 who will channel the call or advice to ring 999 if needed.
That is all I had time for and I’ll have to wait for the minutes for further information.
Just one more addition the Parkview gardening group plans to give plants to residents to occupy their window boxes with.
38 degrees currently host a petition that calls for …..”We want the government to make protecting parks a legal requirement to make sure they’re properly looked after and kept free for everyone to use………”
That has also to do with commercial festivals being organised in parks, which has a strong effect on our lives, especially as we live on the border of Victoria Park. Have a look at the petition and see if it interests you, this story was also reported by the East London Advertiser.