School children’s art exhibited at the Chest Hospital


Three local schools’ art adorned the scaffolding around the former Chest Hospital development site.

Whilst we wait for building to begin, these pictures brighten up the area. A new

  • Planning Application PA/16/03342
  • LPRN 6040806
  • Ass. Ref PA/16/03343

is currently again under consideration of the Tower Hamlets Planning Committee.

The application is accompanied by an Environment Impact Assessment

  • Ref PA/16/03342
  • Consultation 28/06/2018.

The deadline for submitting comments is 28/06/2018.

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Oppose alcohol sales all day in Victoria Park

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.

School closes road for rush-hour drop-offs

This is an interesting idea, that schools close access roads around rush-hour and parents are now happy to walk to school and think it is safer all-round.

I have experienced problems with parking outside of school gates and think that this is a great alternative. Please read the orginal article by clicking here.

Bollards are put up either side of Macklin Street in Camden from between 08:30-09:15 and 15:15-16:00. This is around St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school.

The school is rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

A Tale of big cities

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.

Save our parks petition

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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.