Community Conversation Cafe

When: Wednesday 28 October 2015 @ 3pm – 7pm

Where: Glasshouse Community Centre Behind Gatehouse School entry from Old Ford Road, St. James Avenue or Sewardstone Road.

Why: What would you like enjoy doing in the Glasshouse Community Centre. More details on poster shown. Free entry for all residents, kids with parents only.

Providers: Glasshouse, Linkage Plus for over 50s; Stitches in Time, Boxing, Meditation, Cooking.


Parkview Tenants and Residents Association Annual General Meeting

A cordial invitation is extended to residents of Parkview Estate for the purpose of the AGM.

Date: 11th January 2015
Time: 14:00
Place: Glasshouse

AGM meeting will be followed immediately with a late Christmas party with refreshments for all. Proposed end of meeting 16:30

The business part of the meeting deals with committee election, accounts and committee report. Officers to be elected are Chair, Treasurer, Secretary.


TRA meeting on 3 June 2013

All residents of Parkview estate are cordially invited to attend a meeting of the Tenants and Residents Association on Monday 3 June 2013 at 7pm at the Glasshouse Community Centre.

In case of query please ring the Glasshouse on 02089810964 or if you find this more convenient complete the online form and somebody will get back to you from the TRA.

Meetings on Parkview in July 2012

Please note the following meetings will be taking place on the Parkview Estate at the Glasshouse Community Centre at 6.30
  1. Parkiew TRA meeting on 11 July 2012
  2. Parkview Neighbourhood Watch on 17 July
Johanna Kaschke shall chair both meetings. But the agenda for the TRA meeting will be distributed by the Parkview TRA Glasshouse. An officer of the Bethnal Green North Safer Neighbourhood Team is confirmed as attending on 17 July 2012.
The Parkview Neighbourhood Watch will discuss the following agenda.
  1. Attendance
  2. Previous minutes
  3. Matters arising
  4. The Jubilee Party summing up
  5. Policing matters and SNT panel
  6. Officers of the watch group
  7. A.O.B.
  8. Date and Time of next meeting
Please pass on invitations to both meetings to people you wish to invite. I would appreciate your attendance at both meetings, please RSVP for both meetings. Please note only residents of the Parkview estate and/or officers and service personnel serving the estate or residents therein are invited.

Our Jubilee celebrations

Our celebrations to honour our Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee turned out to be a complete success. The weather wasn’t on our side but the alternative location, the Glasshouse community centre was full to capacity.

The speaker of Tower Hamlets with the “Queen”

We used both floors of the Glasshouse and children’s workshops downstairs were a great way to draw, make and write about the Jubilee and Queen Elizabeth.

The artistic performance contest was won by the Gospel Choir of the East End church that meets in the Glasshouse each Sunday. Keyboard player Neil came a close second and received his second prize in the shape of a chocolate rosette. 

Neil Thompson on the keyboard

East End Church Choir

The event was attended by a film team from Tower Hamlets Council, Mikke Brooke from the East London Advertiser and Anna O’Neill from BBC Radio London. Can be listened to till 10 June 2012. Link at around 3:10:00 – 3:14:15. Mr Brooke wrote an excellent article about our event published online and Anna O’Neill came with her radio antenna van onto the estate and made it look like a space station when the aerial extended.

Dominic Miller entered dancing with a break-dance routine

Cllr. Rajib Rahman with organiser Johanna

We received only positive feed-back from our guests with many praises for the music, delivered by Raymond of Ray’s Party’s and the service with a smile from Jackie Miller. There was a most commendable team of volunteers that helped me to serve the many guests who were brilliant and made the event successful and very enjoyable. The Queen can be proud of her subjects I dare say.

Not to forget the Speaker of Tower Hamlets opened the event that was also attended by a tent from Veolia to tell people about loving food without wasting it.

We share our spare resources of bunting and decorations with the Cranbrook Estate party, children’s material went to the St. John of Bethnal Green Sunday school and of course the Weaavers Fields Adventure play ground also gets food and decorations from us.

The party organisation was supported by Ray’s Parties who supplied the disc jockey, bouncy castle and Jackie Miller who made the Glasshouse available.

Here is a little reader’s caption competition, do you think Karen from Ray’s parties is tasting the food before she serves it to customers, or is she just hungry. What other caption  could you put onto the picture. £10 to the best entry. Closing date for entries is 30 June 2012. Entries to be published, please state if you allow your name to be published or want just the caption to appear.

Karen Miller from Ray’s parties behind the counter

1. Entry [Karen thinks] “A kingdom for a bit of Cllr Ahmed’s Queen’s Jubilee cake”.

2. Entry [Karen thinks] “tray befor you bay my carry is alright when you get it free”.

3. Entry [Karen thinks] “Oh no, not my mum’s cooking again, same day & night”

4. Entry [Karen thinks] ” MMMMmmm, Much too good for children”

5. Entry [Karen thinks] “mmmmmm, this is so good I want some more”.

The winner is entry 5, who got a £10 shopping voucher. Winner was chosen at the TRA meeting on 22 Oct. 2012.

Jubilee Big Lunch on Parkview Estate

On 3 June 2012 we’ll have a big event to celebrate her Majesty’s Jubilee with a Big Lunch Celebration that will occupy most of the area around the Glasshouse Community Centre and the Playground area.  Address is The Glasshouse, 161 OLD  Ford Road, London E2 9QB. Map. The event will be from 1pm till 5pm. Entry is free but some refreshments, entertainment will be charged for.

We are expecting the Speaker of the Council, Cllr Cllr Rajib Ahmed at 1, when we’ll play the national anthem and toast the Queen. Cllr. Zenith Rahman will also be there. That is followed by live performances and we have a gospel choir and other artists lined up for you.

All residents on the estate, will get a complementary voucher printed on the leaflets for the estate to be printed soon. Please come forward with any sponsorships by the 5 May 2012. If you wish to run a stall please contact us by 22 May 2012 by 6pm at the Glasshouse. Download the event program and artist booking form parkview program-final-2

Chef Mr Hekim sells authentic Halal cousine, including Onion Baji, Chicken Birjani, Samosas.

The party will go ahead rain or shine. If it rains we’ll be in the Glasshouse Community Centre, if the weather is stable we’ll be out on the street.

People will be encouraged

  • to perform their personal favourite act like karaoke, dancing or playing an instrument

  • dress in a costume of their choice

  • bring their favourite dish for others to taste

  • Make the best crown

  • dress or carve a vegetable to look like a Royal

  • Raffle

  • Face painting, Pinata for the children

There will be disc jockey entertainment, a bouncy castle and families can have a picnic in the playground area whilst residents can also sit on tables and chair set out. Some refreshments will be provided.  Alcohol strictly prohibited.

In the event of rain,the children’s activities will be in the ground floor hall whilst tables and musical entertainment with food and hot & cold drinks is in the upstairs hall. An information desk is as ground floor level. There is a working stair lift to the upstairs hall.The out door play area is under large trees.

The raffle prizes include a free party including disc jockey, bouncy castle, face painter from Ray’s Parties to the value of £300. Various vouchers

* from Brothers  Food Store, Hair Lounge, Massingham Chemist, Gore Opticians, Nisa Local, Khalsa schoolwear, Mr Softee Ice cream, Tesco.

The winner of the children’s crown making event will get £5 cash or a toy prize.

This event is sponsored by Tower Hamlets Council and Tower Hamlets Homes, Canary Wharf Corporation, Neighbourhood Watch. Roads within the estate will be closed on the day from 18.30 am till 6.30 pm. Parking Bays affected are nos 1 – 11 and 23 – 30. Could the owners of those cars please find alternative parking for the hours quoted.

We will be using the area next to the Glasshouse for entertainment and dancing.

Please note attendance numbers are restricted to 499 because of licensing.

*Please note you can only change the voucher at the particular branch stated on the voucher. If you are a local business and wish to participate but do not have gift vouchers, we can provide you with one.  Please get in touch, if  you want to sponsor a voucher prize or goods.

Any re-usable decorations and fit-to-eat food will be donated to the Weavers Fields Adventure Playground in Bethnal Green who hold a Jubilee Party on 6 June 2012.