Public meeting tonight
Thursday 10 April 2014, 19:00
BOW POLICE STATION – 111 BOW ROAD E3
Tower Hamlets Council have decided that the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park is to be used for weddings instead of Art exhibitions every year from June to August inclusively and perhaps running into May and September.
A restricted report was considered by the King George’s Field Charity Board on the 29th of January in a meeting attended by only 3 of the 10 members of the board. They were Deputy Mayor Ohid Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Resources Alibor Choudhury and Cabinet Member for Environment Shahed Ali.
For many years the Art Pavilion was underused, but for the last two years or so it has been transformed by a volunteer curator, so that more often than not, there are free public exhibitions on every week. All this is due to end from the 1st of April to allow the necessary building work to begin.
If you have concerns regarding this change to the park please go along to the next Friends of Mile End Park Meeting on Thursday 10 April at 7.30 pm in the Eco Pavilion (as the Art Pavilion will be closed). Steve Murray, LBTH Head of Arts and Parks has confirmed he will attend.
The Eastend Homes website seems to be floundering in HTML cut and paste land due to ongoing technical difficulties (Ongoing and still unresolved for the last ten months).
Their free (as in speech and beer) content management system “plone” is stuffed and seems to have lost its database, If you know the whereabouts of the EEH website database do not hesitate to contact.
It has been four years since permission was granted for the over-developement of the Eric, Treby & Brockesley Estates with private flats. So with the aid of the Google it may be an idea to recap on the events of the past 4 years. So have a look and click about on the Google map above – still a work in progress so further information will be added as time passes.
A new scheme has started which gives Tower Hamlets residents the power to decide how to spend £170,000 on improving communities across the borough. Each of the 17 wards in the borough has its own Community Ward Forum, run by residents. There will be a series of three meetings. The first to decide local priorities will take place this Friday.
The Community Ward Forum is tasked with deciding how to spend £10,000 on improving the Mile End East area. You can be a part of the decision making.
The incident happened around quarter to four today (5th November 2013). At 9.00 pm the road was still closed and the victims dead body still on scene.
Word on the street is that a 62 year old man was dragged to his death by the tipper truck which at time of writing is also still on scene.
November 6th Update:-
A witness said the victim, in his sixties, “must have broken every bone in his body” after he was hit from behind by the truck shortly before 5pm yesterday on Mile End Road which forms parts of the blue-painted cycle superhighway 2.
Read more here from the Evening Standard.
The bike rider killed by a tipper lorry on London’s Cycling Superhighway 2 in Mile End yesterday has been named as Brian Holt, a porter at Mile End Hospital.
Mr Holt, a married father, was described by colleagues as a “wonderful man who would be sadly missed”.
Brian Holt is the third cyclist to die on Cycle Superhighway 2, which was described in the inquest into the death of Brian Dorling at its Bow roundabout eastern end as “just a piece of blue paint” by a crash investigator and as “confusing” and “an accident waiting to happen” by the coroner.
Bestzone Ltd, part of the Galiard (Group) Ltd have an invitation for you. They would like to show you the plans they have come up with to build over the former Vogue Cinema at 562 Mile End Road. The former infamous Boheme nightclub.
An application submitted to LBTH in 2007 (PA/07/01723) talks of a building of up to 30 floors. Below are the ideas we were shown at the Ecology Centre on Grove Road from 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm today 30th September. The revised plans have been reduced down to 15 floors from the 2007 scheme.
Residents around Southern Grove will have noticed a flurry of activity on the school site over the bank holiday weekend. Annoying it has been but today should see Bouygues UK hand the school over to the folks at Beatrice Tate. The existing Beatrice Tate School will be relocated from St Jude’s Road to the new site at Southern Grove. The school wiill accomodate approximately 75 SEN pupils aged between 11 and 19.
All pupils will arrive at the school via mini-buses. A drop-off area is proposed to the front of the School where pupil drop-offs and pick-ups will take place at the beginning and end of each day – much the same as system as the previous resource centre that the school replaces.
Do you want to get involved in improving your neighbourhood?
Tower Hamlets Homes in partnership with East Thames, Gateway, Newlon, Genesis, Poplar HARCA and Tower Hamlets Federation of Tenants’ & Residents’ Associations is offering local residents FREE training courses.
Contact [email protected] or call 020 7364 0718
Have the lunatics taken over the Asylum?
Hardly…. but things have been happening on the site of the St Clements Hospital with the Shuffle Festival kicking off a program of events including a series of films curated by Danny Boyle heralding the opening up of the site which has been a mysterious and often dark place to Mile End residents who did not work there or be unfortunate enough to be sent there.
Danny has been involved and supportive of the first urban land trust at Clems and is keen, along with the East London CLT, to hold Boris Johnson to his promise of a similar scheme on the Olympic site. The aim being to provide a truly affordable “housing product” for the people of East London
The St Clements Social Club headed by the “Meanwhile Uses Committee” of the CLT has pulled together an exciting programme of events which started full swing on the 8th August. Danny revealed last week in an article in The Standard that he used to live in Ennerdale House on Hamlets Way.
Meanwhile Uses Committee members Kate MacTiernan and Lizzy Daish have been the driving force behind the project but the list of those involve is literally as long as your arm.
Most of the Danny Boyle Q&A sessions are now sold out, but please feel welcome to drop in for a drink and a look around the site – open after 4.30pm most days .
This is a site where subject to the finalisation of the Section 106 agreement (a legal document which amongst other things ensures the amount of affordable housing) will result in 73 really affordable homes for local people and a social hub for all the community.
See Danny Boyle talking about the site, the prospect of true community involvement, the festival and his future projects.
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