Young film-makers win award for their film on fried Chicken! HoodForts – Chicken from Mile End Community Project on Vimeo. Young people from the Mile End Community Project (MCP) won best film under the ‘freefall’ category at this year’s Limelight awards. Their short film explored the fried chicken phenomenon in […]

Inadequate re-design of Mile End Junction back pedals to the drawing board

As part of Boris Johnson’s new vision for cycling (PDF download) the inadequate re-design of Mile End Junction has been sent back to the drawing board. There will be new plans, and very probably, a new consultation, so we now have a chance to get this dangerous junction properly re-designed for the needs […]

‘Recycle right!’ sometimes better out than in 1

Tower Hamlets are trying to encourage residents to consider the materials they recycle through the launch of a new recycling campaign – ‘Recycle right!’ (now old campaign but a peek into recycle bins round Mile End indicates remedial action is still needed) Run by Tower Hamlets Council and Veolia Environmental Services, […]

Barclays Bank of shame now fixes Eric Street garden 3

It seems like only yesterday that disgraced Barclays Bank bosses chief executive Bob Diamond and chairman Marcus Agius resigned in the wake of the Libor price fixing scandal. Barclays was fined £290m back in June after some of its derivatives traders were found to have attempted to rig this key […]