Monday, 6 June 2016

2016 Park Life: Community Fair & Dog Show 3rd July 12-5PM


This year's Park Life is only four weeks away and is going to be jam-packed with something for everyone.

Activities Galore
Face Painting | Newspaper Stixx Sculpturing | Wire & Tape Sculpturing
Juggling Workshops and Show | Bobby Bubbles & His Amazing World of Bubbles
Coconut Shy | Fair Rides | Bouncy Castle | Inflatable Mid Dragon Slide
Climbing Wall | T-shirt Printing | Inflatable 5-a-side Football Pitch | Jewellery Making

Dr Bike will be there so bring your bikes along.


For Your Entertainment
Capoeira Display
Shkembe Soup (Arabic/Turkish/Roma Gypsy Music & Dance)


Stalls 
Bric-a-Brac | PDSA Advice Stall | Tutor Doctor 
Local Councillors | Veolia Recycling Team | Local Artists  



Refreshments 
East End WI with Cakes galore and teas and drinks | Smoothie Bike
 Ice Cream Van | Burger Van | Waffle Stall 



And of Course The Dog Show with the following categories:

            1. Waggiest Tail
            2. Most Endearing Rescue Dog
            3. Most Courageous Golden Oldie (7 and over)
            4. Most Fabulous Fella
            5. Loveliest Lady
            6. Most Stunning Big Dog
            7. Best Trick

This year we will also be running Dog Agility demos and try-outs. So bring fido and see how he likes our agility course.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Our 2016 AGM (27-04-2016) and Other Diary Dates



The 2016 Friends of Mile End Park AGM is Wednesday 27th April at 7.15PM in the Art Pavilion. Please do come and join us if you can.

As well as the short formal proceedings outlined below, it is also a good opportunity to meet and socialise with fellow park users over wine and nibbles and meet some of those who look after and manage our park.

AGENDA
1. Apologies for Absence  (to our secretary Kerrin in advance)
2. Minutes of last AGM
3. Matters Arising
4. Election of Officers
5. Chair’s Report on Activities & Developments
6. Treasurer’s Report on Finance: Annual Accounts
7. Update on Future Events:
a) Dog Show &  Fair
b) Our monthly litter picking get-togethers
c) Suggestions invited
9. Any Other Business

Wine, nibbles and light refreshments provided.




Sunday, 3 April 2016

St George's Day Tea Dance - Wed 20th April 2-4.30PM



The Art Pavilion will rock and roll, twist and shout on Wednesday 20th April when it hosts the St George's Day Tea Dance from 2-4.30PM

This annual Tea Dance for Tower Hamlets residents over 50, has live music from The Sunshine Kings, dance host Tony Lane and refreshments to help you dance the afternoon away, and raise a teacup to the Queen in celebration of her 90th Birthday!

The event is free of charge but advance booking is essential. 


Booking opens on Monday 4th April
Please reserve your place by calling 020 7364 7900 between 9.30am and 1pm, Monday to Friday or by emailing festivalsandevents@towerhamlets.gov.uk 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Art Pavilion Exhibition: A New Home (1-23 Feb)

Leather and silicone 18cm x 26cm x 3cm
Lidija Antanasijevic — In Transit
Leather and silicone 18cm x 26cm x 3cm


This mixed media exhibition features works by members of the East London Printmakers print studio and guest artists. The theme is ‘belonging’, and it explores issues around identity, migration and a sense of home. As East London has been a gateway for centuries for those who have crossed continents to make a new home in the UK, it is a very apt time and place to display thought-provoking and adept creative responses to this theme. There will be a series of accompanying workshops and events.

There are also a series of workshops to accompany this exhibition - details here for the 'Traditional Pub Games session - www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk and here -www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk for the 'Build a Dragon' Workshop. 

www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk 
www.artcatcher.co.uk


Safer Neighbourhood Meeting 22nd February



Park users may wish to attend the above meeting.

Over the past few months an increase in anti-social behaviour in Mile End Park has led police to increase patrols there. In December two were arrested after they were found with a stolen moped that had been linked with a number of robberies in the vicinity. In January another two were arrested: one for drug offences and another for public order offences. Weapon sweeps have also been used to great effect in the area.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Flats Proposed to replace Texaco Garage in Grove Road



A planning application has just been submitted by Sherrygreen Homes Ltd to build flats on the site of the existing Texaco Garage in Grove Road. The application proposes 17 new dwellings (4 x 3 bed town houses with roof top terraces and 13 flats (5 x 1 bed, 7 x 2 and 1 x 3 bed) together with associated amenity space, refuse store and cycle store.

FOMEP have looked at the plans in some detail, but would greatly welcome your views on them. Certainly the flats are higher than anything in the vicinity and seem to, metaphorically at least, encroach upon the park.

With some of the southern parts of the park being given over to CrossRail, and the northern end of Wennington Green dissected by huge wooden boardings whilst flats are built at Bow Wharf, it seems we may also have this middle section turned into a building site for at least 18 months.

Please do let us know what you think. 











Monday, 19 October 2015

Small but perfectly formed litter-team

Well our last litter-picking session was a bit of a poor show, which was a pity as it was wonderful weather. Even so Team Coffee Room led by Pamela and myself assisted by Princess Fendi of Grand Union Place ,managed to fill 5 bags from the area bordering Copperfield Road.

There wasn't a single litter bin in this area and so I'm going to put in a request for one to be sited there. Most of the litter seems to originate from drivers parking-up and throwing litter out of their cars and there was also a large number of small resealable poly bags discarded by drug users.

Next time let's see if fok from Grand Union Place and Mile End Residents Associations can  join us.

Halloween Adventure: Zombie invasion