Friday, 24 July 2015

Help keep the park litter-free: Monthly litter-pick



We are always looking to help make our Park a better place for both people and wildlife. Recently we were given a litter picking kit by the Mayor of London and are now looking to organise our first litter-picking/cleanup event.

Ideally we would like to meetup once a month reaching the areas other litter pickers don't reach. Each event will last around two hours with all equipment (ie refuse bags, gloves, litter pickers) provided. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. To start with we will limit numbers to 12 volunteers. Under 16′s must be accompanied by an adult.

Afterwards we will pop to the Coffee Room for a drink and some cake (thanks Pamela!)

Interested? What time slot works best for you? Click on the litter picker below and you'll be taken to a page where you can tick what dates/times work best for you and we'll go with the consensus.



Monday, 20 July 2015

Five-year-old girl Alexia Walenkaki killed by falling tree in Mile End Park's Children's Play Area


A five year old girl has been tragically killed whilst playing in the children's play area off Locksley street. Alexia Walenkaki was playing in the park on Friday when the accident occurred involving the collapse of a tree supporting a zip wire.

The police and an ambulance attended and found the girl was in cardiac arrest. She was taken to the Royal London hospital where she died  at 18.43hrs.

Further details are available from the Metropolitan Police and Evening Standard websites

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call the police on 020 8345 3715.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Mile End Sports Hub: Every Wednesday 4.30-6.30PM


Every Wednesday 4.30-6.30PM a group known as the "Mile End Hub" meet up. Michael Gainsborough-Adam explains:

"We believe that life in Tower Hamlets should be much more than just computer games, school and TV. We’re here to offer young people in the borough a whole range of sports, physical activities and excursions that are stimulating, exciting and, above all else, fun! Come along and get involved in BMX, delivered by Tower Hamlets BMX Club, for everyone aged 12+ and for all abilities. The hub also includes the Urban Adventure Base who offer opportunities to get involved in skateboarding, climbing, kayaking, archery & many more!"

If you want to get find out more then give AccessSport a call on 020 7993 9883