Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Art Pavilion: Summer of Art (15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23rd August)


There are lots of activities for ALL AGES on various dates this and next week at the Art Pavilion. All the details are in the above poster. Booking is recommended via www.artcatcher.co.uk 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Litter Pick this Sunday 10am by the Art Pavilion


Every month the Friends run a two-hour litter pick of the Park. Folk are welcome to come for half an hour or so if they prefer. It is a very friendly affair, and afterwards we go to the Coffee Room in Grove Road for a free drink and cakes.

This month we will be looking out for and noting where we find nitro canisters and feeding this info back to the council.

Time 10-12 noon
Location: Meet by the Art Pavilion
All equipment provided
Wear sturdy footwear and clothes appropriate to the weather. More info: info@fomep.org.uk

No Laughing Matter



No Laughing Matter is the name of a campaign by Tower Hamlets Council, Tower Hamlets Police and Tower Hamlets Homes to help tackle some of the problems caused by nitrous oxide. It follows complaints from residents that antisocial behaviour linked to the taking of nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, has become a significant concern within the borough.

Groups of people taking it cause noise nuisance and it also causes a litter problem because small metal canisters containing it are often left discarded. The police have also received reports of people taking it while behind the wheel of a car. Indeed the Love Wapping website has documented several car crashes where the use of nitrous oxide has been implicated.

The issues and actions are detailed in this leaflet.

 If you see canisters are in streets or parks please use the Fix My Street app/website as this will help FOMEP see hotspots and nudge the powers that be to target these. Alternatively, you can report them to the council’s street cleaning team on 020 7364 5004. 

Friday, 4 August 2017

Summer Activities in Tower Hamlets


This Summer Tower Hamlets Council has a wide range of activities taking place in our Parks - take a look at their PDF Booklet.

Quite a few of the activities take place in Mile End Park and I have grouped these below. To book a place or for more information please call 020 7364 4147 or email mileendpark@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Monday 7th August | 12-3PM | Parent and Child
Baking Session. Location: Mile End Park Play Pavilion, Locksley Street
"Come along and bake some biscuits with us. Add some decoration and then you can either take them home or enjoy your park made biscuits in the sun. Book your little baker for in for a 30 minute session. Four sessions with 6–8 children per session. Booking is essential. Spaces are limited – to book a place please call 020 7364 4147 or email mileendpark@towerhamlets.gov.uk "

Wednesday 9th August | 12-3PM | All ages welcome
Cardboard City. Location: Mile End Park Play Pavilion, Locksley Street
"Come and help build Mile End Park’s very own Cardboard city. You provide the imagination we provide the materials. Make your own den, house or castle- or any other building you like."

Friday 11th August | 12-3PM | All ages welcome
Ecology Workshop Location: Mile End Ecology Pavilion, Grove Road E3 5RP 
"Come along and join the park rangers in a range of activity such as Pond Dipping, Sweep Netting and Bug Hunting. Mile End Ecology Pavilion. Come along and build your very own bird box or bird feeder that you can take home and hang in in your garden or balcony. We’ll provide the materials." Spaces are limited. Booking advised.

Monday 14th August | 12-3PM | All ages welcome
Bird Feeders and Boxes Location: Mile End Park Play Pavilion, Locksley Street
"Come along and build your very own bird box or bird feeder to take home and hang in your garden or balcony. We'll provide the materials. "

Wednesday 16th August | 11-4PM | All ages welcome
A Day by the Seaside Location: Mile End Park, Burdett Road, E3
"Bringing the seaside to the city! Attractions on the day will include donkey rides, arts and crafts, Punch and Judy, children’s rides, sports, sand and water play, face painting, helter skelter, trampolining and much, much more. "

Thursday 17th August | 12-3PM | All ages welcome
Art Workshop. Location: Mile End Arts Pavilion, Grove Road, E3 4QY
"Join us for a creative afternoon of arts and crafts in an open ‘drop in’ session with 10–12 children at a time. We’ll keep it rotating so everyone gets a turn. Get cutting, get sticking, get painting, and then glitter it all up!" Spaces are limited. Booking advised.

Monday 21st August | 12-3PM | Parent and child
Pizza Making Workshop Location: Mile End Park Play Pavilion, Locksley Street
"Join us for an afternoon of pizza making. Book your little cook in for a 30 minute session where our chefs will be getting messy rolling out dough, decorating and cooking some delicious little pizzas. Four sessions with 6–8 children per session." Spaces are limited. Booking advised.

Friday 24th August | 12-3PM | All ages welcome
Ecology Workshop  Location: Mile End Ecology Pavilion, Grove Road, E3 5RP
"Come along and join the Community Park Rangers in a range of ecology based activities such as pond dipping, sweep netting and bug hunts." Spaces are limited. Booking advised.

The booklet also contains details of activities throughout the borough including canoeing, climbing and other outdoor activities run by the Urban Adventure Base; as well as activities in Victoria Park.