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March 2009 CUSTOM HOUSE & CANNING TOWN IN FOCUS Covering Canning Town North, South and Custom House Hello from Councillor Pat Holland (l-r)Cllrs Clive Furness, Marie Collier, James Butler with dog owner Michelle Edwards get Welcome to this month’s In psyched up for the Top Dog show Focus. Bin your dog mess I hope to see you all at the Top Dog show on Sunday 15 March where we’re promoting responsible dog ownership. It’s going to be a fun day out for all. If you feel strongly about dangerous dogs or dog You can also read up on mess littering your streets then get your canines into how young people are getting a campaign to encourage responsible dog ownership creative with regeneration and find out about an throughout Custom House and Canning Town. exhibition on the future of Residents put dog mess and Keir Hardie Recreation Ground and Canning Town. dangerous dogs at the top of their get advice on looking after your dog Finally, find out how you list of priorities to tackle at their and pick up a free pooper scooper. can meet your local Safer neighbourhood group meetings, Watch dog training demonstrations or Neighbourhoods Teams organised by the Custom House and find out where you can get your dog and how the inter-forum Canning Town regeneration project microchipped for free. badminton competitions team. There are plenty of fun activities for went. To get the message out, children from children too including bouncy castles, Enjoy the read! Hallsville and Rosetta primary schools face painting and uni-cycling workshops. created bright and informative postcards “It’s important to get the message Community lead councillor, for dog owners about how to be a more out to all dog owners that they need to Pat Holland responsible dog owner and special take responsibility for their dogs. The flags to mark up dog mess in parks, as dog show promises to be a fun day out reported in last month’s issue. for all. I hope to see you all there,” said Now, the regeneration team is working community lead councillor, Pat Holland. with the Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, Top Dog show residents and young people to bring you Keir Hardie Recreation Ground the Top Dog Show, where you can learn Tarling Road more about being a responsible dog Custom House, E16 owner. Sunday 15 March, 11am-3pm Come along to the free fun event on Call 020 8430 5450 for more Sunday 15 March from 11am-3pm at information Don’t forget to check out the free health fair bonanza at the Cundy Community Centre. See the back page for more info. dancing Graffiti vandals Summit Security destroy public feet property World leaders will gather to discuss global issues at ExCeL Have you got dancing feet? on Thursday 2 April as the venue Then why not take part plays host to the G20 summit. Security measures will disrupt in free dance workshops access to homes and vehicles and enter your talents in a in the area between Tuesday 31 competition and community March and Thursday 2 April. Cllr Schafer is not happy with the spate showcase in April. of graffiti tagging on public property The full extent of these disruptions will be clarified as the Workshops in street There has been a spate of graffiti summit draws closer. dance, salsa, African village tagging on public property around Newham Police superintendent, the Canning Town area. “If you spot dancing, body popping and Gary Buttercase, said: “The steps vandals tagging property, report them we intend to take to preserve line dancing are running in to your local Safer Neighbourhoods the security of the event are not March at the council’s warm Team listed below,” says Canning Town taken lightly and we appreciate centres and youth centres. North ward councillor, Paul Schafer. the significant implications this will Canning Town North SNT, 124 Star Youngsters can go on to have on residents.” Lane, E16. Call 020 8721 2038. If you have any questions on star in a dance competition, Canning Town South SNT, ExCeL how this event might affect you, while older dancers can Police Office, ExCeL Centre, 1 Western contact police Sergeant Steve perform in a community Way, E16. Call 020 8721 2840. Micallef, Canning Town Safer Custom House SNT, ExCeL Police showcase alongside the Neighbourhoods Team, on 020 Office, 1 Western Gateway, E16. Call 8721 2840. youth competition finals on 020 8721 2039. Tuesday 7 April. Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, said: “I hope Young people get creative the workshops will increase participation levels and help with regeneration develop some understanding As regeneration (l-r) Young people from Canning Town South with Community gathers pace in Links and Ed Art staff at a puppet making workshop between the different age Custom House groups.” and Canning Town, The initiative is funded young people are by Newham Council, the designing hoarding boards that will Newham Primary Care Trust be used to fence and Sport England and is off an area under facilitated by Ape Media. development. For more information about The council’s Canning Town and the workshops call Ape Custom House Media on 020 8522 6916 or regeneration team email: firstname.lastname@example.org. commissioned For more information about young people to produce artwork explore their thoughts and feelings that will be used on hoarding boards about the past, present and future of warm centres call 020 8430 beside the A13 roundabout. Custom House and Canning Town 2486. Young people took part in a week- by taking photos of the area and long series of workshops facilitated making puppets. by staff from council partner, charity Watch out for the young people’s Community Links, and Ed-Art, a designs which will be digitised and creative community agency. put on the hoardings opposite the The project allowed youngsters to A13 roundabout. •If your group has an activity to promote please contact us on: 020 8430 3544 or email email@example.com• New surgery times If you have any worries or concerns regarding crime in your (l-r) Cllr Schafer drops in for a chat with PCSOs Neil Davis and Ash Islam Canning Town North ward councillor, Paul Schafer, says: area, you can share your thoughts at new drop-in surgeries “Custom House and Canning Town Safer Neighbourhoods being run by your Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT). Teams are doing fantastic work but we need residents The SNT sees police and partners working with you to to come forward to help them further reduce anti-social identify and tackle issues of concern in your neighbourhood, behaviour and these new sessions are a chance to do that.” such as anti-social behaviour, graffiti, noisy neighbourhoods, The next surgeries are: yobs or vandalism. • Canning Town North SNT. You can always contact your SNT by phone, but the new Thursday 12 March, 1-2pm in The Hub, drop-in surgeries mean you can have a face-to-face chat with 123 Star Lane, E16 and Thursday 19 March, 7-8pm. the policemen and women who make up your local team. Call 020 8721 2038. Custom House and Canning Town is set to change forever, but not before you have the opportunity to have your say in how the future should look. That’s why the Custom House and Canning Town Regeneration Project team is organising a public exhibition to show you what is being proposed for the town centre. Quality homes, improved shopping and attractive public spaces are just part of the exciting vision. Come along to the exhibition at The Place, 2 Silvertown Way, Wednesday 18 March from 2-6pm and Saturday 21 March from 12noon-4pm. You can get a better idea of what is proposed and quiz the potential developers on their proposals. “Don’t miss your chance to help shape the future of Custom House and Canning Town,” said executive member for regeneration and Custom House ward councillor, Conor McAuley. For more information on the exhibition or the Regeneration Project please contact Keith Smith on 020 8430 3131 or email An artist’s impression of a public square in the centre of Canning Town firstname.lastname@example.org. Badminton Cllr Furness with finalist Zareena Igbokwe, 11, and Newham’s badminton development officer, Clive Palmer thrills and spills Young badminton players Road, cheered on by Canning dusted off their shuttlecocks Town North ward councillor, and racquets to represent their Clive Furness. area in the council’s inter- The group winners from community forum competition. that day went on to play at Scores of children, teenagers the prestigious grand final at and adults from Custom House Newham Leisure Centre in and Canning Town competed front of 100 spectators and at knock-out heats at Eastlea English National Badminton Community School in Exning Champion, Rajiv Ouseph. Spotlight on... WHAT’S ON CUSTOM Royal Docks TRusT Have you ever HOUSE AND CANNING TOWN A warm welcome from volunteer trustees, who inlcude wondered what a Canning Town North ward councillor, Paul Schafer (left) Relax Rewind trustee of the Royal Saturday 7 March Docks Trust does? 1-5pm Well now is the time Cundy Community Centre to find out because Hartington Road the Trust, a registered Custom House, E16 charity, is on the look Call 0800 519 4015 for more out for volunteers to join information its board. Trustees are local The Big Tidy Up residents or people with Saturday 7 March a business background who have a knowledge of and commitment to 10am-4pm Royal Docks, Beckton and Custom House and Canning Town. Meet at Canning Town The Trust has been working to boost those areas since it was set up in Tube Station 1995 by Newham Council and the old London Docklands Development Call 07833 235 124 for more Corporation. As well as setting up social projects, the Trust has joined Newham information Council to put more than £2.56 million into community grants, including £302,000 for play schemes, in the last 12 years. For even more things to do Today the Trust is a key player in the regeneration of the area, working check out the What’s On in with businesses and the voluntary sector. Newham calendar, where Canning Town North ward councillor, Paul Schafer, is on the board of you’ll find listings for more trustees who meet up to eight times a year. than 6,000 events. Have a Should you join Cllr Schafer on the board, you would be asked to play look for yourself at a part in deciding the priorities for the grants programme, help to keep www.newham.gov.uk/whatson the Trust up to date with community issues and put forward ideas for new activities in the area. If your group has an activity “Trustees can hopefully bring their local knowledge and experience to to promote please contact us the table as we work to improve the area,” says Cllr Schafer. on 020 8430 3544 or email For more information, visit www.royaldockstrust.org.uk or call email@example.com John Johnson on 020 7277 8667. MEET YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR Councillors out and about: If you would like a councillor to visit your community organisation, school, place of worship, meeting or event please call 020 8430 6245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Marie Collier Clive Furness Paul Schafer Alan Craig Denise Stafford Simeon Ademolake Patricia Holland Conor McAuley James Butler Custom House Ward Canning Town North Ward Canning Town South Ward First Saturday of the month Councillor Patricia Holland Every Friday (alternating) First and third Saturday of the month, Second Saturday of the month 6 - 7pm (alternating) 10am - 12pm Councillor James Butler 7a Avondale Court St Luke’s Community Centre Third Saturday of the month Avondale Road Councillor Conor McAuley 85 Tarling Road 10 - 11am Canning Town E16 Canning Town E16 Canning Town & Custom House Regeneration Project Office, 20 Freemasons Road, E16 Need to talk to Mayor Sir Robin Wales? Being an elected mayor, Sir Robin is directly accountable to you. Look out for Question Time times and dates in the Newham Mag, visit www.newham.gov.uk/mayor or call 020 8430 2107.
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