Green Street In Focus March 2010 by accinent


									                                                               Perking up
                           March 2010
                                                               Priory Park
Covering Boleyn, Green Street
East and West

Hello from
Sharaf Mahmood
Hello and welcome to this
month’s issue of In Focus.
Watch out for huge changes to
Priory Park as work starts to           (l-r) Landscape architect Roger Ayrton talks councillors Riaz
                                        Ahmed Mirza, Rohima Rahman and Pearson Shillingford
transform this open space. I’m          through the changes that will be made to Priory Park
excited about the changes.
  Bargain hunters, punters
                                        Plans to transform Priory Park into an amazing revamped
and sellers; read page three
for some good news about                area with new play equipment and water features are full
Queens Market. Don’t forget to          speed ahead this spring.
be vigilant while out shopping
                                          The improvements are part of                              Existing play equipment will be
in Green Street - gambling
                                        Newham Council’s £24m Environmental                      remodelled and extended to create a
tricksters are trying to con
                                        Improvement Programme to improve                         high level walkway with a rope tunnel
people out of their money.
                                        roads, parks and play areas. New features                that will lead to a play tower and wavy
  And finally, good news on             to the park will include trees, plants,                  slide. Landscaping improvements will
page two for those of you               grasses and funky new play equipment to                  also enhance the look of the park.
who asked us to help put a              test children’s sense of adventure.                      Birch trees will be planted around the
Controlled Parking Zone in                Last year, the council asked you what                  extended walkway to create the effect
place to ease your parking              features and improvements you wanted                     of a tree top walk and wild flowers will
woes.                                   to see to the park and after taking your                 be planted on mounds with communal
                                        suggestions on board, council officers                   planting beds also planned for the area.
Community lead councillor,              came up with a final plan.                                  “I’m really excited about the plans
Sharaf Mahmood                            Work will now begin in March to                        for Priory Park, when the work is
                                        transform the park and make your                         completed it will be a park that can be
                                        suggestions a reality. Youngsters can                    enjoyed by all for generations to come.
                                        look forward to new play equipment                       I look forward to seeing the finished
                                        such as extra high swings, a zip line,                   result,” said community lead councillor,
                                        concrete table tennis tables, wobble                     Sharaf Mahmood.
                                        dishes, turning discs, sand and water                       Work is anticipated to finish in
                                        play features, water jets and pumps                      May and In Focus will keep you
                                        and rocks for climbing and sitting.                      updated on any developments.
 As the cold weather continues to           (l) Cllrs Pearson Shillingford and
                                            (r) Rohima Rahman try out the
 bite, homeowners and private sector        wrecking ball with youngsters at the
                                            playday in Massey Court
 residents across Newham are being
 encouraged to check their gas
 appliances to make sure they’re safe.
   People living in council-owned,
 Newham Homes or social housing            Fun and Frolics at mini playday
 association properties will have their    Hundreds beat the rain and enjoyed a free fun mini playday in Massey Court in
 own safeguards in place - that’s why      Redclyffe Road.
 the council is targeting residents with     The mini playday, aimed at promoting the importance of play, saw more than
 private housing arrangements.             750 people enjoy an action-packed day of fun activities for youngsters.
   Boilers and gas cookers should            There was lots on offer to keep youngsters entertained with the wrecking ball,
 be checked every year and homes           go kart and football shoot-out areas proving particularly popular. The puppet and
 ought to be equipped with a carbon        mask making workshops were also inundated with craft-creative children and
 monoxide alarm that sounds if             there was plenty of free water and fruit to snack on.
 dangerous levels are reached.               Boleyn ward councillor Rohima Rahman said: “It was great to see so many
                                           enjoying the fun activities on offer for youngsters. It’s important that children value
   The official body for maintaining and
                                           the importance of play.”
 improving gas safety is the Gas Safety
                                             Mini playdays are funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Newham Council’s
 Register. You should always use a
                                           early childhood services in partnership with Links Event Solutions. A bigger
 Gas Safe registered engineer for any
                                           playday is planned for this summer, keep reading your In Focus for updates.
 maintenance and repair work.

                                           Queens Market oPens
   All engineers are listed online at or you

                                           for sunday business
 can call freephone 0800 408 550.
 Always check the front and back of
 your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID
                                           Calling all shoppers and traders; Queens Market will now open on Sundays. From
 card to ensure they’re qualified to do
                                           10am-4pm Queens Market will be open for business every Sunday from 4 April.
 the necessary work.
                                              The market shops are open seven
   Contact the council’s Private Sector    days a week from 9am-6pm, with
 Housing Group if you are having any       the market stalls open on Tuesdays,
 problems with your heating that isn’t     Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and soon
 being attended to by your landlord.       Sundays.
   For more information visit                 Newham Council is looking for more or              traders to join this thriving market. If you
 call 0800 408 550. You can contact                                                                                     Ahmed Mirza,
                                           sell such produce as breads, cheeses, Cllrs Pearson Shillingford, Riaz Jo Corbett
                                                                                        Mayor Sir Robin Wales and Cllr
 Newham Council’s Private Sector           organic foods, sweet meats, cooked           check out the fresh produce at Queens Market
 Housing group on 020 3373                 food, pickles and chutneys, eastern
 1950 or by emailing env-private.          European cuisine, specialist drinks, olives, oils, and things in-between, the council               wants to hear from you. Prices for a pitch on Sundays are only £10 for the first four
                                           weeks, increasing to £20 thereafter.
                                              Why not pop down to the market on Saturday 3 April for some Easter frolics? To
                                           get you in the mood, Brampton School choir will be singing songs at 12.30pm and
                                           around 1pm there’ll be an egg hunt for children aged 11 and under.
                                              Boleyn ward councillor Riaz Ahmed Mirza said: “The market is getting bigger and
                                           better and offers a wide range of goods. Prices for the pitches are a bargain, so if you
                                           are a trader that can sell any of the above mentioned products, then get in touch.”
                                              For more information speak to Roy Wayre in The Markets Team Office;
                                           Unit 7, Queens Market, Green Street, E13 or phone 020 8475 8971.

•If your group has an activity to promote please contact us on: 020 3373 2684 or email•
 Badminton thrills and spills
                                                                                                    Badminton players recently dusted
   (l) Sandy Surek from Badminton                                                                   off their shuttlecocks and racquets
  England and Cllr Crawford (r)
  congratulate Basil Tallah on                                                                      to represent their area in the
  winning the men’s singles                                                                         council’s inter-community forum
                                                                                                       Scores of children, teenagers and
                                                                                                    adults from Green Street competed
                                                                                                    in knock-out heats at Lister School,
                                                                                                    St Mary’s Road. The group winners
                                                                                                    from that day went on to the
                                                                                                    prestigious grand final at Newham
                                                                                                    Leisure Centre where they thrashed
                                                                                                    it out in front of 70 spectators.
                                                                                                       Herkiran Kambo smashed her
                                                                                                    way to the finals but was pipped at
                                                                                                    the post coming in second in the
                                                                                                    12-16 girls’ group while Basil Tallah
                                                                                                    took home the winning trophy in the
                                                                                                    men’s singles.
                                                                                                       If you would like to get
                                                                                                    involved in badminton or find
                                                                                                    out more about sports clubs in
                                      Meera                                                         your area contact Nicole Napier
                        uk, Akhil and            (l) Sandy Sure
         (l-r) Meraj, Ar a Rahman what they’re   congratulate
                                                                k and (r) Cllr
         show Cllr Ro
                       hi m                                   runner up He awford                   on 020 8430 2484 or email
                                     heats                                    rkiran Kambo
                        e badminton
          made of at th

crackdown on £1000-a-day                                                            monega CpZ to ease
street gamblers                                                                     parking woes
Green Street East Safer
                                                                                    Residents in Green Street and Manor Park have given
Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) are
                                                                                    their stamp of approval for a Controlled Parking Zone
taking a no-nonsense approach
                                                                                    (CPZ) to ease their parking woes.
to street gambling in a bid to stop
                                                                                      The new Monega CPZ mostly falls in Manor Park but
tricksters hoodwinking innocent
                                                                                    also affects a small area in the Green Street East ward.
                                                                                    The CPZ covers an area off Katherine Road that runs from
   Newham Council’s Community
                                                                                    Romford Road to Chester Road and will affect Rosendale,
Safety Unit is working closely with
                                                                                    Sherrard Road, Halley, Monega, South Esk, Bristol,
the police to tackle 15 offenders         A typical gambling scene                  Stafford, Derby, Rutland and Chester Roads and runs
identified on CCTV near Upton Park
                                                                                    further east until High Street North.
Station caught conning shoppers with illegal street gambling. It’s
                                                                                      Locals raised their parking concerns with councillors,
estimated that gambling gangs are making up to £1,000 per day
                                                                                    who then worked with officers in Newham Council to
from illegal betting on streets.
                                                                                    implement the CPZ. After a series of consultations with
   The SNT are taking a zero-tolerance approach to the tricksters
                                                                                    residents, where people had the chance to answer
by issuing £300 fines to street gamblers and carrying out intensive
                                                                                    questionnaires and have their say at drop-in sessions, 68
work on deterring the gamblers from setting up stalls.
                                                                                    per cent of respondents gave their thumbs up to the CPZ.
   Executive member for anti-social behaviour and Boleyn ward
                                                                                      As a result, the CPZ will go live on Monday 10 May.
councillor, June Leitch said: “This is a growing problem across London
                                                                                    Residents who live in the area will be entitled to one free
but we are working with the police to collect CCTV evidence, identify the
                                                                                    parking permit. All affected residents will receive a letter
persons involved and take action against the most prolific offenders.”
                                                                                    detailing the conditions of the CPZ and how to apply for
   Anyone who has been affected by street gambling in Green
                                                                                    their permit in the next few weeks.
Street can contact Newham Council’s anti-social behaviour
                                                                                      For more information about the Monega CPZ or to
hotline on 0800 731 3300. Alternatively, call the Green Street
                                                                                    comment once the scheme has gone live, call 020
East Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8721 2526 or email
                                                                                    2272 2650 or email:
         spotlight on...                                                                                               WHAT’S ON
                                                                                                                       GREEN STREET
         What’s on in neWham                                                                                            Free play sessions for 8 to
         If you missed the Sunday Fun                             In Focus always welcomes                              14-year-olds
         Day on March 7 at Stratford                            information about local                                 Mondays during term time
         Park don’t despair. There are                          events. If you want to promote                          3.15-6pm
         lots of activities and events                          something get in touch by                               St Stephen’s School Sure Start
         happening every week in                                calling 020 3373 2684 or email                          Children’s Centre
         Newham – you’ve just got to                                                     Whitfield Road, E6
         know where to find them.                                                                                       For more information contact the
            Our range of events is as diverse                                                                           Family Information Service on
         as our community. From flag raisings                                                                           0800 074 1017
         to fun days, you’ll find something to
         suit you. The easiest way to be in the
         know is by turning to the back pages
                                                                                                                        Five-a-side football league for
         of your fortnightly Newham Mag and                                                                             U12s, U14s and U18s
         In Focus where you can find regular                                                                            First Saturday of every month
         council events including library                                                                               10am-1pm
         listings and our comprehensive                                                                                 Plashet Park
         sports programme for young people.                                                                             Plashet Grove, E7
                                                                  Forget it and regret it
            Discover upcoming community
         forum events or find out about
                                                                  - dates for your diary                                For even more things to do
                                                                    Don’t miss two days of family
         committee meetings. The pages
                                                                  fun at Central Park on 17 and 18
                                                                                                                        check out the What’s On in
         also contain Other Events, where                                                                               Newham calendar, where
                                                                  July. This annual event kicks-off
         residents and community groups                                                                                 you’ll find listings for more
                                                                  with a carnival that’ll make its
         can showcase what they’ve got
         coming up. Listings have included
                                                                  way around East Ham.                                  than 6,000 events:
                                                                    On Bank Holiday Weekend, 26,              
         bowling clubs, Tai Chi and sports.
                                                                  27, 28 and 29th August, get ready
            As well as your handy paper guide
         there’s also a comprehensive online
                                                                  for four nights of musical magic at                   If your group has an activity
                                                                  Under the Stars.                                      to promote please contact
         What’s On calendar, where you can
                                                                    To find out more keep
         also upload your own events. Find                                                                              us on: 020 3373 2684 or email
                                                                  reading The Newham Mag and
         out more by visiting www.newham.
                                                                  In Focus.                                   

      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 3373 1267 or email

 June Leitch        Riaz Ahmed Mirza   Pearson Shillingford     Sharaf Mahmood     Rohima Rahman      Abdul Shakoor    Hanif Abdulmuhit       Asif Karim   Abdul Karim Sheikh BEM

                       Boleyn                                                  Green Street East                                     Green Street West
Second and fourth            10 - 11am                        Every Saturday              Katherine Road              Every Monday 9.30 - 1pm        Second Saturday
Monday of the month          The Hartley Centre               10am - 12noon               Community Centre            Every Friday 2 - 5.30pm        of the month
Councillor Leitch            267 Barking Road                 Councillor Mahmood          254 Katherine Road E7       Harold Road                    Councillor Sheikh BEM
6 - 7pm                      East Ham E6               Second and third Friday                                        Community Centre               10.30am - 12noon
Newham Town Hall                                       of the month                       Fourth Saturday             170 Harold Road E13            Third Saturday
Barking Road E6              Third Friday of the month 10am - 12noon                      of the month                (alternating)                  of the month
                             Councillor Shillingford          Councillor Rahman           Councillor Shakoor
                                                                                                                      First Saturday                 Councillor Karim
Fourth Saturday of the       6 - 7pm                          Second Saturday             10am - 12noon
                                                                                                                      of the month                   Elmhurst Primary
month (except Bank           Priory Park Centre               of the month                St. Edmund’s Parish
                                                                                                                      Councillor Abdulmuhit          School, Upton Park Road,
holiday weekends)            106 Parr Road                    10.30am - 12noon            Church and Centre
                                                                                          464 Katherine Road E7       10.30am - 12noon               Forest Gate E7
Councillor Ahmed Mirza       East Ham E6                      Councillor Shakoor

      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 or call 020 3373 0437.

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