Community Payback makes a June 2010 GREEN STREET IN FOCUS Covering Boleyn, Green Street East and West difference Justice is being done in Green Street as offenders give Queens Market in Green Street a fresh lick of paint. Thanks to the Community Payback scheme – a partnership “Thanks to the work that these offenders have done and the between Newham Council, the Metropolitan Police and other volunteers who’ve helped, we’ve saved thousands of Probation Services – Queens Market is looking a lot fresher. pounds,” said Roy. Community Payback is a scheme which sees low-risk Trader and vice chair of the National Market Traders offenders serve sentences that repay local communities as Federation Queens Branch, Manish Patel is also pleased with part of their punishment. the work that’s been carried out. “It’s brilliant to get this work Market development manager, Roy Wayre, explains how done. It brightens the place up. The offenders and volunteers the project came about. “Traders were commenting that the have worked for around five weeks now and they have done a market needed a good cleaning. So, with the help of the really good job. The market looks a lot cleaner,” he said. Boleyn Safer Neighbourhoods Team we lobbied for offenders The work is being carried out by a team of Community to come down and paint the market. Payback offenders every Wednesday over an eight-week “But the project turned into a wider community effort with period. All the paint and equipment is supplied by the council. volunteers from Newham Community Recycling and Ground After the painting work is completed, the market will Work East London also mucking in alongside the offenders to be given a high-pressure wash to complete the thorough freshen the place up. clean up. Roy Wayre and Boleyn SNT Sgt Janine Wratten are impressed with the work that community payback offenders have done at Queens Market Keep your Sandringham pupils houSe Safe show pride in their area from burglarS thiS Summer Green Street Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) work tirelessly to keep your area safe but you can do your bit by making sure your house is secure. Here are a few handy tips: • make sure you close all windows when you go out The clean team – Sandringham pupils with (back l-r) council staff, • avoid leaving ground floor or Cllr Sharaf Mahmood and Sgt Richard Martin accessible windows open at night • if you are going away on holiday, Sandringham Primary School students Around 112 youngsters from Year 5 ask someone you trust to visit showed pride in their area when they collected a bag of rubbish each from your home. If you’re going away came out in force to give their streets the streets around the school. As an for a longer period remember to a good clean as part of a nationwide added incentive, the SNT offered to cancel any regular deliveries, e.g. campaign to create a cleaner London. some pupils the chance to visit their milk, post The Capital Clean-Up Campaign custody suite – which is where people • make sure you have window took place from 7-11 June and who are arrested are kept, sometimes locks on all windows Newham Council put out a call in a prison cell! The visit will happen • if you are installing new doors or to organisations to get involved. later this month. windows they should be certified The Green Street East Safer Sgt Richard Martin went round with to British Standard BS 7950 Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) answered the children helping them tidy up, and (windows) or PAS 24/1 (doors) that call and enlisted Sandringham said: “We want people to feel as proud of • don’t leave valuables on display pupils to help. our neighbourhood as these kids are.” e.g. laptops visible from outside • install automatic lights that switch on inside and outside the house. If you have any concerns or Feral pigeons spread disease questions contact your Boleyn Did you know that by feeding Nuisance pigeons at Hamara Ghar SNT on 020 8721 2841, Green pigeons you could be helping poo all over the taxpayers’ pocket Street East SNT on 020 8721 2526 spread flu-like viruses or other or Green Street West SNT on 020 diseases? If you’re caught giving 8217 4397. food to pigeons you could be prosecuted and fined up to £80 for littering a public place. Flocks of feral pigeons are making themselves at home around the seating area in the square outside Hamara Ghar on Green Street – adjacent to Queens Market – because people are feeding the pigeons. Waste food left for pigeons also attracts foxes, rats and mice. This has caused the area to the square three years ago at a become fouled with pigeon cost of £1,000 and three days droppings which makes for an later it was just as dirty as before. unclean shopping area in addition The pigeon droppings also cause to the possible risk of spreading structural damage to the area disease. and are costing the taxpayer. Our Community engagement officer message is simple – stop feeding Rupert Stevens said: “We cleaned the pigeons.” caption punch your way to a fitter lifestyle Keepin’ ‘em lean and mean - (front) boxing instructor Perry Holland Hop, skip and punch your way to a fitter and healthier you your hand and eye coordination and balance. Classes are in a new fitness class launched by Newham Council at taught by qualified boxing instructors from the Amateur Beckton Community Centre. Boxing Association of England. The fitness classes are based on training methods used in boxing. In the one-hour classes expect to do some The classes are totally free and are for all ages pad work – where one person wears a pad while the and abilities. They run every Friday until 20 August, other practices punching; and shadow boxing – trying out 5-6pm in Katherine Road Community Centre, 254 boxing moves by yourself with an imaginary opponent. Katherine Road, E7. There’s no need to book, just You’ll also be learning some pretty fancy footwork. drop-in. For more information contact the centre on As well as boosting your fitness levels, you will improve 020 8548 9825. Have your say in Teenage troublemakers given two-year ASBOS shaping Green A group of troublemakers were given a two-year ASBO Street’s future after making life hell for the residents of Wrens Court in Gwendoline Avenue. Six teenagers, including one troublemaker from Green Street, threatened residents in Wrens Court over a three- Do you want to have more of a say in how planning year period. Residents were subjected to repeated acts of decisions are made to help shape Newham’s future? vandalism to their homes, with fireworks and glass bottles Well now you can – Newham Council wants to hear being thrown at their properties. In one incident, a car was your views on how their new planning policies should crashed into the wall of a family home and then set on fire. be shaped. The court heard how Abdul Kasru, 15, of Third Avenue, These planning policy documents will set out how the Manor Park; Hobibur Rahman, 18, of Direlton Road; borough should develop until 2027, both in your local Stratford; Faisal Miah, 17, of Pond Road, Stratford; Shojibur area and across the borough. Rahman, 16, of Direlton Road, Stratford; and Rofiqual To hear what you have to say in response to the Hussain, 16, of Crescent Road, Plaistow; Yassin Touati, 16, exciting ideas being put forward by experts and local Plashet Road, Green Street; were connected to a string of residents, the council is holding a consultation from anti-social behaviour at Wrens Court and the surrounding Monday 28 June until Saturday 31 July. area. You can find out more and fill out the questionnaire The ASBO bans them from the area, drinking alcohol in to give your opinion by visiting www.newham.gov.uk/ public and associating with other members of the group in planningpolicy or you can pop into the regeneration Newham. tent at the Mayor’s Newham Show on 17 and 18 July To report crime or anti-social behaviour call your and have your say there. Alternatively, you can view the Safer Neighbourhoods Team: document at your local library and log on there to fill in • Green Street West on 020 8217 4397 the questionnaire. • Green Street East on 020 8721 2526. •If your group has an activity to promote please contact us on: 020 3373 2684 or email email@example.com• spotlight on... WHAT’S ON GREEN STREET ShrewSbury Children’S Hop, skip and punch fitness classes Sure Start Centre Fridays, 5-6pm Katherine Road Do you want to make sure your child gets a sure start in life? Community Centre, With 21 Sure Start Centres 254 Katherine Road, E7 across the borough - you’re (see pg 3 for details) spoilt for choice. Newham’s Sure Start Children’s Mayor’s Newham Show Centres are a year-round, one-stop- Saturday 17 and Sunday shop for a wide range of services that Getting messy at playtime 18 July support parents, mums-to-be and 12noon -6pm younger children, ensuring your child classes and activities on at the centre: Central Park gets a good start in life. • every Monday from 28 June for High Street South, E6 The centre in Shrewsbury Road is four weeks - Baby Yoga, 10-11am (see pg 8 of The Newham just one of those centres that offers a • breastfeeding support group drop- jam-packed programme of activities in session, 19 July, 16 August and Mag for more details) for children; as well as support 30 August, from 2-4pm groups and classes for parents. • four-week baby massage course For even more things to do You can choose from baby yoga, for 0-12-month-olds, starting check out the What’s On in healthy eating and baby massage; Tuesday 6 July; 10.15-11.15am. to breastfeeding support groups For more information on Newham calendar, where and English for speakers of other courses and activities at the you’ll find listings for more languages classes. centre, or to book your place than 6,000 events: On the first Saturday of every month call the centre on: www.newham.com from 11am-1pm, families can come 020 8430 6050. along and join in a morning of great Shrewsbury Children’s Centre If your group has an activity free activities including outdoor sports, is located at 2 Shrewsbury Road, to promote please contact arts and crafts, messy play and E7 and is open Monday-Friday, us on: 020 3373 2684 or email cooking to music. 9am-5pm, and the first Saturday firstname.lastname@example.org Here’s a taster of the many free of each month from 11am-1pm. 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 3373 1267 or email email@example.com. To email your local councillor write firstname.lastname@example.org Jo Corbett Riaz Ahmed Mirza Pearson Shillingford Nirmal Chadha Sharaf Mahmood Rohima Rahman Mukesh Patel Rustam Talati Harvinder Singh Virdee Boleyn Green Street East Green Street West Jo Corbett 10 - 11am Nirmal Kaur Chadha 10am - 12pm Mukesh Patel Elmhurst Primary Second Saturday of the Katherine Road First, second and third School, Second Saturday of Priory Park Centre, month 10:30am - 12pm Community Centre the month 106 Parr Road, E6 Friday (alternating) Fourth Friday 6 – 7pm Katherine Road 6 – 7pm Upton Centre 10:30-11:30am Community Centre, Rohima Rahman Elmhurst Primary Harvinder Singh Priory Park Centre, Pearson 254 Katherine Road, E7 Second Friday of the School, month 10am - 12pm Virdee 106 Parr Road, E6 Shillingford Fourth Saturday of the Katherine Road Upton Park Road, E7 First, second and third Third Friday of the month Community Centre Fourth Friday 6 – 7pm Friday (alternating) 10:30am - 12:00pm Upton Centre, 6 – 7pm Riaz Ahmed Mirza month St Edmund’s Parish Third Friday of the Claude Road, E13 Elmhurst Primary Fourth Saturday of 6 - 7pm Church 464 Katherine month Rustam Talati School the month (except Priory Park Centre, Road, E7 10am - 12pm Katherine First, second and third Fourth Friday bank holidays) 106 Parr Road, E6 Road Community Friday (alternating) 6 – 7pm Sharaf Mahmood Centre Every Saturday 6 – 7pm Upton Centre 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 3373 0437.