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Tower Hamlets “Ask the Mayor” on 14 Nov

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, is inviting residents to the next ‘Ask the Mayor’ question and answer event on Tuesday 14 November at St Hilda’s East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, E2 7EY from 7.30pm – 9pm.

The ‘Ask the Mayor’ session gives local people the chance to put questions to Mayor Biggs, to quiz him about plans for the borough and tell him about issues that need resolving.

The Mayor recently returned Henry Moore’s statue, Old Flo to the borough and has allocated £3m of funding to increase the number of council funded police officers and keep the streets safe.

If you would like to raise questions or concerns with the Mayor, but you are unable to attend on the night, send your questions to mayor@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 4389.

Remembrance Sunday Ion Square 12 Nov

There are 168 men noted as fallen in WWI in the parish records of St Peters’ and St Thomas Churches. A group of volunteers have been researching the lives of these men with a view to celebrating their lives. Come on Sunday November 12th to this brief act of Remembrance and hear about the lives of just a few of those who fell in 1917. Next year we plan a larger event to note the centenary of the end of that conflict.

AGM Monday 6th November

We’ll be holding this year’s JHERA AGM Monday 6th November at 8:15PM. It’ll be held ‘Upstairs’ at The Royal Oak Pub, 73 Columbia Road.

The AGM will be followed by JHERA Drinks.

We are looking for more members on the committee. The committee tends to meet once every two months and meetings last about 1.5 hours. Discussions can be robust, but meetings are always followed by a friendly drink. Between meetings business is conducted via email, so email access is essential to being a fully functioning committee member but lack of access does not preclude membership to the committee. Other responsibilities are shared by the willing, including the organisation of social events. Non committee members get involved in helping out, so if you’re worried about your time commitment, then it’s really about 12 hours a year!

Any registered member of JHERA can lodge with the Secretary. Motions which must be lodged with the secretary 14 days before the AGM, i.e. Monday 23rd October.

o A motion should be a clear statement which needs a YES/NO response. It can be accompanied by a statement of background information.
o The motion may be amended by the AGM.
o The result of vote will be binding on the Committee.
o Members are advised to discuss their motions with the Chair, or a member of the committee before submitting it, but they do not have to do so.

Topics for the discussion must be lodged with the secretary 7 days before the AGM. Topics will be discussed as long as there is time at the AGM.

Consultation on proposed traffic improvements

Many of you will have seen the flyer posted through doors inviting feedback on proposed traffic improvements in our neighbourhood.

Map of  neighbourhood

We wanted to share the link and encourage participation. The proposed closure of Ravenscroft Road (3 on the map) in particular is something many have wanted in order to reduce speeding and other anti-social behaviour, so it would help a lot to show our continued support for this.

To provide feedback follow this link:

Weavers Area Traffic Improvements

Inaugural Film Night

We had a smashing evening on the green this weekend. Children and adults had a super evening of film, popcorn and delicious hotdogs (some of us had two!).

On behalf of the JHERA committee, members, associates residents and friends, we would like to extend our considerable thanks to Giff, Wendy and Rob for their efforts and perseverance to create such a wonderful inaugural JHERA Film Night. The ovation at the end was well deserved.

Giff and Wendy have asked to add the following:

‘…And a huge thanks to those who lent their equipment:
Rob – projector
Liz & Maria – amp, gazebo and cooking stoves
Kevin – cable cover
Olivier & Catherine – huge canopy
Alex – blackout
Dylan – camping table
Shaun – extension cables
Corinna – for helping serve hotdogs
The audience- for turning up despite the awful weather.

Thanks everyone
Giff & Wendy ‘

Photos from the Big Lunch and Jo Cox day

Some photos of the neighbourhood celebrating The Big Lunch and Jo Cox Day.

Thanks to everyone who came for the lovely sharing food and joining in the fun. Special thanks goes to Olivier and Catherine (JHERA committee member) for their wonderful contributions, including The Big Lunch sign on Jesus Green, and the bunting and hammocks.

We welcome any new ideas to bring our community together. Let us know if you have any ideas.