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.

Big Lunch and Jo Cox day 2017

Big Lunch sign on Jesus Green

We’ll be celebrating the Big Lunch and Jo Cox day next Sunday (18th June). Hoping things will get going at 1pm on Jesus Green, but of course everyone welcome whenever they can make it. Do bring, food, drink and picnic gear, and anything you’d like to share.

Oh, and our regular Flower Market performer Jonny Holland will be playing for us!

Developers to present plans for Haggerston Baths

A meeting in which two developers will present their proposals for the nearby Haggerston Baths is set for 12 April. Pictures and a few details of the baths are available here (also see here and here).

Opening day of Haggerson Baths in 1904, with amphitheatre style raked seating.
Details of the “Panel discussion/Q&A” are available on the Hackney Council website, here.

The “Panel discussion/Q&A”:
Wednesday 12 April, 6.30pm – 8pm
Centre 151
151 Whiston Rd
E2 8BL

Drop in sessions:
Tuesday 28 March, 6pm – 8pm
Thursday 27 April, 6pm – 8pm
Centre 151
151 Whiston Rd
E2 8BL

JHERA Freedom Pass Group volunteers

Open to all residents who live within the JHERA boundary who qualify for a London Freedom Pass.

I would like to extend a vote of thanks on behalf of JHERA members to Carol Lindsay-Smith who created the concept of the Freedom Pass Group and has kept it running for the last few years, and those volunteers who have assisted Carol.

Carol has decided to hand over the responsibility to younger hands, and a coalition of willing volunteers has stepped forward to share the load. These coordinators are Wanda, Rob, Debbie and Carol B. They will each be responsible for coordinating events, such as delivering fish and chips, strawberries and cream during Wimbledon, and other meals, approximately 8 events a year. For each event, we need people to deliver information, take orders, and assist in collection and delivery of the items. For this we are looking for a number of volunteers who will sign up to receive information and volunteer on an ad hoc basis.

If you would like to assist, there is a new forum group on the JHERA website, Freedom Pass Volunteers. If you would like to find out more, or know of anyone who might like to be included in the FPG, please contact Carol via out contact form.

Tower Hamlets meeting on antisocial behaviour (21 March)

Following on from the first Weavers Ward anti-social behaviour meeting in Feb, Councillors John Pierce and Abdul Mukit have announced plans for a second. The meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 March at 6.30pm. See details below.

A number of people from JHERA attended to the first meeting and unsurprisingly it was a lively discussion with, it should be said, a genuine eagerness to put some effective measures in place for reducing anti-social behaviour. JHERA members are encouraged to attend this second meeting to represent residents and describe the kinds of incidents that occur on the Estate.

Dear neighbour

On Tuesday 28 February, over forty residents and local businesses from across Weavers Ward attended our workshop about solving our anti-social behaviour problem.

At the meeting, the attendees agreed to create a neighbourhood agreement for Weavers Ward to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhoods. Our neighbourhood agreement will be between residents, the Mayor, the Council, local councillors, the police and other agencies and it will help develop an improved localised approach to tackling the persistent problems we face on our doorstops.

Cllr Mukit and I have booked another session to take our neighbourhood agreement forward. I hope you can join us.

Date: Tuesday 21 March
Venue: Tower Hamlets Professional Development Centre, 229 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6AB.
Time: 6.30pm

Please also invite your neighbours as we need as many people as possible to help create this neighbourhood agreement.

Kind regards

John and Chunu

Cllr John Pierce and Cllr Abdul Mukit MBE
Labour Councillors for Weavers Ward
London Borough of Tower Hamlets