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 to the help from fellow JHERA members and the growing number of suggestions made on the message board, we’ve compiled a list of helpful contacts, e.g. electricians, plumbers, window cleaners, etc. We’ve also included a space for members to add their own recommendations. Continue reading “Handy Contacts page”
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’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!
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.
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.
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.
Please also invite your neighbours as we need as many people as possible to help create this neighbourhood agreement.
John and Chunu
Cllr John Pierce and Cllr Abdul Mukit MBE
Labour Councillors for Weavers Ward
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
The Guardian has published some photos of Brick Lane taken by Raju Vaidyanathan. Vaidyanathan has been taking pictures of the area since the 1980s but only recently had then developed. His work is being displayed around the Idea Stores in Tower Hamlets.