Pitching in with the Library of Things

A few members from JHERA are pitching in to get a Library of Things underway in the neighbourhood. It’s going to be based at St Peter’s Church and will offer people that chance to borrow everything from tools and garden equipment to kitchen appliances and carpet cleaners. The project is being supported by Civic and some inspiring women who have started a Library of Things in West Norwood.

We’re beginning the planning stages but hope to have the bare bones up and running in a matter of weeks. Our first planning meeting will be Wednesday (Oct 19) evening from 7:30pm. Please see this webpage for more details.

The long and short of it is, we’re looking for people to:
Cheerlead it – the more (and more diverse range of) people involved in the project, the better, so please spread the word

Run it – join the team planning session to line up the rest of the project (Wed 19th Oct 7.30-8.30pm at St Peter’s)

Clear it – help to prepare the site for the storage units and things (Sat 22nd Oct pm)

Make it – join the gang building and installing the shelves and “kiosk” (Sat 29th Oct pm)

Give it – help us to source and collect useful items from around the area (starting in Nov)

Borrow it – need a thing or know people who do? Come along! (starting in Nov)

Please let us know how you’d like to get involved by filling
in this simple form or contacting JHERA here. Or else just show up at St Peter’s on Wednesday.

Image of Garden tools from  American Garden History is in no way representative of the things the library will offer.

AGM Monday 7 Nov 8PM

We’ll be holding the JHERA AGM Monday 7th November at 8PM. It’ll be at St Peters Church Hall, 56 Warner Place E2 7DA.

All JHERA members have the option to lodge a motion or lodge a topic for discussion.

Motions which must be lodged with the secretary 14 days before the AGM, i.e. Monday 24 October.

  • A motion should be a clear statement which needs a YES/NO response. It can be accompanied by a statement of background information.
  • The motion may be amended by the AGM.
  • The result of vote will be binding on the Committee.
  • 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 which must be lodged with the secretary 7 days before the AGM.

  • Topics will be discussed as long as there is time at the AGM.

Community feast on Saturday 1st October

On Saturday, Oct 1st, from 1-4pm, Tilly and her sister Madeleine are running a “community feast” for Stand Together in Tower Hamlets.


Here’s Tilly’s describes Stand Together and the feast:

Following the referendum result in June, my sister, Madeleine, and I founded Stand Together in Tower Hamlets. Stand Together aims to increase tolerance and engagement in the borough and beyond. To this end, as a group, we have organised a community feast between 1pm and 4pm at St Peter’s Mission Hall in Bethnal Green, E2 7DA. The idea is that the feast will bring together diverse communities from across the borough, with people bringing food to share. There will be music, an auction and areas where people can come together to talk and get to know each other. We hope this will be the first of many community feasts and currently plan to hold them quarterly. We would love it if you would like to join us for our first feast, and indeed if you could spread the word about it amongst your friends, family and contacts.

For more information about Stand Together, please see our website: www.stand-together.org.uk. For the link to the Facebook event, please click here.