Gasholder Petition, Employment Day, Local Walks, Bandstand and more…

Gasholder Petition

East End Waterway Group are running a petition to save the Bethnal Green gasholders.

The petition starts with the words: “We the undersigned are alarmed at the prospect of the No. 2 gasholder’s columnar guide frame being demolished. And want the earliest and most ‘classical’ surviving example of its type in the world retained and conserved in situ on its original in-ground brick tank; so that the structural integrity and significance of the world’s second oldest surviving gasholder is preserved for present and future generations…”

Read the full info and, and if you agree, sign the petition here.

Employment Careers Day

Are you looking for work or training? Bromley by Bow Centre are holding an Employment Careers Day ion Friday 28th June from 11am to 3pm. Go along to meet employers, find out about available training opportunities and apply for job roles on the day.

Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award

Do you want your local neighbourhood to be a better place to walk? Vote for the waterways and green spaces that link up Bow and Three Mills here.

Separately to this I found the The Londonist has published details of a 6 mile walk you can do from Lee Bridge Road down to Trinity Buoy Wharf at the Thames.

Sundays at Victoria Park Bandstand all starting 2pm

  • 16th June – Shkembe Soup, Bronco Band, Broken Swing Band
  • 23rd June – The Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox MP – KIX Jazz Orchestra  Poplar Singers Corsican Brass
  • 30th June – LGBT+ Pride Picnic WTW Big Band, Peter Scott-Presland & The Bleeding Obvious
  • 7th July  Indigo Shades The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble
  • 14th July The Women’s Hall Garden Party Concert (celebrating the East London Federation of Suffragettes)
  • 21st July – The Voice Energy project,  Warwick Alumni Big Band
  • 28th July – KIX Jazz Orchestra
  • 4th August – Osmosis
  • 11th August – City of London Brass Band
  • 18th August  – Stepney Supper Club
  • 25th August – Graham Pike Quartet (Sextet possibly)
  • 1st September-The Trouser Band, ELLSO, Broken Swing Band

Summer term events for young people

Tower Hamlets emailed us an excellent 24 page pdf guide to what’s on May-Sept 2019. I couldn’t find it online so I uploaded it to our server here.

TV licences for older people

The BBC has sent out its justification for charging over 75s for TV licences. You can read it here. Elsewhere I read that the average age of a BBC viewer is over 62, and that it had 860,000 TV licence cancellations last year. Younger people are not going to pay for something they don’t watch. The BBC is going to have to scrap the big salaries. If they can’t attract an audience why are people being paid so much?

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