Open Air Theatre, Tower Hamlets Council Homes & other news

Illyria return to The Temple in Wanstead Park to deliver Ali Baba and the Forty Theives

Weds 28th Aug Open Air Theatre Wanstead

This family-friendly rendition of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is on at the open air theatre in Wanstead Park. It starts at 4pm on Weds 28th Aug. Take a blanket and a picnic. Book here.

Tower Hamets is building new council homes

They need your help to identify extra land in the borough which might be available to build council homes.

TH Council ask “Is there a patch of vacant land that’s sitting empty, or a row of garages no longer used? Do you know of a building that is derelict or a car park that’s become overgrown?” If you can help please submit your answer to Build Here.

Tower Hamlets is trying to reduce traffic and pollution in the borough

Their latest missive asks.”…what’s stopping you from jumping on a bike…?” Everybody local that I know already uses public transport pretty much all the time. So I have a question for the local council. Have you analysed where the traffic on Tredegar Road is travelling from, or where it’s going? Local people do, sometimes, need to use vehicles. But if the bulk of the traffic is coming through the Blackwall Tunnel from Kent, why make life difficult for Tower Hamlets residents?

Here’s a couple of quotes from one of the council’s own documents; “80% of trips by Tower Hamlets residents are made on foot, by bike or using public transport” and: “Huge populatIon growth in the borough has been accompanied by mode shift with the Jubilee Line extension, DLR extensions critIcal in delivering substantIal additIonal rail capacity to the borough. The success of this is reflected by a near zero increase in residents driving to work between 2001 and 2011.”

Tower Hamlets.wants your suggestions to help inform their plans to ease congestion, improve air quality and reduce environmental impact

Complete the survey or visit in person::

Wednesday 28 August, 3–7pm: Whitechapel Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 3BU

Thursday 5 September, 3–7pm: outside Shadwell overground station, Cornwall Street, E1 2QF

Monday 9 September, 3–7pm: Tesco, Hancock Road, Bow, E3 3DA

Great East End Walk Sun 1st Sept

St Joseph’s Hospice is running a 10 mile walk around the East End next Sunday to raise funds. Full details and registration on the St Joseph’s website.

Spitalfields Life are trying to save Whitechapel Bell Foundry

They want 2,000 people to sign a petition which will force Tower Hamlets Council to debate the issue. Full details on Spitalfields Life.

London Brunch Fest next weekend

London Brunch Fest 2019 is on Sat 31st Aug and Sun 1st Sept at the Old Truman, Brewery Brick Lane.

There will be awesome brunch food, cocktails workshops, talks and music. 

Tickets cost about £17.50 for each of the four sessions, as below:

Saturday 31st August

Session 1 – Saturday morning – 10am – 1.30pm

Session 2 – Saturday afternoon – 2pm – 6.30pm

Sunday 1st September

Session 3 – Sunday morning – 10am – 1.30pm

Session 4 – Sunday afternoon – 2pm – 5.30pm

The entry ticket includes access to all the talks, but you buy your own food on top. It’s not cheap, but it will be a very special day out.

The organisers say; “We’re bringing together 10 amazing Brunch Headliners who will each be serving a special festival menu including an EXCLUSIVE DISH that you’ll only be able to purchase at Brunch Fest!” Tickets to London Bruch Fest 2019.

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