The Greenway Orchard now has water butt shed – so we want rain!

It’s been a problem for nearly 3 years now, which we hope we have solved. The Orchard on the Greenway, a beautiful green space, with raised beds and all sorts growing, but no water!  It’s a 8 minute walk to the hospital with trolleys and wheelbarrows.  Clive , Eleanor and other volunteers put their heads […]

Saturday is the Youth Market & lots more! 1st June.

Bring your family and friends to the PYM on Saturday 1st June.  We are expanding the market following your ideas that we’ve been gathering.  There will be 14 traders including food, refreshments & cakes, plus Dr Bike, board games, picnic area, and activities for children and young people including non contact boxing and self defence. […]

Announcing our new Development and Engagement Lead appointment

Following a recent Plaistow South Big Local (PSBL) recruitment campaign for a Development and Engagement Lead, we are delighted to announce that Denny Cornuaud – our former Chair, has been appointed to the role. Denny brings with her a wealth of experience and understanding of Plaistow South and the wider community, as well as the […]

Your support needed for a new community project in Plaistow South

Announcing an exciting new project for Plaistow South that we have been dreaming of for years.  We urgently need your help to reach 100 ‘pledges’ within 2 weeks!  Mind, Body and Soul Food: Building a kitchen for a community café & social enterprise with therapeutic garden at REIN’s youth/community Centre in Cumberland Road to facilitate […]

Calling all Plaistow artists and craftspeople!

A wonderful temporary art space in Plaistow will run again in 2019! There will be an exhibition in the unique Tower Gallery in Memorial Community Church Barking Road from 4-17th July to showcase creativity in the Plaistow community. 🙂 It is open to anyone aged 11 upwards who lives, works, studies, worships or attends a […]

Sunflowers on the Greenway…but not only there!

Enterprising MasterCard Corporate Volunteers planted 50 sunflowers on 1st May on two stretches of the Greenway between Barking Rd and Boundary Lane…and they are coming up! Young, strong seedlings are fighting their way up along the fence, against the odds.. Helped by the watering of passers by, and last Friday evening by the group of […]

Tree Pit Gardens in bloom…

The spring is in full swing, and the Tree Pit Gardens on Tunmarsh Lane are in bloom…and looking glorious. Continuous hard work by our local volunteers-Tree Pit Gardeners, regular watering and weeding have resulted in an abundant display of lupins, lavender, anemones and dahlias…with the imminent arrival of poppies and gladiolas in the coming weeks! […]

Gardening Club Plus gets their ‘green fingers’ in Tree Pit Gardens on Tunmarsh Lane

Following a successful pilot of ‘Adopt a tree Pit’ initiative by PSBL Green Spaces and Streets team, five out of seven Tree Pit gardens have now been adopted since February 2019,thoroughly transformed with hard work and dedication by local residents living nearby, who also look after them. Three months on, to give residents a helping hand […]

Hooray! Plaistow Youth Market re-opens on the Greenway for monthly markets

Saturday 6th April 11-3pm and every first Saturday through to September 🙂 We are delighted that the Plaistow Youth Market, known as PYM, is returning to the Greenway on Saturday  6th April. It will run on the first Saturday of the month through to September.  This is following on from a busy January market at NewVIc […]

Come on Bats. Green Gym has made a lovely bat box and can make more!

We are having fun at the Green Gym in Plaistow’s Orchard on the Greenway every Thursday.  Things we have done over the past few months: pruned, weeded and mulched the apple trees, cut back hedgerows, prepared the location for a rain collection structure, planted blueberry bushes, Mulberry trees, harvested herbs, wild plants and veg, tasted […]