The Safe Zone pilot in Plaistow South re knife crime and gangs

PSBL has piloted a project that aims to work with young people on the streets, in schools, PRU’s, youth clubs etc to raise their awareness on how to keep safe on the streets and avoid, guns, gangs and knives. REIN youth workers have been working since November and have so far contacted 50 young people, with 20 […]

The beautiful tree pit gardens on Tunmarsh Lane – first pictures and update

We are delighted that residents are taking over an unloved street corner and turning it into something beautiful and special! Following some inspiration from local resident Ian Noon and what we’ve seen happening in Hammersmith and Fulham, we have identified 5 tree pits. Four of the five have now been adopted. Take a walk down […]

Foraging for edible plants with Gardening Plus club 6th March

  We are delighted to be running a foraging session for our fortnightly Gardening +  Club.  Be inspired by the health properties of the plants and ‘weeds’ on our doorstep.   I am a keen forager and had the opportunity to attend a training course a few weeks ago inspire and encourage me to share with you […]

Plaistow resident Ian Noon sows the seeds of change!

I met Ian in Autumn 2017 at the Barbers Alley, when we gathered to meet with local residents with intent to revive the Alley. It was clear then that Ian has a lot of great ideas, and is a plucky local himself…We met again at the Citizen Assembly last November, and struck up a conversation […]

Wednesday Gardening Club + has exciting programme for 2019!

Thank you to all those who have been part of our Gardening Club this year.  We had a great finish with the wreaths workshop and that delicious Christmas cake, baked by the group the previous month and aged at home! Here is the draft programme for January to March. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from […]

2018 Highlights video of our green spaces work!

Delighted to share a 3 and a half minute recap of 2018 Do take a look! Gardening clubs…. Wassailing & camp fire… planting sunflowers… foraging… tree dressing… solstice picnic…. outdoor play… harvest festival… tree planting… wreath making… and more! We are always looking for ideas and volunteers.  Do get in touch.  If you are on […]

Workshop on how to prune trees in Plaistow Orchard 24 January

Thursday 24th January 11-2pm. The weekly Green Gym to be led by Jack from the Orchard Project.           PSBL is  supporting the local weekly conservation volunteering on Thursdays.  It’s called the Green Gym. You can always just drop in to see what we are doing. This week, on 24 January,  we […]

Make a seasonal wreath for beautiful Plaistow front doors!

Come and enjoy a wintry workshop (in the warm!) working with beautiful, winter, evergreen,  local foliage to make a seasonal wreath. Wednesday 19 December 10am We are keen to harvest Plaistow foliage and plants, so do bring along any greenery you have or can find (Holly, Firs, Buxus, Bay, Ivy) and any dried flowers that would […]

Cook up a Community Christmas cake with us – Weds 21 November

Gardening club turns to community cooking club! It is that time of the year when leaves fall off the branches, hot drinks are preferable to cold ones, and gardeners turn to cooking… On Wednesday,21st November from 10-11.30, we will gather in The Mix,1 Cumberland Rd,E13 8LH, and mix up a Community Xmas cake- first one ever made by […]

Join tree planting on Beaumont Rd Green 29th November

On Thursday 29 November, come along and plant 45 tree saplings, donated by the Mayor of London!  Green up your Plaistow neighbourhood by planting Oak, Alder, Beech and Hornbeam.  This is a momentous occasion that will leave a lasting legacy 🙂 Beaumont Road Green and Kent Street Green 12-4pm (E13 8RJ) Refreshments, hot drinks and […]