A sad goodbye to Simon our Coordinator

We are sorry to announce that our fabulous Coordinator Simon Vincent, one of a kind, has decided to take early retirement.  Simon recently took a sabbatical and got to like the retired life! Simon has been with Plaistow South Big Local since our beginning in 2013, contributing with his immense experience and passion for community […]

Picnic Celebration of the Greenway Orchard Green Gym Thurs 25 October

Do come and join this celebration of 2 years Green Gym work in the Greenway Orchard and the handing of the baton to PSBL! Our role will be to support the volunteer team in continuing and growing as a group and the Green Gym and Orchard itself to grow, develop and be self sustaining. 🙂 […]

Plaistow Youth Market review – still time for your feedback

News from Plaistow Youth Market…..We have now reached the end of our April to September monthly markets on the Greenway in 2018 and our Traders and partners are holding a review on Saturday 20th October.  It will be a working event and also a celebration, followed by a meal 🙂 We have collected feedback from […]

Thumbs up for Plaistow harvest festival on a very wet day!

When that rain came down on the morning of Saturday 6th October and stayed all day, we really did not know who would turn up at 3pm!  We were delighted that 17 of us made it. And we enjoyed it!  Dog walkers, families,  and a resident who just wants to meet more people now that […]

Brand new planter for Chalk Road

We are proud to reveal the brand new, beautiful wooden planter, installed on the lawn in Chalk Road.  This was a project that neighbours have been discussing and planning with Milena and Ros (our Green Spaces community workers) over quite a few months. Chalk Road resident, Joseph, already has a gorgeous open garden on the green, […]

Mint Chutney Making Workshop-Wednesday, 3rd October 10-11.30

Following a great Success of Lemon Curd making workshop last week, we have organised another foodie workshop for all condiments enthusiasts (and lovers of all things green).If I could just describe the aroma of lemon and sugar wafting in The Mix for hours afterwards- we were all getting high on lemon scent, and left the […]

Chalk Road residents eagerly awaiting their Green Makeover Day 13 Sept

We are delighted to be supporting residents of Chalk Road in their idea for beautifying their shared lawn space.  The residents have seen the long planter in Egham Road and have been meeting and chatting over the past few months to agree on the planter size and design they would like, and the plants too. […]

Community Harvest Festival in Plaistow’s Greenway Orchard 6 October

Enjoy nature and the outdoors in Plaistow’s Greenway Orchard.  Celebrate harvest and join in some old fashioned community activities. Saturday 6th October 3-5pm on the Greenway Orchard (Boundary Lane entrance) Making corn dollies English apple tasting Best vegetable display (home grown veg), Apple pie & wonky vegetable competition, Plant swap/seeds swap/planting winter veg Local herb […]

Pics of Plaistow Festival week 2018

  Nearly 3500 people enjoyed our week-long Plaistow Festival last month, run by PSBL in partnership with Newham Council!  This was the first ever Plaistow Festival week. Over 700 attended weekday events ranging from a local heritage walk to NewVIc’s Arts and Media Showcase, with more than 2600 joining in the final event with stalls, […]

Plaistow Play Day in Barbers Alley and Plaistow Park – Weds 1 August

Bring your imagination, kids…. and enjoy Play Day on Wednesday 1st August We are delighted to be running an event to celebrate National Play Day on the first Wednesday in August.  At PSBL we know from residents that there’s a need for children to have plenty of opportunity and experience to play outside and on […]