Local residents want a greener South Plaistow and for the green spaces to be used and enjoyed, beautiful and well maintained. We found this out in our listening events in 2015. We recruited our green spaces community workers Milena and Ros in August 2017.
These are the highlights of what our green spaces workers have done so far… met Blooming Plaistow winners/runners up and handed out the prizes, helped to plan and run the Barbers alley open day as a way of using street/urban space for the community, exploring options for plants/planters in the alley (residents want this), established a gardening club, ran the first ever tree dressing events in Newham (Greenway Orchard and on Barking Road) and ran two well attended wreath-making workshops.
We need local people to help Milena and Ros with some of their decisions and to help guide and keep an eye on their work in 2018. Join our new Green Spaces Task Group.
One question for the task group is: should we drop the litter picks as we are not getting a good turnout and there’s pros and cons about taking on council roles? Another is: ‘should we expand the categories in the Blooming Plaistow competition, and if yes, what categories?
Please get in touch if you care about South Plaistow and would like to help with real decisions that Milena and Ros need to make. Be a force for positive change in 2018. The meetings will be every 2 months and we would love to have you on board.
First meeting: green spaces task group – Thursday 25th January 6.15-7.45 at The Mix.
Contact us to register your interest or to find out more.