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N Nowhere else is the legacy of tthe 2012 Games more evident tthan in Newham. We proudly welcomed athlete Mo Farah back to the a Olympic Stadium to help launch O tthe National Lottery Anniversary Run (p9). We secured more R than th 1,000 1 000 places l for f residents to take part in the event, which were snapped up within days. We also welcome the arrival of a thoughtprovoking free exhibition to Newham Town Hall. Anne Frank + You reveals the chilling reality of the Holocaust through the eyes of a teenage girl (p10). There’s also a chance for you to hear some of the UK’s finest business minds share the secrets of their successes at our free panel event (p15). Enjoy the read.

Regulars 04 NEWS – two pages of news from across the borough 06 MAYOR’S VIEW – news from Sir Robin Wales 12 WORKING LIVES – Rayna Nadeem explains why It’s a Newham Thing 16 NEWHAM IN PICTURES – your fortnight in photos 20 OUR NEWHAM – community news from across the borough 24 KIDS’ CORNER – poems, pictures and puzzles for our younger readers

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Anne Frank + You is open 9am-5pm, every day from Tuesday 14 May to Thursday 6 June at Newham Town Hall, Barking Road, E6. Entry is free and no booking is required. For more information visit www.annefrank.org.uk/ anne-frank-you-in-london

The story of Anne Frank Anne Frank was an ordinary Jewish girl born in Germany in 1929. When Hitler was elected in 1933 her family fled to Amsterdam for safety, but in 1940 the Nazis d and d the th nightmare i ht occupied the Netherlands caught up with them. Anne captured their time in hiding in her diary in which she secretly recorded a profound, honest and poignant account of her life. Under Nazi occupation, life for the family became more and more difficult. In 1942 they went into hiding in a secret attic rooms concealed by a bookcase in the Opekta Office building where her father Otto Frank worked. They lived in secret for almost two years but in August 1944 the family was arrested by German police, following a tip off by an informer. The Frank family was taken to Auschwitz. Otto was separated from his wife and daughters. Anne, who had turned 15, was spared the gas chamber. In October 1944 Anne and her sister were relocated to Bergen-Belsen and separated from their parents, who remained in Auschwitz. Tragically, in March 1945, just a few months before liberation, a typhus epidemic broke out in the camp. The Frank sisters died within days of each other. After the war, Otto, the only survivor, returned to Amsterdam. Some of the family’s possessions had been saved and Anne’s diary was returned to him. It was first published in 1947.

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to get people to re-engage and appreciate the things that are around us, the things that we tend to ignore or forget about. “I feel it’s my duty as an artist to get people engaged with what’s around them or see things in a different way, and that’s what the project is doing.” What projects have you undertaken? I was artist in residence for six months at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, in Manor Park, the largest site of its kind in Europe, which is where we are today. It’s my favourite place in Newham. A lot of people have this taboo about cemeteries and death. I wanted to make a film that explored

this issue. I was given access all areas and got to speak to visitors and staff. The film was shown at Stratford Picture House. How did It’s a Newham Thing come about? I came up with the idea for Your Place or Mine and applied for a council Go for It grant. Your Place or Mine is a celebration of people, place and locality. I created an exhibition using photographs of people and audio recordings. It was hosted at Grassroots Cnetre in Memorial Park. Newham NDP, who run the centre, loved the idea and helped me apply for Transformers Olympic Lottery funding.

It’s a Newham Thing was a natural progression from Your Place or Mine. I wanted to discover places that had a sentimental or nostalgic value, or locations that had personal stories attached to them. The result was an interactive map showing these places which are introduced by the people who choose them – each story starts with a story. I was only able to cover West Ham, Canning Town, Plaistow, Forest Gate and Stratford but the project is expanding and I’ll be taking it to the Royal Docks next month.

Which is your favourite place/anecdote from It’s a Newham Thing? That’s hard to say as they’re all so personal. I do love Mavis’s one; she used to deliver coal in Forest Gate. The dry pub in E15 is interesting. It’s not just a place to go and eat: they have music events and documentary nights. Arch 1 is also brilliant. It’s under one of the old railway arches in Canning Town, it’s like a jazz club that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to Berlin in the 90s.

Share your space If you live in the Royal Docks area you can share your stories at workshops on Friday 24 May at Britannia Village Hall, Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 June at the Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre. Nominate your favourite Newham place Whether it’s nurtured or neglected Rayna wants to hear from you. Email irenosen@newhamndp.co.uk for more information on how you can share your stories and find out more by visiting www.itsanewhamthing.com Go for it If you have an idea for a project that is open to all and benefits Newham residents apply for a Go for It grant. Find out more by visiting www.newham.gov.uk/goforit

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It’s a Newham Thing takes you on a journey through Newham’s secret nooks and crannies, from a pub that serves no booze to a jazz club hidden within a railway arch. Former University of East London graduate Rayna puts people at the heart of her art and her interactive website features vivid imagery and audio recordings of residents sharing anecdotes about the special places where they live. Whether she’s teaching young people at Rosetta Art Centre or making films in Gazza, Rayna’s work focuses on people, place and locality. She said: “I’m really interested in things on my doorstep. I want

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Anne Frank + You tells the tragic story of a teenage girl, her family and their time in hiding in Nazi occupied Amsterdam during the Second World War. Using The Diary of Anne Frank as inspiration, the exhibition includes a life-sized replica of Anne’s bedroom and features newly discovered family photos, as well as a chilling Holocaust tunnel with original artefacts and powerful film footage. The cutting edge, multimedia exhibition takes the viewer to a bygone era and back to the present day, looking closely at the issues touched upon by Anne in her diary and how relevant these still are. Racial hatred, war and the value of democracy and freedom feature large, as well as contemporary issues of genocide, racism in football and hate crime. Anne Frank + You is one of Britain’s most popular touring exhibitions and aims to educate a generation as well as make an impact on issues such as racism. The exhibition also features filmed interviews with British teenagers who discuss their views, concerns and hopes for the future. Over more than three weeks, hundreds of residents and young people from Newham’s schools will have the chance to take an eye-opening journey into the past by visiting the exhibition at Newham Town Hall, E6. To support the exhibition more than 70 students from Newham’s sixth form colleges will become Anne Frank experts and develop an in-depth understanding about her life. They will be trained as exhibition guides and take other young people on guided tours.

If art is social commentary then Rayna Nadeem can affectionately be described as a chatterbox. The artist and filmmaker from Forest Gate is asking residents to shape her latest endeavour, It’s a Newham Thing. The interactive map is preserving people’s fondest memories and charting the changing face of the borough.

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One of the most widely read books in the world is being brought to life in an exclusive free exhibition coming to Newham Town Hall, East Ham, this month.

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Features 09 GETTING RACY – double gold medallist Mo Farah launches stadium run 10 DEAR DIARY – Anne Frank exhibition comes to Newham 14 ALL CHANGE FOR CARPENTERS – UCL development is dropped but regeneration will continue 15 LIGHTBULB MOMENTS – the Ideas Olympiad makes a comeback 19 THE PARTY’S STARTED – encouraging residents to come together 22 A SPOT OF MEASLES – the importance of vaccinations 23 ROARING SUCCESS – SAM competition winner announced Find us online at www.newham.gov.uk/mag For information on all Newham Council services visit www.newham.gov.uk

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IN BRIEF // Spotlight on foster care Could you provide a loving, caring home to a child or teenager unable to live with their own family? If you think you could, fostering could be for you. Find out more during Foster Care Fortnight which starts on 13 May and runs until 26 May. You can go along to two recruitment events: • Wednesday 15 May - Morrison’s Supermarket, Stratford • Sunday 19 May - Stratford & West Ham Festival - details below To find out more about fostering visit www.newhamfostering.co.uk or call freephone 0800 0130 393.

Festivals springing to life The Spring festivals programme across Newham’s nine community forum areas continues this month. The festivals are organised by councillors, volunteers and council officers to host free, fun events with something for everyone to enjoy. The next three events are: • Plaistow, Saturday 18 May, 12noon-4pm, Plaistow Primary School, Junction Road • Stratford and West Ham, Sunday 19 May, 12noon-4pm, Stratford Shopping Centre • Royal Docks, Friday 24 May, 4-8pm Britannia Village Primary School, Westwood Road.

Property licences go through roof A massive 29,000 applications have so far been received by Newham Council for its pioneering private rented property licensing scheme. Newham is the first borough in the country to license all private properties. The trail-blazing scheme was introduced at the beginning of the year. The council has to date issued 11,000 licences and is currently running at about 1,000 per week.

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Newham to host Rugby World Cup 2015

The Olympic Stadium promises a great view of some of the greatest events

Newham Council has welcomed news that the borough will be hosting matches at the Olympic Stadium during the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The council and the London Legacy Development Corporation, through the E20 Stadium Partnership, have agreed with Rugby World Cup Limited and England Rugby 2015 for five matches to be played at the Stadium in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Newham will have a fan zone where residents and visitors can be part of the action when world champions New Zealand and teams from France, South Africa, Ireland and Italy amongst others play during September and October 2015. Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “Hosting Rugby World Cup 2015 is another marvellous community benefit from our part ownership of the Stadium. It will allow us to show the best that Newham has to offer, inspire our community and boost the local economy and job creation.”

Off-licences warned over strong alcohol Off-licences selling super-strength lager face tough rules designed to curb crime and anti-social behaviour. Since February nine applications by off-licences to open new stores or to increase hours at existing ones have been considered by Newham’s Licensing Sub-committee. Five of those have been granted with tough conditions and four have been thrown out altogether because of concerns that granting them could lead to anti-social behaviour from drinkers. Conditions imposed on shopkeepers include a ban on the sale of single cans and a limit on the strength of alcohol sold on the premises. Committee chair, Councillor Ian Corbett said: “If premises break the conditions, they are breaking the law. Make no mistake, we will enforce against them.


Young Mayor takes the lead in Berlin Young Mayor of Newham Rebekah Dike has spoken to hundreds of young people from across Europe as part of an international event exploring youth participation. Rebekah, a Year 10 student at Little Ilford School, Manor Park, was invited to take part in the opening seminar of the Multilateral Cooperation Project in Berlin in April. Young people from Rebekah, left, during a workshop session countries including Lithuania, Poland, Israel and Germany took part in the seminar and workshops that aimed to tackle issues like how to involve young people in changing society. Rebekah spoke on the challenges of youth participation in the UK. She said: “I was honoured to take part in such an important project. Newham has one of the youngest populations in England with nearly 40 per cent of residents under 25. This makes it even more vital that young people are not overlooked.”

Council gets tough on hotel Tough restrictions have been imposed on a hotel after a series of violent incidents. Newham’s Licensing Sub-committee reviewed the licence of the Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, following complaints from police and residents that it was attracting anti-social behaviour. Councillors demanded the introduction of tough new measures including CCTV cameras, a proof of age scheme, door supervisors, staff training and prominent signs that drug use will not be tolerated. The hotel management are making changes. Councillor Ian Corbett, chair of the committee, said: “The current situation is utterly unacceptable and these tough new measures are designed to address this robustly and vigorously.”

Residents get the party started again Alice in Wonderland was brought to life by Stratford resident Adam Attew during a day of family fun. People came together at the Play, Sow and Grow Community Centre in Gay Road, Stratford, with everyone dressing up as their favourite characters from the children’s fairy tale by Lewis Carroll. The centre, which provides open-access and holiday schemes for children, provided tea tasting, cakes, fun and games and more. The free event was helped by a grant from Newham Council’s Let’s Get the Party Started programme. Councillor Charlene McLean, from Stratford and New Town ward, said: “The centre is an important part of our community and events like this are a great way of bringing people together. We’ve got a great summer ahead of us and I hope more community groups will follow this wonderful example.” For more information about Let’s Get the Party Started grants, turn to page 19.

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Get ready to run With the sun starting to shine, many of you will have got your sports kit out ready for the new season. If you’re one of our youngsters taking part in Every Child a Sportsperson then you’ll already be out there using it! Maybe you’re among the hundreds of residents who have signed up to take part in the first big post-Olympic event at the stadium - the National Lottery Anniversary Run, taking place on Sunday 21 July.

Mo Farah to announce the event. He is great to be around; genuine, dedicated and funny. In short, a role model for our young people to look up to. Mo hasn’t been back to the stadium since the Olympic closing ceremony and a lot has changed. We are working tirelessly to secure a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Games. This includes delivering a range of community benefits and fulfilling the key promises of the 2012 Games to inspire a generation and

encourage more young people to take up sport. If getting involved in sport is a bit much, then I hope you’ll join in the celebrations for the Rugby World Cup which I am delighted to confirm is coming to our borough in 2015. We’re hosting some of the Fan Zones which will feature live entertainment, food, culture and music. We can’t bring the Olympics back but we can keep the spirit of last summer alive by joining in the fun.

“I’m proud that we’ve been able to secure 750 of what have proved to be the hottest tickets in town.” The exclusive opportunity for hundreds of residents to take part in this event for free wouldn’t have been possible had we not taken the decision to invest in the stadium. Hosting what is going to be one of the biggest mass-participation events of the summer is a direct return on that investment. I’m proud that we’ve been able to secure more than 1,000 of what have proved to be the hottest tickets in town. in addition to this, thousands of residents will be able to cheer on their friends and family as they cross the Stadium’s finish line. It was a really special moment to stand next to our Olympic champion

On your marks. Mayor Sir Robin and Mo Farah launch the National Lottery Anniversary Run

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Why Anne Frank matters The story of Anne Frank may be decades old but it is as important today as ever. She died from typhus in BergenBelsen concentration camp, aged 15, one of the millions of lives destroyed by the Holocaust. But she lives on through the diary she kept which vividly describes life with her family hiding in what became known as the Secret Annex. With the Anne Frank Trust we are recreating that room where she spent two years of her life as part of the Anne Frank + You exhibition, which will

run at Newham Town Hall, East Ham from 14 May to 7 June. As well as helping to explain the real life experiences and tradegies of the Nazi Holocaust, the exhibition also focuses on the need in the present day to tackle bigotry and promote tolerance and understanding. We must guard against prejudice in all forms in our community and take inspiration from Anne Frank’s message of hope. I hope you will take the time to visit this free exhibition. Turn to page 10 to find out more.

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Bowled over by our youngsters Our youngsters are already making their mark on the sports field. The pupils at Elmhurst Primary School in Forest Gate have beaten our own England international Ravi Bopara by being the first cricketers from Newham to play at Lords this year. They won the final of the British Land Capital Kids competition beating schools from across London. It’s a fantastic achievement and I was delighted to see them in action – as well

Mayor Sir Robin Wales congratulates the cricket team from Elmhurst Primary School, E7

as their magnificent trophies. Sport is so important for fostering team spirit, communication, planning and a sense of achievement. The Olympic legacy is about more than football or athletics; we

promised a legacy for the whole community and this is a great example. They are also wonderful ambassadors for their families and Newham. Well done everyone!

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Don’t miss your chance to get free tickets to see the most ground breaking and thought provoking people in the country when they speak in Newham!

Events in the series include:

Small Business, Big Enterprise Tuesday 28 May, 7-8.30pm René Carayol – business guru, commentator, presenter Gill Fielding – self-made millionaire from Canning Town Lord Gulam Noon – Chancellor of the University of East London and business tycoon Find out how these successful business people made their first millions.

Both events will be held at Stratford Picture House, Salway Road, E15

6 June, 7-8.30pm (including book signing)

To book your free tickets and keep up to date on who’s coming to Newham next visit: www.newham.gov.uk/ ideasolympiad

Sandy Nairne – director of the National Portrait Gallery, will reveal the complex cloak and dagger story of the theft of two Turner paintings (then valued at £24million) in 1994.

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Newham runs the Olympic Stadium Double gold medal-winning athlete Mo Farah returned to Newham last month where he and some special sporting guests helped launch the National Lottery Anniversary Run, which will see thousands of residents get exclusive access to the first event in the Olympic Park since the 2012 Games. Taking place on Sunday 21 July, the five-mile course will take in iconic venues in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, finishing with competitors running on the track in the Olympic Stadium. Within days of the applications opening almost 10,000 places were snapped up by running enthusiasts. Exclusively, Newham residents have 750 places in the five-mile run, with a further 350 places in the one-mile family fun, which also culminates on the stadium track and all for free. All adult participants can invite up to two supporters along to cheer them on as they cross the finish line and follow in the footsteps of sporting idols including Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah. Speaking at the launch, Mo, the sporting world’s golden guy, said: “It’s amazing to be back in Newham. My club [Newham and Essex Beagles] is not far from here and I’ve competed in the stadium and have won my medals here. “It’s awesome that the National Lottery are hosting the anniversary run here. It

gives the public, the people who came and cheered us on during the Games, the chance to come and compete in the same stadium. People always ask what it was like to run here and now they have the chance to experience it for themselves.” Mayor Sir Robin Wales helped launch the run with Mo, basketball player Dominique Allen, synchronised swimmer Yvette Baker, rower Sophie Hoskins and wheelchair basketball player Maddie Thompson. He said: “The National Lottery Anniversary Run will give residents exclusive access to an amazing sporting opportunity and the chance to compete on the same record-breaking track as the heroes of the 2012 Games. “We are working tirelessly to secure a lasting legacy from the Games for our residents. This is the first community benefit from our part ownership of the Olympic Stadium and fulfils the key promises of the 2012 Games to inspire a generation and encourage more people to take up sport.”

(l-r) Dominique, Yvette, Sir Robin Wales, Mo, Sophie and Maddie

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One of the most widely read books in the world is being brought to life in an exclusive free exhibition coming to Newham Town Hall, East Ham, this month. Anne Frank + You tells the tragic story of a teenage girl, her family and their time in hiding in Nazi occupied Amsterdam during the Second World War. Using The Diary of Anne Frank as inspiration, the exhibition includes a life-sized replica of Anne’s bedroom and features newly discovered family photos, as well as a chilling Holocaust tunnel with original artefacts and powerful film footage. The cutting edge, multimedia exhibition takes the viewer to a bygone era and back to the present day, looking closely at the issues touched upon by Anne in her diary and how relevant these still are. Racial hatred, war and the value of democracy and freedom feature large, as well as contemporary issues of genocide, racism in football and hate crime. Anne Frank + You is one of Britain’s most popular touring exhibitions and aims to educate a generation as well as make an impact on issues such as racism. The exhibition also features filmed interviews with British teenagers who discuss their views, concerns and hopes for the future. Over more than three weeks, hundreds of residents as well as young people from Newham’s schools will have the chance to take an eye-opening journey into the past by visiting the exhibition at Newham Town Hall, E6. To support the exhibition more than 70 students from Newham’s sixth form colleges will become Anne Frank experts and develop an in-depth understanding about her life. They will be trained as exhibition guides and take other young people on guided tours.

Win Anne’s stepsister Eva Schloss has just published her biography, After Auschwitz. For your chance to win a copy tell us how old Anne Frank was when she died: a. 13

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Email your answer, name, address and phone number to Newham.mag@ newham.gov.uk or send your answer to Newham Mag, Newham Dockside, Fourth Floor West, 1000 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU, before 16 May.

Anne Frank + You is open 9am-5pm, every day from Tuesday 14 May to Thursday 6 June at Newham Town Hall, Barking Road, E6. Entry is free and no booking is required. For more information visit www.annefrank.org.uk/ anne-frank-you-in-london

The story of Anne Frank Anne Frank was an ordinary Jewish girl born in Germany in 1929. When Hitler was elected in 1933 her family fled to Amsterdam for safety, but in 1940 the Nazis occupied the Netherlands the nightmare d and d th i ht caught up with them. Anne captured their time in hiding in her diary in which she secretly recorded a profound, honest and poignant account of her life. Under Nazi occupation, life for the family became more and more difficult. In 1942 they went into hiding in secret attic rooms concealed by a bookcase in the Opekta Office building where her father Otto Frank worked. They lived in secret for almost two years but in August 1944 the family was arrested by German police, following a tip off by an informer. The Frank family was taken to Auschwitz. Otto was separated from his wife and daughters. Anne, who had turned 15, was spared the gas chamber. In October 1944 Anne and her sister were relocated to Bergen-Belsen and separated from their parents, who remained in Auschwitz. Tragically, in March 1945, just a few months before liberation, a typhus epidemic broke out in the camp. The Frank sisters died within days of each other. After the war, Otto, the only survivor, returned to Amsterdam. Some of the family’s possessions had been saved and Anne’s diary was returned to him. It was first published in 1947.

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Discover hidden Newham If art is social commentary then Rayna Nadeem can affectionately be described as a chatterbox. The artist and filmmaker from Forest Gate is asking residents to shape her latest endeavour, It’s a Newham Thing. The interactive map is preserving people’s fondest memories and charting the changing face of the borough.

It’s a Newham Thing takes you on a journey through Newham’s secret nooks and crannies, from a pub that serves no booze to a jazz club hidden within a railway arch. Former University of East London graduate Rayna puts people at the heart of her art and her interactive website features vivid imagery and audio recordings of residents sharing anecdotes about the special places where they live. Whether she’s teaching young people at Rosetta Art Centre, West Ham or making films in Gaza, Rayna’s work focuses on people, place and locality. She said: “I’m really interested in things

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on my doorstep. I want to get people to re-engage and appreciate the things that are around us and the things that we tend to ignore or forget about. “I feel it’s my duty as an artist to get people engaged with what’s around them or see things in a different way, and that’s what the project hopes to do.” What projects have you undertaken? I was artist in residence for six months at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, in Manor Park, the largest site of its kind in Europe. It’s my favourite place in Newham. A lot of people have this taboo about cemeteries and death.

I wanted to make a film that explored this issue. I was given access to all areas and got to speak to visitors and staff. The film was shown at Stratford Picture House. How did It’s a Newham Thing come about? I came up with the idea for Your Place or Mine and applied for a Newham Council Go for It grant. Your Place or Mine is a celebration of people, place and locality. I created an exhibition using photographs of people and audio recordings. It was hosted at Grassroots Centre in Memorial Park, West Ham. Newham NDP, who run the centre, loved the idea and helped


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me apply for Transformers Olympic Lottery funding. It’s a Newham Thing was a natural progression from Your Place or Mine. I wanted to discover places that had a sentimental or nostalgic value, or locations that had personal stories attached to them. The result was an interactive map showing these places which are introduced by the people who chose them – each story starts with a story. I was only able to cover West Ham, Canning Town, Plaistow, Forest Gate and Stratford but the project is expanding and I’ll be taking it to the Royal Docks next month.

Which is your favourite place/anecdote from It’s a Newham Thing? That’s hard to say as they’re all so personal. I do love Mavis’s one; she used to deliver coal in Forest Gate. The dry pub in E15 is interesting. It’s not just a place to go and eat: they have music events and documentary nights. Arch 1 is also brilliant. It’s under one of the old railway arches in Canning Town, it’s like a jazz club that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to Berlin in the 90s.

Share your space If you live in the Royal Docks, area you can share your stories at workshops on Friday 24 May at Britannia Village Hall, Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 June at the Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre in North Woolwich. Nominate your favourite Newham place Whether it’s nurtured or neglected Rayna wants to hear from you. For more information on how you can share your stories and more by visit www.itsanewhamthing.com Go for it If you have an idea for a project that is open to all and benefits Newham residents apply for a Go for It grant. Find out more by visiting www.newham.gov.uk/goforit

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UCL plans for Carpenters called off Plans to bring University College London (UCL) to Stratford’s Carpenters Estate have been called off, but Newham Council remains committed to redeveloping the site. In 2011, Newham Council and UCL agreed to explore bringing the renowned university to Stratford. Following intensive and lengthy analysis, both parties have been unable to agree commercial terms. UCL and Newham shared a vision of the university developing a campus on the Carpenters Estate. The area was identified as an appropriate site for the proposed development following Cabinet decisions in 2004 and 2009 to relocate residents and demolish the main tower blocks on the estate due to the excessive cost of refurbishment work needed. The UCL development would have seen a new, world-class university quarter of the highest architectural quality providing academic and research facilities and new residential accommodation. This project would have also delivered positive change for Newham residents through £1billion of capital investment, the creation of thousands of new jobs in the area and increased access to first-class education facilities.

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Since 2004 a rehousing programme has been in place which has seen more than half of the estate’s residents housed elsewhere. The council is in talks with the remaining residents regarding their options. Jo Negrini, Newham Council’s director for strategic, regeneration planning and Olympic legacy said: “UCL is one of the world’s leading universities. We are disappointed that we were unable to bring UCL Stratford to the Carpenters Estate. The council remains supportive of UCL establishing a major presence in Stratford. “We recognise that this decision will bring further uncertainty for the remaining residents of the estate. We have already written to each one to explain these developments and invited them to discuss any concerns they may have. “Newham Council remains committed to redeveloping the Carpenters Estate and will now explore other options to take this forward. “A number of parties have expressed an interest in working with Newham

Council to help regenerate the Carpenters Estate. These were not pursued while we were in exclusive negotiations with UCL. We will now reopen these discussions with these and other parties.” The council’s decision to regenerate the Carpenters Estate was set out in the Stratford Metropolitan Masterplan which was agreed in 2010. The plan outlined the council’s ambition for the area to be transformed into an integrated Metropolitan Centre for East London including 46,000 new jobs, 20,000 new homes, new schools, shops, leisure facilities, local services and better transport connections. The plan also identified four key proposals, including taking forward the first phase of redevelopment of the Greater Carpenters Neighbourhood.

For more information on the Carpenters Estate and Newham Council’s regeneration plans visit www.newham.gov.uk/carpenters


Another Following on from the success of last year’s series of free Ideas Olympiad events, we’re dusting off the lectern and bringing together some of the most influential, inspiring and charismatic people in the UK to impart their words of wisdom for your listening pleasure.

The first event, Small Business, Big Enterprise, takes place on Tuesday 28 May at Stratford Circus and features some of the country’s most prolific business people. If you run your own business, or want to hear how others have built theirs, this is an event not to be missed. Small Business, Big Enterprise is a free event and will feature: Lord Gulam Noon From a sweet shop in Mumbai to a high street near you, the Curry King of Britain, Lord Noon, is a multimillionaire with a unique story to share. Lord Noon’s businesses employ thousands of people in the UK. As well as one of the country’s leading business tycoons, he is a trustee of charity

Maimonides Foundation. In November 2009, Lord Noon was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of East London, where this year he was made chancellor. Gill Fielding Former Canning Town girl, Gill Fielding, comes back to her roots to tell her rags to riches story. Self-made millionaire Gill is a company director and advisor to the Inland Revenue on tax free savings. She has appeared in Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire and as a business expert on BBC2’s The Apprentice – You’re Fired. She is also a TV financial commentator, regularly contributes to national newspapers and magazines and is a financial expert for the BBC.

René Carayol René’s experience spans both blue chip companies and public sector organisations. The former non-executive director of the Inland Revenue started his career with Marks and Spencer in 1982 and rose through the ranks to become an executive, before being headhunted by Pepsi Co in 1992. After a stint on the board of directors at Pizza Hut, René joined IPC Electric as managing director. As well as taking the business from concept to acquisition by AOL Time Warner, he was the first black person and first IT director to sit on the IPC board. In recognition of his outstanding service to the business community, René was awarded an MBE in 2004. To find out more and book free tickets visit www.newham.gov.uk/ideasolympiad

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Sunday 19 May 2013 1.30 – 4.30pm Old Town Hall, Stratford, E15 £3 per person, which includes a free raffle and light refreshments For more information please call: 020 3373 2879 or visit www.newham.gov.uk/party

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Be proud of your neighbourhood We’re encouraging people like you to take pride in your borough. If you have an idea to improve your neighbourhood we could help make it happen with a grant of up to £250. Whether you want to hold a plant and seed swapping day to beautify your street’s front gardens, start a mosaic making project to brighten up a local wall, or have a community clean up, as long as the activity is open to all, you could receive funding from the Let’s Get the Party Started (LGtPS) community grant fund. Organising and taking part in a community event could help you to learn new skills and make new friends, as well as improving the look of your neighbourhood. A bright idea Last year, Alison Russell organised a spring bulb competition with the children of Earlham Primary School in Forest Gate. She successfully applied to LGtPS for some gardening equipment, a storage chest and bulbs. Around 150 children took part by each planting a bulb and taking it home. This year they brought them back to school to be judged by the London Children’s Flower Society, who handed out certificates for the winner and runners up. The children then planted the bulbs in their gardens.

Celebrating St George’s Day Residents in Plaistow made the most of the recent fair weather with a St George’s Day barbeque. Organised by Terry Wylde, chairman of the Victoria Residents Association, more than 40 people enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine and delicious food thanks to funding from LGtPS. Terry said: “Our first LGtPS event was a Christmas party. Until we saw the feature in the Newham Mag we never considered having a St George’s Day event. “We celebrated all things English, like cricket and football, with a special display in our block and everyone enjoyed the barbeque we had in our recently transformed community garden. “We’re already thinking abut our next event. We have three other blocks near ours and they want to join in too, so the next event will be even bigger.”

How to apply For more information visit www.newham.gov.uk/party and fill in an online form or email communitygrants@newham.gov.uk

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Tai Chi at Royal Docks Embrace the inner you and enjoy a session of Tai Chi with the community at Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre. Tai Chi is a Chinese form of exercise suitable for all ages which practises slow meditative physical exercise for relaxation, balance and health. Thanks to funding from Tate & Lyle Sugars, the centre is now able to continue to deliver its weekly sessions. You can enjoy a session for £2 every Thursday (term time only) at Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre, Albert Road, North Woolwich, E16. No booking required. For more information call 020 7239 8055.

Win tickets to FLOWN Stratford Circus brings you a night of exciting, thrilling, contemporary circus – FLOWN. International circus gang Pirates of the Carabina bring their hit show to Stratford Circus on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May. FLOWN is performed by professionals including aerialists, stuntmen, dancers and musicians. They’ll The cast from FLOWN take you to the highest heights and make sure you experience the thrills of circus entertainment. Stratford Circus is giving you the chance to win a family ticket (up to four people including at least one child) to the show on Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm. For your chance to win, answer the following question: Where is Stratford Circus located? a) East Ham b) Forest Gate c) Stratford Email your answer, name, address and contact number to newham.mag@newham.gov.uk or send them to Newham Mag, West Wing 4th Floor, Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, E16 2QU. Competition closes 17 May. Family ticket usually costs £34. For more information, or to book tickets online, visit www.stratford-circus.com or call 0844 357 2625.


Free family fun If you fancy a free day out by the water make Cody Dock your next stop. There will be something for the whole family at the free event in Canning Town. Kids can enjoy clay modelling, butterfly box making and woodcraft workshops. Enjoy a guided walk, add your touch to the community mural and find out more about the community space. All are welcome on Saturday 18 May, 11am5pm, Cody Dock, 11c South Crescent, E16. Refreshments will be available. For more information info@gasworksdock.org.uk or visit www.gasworksdock.org.uk

Free courses for adults If you’re looking for a new career, are considering higher education or ways to improve your job prospects, don’t miss out on Birkbeck University of London’s free taster week. They’ll be celebrating Adult Learners’ Week (18 to 24 May) with a range of free drop-in workshops and advice sessions at Stratford Town Hall, E15, from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 May. The sessions will help you make informed decisions about your career, from choosing the right course to fees and funding. There will also be a chance for you to explore new subjects and get a feel for the different courses available. Come along to Stratford Town Hall, Broadway, E15, between 12.30-7.30pm. All sessions are free. There’s no need to book, just drop in.

Don’t miss out If you can’t make it, you can also visit the information stand at Stratford Shopping Centre, Broadway, E15, throughout the week.

For more information call 020 8223 4296 or email tryit@bbk.ac.uk

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Take to water and become a dragon boat racer with the Thames Dragons. The dragon boat club is based at the London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road, E16. Dragon boating is an exciting non-contact team sport and is ideal for people of all fitness levels. The club trains all year round and welcomes all ages and abilities. It’s a great way to keep fit and meet new people. If you’d like to give dragon boat racing a go, mention the Newham Mag and enjoy your first five sessions for free. Training takes place on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays and covers a range of key skills and techniques. For more information visit www.thamesdragons.co.uk or call 07527 262 222.

Supper for over 50s Tantalise your taste buds and dine for £3 with a delicious meal at the Trinity Community Centre, E16. Residents aged over 50 are invited to join the centre’s luncheon club for a scrumptious two course meal. Choose from a range of dishes including beef, shepherd’s pie, gateau and rice pudding. Trinity Luncheon Club is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am-1pm, Trinity Community Centre, Bothwell Close, E16. Dietary requirements catered for on request – 24 hours notice needed. For more information call 020 7476 5120.

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Measles: join the spots Polka dots might be a hot fashion this season, but there are some red spots you don’t want. Measles is often thought of as a disease of the past. There used to be hundreds of thousands of cases of measles in the UK each year, but after the introduction of vaccination this fell to around 200 cases each year. However in other parts of the country, measles has been increasing over the past two years and there have been 587 confirmed cases in the first three months of 2013. Vaccination is the only way to prevent it. Uptake of the Measles,

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Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine was at its lowest between 1998 and 2003 when there was concern about a false link between autism and the MMR vaccination. Experts believe the current rise in measles cases can mostly be attributed to unprotected ten to 16 year olds, who missed out on vaccination during that period. This is why a catch-up programme is being started. Although the number of measles cases in Newham is currently low, between now and the end of the summer GP practices will be contacting families of children between the ages of ten and 16 where clinical records indicate that they may have missed one or both of the MMR vaccinations. If you are unsure about whether your child has had both doses, check your child’s red book or contact your GP.

How to spot measles Measles starts with cold-like symptoms which are followed by a rash, high fever, red eyes and a cough. It can be particularly severe in babies, teenagers and older people, especially those who have a weakened immune system. In these groups, measles can lead to pneumonia, ear infections, diarrhoea and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Up to one in five children who get measles are hospitalised. If you want to know more about general childhood vaccinations visit www.nhs.uk To find out about measles vaccination visit www.facebook.com/ getvaccinatedEngland


A picture of success With almost 2,000 entries, the School Attendance Matters (SAM) competition showed that Newham’s children really do think school attendance matters. Ammarah, nine, of Southern Road Primary School won the competition, because the judges liked the idea of Sam the Attendasauras, and the caption – “Come to school and be a roaring success”. Her prize was an iPad. Ammarah couldn’t have been a more appropriate winner, because just four days before she won the competition, she received a 100 per cent attendance certificate. When the winning letter came Ammarah didn’t know what it was and gave it to her mother to read, but when her mother showed her what it was they both jumped

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up and down and screamed. Ammarah who likes art tried out many ideas before coming up with the winning one. She said: “It’s a dinosaur. Because it’s a dinosaur, the end is ‘asaurus’ so I put ‘attend’ at the start and called it the Attendasaurus.” Ammarah is so keen on school that she wants other children to go too. She says: “I think the Attendasaurus will help because the dinosaur will tell people to come to school every day and not miss any days.” Head teacher Stephanie Lachowycz said: “We are all really proud of Ammarah winning. It has had an impact on the whole school, all our children have been inspired to try even harder.” Sam the Attendasaurus will be visiting schools around Newham a little later in the year and rewarding children for good attendance and punctuality. This is important because it has been shown that good attendance is linked to good attainment. You can now be fined £60 if your child has poor attendance.

The runners up > Dylan, Year 1 – Upton Cross Primary School > Sadiyah, Year 2 – William Davies Primary School > Fahim, Year 3 – Keir Hardie Primary School > Christian, Year 3 – St Edward’s Primary School > Gabriela, Year 6 – Lathom Junior School They each received a £30 gift voucher.

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WHAT’S ON? To view hundreds of events, or to add your own, log on to www.newham.gov.uk/whatson

OUR THRILLING THREE... Spring Festivals – Sat 18 May, Plaistow Primary School, Junction Road, E13, and Sun 19 May, Stratford Centre, The Broadway, E15, 12noon-4pm. Ballroom Dancing – Free for over 50s, Weds, 9.30-10.30am, Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, E15. Call 07908 770 681 or email kimstevens2007@btinternet.com Chess Club – Free chess club open to all ages and abilities, every Thurs, 5.30-7.30pm, Stratford Library, The Grove, E15. Call 020 3373 0826.

TRY SOMETHING NEW... GREEN FINGERS Slip on your wellies and join the Friends of Dorset Road for the launch of their community garden. The free event is your chance to meet other gardeners and find out about volunteering opportunities. You can also bring your own seeds to swap with others. As well as green fingered know-how, children can enjoy free face painting, arts and crafts or become a mini gardener for the day by taking part in seed sowing activities. Come along on Saturday 18 May, 12noon-3pm, Dorset Road Community Garden, Dorset Road, E7. Refreshments will be provided. For more information email zainab.shaikh @newham.gov.uk or call 020 3373 9622.

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MENTION THE MAG... Visit Central Park’s Hidden Kitchen and discover mouth-watering dishes. From bangers and mash to smoked salmon salads, there’s something for everyone. The Hidden Kitchen is the evening arm of The Kitchen Table café in Central Park, serving delicious food in a family friendly environment. Enjoy ten per cent off your bill at The Hidden Kitchen when you take this copy of the Newham Mag. Offer ends 31 May. The Hidden Kitchen, is in Central Park, (access via Bartle Avenue), E6, and opens every Friday from 6.30-11pm. For more information visit www.hiddenkitchen.co.uk or call 020 8586 7979.

Indicates free sessions ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Comedy Night Entertainment every Mon, 8pm, Theatre Royal, Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, E15. Visit www.stratfordeast.com/ comedy-night Mini Musical Makers Free music and story building sessions for 2-5 years. Wed afternoons, Discover Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, E15. Call 020 8536 5555. Mon mornings, The Hartley Centre, 267 Barking Road, E6. Call 020 7540 6923 Free entry to Discover Children’s Story Centre when you attend. Free music therapy sessions for 2-5 years. Thurs, 3-4pm at Shrewsbury

Children’s Centre, Shrewsbury Road, E12. Call 020 3373 6050 Fri, 2.15-3.15pm or 3.454.45pm, Susan Lawrence Children’s Centre, Lawrence Avenue, E12. Booking is essential. Call 020 3373 7227 COMMUNITY LEARNING Do it Online Basic computer sessions. All sessions take place at local libraries. You must book in advance. Tues, 10am-12noon, Beckton Tues, 2-4pm, Plaistow Wed, 2-4pm, Stratford Thurs, 10am-12noon, Canning Town and Manor Park Fri, 2-4pm, East Ham Knit & Natter Craft group for adults, at local libraries. Fri, 10am-12noon, Canning Town Wed 10am-12noon, Beckton


Basic Numeracy (19+) Mon-Thurs, 10am-5pm and Fri, 10am-1pm, Jack Cornwell Community Centre, Jack Cornwell Street, E12. Call 07943 887 612/ 07507 173 272 Writing for Fun Sessions take place at local libraries. Free ten week creative writing course for 16+ at your local library. Mon, 6-8pm, Stratford Reading for Pleasure Sessions take place at local libraries. Free ten-week course open to all. Sun, 2-4pm, Stratford UNDER-FIVES LIBRARY ACTIVITIES Open to under-fives with their parents/carers. All sessions take place at local libraries. Toy Library Tues and Thurs, 10am-12noon, East Ham Imaginative Play Fri, 11am-12noon, East Ham Storytelling Mon, 11am-12noon, Plaistow, Canning Town and Beckton Globe Tues, 11am-12noon, Custom House Tues and Fri, 11am-12noon, Stratford Weds, 2-3pm, East Ham Thurs, 2-3pm, North Woolwich Fri, 11am-12noon, Green Street and Manor Park YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIBRARY ACTIVITIES All sessions take place at local libraries. Homework Club For young people aged seven to 14. School term only. Mon, 4-6pm, Stratford and

East Ham Mon, 3.30-5.30pm, North Woolwich Weds, 3.30-5.30pm, Green Street and Manor Park Thurs, 4-6pm, Custom House and Plaistow Fri, 3.30-5.30pm, Beckton and Canning Town ADULT LIBRARY ACTIVITIES All sessions take place at local libraries. Adult Reading Groups Mon 13 May, 6.30-7.30pm, Stratford Mon 20 May, 6.30-7.30pm, East Ham Over-50s Club Thurs, 10am-12noon, Beckton Globe GENERAL LIBRARY ACTIVITIES Chess Club Learn and play chess for free at your local library Thurs, 5.30-7.30pm, Stratford EXTRA ACTIVITIES Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre Mon, Employment Support sessions, by appointment only Tues, Bingo, 10am-12noon Healthy Cooking Group, 10am-12noon Over 50s Computer classes, 11am-1pm Weds, Mother and Toddlers group, free, 9.30-11am Coffee Morning, free, 9.30-11am Learn to Earn – Employment Support Drop-in, free, 10am-2pm

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Sewing Classes, 10am-12noon Thurs, Tai Chi, £2, 10.30am-12noon Sessions take place at Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre, Albert Road, North Woolwich, E16. Call 020 7476 1666 LGBT Community Group For over-50s. Snacks and refreshments provided. Every third Tues of each month, 4-6pm, Community Resource Centre, 200 Chargeable Lane, E13. Call 020 7239 8055 Dirty Hands Project Grow your own fruit and veg. Open to all. First Sat of each month, 10am-2pm, Valetta Grove, (opposite Plaistow Station) E13. Visit www.dirtyhandsproject.org.uk or email dirtyhandsproject@gmail.com or call 07961 674 210 Table Top Sale Sell your goods and keep your profits. £5 a table – open to all. Last Sat of every month, 9am2pm, Jack Cornwell Community Centre, Jack Cornwell Street, E12. Call 020 8553 3459. 1st Sat of every month, 10am-4pm, Community Resource Centre, 200 Chargeable Lane, E13. Call 020 3373 2211 Turn up and trade Free pitches available for traders. Every Sat, 9am4pm, Rathbone Market, Barking Road, E16. Email saturdayraffie@gmail.com or galina.doneva@newham.gov.uk or call 07790 945 985 BASKETBALL Youngbloods Basketball All sessions cost £1. Sat, 1-3pm, U12s, mixed East Ham Leisure Centre, E6 Mon, 6-8pm, U13/14s, boys St Angela’s School, E7 Tues, 5.30-7.30pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13

Mon, 4.30-6pm, U14s, girls St Angela’s School, E7 Tues, 5.30-7.30pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13 Tues, 6-8pm, U15/16s, boys East Ham Leisure Centre, E6 Fri, 6-8pm, St Angela’s School, E7 Tues, 8-9.45pm U17/18s boys, East Ham Leisure Centre, E6 Thurs, 7-9pm, St Bonaventure’s School, E7 Fri, 6-8pm, St Angela’s School, E7. Call 07958 307 657 Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) All sessions take place at UEL, Docklands Campus, University Way, E16. Sessions are £1 unless indicated otherwise. Visit www.nassasports.org.uk Weds, 4.20-6pm, U13-14 6-8pm, U16-18 8-10pm, Senior Men Thurs, 4.20-6pm U13-14 6-8pm, U16-18 8-10pm, Senior Women, £2 Fri, 4.20-6pm, U13-14 6-8pm, U16-18 8-10pm, Senior Men Run, £2 Sat, 10.20am-12.20pm, junior boys and girls, 8-14, £2 Call 07703 503 995 or 07712 176 301 National League Mon, 6-8pm, U13/14s, Rokeby School, Barking Road, E16 Tues, 6-8pm, U15/16s Rokeby School, Barking Road, E16 Thurs, 4.30-6pm, U13/14s boys, U14s girls, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 6-8pm, U16s, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 6-8pm, U18s, Cumberland School, Oban Close, E13 Gifted and Talented Fri, 4.15-5.30pm Cumberland School,

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Priory Park MUGA, E6 Thurs, 11-18s, 4-7pm Priory Park MUGA, E6 Fri, U14s, 4-5.30pm Girls 11+, 5.30-7pm West Ham United Community Astro Turf (Beckton), E6 11-18s, 5-8pm Forest Gate Youth Centre, E7

Basketball Session Sat, 10am-12noon Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13

London Youth Games Mon, 4.30-6pm, U14, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13

Senior Men/Women Programme Mon, 7.30-9.30pm Division 2 Women and Division 3/4 Men. Rokeby School, Canning Town, E16 Call 07947 401 616

Football & Multi Sports Mon, 5.30-7pm, 8-19s, Weds, 5-7pm, 8-19s, Stratford Park MUGA, West Ham Lane, E15

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5-a-side Football Competition Weds, 5-6.30pm, 8-19s, Fords Park, Fords Park Road, E16 Thurs, 5.30-7pm, 8-19s. Royal Victoria Gardens, Pier Road, E6 First Sat of the month, 10am1pm, U12s/U14s/U16s, Plashet Park, Plashet Grove, E6 Football & Multi-Sports Sat, 2-3.30pm, 8-19s, Winsor Park Estate, Winsor School MUGA, East Ham Manor Way, E6 AIR Football (16+) Tues, 1-3pm and Fri, 10am12noon, 16+, Memorial Park, Memorial Avenue, E15. Fri, 3-5pm, Beckton Powerleague, E6. Visit www.airfootball.co.uk Ascension Football Academy All sessions £3 School years: Reception to 11, 10-11.30am King George V Park, King George Avenue, E16. Call 07806 584 925 BOXING AND SELF DEFENCE Boxing Weds, 7pm West Ham ABC – community boxing, 11-19s Olympic style amateur boxing sessions. Hathaway

Community Centre Hathaway Crescent, E12 Call 020 8430 2000 Mon, Wed, Fri, 5-6pm West Ham Boys ABC 9+, boys and girls The Black Lion, 59-61 High Street, E13. Call 020 8472 3614 Mon, Wed, 6-8pm Peacock ABC 8+, boys and girls Caxton Street North, E16 Call 020 7511 3799 Mon, Wed, Fri, 6-7.45pm Newham Boys ABC 6+, boys only Old Bath House, 141 Church Street, E15. Call 020 8519 5983 Fight For Peace 11+ boys and girls Woodman Street, North Woolwich, E16. Call 020 7474 0054 Punch Out (16+) Thurs, 8-9pm, Boxing fitness workout. Beckton Community Centre, East Ham Manor Way, E6. Fri, 5-6pm, Katherine Road Community Centre, 254 Katherine Road, E7. Email getactive@newham.gov.uk Shoujin Karate Weds, (during term time only) 4.30-5.30pm. Fri, 6-7pm and 7-8pm. Sun, 10-11am. Sessions for beginners. Newham Shoujin Karate Club: Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 07508 070 638 Docklands Shoujin Karate Club: Mon, 6.20-8.20pm, UEL Sports Dock, Docklands Campus, E16. Call 07517 136 837 Tang Soo Do Sat, 1-2.30pm (arrive at least 15 minutes before start) The Hub, 123 Star Lane, E16. Korean Martial Arts for 5+ to adults. £5 per session – family discount available. Tue, 7.30-8.30pm, Grassroots, Memorial Park, Memorial Avenue, E15. Call 07725 948 426 or email ace_rosillo@hotmail.com

Hop Skip and Punch (18+) Mon, 5.30-6.30pm, Katherine Road Community Centre, 254 Katherine Road, E7. Call 020 8548 9825 Boxercise Bootcamp Class (16+) Mon, 4-5pm and Weds, 6-7pm 90 Day Fatbuster Programme. Indoor classes Tues and Fri, 6-6.45pm, Britannia Village Hall, 65 Evelyn Road, E16 Outdoor classes Mon and Thurs, 7.15-8am, East Ham Central Park, High Street South, E6. Children 7+ welcome with parent. Email info@5starphysique.co.uk or call 07904 625 402 HEALTH AND FITNESS BMX Sun, 10am-12noon, 6-16s, £3/£2 members/£10 annual membership. Gooseley Playing Fields, St Albans Avenue, E6. Call 07961 333 615/ 020 3373 9000 or email paul.farthing@activenewham.org.uk

Indoor Rounders (16+) Mon, 6-7pm, SportsDock, 50p per session. University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, E16. Call 020 3373 9000 or email paul.farthing@activenewham.org.uk

Indoor Cricket Weds, 6-8pm, 8-16s, Lister Community School, St Mary’s Road, E13. Call 020 3373 9000 or email paul.farthing@activenewham.org.uk

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East End Road Runners Tues and Thurs, 7pm Sun, 9am, meet on the track, coached sessions for all abilities. Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 07979 261 647 Run England sessions All sessions are £2 indicated otherwise. Sun, 10am-12noon, Newham Leisure Centre, E13 (meet on the track) Mon, 4-5.30pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13 (meet on the track) 5.45-6.45pm, Newham Dockside, E16 (meet at reception) Tues, 6-7pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13 (meet on the track) Weds, 12noon-1pm, Newham Dockside, E16 (meet at reception) Thurs, free, 5.15-6.15pm, UEL Docklands Campus, E16 (meet at reception) Sat, 10-11.30am, East Ham Central Park, E6 (meet at the café) 10-11.30am, Wanstead Flats, E12 (meet at Harrow Road Changing Pavilion) 10-11.30am, Memorial Park, E15, £4 (meet at car park) Call 07718 394 874 Cricket Weds, 6-8pm, U16s, Lister Community School, St Mary’s Road, E13. Call 020 3373 9054 Newham Swords (4+) Tues, 6.20-9pm Thurs, 6.20-8.20pm Fri, 7.40-10.20pm UEL SportsDock, Docklands Campus, E16 Call 07956 618 898 Newham Striders Free sociable walking group, seven days a week. Call 020 8430 2000 Men’s Health Football Fitness Sessions Sat, 10-11am, West Ham United Community Training Facility, 60a Albatross Close, E6. Call 020 7473 7724 Family Fit Club Sat, 11am-12noon, West Ham United Community Training

Facility, 60a Albatross Close, E6. Call 020 7473 7724 Zumba classes Thurs, 7.30- 8.30pm, St Nicholas Church Hall, Gladding Road, E12, £5 per class. Call 07720 805 505 Saturdads Sat, 12noon-3pm, For fathers, grandads, uncles and children aged 0-16. Chandos East Hub, 90 Chandos Road, E15 Call 020 8221 2137 Newham Young Britons A.S.C Sat, 6.15-7pm Learn to swim and improve your strokes. Children’s session, (£2) 5-16, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 07956 304 518 Yoga Classes Tues, 6.10-7.10pm and Fri, 10.30-11.30am, £5.50 for full-time workers or £3.50/£4 for students and those in receipt of benefits. The Hub, 123 Star Lane, E16 Weds, 6.30-7.30pm The Unitarian Church, West Ham Lane, E15. Call 07956 808 007 or visit www.yocoma.co.uk Woodside Badminton Club Fri, 8-9.30pm, Intermediate and club standards players welcome, £5 waged/£3 unwaged, Carpenters Docklands Centre, 98 Gibbins Road, E15. Call 07958 761 676 / 07956 150 240 Table Tennis Thurs, 6.30-7pm For beginners and intermediate adult players. Stratford School, Upton Lane, E15 (Doris Road entrance) For more info call 07976 577 716 or 07828 866 031 or email ginny.harris10@btinternet.com Qi Gong Thurs, 8pm, suitable for adults of all abilities. £5 per session on the Docklands Community Boat

moored near ExCeL. Meet at the gates to Millennium Mill, Mill Road, E16. Call 07930 610 275 or email lee@bigheavenlittleheaven.com Bowls club For over 16s, U16s welcome with an adult. Sun-Fri, 12.30-3pm, West Ham Lawn Bowling Club, Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, E15, call 020 7503 4316 Weds, 2-5pm, Plashet Park Bowling Club, Plashet Park, Plashet Grove, E6, call 020 8471 3821 Weds, 3-6pm, Central Park Bowling Club, Central Park, High Street South, E6, call 020 8519 2126 Thurs, 2.30-5.30pm, Phoenix Bowling Club, Royal Victoria Gardens, Albert Road, E16, call 020 7511 6812. Beginners’ Ballroom Mon, 10am-12noon, St Paul’s Church Centre, Burges Road, E6. £2.50 per session. Call 07761 209 463 Twisted Pink Fri, 6-7pm Street Dance sessions: open to 7-21s, £3. Fri, 7.15-8.15pm Zumba classes: (From 30 Nov) £5 including childcare. St Luke’s Church, 89 Tarling Road, E16. Call 07534 513 307, visit www.twistedpink.org.uk or email twistedpink26@aol.com Zumba with Annabel (17+) Mon, 7-8pm, £5 a session, Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, E15. Weds, 7.30-8.30pm, Beckton Community Centre, East Ham Manor Way, E6. Call 07500 898 665 Badminton at Little Ilford School Thurs, 7-9pm For all standards. £4 for a court and bring a racquet. Browning Road, E12. Email morgan_phil@hotmail.com or call 07944 117 263 Gemini Square Dance Club Mon, 8-10.30pm, Chandos

Community Centre, Colegrave Road, E15. £4 per session including tea and biscuits.Call 020 8529 1602 or email mbro22@hotmail.com FEMALE SPORTS Fitness Classes (12+) Tues, 8-9pm Zumba: £6, and, 9-9.30pm Body Conditioning: £3, The Hub, 123 Star Lane, E16. Email bollywoodfuzion@gmail.com or call 07830 455 823 Dare2Dance Street dance classes for girls, 12-16s. Fri, 3.30-5.30pm Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 020 3373 9000 Girls Spinning Sessions Mon and Weds, 4-4.30pm. 11-16, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 020 7511 4477 Female Only Gym Sessions Tues and Thurs, 3.30-5pm. 11-16s. Weds, 1.30-3pm, 16-25s. Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 020 3373 9000 Female Boxfit Classes (16+) Mons, 4.15-5.15pm, Balaam Leisure Centre, Balaam Street E13. Call 07970 783 526 Girls Football Tues, 3.30-5.30pm, 11-16s, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 Women United AFC (11+) Mon (term time only), 6-7.15pm, Kingsford School, E6, £1 per session. Call 07792 932 979

Get Back into Netball Tues, 6-7.30pm, juniors, 7.309pm, seniors. OPA Netball Club sessions. £2 per session. Lister Community School, St Mary’s Road, E13. Call 07717 281 529 Body Blast (16+) Mon, 7-8pm, Weds, 12.301.30pm and Thurs, 6-7pm £5 per session. Talent Central,l, Unit 27a, 3 Armada Way,

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Gallions Reach Shopping Park, E6. Call 07866 612 610 Abs Blast Thurs, 5.30-6.15pm, 11-16s, Sessions cost £3. Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 Just Play (16+) Wed, 6.30-8pm, Multi-sport session. Newham Sixth Form College, Prince Regent Lane E13. Call 020 3373 9000 Female Multi-Sports Fri, 4.15-5.15pm Cardio, Tennis, Handball, Rounders, Football and more. Little Ilford Youth Zone, Rectory Road, E12. Call 020 8556 5973 or email Farrakh.Khan@locsp.org Sheila’s Yummy Mummy buggy (16+) £5 per session Mon, 10-11.30am East Ham Central Park, E6 (meet outside cafe in the park) Fri, 10-11.30am, Plashet Park, Plashet Grove, E6. Call 07908 614 958 or email spoleon@aol.com Janice’s Fitness (16+) Tues, 9.30-10.30pm Soca and Zumba fitness sessions. £5 per session. St George and St Ethelbert Church Hall, Burford Road, E6. Email info@jfikarate.co.uk or call 07818 000 643 Sonia’s Circuits (16+) £4 per session. Tues and Fri, 10-11am, Ridley Christian Centre, 94 Upton Lane, E7. Call 07763230106 Belly Dancing £6 per class or £30 for a six weeks. Thurs, 6.45-7.45pm, Maryland Dance Studioz, 8486 Leytonstone Road, E15. Call 07960 564 401 SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Multi-Sports Wed and Fri evenings, 6-8pm.

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Flying Wheels club for young wheelchair users 6-22. Rokeby School, Barking Road E16. Call 07888 085 259 Fri, 4.30-6.30pm, U19s, Newham Leisure Centre, E13. Tues, 10.30am-12noon, Disabled Multi-Sports. Newham Leisure Centre, E13. Call 020 7511 4477 Fri, 4.30-6pm, NewVIc, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 07811 671 082 Wheelchair Basketball Wed, 4-5pm, 11-19, Rokeby School, Barking Road, E16. Call 07947 401 616 Family Swims for Disabled Children and Adults Sat, 4.30-5.30pm, Newham Otters Swimming Club, Newham Leisure Centre, E13. For more details call 07931 788 739 Sun, 12.30-2pm, Family Swim, Balaam Leisure Centre, E13, £5. Call 020 7476 5274 Trampolining Sessions Fri, 5-7pm and Sat, 12noon2pm, U19s, Newham Leisure Centre, E13. Call 020 7511 4477 Mixed Swimming Sessions for Adults and Children Wed, 10am-12noon, East Ham Leisure Centre, E6. £1.15 per session. Call 020 8548 5850 Swim for Families dealing with Autism Wed, 4-5pm, Balaam Leisure Centre, E13. Call 020 7476 5274 Get fit for free Tues, 1.30-3.30pm and Fri, 10am-12noon. Free use of the gym for one year for people with learning disabilities at Newham Leisure Centre. To book an induction call 020 7511 4477 B1 Football Club Third Sun of every month, 10am-12noon, East Ham Leisure Centre, E6 Soft play and exercise to music Sat, 2-3pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13. Call 020 7511 4477 Disabled Athletics Tues, 4.15-6.15pm, 11-18s, Brampton Manor, Roman

Road, E6 Thurs, 4.30-5.55pm, St Angela’s Ursuline School, 1 Saint George’s Road, E7. Email cnourrice@ englandathletics.org

Sensory Play For children under five with special needs, speech and language delay or physical disabilities. During term time only. Fri, 10-11.30am, Oliver Thomas Children’s Centre, Mathews Avenue, E6 Email kathy.holdsworth@ oliverthomas.newham.sch.uk or call 020 8821 0997 COMMITTEE MEETINGS

All meetings take place at Newham Town Hall, Barking Road, E6, unless specified. Tues 14 May 7pm, Children and Young People Scrutiny Commission, Committee Room 1 Weds 15 May 10am, Mayoral Proceedings, Conference Room, Old Town Hall Stratford, E15 Thurs 16 May 7pm, Annual General Meeting, Council Chamber, Old Town Hall Stratford, E15 7.30pm, Joint Meeting of Committees, Main Hall Mon 20 May 7pm, Local Development Committee Council Chamber, Old Town Hall Stratford, E15 Tues 21 May 7pm, Strategic Development Committee, Council Chamber, Old Town Hall Stratford, E15 7pm, Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Commission, Committee Room 2 7pm, Health and Wellbeing Board, Newham Dockside, Ground Floor, West Wing, Room WG.06, 1000 Dockside Road, E16 Thurs 23 May 5pm, Cabinet, Council Chamber 5.05pm, Mayoral Proceedings, Council Chamber

Visit www.newham.gov.uk/ committee for updates. CONTACT THE MAYOR

Walk-in surgeries Tues 14 May Registration 8.30am, The Place, 2 Silvertown Way, E16 Tues 21 May Registration 4.30pm, Newham Town Hall, Barking Road, E6 Telephone surgeries Wed 22 May Call 020 3373 8444 between 9.30am and 10.30am and register your query and contact details. The Mayor will then ring you back at a later time. LIBRARY CONTACTS Beckton Globe 1 Kingsford Way, E6 Canning Town Barking Road, E16 Custom House Prince Regent Lane, E16 East Ham High Street South, E6 Green Street 337-341 Green Street The Gate 4-20 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, E7 Manor Park 685-691 Romford Road, E12 North Woolwich 5 Pier Parade, E16 Plaistow North Street, E13 Stratford 3 The Grove, E15 Archives and Local Studies (limited postal and email service only) call: 020 3373 6881 email: archiveslocalstudies@ newham.gov.uk Community Outreach Services To find out more call 020 3373 0813

Hundreds of services – one website. Visit www.newham.gov.uk Follow us on Twitter @NewhamLondon Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ NewhamCouncil


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