Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum Workshop and AGM 27th April (2-4.30PM)

The 27th April sees the AGM of the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum at St Paul's Church, St Stephen's Road. The AGM is combined with a workshop and should be an ideal opportunity to find out more about the Council's Liveable Neighbourhood initiative.

The initiative, which is due to go out for consultation this month, seeks to transform the way people move around Bow by encouraging more walking, cycling and use of public transport and reducing car use. It aims to reduce rat running, will likely incorporate the introduction of "school streets" to our area (e.g. Malmesbury School) and the proposal that has got all the attention: making the Roman Road a one way.


Friday, 12 April 2019



This coming Monday 15th April is the Friends of Mile End Park's AGM at the Eco Pavilion (which is just off Grove Road between the Brittania Fish Bar and the Grove/Roman Road junction). 

Yes for those of you that missed the MEOTRA AGM there is another chance to swig wine from a plastic cup whilst enjoying the ergonomics of plastic folding chairs

The past year has been a busy year for the Friends with lots of activities including: litter-picking, planting thousands of bluebells, snowdrops and wild-flower seeds, their Annual Community Fair and Dog Show, closer links with Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park and the Friends of Meath Gardens and of course keeping an eye on the Park. At the AGM there is a chance to hear about these topics and their future plans.

The Park Management will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Free nibbles, soft drinks and wine will be available.

Think this: Seven Cygnets Swimming 


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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

St George’s Day Over 50s Tea Dance - Wed 24th April 2019 (2-4PM) at the Art Pavilion


Tower Hamlets Council is hosting its St George's Day Tea Dance for the over 50s on Wednesday 24th April (2-4PM) at Mile End Park's Art Pavilion. This annual event is always popular and where else can you devour a French Fancy and dance to New Orleans Jazz on St George's Day.

There will be live music from The Sunshine Kings, dance host Tony Lane, and refreshments to help you dance the afternoon away! 

BOOKING OPENS WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 
Free but advance booking essential.  Please call Regina on 020 7364 7916 from 9.30-1pm Mon—Fri or email 
festivalsandevents@towerhamlets.gov.uk 

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

DENNIS ERDWIN 17th July 1928 - 28th February 2019 R.I.P.




Dennis Erdwin who played Father Christmas at our annual MEOTRA Carols in the Square for many years recently passed away.

As an enthusiastic amateur actor, especially in the local Players of St Peter’s mediaeval mystery plays, he was invited by Margaret Winniak to come by public transport from Gidea Park and would don the red robes at her home. She recalls that we were able to boast that our MEOTRA Santa’s long white beard was a real one and how magical it was for her, as his trusty Elf, to watch him engage in conversation with each and every child who had patiently lined up to receive their gifts. As a widower without children of his own, he was an active lifelong supporter of the National Children’s Home, now Action for Children, where he had himself been fostered with his brothers and sister after the death of his mother. He spent several holidays helping at a linked Children’s Home in Armenia.

He was a passionate enthusiast of Country dancing…what an opportunity we missed for a Dancing Father Christmas!

Below are some photos of Dennis performing with the Players of St Peters







MEOTRA AGM this Thursday 11th April 7.15PM with a 7.30PM start


This Thursday 11th April is the MEOTRA Annual General Meeting in the New Testament Church of God, Lichfield Road from 7.15pm with a 7.30pm start.

There will be wine, soft drinks and nibbles and a chance to hear what MEOTRA have been up to in 2018 and discuss what the future holds for us.

The meeting will begin with a five-minute update from Julian McIntosh from the New Testament Church of God about the church's restoration work. We might even get a peek inside the old church itself.

Bow is in for a very busy year or so, with the introduction of School Streets, the new Hackney to Isle of Dogs Cycle Superhighway, some key planning decisions are due and the £3.3 million Liveable Neighbourhood Programme will begin to take shape. Come along to discuss these issues.