Saturday 27 July 2013

Coborn Arms - Planning Application

Coborn Arms
The Coborn Arms in Coborn Street has recently submitted two planning applications (PA/13/01476 and PA/13/01477) to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) for the following building work:
"Single storey side extension to existing kitchen to increase kitchen and provide improved services and provide new extract system. Demolition of existing side extension to form increased rear external alfresco dining area and improved access. Demolition and rebuilding of garden wall to enclose alfresco dining. Single storey side/rear extension to existing bar with ladies, gents and disabled facilities. Erection of new walk in fridge within existing garage."
MEOTRA has written to the LBTH with our objections to the application.

Monday 22 July 2013

Redevelopment of the Central Foundation College Terrace Site

The entrance gates to the Central Foundation College Terrace Site

Some MEOTRA members have been wondering what is happening with the Central Foundation Girls' School site in College Terrace.

In October 2012 a planning application was submitted to convert the site into residential dwellings (comprising of 10 x 1 bedroom, 13 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 4 bedroom units). This application is still under consideration. 

The Sixth Form has now moved from the College Terrace building, but there are still further phases of work to come at the Harley Grove Campus. These are not due to be completed until the end of 2014/early 2015 and the school will continue to occupy parts of the College Terrace site until then. Whilst the building will not be full, it will not be empty and the owners will continue to keep it safe and secure. MEOTRA will pass on any further news as soon as it is received.

Wednesday 17 July 2013

The St Clement's Social Club & Shuffle Festival

A view of the St Clements Hospital viewed from Coborn Road
This summer sees a myriad of events taking place on the former St Clement's Hospital site. The "pop-up" ST CLEMENT'S SOCIAL CLUB launches this Friday 19th July (6-11 PM) and will be the first time the grounds have been open to the public since it was built as a workhouse in 1848.

A varied program of events runs until 18th August and includes films, poetry and theatre: some themed around mental health issues, whilst others make the most of this atmospheric site.

The SHUFFLE FESTIVAL hosted by the St Clements Social Club and curated by Danny Boyle runs from the 8-18th August and includes films such as 'Slumdog Millionaire','Attack the Block', 'Shallow Grave', 'The Long Good Friday' and Julien Temple's 'London: A Modern Babylon'. For the full list of films, Q+A sessions,and session times click here. The festival will also feature locally sourced food and drink, arts and live music.

DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR E3 RESIDENTS: 40 £5 tickets per indoor screening and 25 per outdoor screening have been put aside for E3 residents and are available from the St Clement's Café from 19th July with proof of address to purchase (e.g. bank statement, utility bill, driving licence or passport).

Thursday 11 July 2013

MEOTRA Fun Day - Sunday 14th July 2-5PM

Alice Sielle mans Splat-the-Rat

This Sunday sees the annual MEOTRA Fun Day in Tredegar Square with something for everyone.

For the children: a BOUNCY CASTLE, an INFLATABLE SLIDE, a FACE PAINTER and a CLOWN who can show you how to fashion toy animals from BALLOONS.

Adults are welcome to set up bric a brac stalls (for free) or just come and socialise with neighbours on the grass and relax.