Sunday 30 April 2023

Flyer For MEOTRA King Charles Coronation Party
Next Sunday, 7th May, MEOTRA is putting on a picnic party in Tredegar Square to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

We will have traditional Garden Games such as  Splat-The-Rat, Egg and Spoon races, boules, hoopla, Giant Jenga, Sack Races and music galore.

This is a low-key chilled event. Just come along with some food and drink and picnic in the Square with your neighbours. We'll have tea and coffee; but bring a dish or two to share. 

Can you help set up from 10.30? We've tonnes of bunting, tables and chairs to set out. Email if you can.

Location: Tredegar Square
Date: Sunday 7th May
Time: Noon until 3 or 4.

Bake a cake! Bring a dish!


Monday 24 April 2023

MEOTRA AGM - Agenda for Thursday's Annual General Meeting


Annual General Meeting Graphic

Don't forget it is MEOTRA's Annual General Meeting this Thursday at the Epainos Church in Lichfield Road. We begin gathering at 7PM for nibbles and light refreshments with the meeting itself starting at 7.30PM.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Do pop along if you can. It is a good chance to meet and catch-up with neighbours. The business side of things should be relatively short (30-40 minutes), and will be followed by a brief Open Forum "Vision for our Streets" led by Cheryl.

Entrance to the Epainos Church, Lichfield Road
The Epainos Church Entrance

Monday 17 April 2023

Why not join the MEOTRA committee? Nominations close this Thursday.

MEOTRA Committee Nomination Form

To be nominated to become part of the MEOTRA committee you need to get your nomination in by this Thursday 20th April at midnight. You will need a proposer and seconder. Nominations should be sent via email to

Thursday 13 April 2023

REMINDER: Bow West Police Ward Panel Meeting Tonight: 6.30PM


Just a reminder that TONIGHT is the Bow West Police Ward Panel Meeting. This is your chance to pop along and let the local police, council and councillors know, face to face, any concerns you have about local crime and anti-social behaviour.

We, the public, also get to help choose the local neighbourhood policing priorities for the next three months. Please do try and make an effort to come if you can. However, if you can't make it and have something you wish discussed, then let us know and we will raise any concerns on your behalf.

The meeting starts at 6.30PM and typically lasts for less than an hour.

Location: Epainos Church Hall, Lichfield Road
Date: Thursday 13th April 2023
Time: 6.30PM

Blues and Twos on Grove Road viewed from inside a residential hallway
Another day in the 'hood

Thursday 6 April 2023

Did you receive the Spring 2023 MEOTRA newsletter through your letterbox?


Thank You note from Bow Foodbank for MEOTRA's contribution.

Have you received your Spring copy of the MEOTRA newsletter through your letterbox? If not let us know and we can drop one off (we have quite a few spare for some reason this time?). It has info about this Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt in the Square, next week's Bow West Police Ward Panel meeting and information about the forthcoming MEOTRA AGM, amongst other things.

You can view an an electronic copy of the newsletter here.

Easter Egg Hunt - this Saturday 11am

The weather forecast is looking alright for Saturday. Please do come or someone will have to eat all 80-odd chocolate treats and surround themselves with dozens of the cutest furry toys and literally dozens of weird christmas cracker-like toys. Oh the trauma.

The hunt begins at 11am in Tredegar Square, with volunteers welcome from 10am to help set up (well, that means hiding the luminous eggs). It was over by just gone 12 last year.

Please do drop us an email if you aim to come so we have an idea of numbers of children. Many Thanks.

Our Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Gif thing.

Wednesday 5 April 2023

Bow West Ward Panel Meeting - Thursday 13th April, 6.30PM


Location og Bow West Police Ward Panel Meeting in Lichfield Road

Next Thursday is our local Police Ward Panel Meeting for the Bow West area. It usually lasts for under an hour and is your opportunity to report any local crime/ASB concerns to the local neighbourhood police and Tower Hamlets Council. 

At the last meeting the following were set as the local policing priorities:

Violence Related Priority - Concerns have been raised by the community about drug dealing, drug taking and youths with weapons within the corridors of WHITTON WALK . In response to this officers will perform a number of targeted patrols over the next 3 months.

Tredegar Square E3 - ASB Residents of Tredegar Square have reported Anti Social behaviour and noise nuisance due to large groups congregating in the park late at night. Officers plan to increase patrols in and around the vicinity of the park.

Clinton Road ASB - Concerns have been raised by residents about drug taking and nitrous oxide consumption along with in considerate parking Anti social behaviour and noise toward the end of Clinton Road . Officers will work with Tower Hamlets council to reduce the issues raised.

The police will give an update on the above three policing priorities and the public present choose priorities for the next  period. Do you have any concerns relating to our area? Please pop along and pass them on directly to the police; or if you can't make the meeting then email us and we will pass them on for you.

Location: The meeting is in the church hall in Lichfield Road at 6.30PM

Sunday 2 April 2023

Join our Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, Tredegar Square, 11am start


Meotra's younger residents are invited to join us for our second Annual Easter Egg Hunt this coming Easter Saturday, 8th April, from 11am in Tredegar Square.

We have dozens and dozens of eggs that our army of helpers will be squirreling away early in the morning. We have a couple of hundred eggs with novelty toys or really cute furry animals inside, as well as some rather odd yolk-yielding squidgy eggs that just have to be seen.

Worried about food hygiene? Don't worry these eggs haven't been anywhere near a chicken. They are 100% unnatural. Like tokens, the kids exchange the luminous eggs for chocolate treats - though the exchange rate is yet to be decided.

So parents and grandparents bring your mini-yous along. Last year's event was enjoyed by young and old alike.

It would be great if you could let us let us know if you think you'll be coming, so we can work out that plastic to chocolate egg exchange rate.

Can you come and help hide the eggs?

We'll be hiding eggs and carrying out a thorough litter pick beforehand from around 10am. We have to be ready for the 11am start! If you can help drop us an email at:

Animation of Easter Egg Hunt goings on in Tredegar Square