On Tuesday evening, our Youth Coordinator and Fundraising Officer both presented at the East Ham Community Assembly.
A community assembly identifies how best to address concerns in specific areas. The assemblies give Newham residents direct influence to create a shared vision for the place where they live, learn and work to help shape its development and growth.
They provide an opportunity for residents to discuss local priorities, establish community projects for neighbourhoods, and influence how the £100,000 available to neighbourhoods will be spent.
Read more about community assemblies here.
We are proposing four x annual community events, two at East Ham library and two at Central Park, where all residents will be able to access free information and inclusive activities.
We would include stalls with representatives from the following types of organisations:
- local adult education centres/community centres offering activity enrolment
- social prescribers offering health advice
- the police
- LGBT support groups
- Food bank information,
- information on where to access immigration support and benefits and other community support groups.
We will offer team building, sport-based and creative activities for children throughout each day. For the days based in Central Park we will also host nature and bird-watching walks. We would also provide free refreshments using local catering companies from the East Ham area.
We aim to include live entertainment and local speakers from the community, including talks on recycling, and preserving East Ham’s natural environment.
These events will be widely publicised through print campaigns, online and through local school assemblies.
Voting is open until 27th July 2022 and if you would like to vote for our proposed project, you can do so on this website.