This scheme is helping all the residents in Manor Park. By tidying up people’s gardens we are improving the quality of their lives, removing some of the problems that are causing them stress and the impact this has on the community at large is tremendous. A well-kept neighbourhood makes everyone feel pleased to be getting home and increases neighbourhood pride, and this can help lower crime rates. The project has also been making a difference to the lives of long-term unemployed residents. By linking up with other organisations such as Respect, JobCentres, Access to Excellence, Hathaway Community. Centre and the office furniture recycling concern Greenworks, ten residents have been given salaried employment as gardeners, warehouse operatives. A shortlist has been drawn up of designs for homes that are set to improve the quality of life on the housing estate.
More than 70 concepts have been submitted in a competition on behalf of Newham Council to enhance and refurbish properties on the Brooks Road Estate. Entries have arrived from all over the world with suggestions on how to improve the Nicholls Point and Tanner Point high rise tower blocks, 173 low rise properties and nearby shopping facilities. The shortlist includes seven high rise and six low rise blocks. We will look for solutions which show technically and visually innovative approaches that respond to the aspirations of the community. In June the first phase of the £113 million redevelopment programme began with the demolition of the 15-storey Watts Point block. A further 56 flats at Bates Point, 12 shops and 64 maisonettes are also being pulled down. People living in Stratford will be able to let their senses be overwhelmed at a beautiful new garden opening at Major Road Tenants Association early in the New Year.
The sensory garden will provide a calming, stimulating environment for residents whatever their age. The garden design centres on a stunning water feature and includes plenty of colourful and sweet smelling plants, trees and shrubs. Lighting throughout the garden will make this quiet spot a beautiful haven in the evenings and during the daytime. Tony Banks MP launched the exhibition and gave a speech to more than 50 people, including former factory workers who came to see the display. Former Yardley employees enjoyed reminiscing about factory life, others remembered the impact that this famous firm had on the local area.
The Yardley firm may have moved on, but it was clear from the conversations provoked by this exhibition that the old Yardley factory in Stratford is still an important piece of local history. The council gives the TMO an allowance of just over £1 million a year to deliver management services on their behalf. Residents in the Forest Gate area are invited to unleash their imaginations and creativity and take part in a unique and fun event. E7 Arts, a new organisation in the area, will be hosting a midwinter celebration of light. read more: Enact Conveyancing Brisbane