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Hope you are all keeping safe & following Government guidelines to protect each other at the present time.
PSBL Community Competition - win a voucher for spending next weekend
During the time when some of us have to self-isolate, and all of us are required to practice social distancing, it is important to show solidarity , and make an effort to communicate with our neighbours by other means.  We have seen many an image of window displays in the social media for passers-by to enjoy or engage with.

That is why PSBL wants to invite all of you South Plastonians to take part, and SHOW US YOUR BEST DECORATED WINDOW!
During the next week, post the photo of your ‘dressed’ window to our Facebook page (or email to us and we will post it) and our FB followers will pick the winner by posting ‘likes’- the window with most ‘likes’ gets the prize.

The winner will receive £25 Newham bookshop voucher (to support the local Newham economy - open for online orders), or a £20 voucher of your choice. Deadline Thursdays 5pm.
Self Care for parents and toddlers with ‘Living Medicine'
Alex Laird, director of ‘Living Medicine’ and medical herbalist is sharing her knowledge with us, showing how to use plants growing around us and in the garden to administer natural self-care for you and your toddler. For more info, follow the link below:
 Lockdown coffee morning Thursday 14 May 11am
Do join us for an informal chat, open to all, while you drink your coffee. This week's theme is what you have been up to, particularly any mending or crafty/creative projects.  Join the meeting through this link or  via the app: Meeting ID: 956 4920 7084. Password: 047508
Visit a museum without stepping outside!
Delve into the Natural History Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience about Hope the blue whale and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Please follow the link below:
Plot on a Plate competition!
Join in the first ever miniature gardening competition - plate sized.  The diminutive contest is open to everyone: professional gardeners, budding amateurs and kids alike. Use whatever you like, your garden could be living or lollipops could be trees and matches could be a fence just let your imagination run wild. Winners will receive an annual pass to the Garden and hampers of gardening goodies from Candide.
Easy Paper craft for kids- and kids at heart!
This easy, bright paper sewing craft project needs only a few supplies, and will skill up your little crafters in sewing skills in no time! It looks great hung up in the window! Why not try your hand at it? For details follow the ling below:
Sunflower seeds giveaway, for a sign of hope
During these uncertain times, gardening and growing is a peaceful, mindful activity that everyone can undertake even if they don't have a garden. We would love it if this summer South Plaistow explodes with sunflower blooms in people's front gardens, to symbolise hope, solidarity and togetherness. Will you help us? Send your name and address to Green Spaces Community Worker Milena on 07388 406-499 /, and she will post a few sunflower seeds through your door for you to grow.
Financial telephone support from Money A & E

‘We are pleased to help fund Money A&E who are continuing to support our community with financial advice during this time of difficulty.  

The Money Coach service will continue to offer one-to-one (telephone only) support with money, debt and benefits. As our team are now working remotely, we are offering telephone appointments. Please call or email using the contact details below to book.

Rosie – 07936 005774. Jeredine – 07753 439551. 

Please be aware that demand for the service is unpredictable at this time, and wait times for an appointment are therefore uncertain. We are grateful for your patience and understanding.

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