View this email in your browser
Plaistow South Big Local Community E-News

Hello <<First Name>>

Keeping well and safe in May
We hope you are all keeping safe & following  Government guidelines to protect each other at the present time. It's so very important that we are looking after ourselves and observing self-care.  Here is an  excellent list and info from Mind about wellbeing during Coronavirus.
Here's a lovely painting of an orchid by 9-year old Lidia, daughter of our community worker Milena.
Please do send in your artwork - we will post our favourite one each week.
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.
Cuppa and a chat about your fave recipes for home grown or foraged food
This week we were joined by 5 gardeners for an enjoyable hour's conversation.  Join us this coming Thursday at 11.  Everyone welcome. If you need help to join Zoom contact / 07957 534908.  Use this link to join the cuppa directly  or sign in on your app: Meeting ID: 943 4187 6659. Password: 078826
Free online learning platform
A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home, has been launched this week by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the website, called  The Skills Toolkit. There is access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up skills, progress in work and boost job prospects.
Discover Children's Centre at home
Discover Children’s Story Centre is sharing stories and activities during Lockdown, continuing to provide food for children’s imagination. Please follow link below:
Tunmarsh Lane tree pit gardens - an update
Last week, Newham Council replaced two long-time missing trees on two tree pits in Tunmarsh Lane, adding more greenery to the Street. The tree pits themselves are still looking lush and green, and also had new batch of bulbs and donated seeds planted this week to keep them blooming for the next few months. With recent rains, we can look forward to continuous display of flowers that are much appreciated by all who walk past.
Stratford Circus Arts Social-at home for adults and children
Every week, artist Louisa Tock will be taking participants through a fun, short arts activity to try at home. These activities are designed to make use of items we already have at home and support us to stay creative during isolation.These exercises are designed with adults in mind, but can also be enjoyed by older children with supervision.
Soothing coughs, sneezes and allergies with herbs
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 soothe seasonal respiratory ailments. Click here for the PDF detailing some excellent remedies
You can still visit the Library!
Newham libraries are online and avaliable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit  to browse  and download a range of e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers and e-audioboks, or learn a new skill with one of their online courses
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.

Notice Board :

If you have suggestions for notices for our board, please get in touch.
Plaistow South Big Local 

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
PSBL · 478 Barking Road · London, London E13 8QB · United Kingdom

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp