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Plaistow South Big Local Community E-News
Hope you are all keeping safe & following Government guidelines to protect each other at the present time.
Think we missed this lovely window in our Facebook competition a few weeks back.  Beautiful!   
Our next issue of E-news will be ready in July, so this is what we've compiled for you in the meantime. Enjoy!
PSBL is now on Instagram – an opportunity to share local snaps and news ..
Join us on Instagram to keep up to date with what’s going on in the local area and snaps from Plaistow South. This picture of the Plaistow ducks was taken by PSBL Steering Group Member and Treasurer, Steve. If you’ve got a picture taken locally that you’d like us to share on Instagram, please email it with your first name and short description of the picture to
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A way you can improve walking and cycling routes in Plaistow & Newham

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, current Government advice is that public transport should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. Over 50% of Newham households do not own a car, and so walking and cycling is an attractive option. Click on the Council’s interactive map to leave a comment or a suggestion. Ideas for Plaistow streets being more people friendly would be great to share.

National Lockdown photo competition for young people – deadline 31st August
The Positive View Foundation have launched an exclusive national photographic competition for young people entitled Lockdown: Taking a Positive View.  First prize is £1000!  This organisation's mission is to transform young people's lives through photography.
Virtual Coffee morning with the Greenway Orchard Green Gym on Thursday!
The Green Gym volunteers are now hosting a weekly chat about the Greenway Orchard and anything to do with growing and gardening.  Do join them on Thursday at 11 am for a spot of socialising during this strange lockdown period.  Open to everyone until the sessions re-start when it is 11 on site. or go to and use these details: Meeting ID: 884 6387 0467. Password: 478227

Short courses on all sorts – digital, baking, problem solving, de-stress, maths, children’s play…

There’s an incredible range of short courses you can do at Newham Adult Learning Service!  You really should take a look!
Covid-19 and money advice

The Coronavirus crisis has meant living with new levels of worry and uncertainty for all of us. At Money A+E, their debt and benefits Advice service is in more demand than ever before.  They are there to help but be aware that demand for the service is unpredictable at this time, and wait times for an appointment are therefore uncertain. Rosie – 07936 005774. Jeredine – 07753 439551. E:​  And here is an article about Money A & E and how community groups like Money A & E will lead the post Covid recovery.

It's Newham Heritage month  - all of June 
Do keep looking online, there’s new material every day this month – all very inspiring stories!  Take a look at this information about Eric Samuel MBE who set up the Community Food Enterprise which has been extremely important during Lockdown.
Online free art tutorials – find and enjoy your creativity
This very short video will guide you to make a lovely watercolour painting of roses and will relax you in the process- try it, it is really fun!
Could your child be a creative star? Rosetta Arts usually runs Art Stars, a Saturday School that offers a welcoming and inspiring place to develop their artistic skills across different mediums. During coronavirus they’ve decided to make the resources open to everyone so that every child (and adults) can learn and have fun through art. Saturday mornings or any time -see the weekly tutorials
Free phone App recommendations – 4 ‘good thinking’ apps for your mental health
Having trouble with your thoughts, anxiety or sleep? These Good Thinking apps are free for Londoners and supported by the NHS.  Definitely worth a look.
Sunflower seeds giveaway - must be planted in next week or so
Can you help make Plaistow South full of sunflowers?  Send your name and address to Green Spaces Community Worker Milena on 07388406-499, and she will drop of a few sunflower seeds for you to grow through your letterbox, if you like.
All the possible information you would want about help and services by community groups in Newham
This is an incredible library of all those groups and services that are active and offering help during Lockdown.  It’s a Google docs link with constantly updated information on everything that is happening with community groups…. Just make sure you keep the link somewhere safe and do pass it on:

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