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Plaistow South Big Local Community E-News

With the Sun shining and summer in full swing, we at PSBL have been busy with lots happening this month.
 
There are various summer activities throughout the summer holidays.
Details of some events included however you can find more information here.
 
We are thrilled to be supporting New City Primary School to help celebrate 125 years anniversary, come and join the celebration on Thursday 14th July at 2.30pm in New City Primary School.
 
With GCSE and A Level exams almost over we want to send best wishes to all the school leavers!
 
Farewell for now! 
We are sorry to be saying goodbye to Ros, we'd like to say a very big thank you to Ros for all her hard work, dedication and commitment over the last 5 years. 
PSBL have been very lucky to have someone as wonderful as you!
We would like to wish Ros all the best for future endeavours and would like to invite you to her goodbye gathering, see flyer below.

 On behalf of PSBL we would like to wish all those celebrating Eid al-Adha next week a blessed Eid and wishing everyone a lovely summer holiday!
 

Hoping to keep in touch with you on our Social Media: 
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Sheba Choudhury, PSBL Director

Bikeworks visit to the Green Gym - it's going to be a regular feature!
Bikeworks runs all sorts of groups and help to get people cycling.  
The Greenway Orchard is a good place for a pit stop and the Green Gym volunteers were willing to open up their hut and bring out the chairs, tables and refreshments. 
To find out more about Bikeworks click here.
And don’t forget the Green Gym volunteers is open to all on Thursdays 11-2pm.
We are running more digital sessions!
Our first digital champions session for Elders went well!  Karan from Skills Enterprise talked through the programme called 'Learn My Way' which is a good way to track learning and progress.
Participants were able to book swimming lessons online, medical appointments and also sign into online Bingo. 

We are going to run more sessions at the Plus Centre in Memorial church in July. 
If you're interested, please contact Malaka 07922712215 malaka@psbl.org.uk or
Denny 07472680636 
denny@psbl.org.uk 
Drop in centre summer trip!

Thank you to the Drop in Bereavement centre for sharing these great photos with us. PSBL were delighted to have part funded the Elders trip to Folkestone.
Click hereThe Drop In Bereavement Centre to find out about the excellent work being done at the centre.

Cumberland Community School Arts & Photography  
There must be a huge number of proud families & teachers at
Cumberland Community School 
What a joy it was to see the incredible photography & artwork on display.
Good luck to all the students leaving this year as you enter the new chapter of your lives.
Carers community mental health group award
PSBL staff ( & the ‘Queen’) were delighted to be in attendance at the recent Jubilee event at Four Square Church to recognize the amazing carers in Newham.
The carers received certificates of appreciation from Councilor Joy Laguda, enjoyed a wonderful lunch, took part in a free raffle and finishing with music & dancing.
Thank you so much for inviting us!
Everyone is invited!

Newham Hospital will open its doors to local residents on Tuesday 5th July 12.00- 4.00pm to show all of the services it offers.
Throughout the day, staff will host stalls explaining the work that Newham Hospital does and how you can get a job in the NHS.
There will also be many fun activities such as live music, fun freebies, a photo booth, and much more!
This is an event not to be missed!

New City – 125 year anniversary
On Thursday 14th July 2.30pm - 4.30pm
New City will open its doors to all residents to join them in celebrating their 125th anniversary.
It will be a great fun-filled day with lots of activities and
PSBL is pleased to be part funding this, so see you there!
Newham Word Festival
Newham Word Festival, a vibrant celebration of the written and spoken word will take over the borough this July with creative workshops, art, music, discussions, author talks, poetry and more, all marking the 10th anniversary of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games!
Eid al-Adha 
Eid al-Adha is an important festival for Muslim’s, it is held each year to mark the end of Hajj.
The hajj is a pilgrimage that all able Muslims must perform once in their lifetime.
Each year, two million Muslims travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform the hajj.
The festival begins on the tenth day of Dhu'l-Hijja, the Islamic calendar's final month.
Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by gathering with friends and family and exchanging gifts.
Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating!
It is Plastic Free July – ideas for something you can do
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.  We are hoping that the people of Plaistow can get involved.  Here is a website with good tips to help make a small change to the way we do things. 
Birkbeck pathway session
Do you need assistance deciding your next steps?
Have you considered a career but are unsure how to proceed?
We are pleased to see Birkbeck University offer free pathway workshops for those seeking advice and training.
You can attend all three workshops or choose the one that is most relevant to you.
Bookings via eventbrite
And finally, the lastest edition of Newham Voices Community Newspaper
PSBL is a great fan of Newham Voices Community newspaper. Please click HERE for the latest edition.
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