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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.
Looking forward to the sunflower display outside the Fire Station soon! 
More info on sunflowers below
Apply NOW for funding to make your project happen in Plaistow South!
Have you got a great idea for a project that would benefit our community in Plaistow South during Covid-19?  We encourage residents and groups to apply for a grant for between £100 and £2500.  The deadline is imminent - Tuesday 21st July.   It’s a simple application form. https://www.plaistowsouthbiglocal.org.uk/initiatives/supporting-local-action/.
If you would like to talk about your ideas before applying, do get in touch with us through info@plaistowsouthbiglocal.org.uk / 07957 534908
 
Thriving with Nature – some tips for you to benefit from nature
We are pleased to recommend this guide by the Mental Health Foundation about how to benefit from nature during our partial Lockdown situation and in all the changes and difficulties we have and will experience in Covid-19. Here is the guide https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/Thriving-With-Nature-Guidebook-Digital-Copy.pdf
 
Community conversation for parents – parenting in the modern world and education bias

This important series of conversations would be taking place on our patch, at REIN, but of course it’s online for the moment: Monday 20 July 7pm
The newly formed group A Community For Change is hosting it, supported by skilled facilitators. It takes a village to raise a child – an opportunity to pool our wisdom.  More info here https://www.acommunityforchange.org.uk/ or to book your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-community-for-change-tickets-112145528294
 

Keeping safe: free bike health check in Plaistow South 14 & 15 August
We are pleased to announce a 2-day Bike health check to be held at The Mix, 1A Cumberland Road, E13 8LH. Booking is essential for your 15-minute slot and free bike lights and high viz jackets.  Priority will go to Plaistow South residents but do get in touch!

Contact ros@plaistowsouthbiglocal.org.uk / 07957 534908
 

Everything has got more local during Coronavirus – how to keep it local

One positive outcome during Lockdown is people getting to know their neighbourhood more.
We thought you may like these Time Out tips about how to enjoy and participate in Plaistow (and all neighbourhoods!) a bit more. https://www.timeout.com/london/how-to-keep-it-local
 Sunflowers, Greenway Orchard and tree pits in Plaistow South

Hope you like the sunflower snaps!  Looking forward to the Fire Stations display this year!

To read an update on some growing projects taking place during Covid-19 and Greenway Orchard news, click here.

If you'd like to join a meeting with the Green Gym group  they are holding a coffee morning and meeting on Thursday 16th July at 12. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88463870467?pwd=ZTB2SFh5VCs5VDFMN0c0NUZlT1phQT09 Meeting ID: 884 6387 0467 Password: 478227
 

 Plaistow Haiflu? National project for short Haiku poems about Lockdown
There is an interesting historical record of the UK in the midst of great change during Lockdown – 600 Haiku poems.  Really worth a look - so varied and interesting.  https://www.livtorc.co.uk/?page_id=365 

We would love to inspire Plaistow South residents to write down your experience in 17 syllables in 3 lines.  We will post them on our website!  Please send to ros@plaistowsouthbiglocal.org.uk or text to 07957 534908.  Here’s our try!

Funny ol’ Plaistow
With locals full of laughter
Lasting friendships formed
 Funding for Newham creative residents and groups for the Docks festivals
"Are you an individual or creative organisation with a connection to the Royal Docks or Newham? Do you have a great idea for a creative project? Do you want to be part of the four-month long celebration of culture, history and the arts in your area? Then why not apply for one of our Join the Docks grantsFunding available to you and your organisation: Small: £500 - £5,000, Medium: £5,000 - £14,000,Research and development commissions: £5,000 - £14,000"
 
Money issues and help – read Money A and E’s July newsletter
Here is the link for the valuable work of a local social enterprise
 

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