On Saturday 26th July, Pier Parade was transformed into a community market. Local people set up over 20 market stalls and began trading. They were joined by two of their Royal Docks Councillors, the brilliant RDLAC line dancers and the very inspiring and very sweet Royal Docks Singstars - who gave an excellent performance of Pharrel’s HAPPY. It was wonderful to watch such home grown local talent :)
The Momentum Project were there too - offering a free (but not very expert) nail salon and inviting the kids to let their imaginations run wild - whilst decorating cup cakes and biscuits with images from their dreams.
It was a beautiful day for everyone in the community and we cannot wait for the next one :)
On Monday 21st July at 11am - the week that Newham Council will make their decision - action group The Future we will go and watch the airport.
The Momentum Project will join them in drawing a circle around our eyes to show that we are watching those with power and that we will judge them if they choose the toxicity of London City Airport over the health of local people and of London.
Groups of people from around the world have worn this symbol to show that we stand united for The Future.
HacanEast, campaigners against noise and air pollution caused by aviation, are organising an Election Hustings - our chance to quiz candidates standing in Newham what they’ll do for the Royal Docks, and ask them how seriously they take clean air and improving quality of life in the Docks.
Election Hustings Meeting about City Airport: 12th May Posted on May 3, 2014
Your chance to ask politicians about City Airport and the Royal Docks
· Have concerns about London City Airport? · Want to find out what the political parties will do for the Royal Docks and for Newham?
May 12th at 7.30pm Britannia Village Hall 65 Evelyn Road, West Silvertown, London E16 1TU
Hear what the political parties have to say!
Ask them questions!
A representative of all the parties standing at the Mayoral, council and European elections to be held on the 22nd May has been invited to the meeting.
We still need plants, soil, seeds, bulbs and some chain for hanging baskets. If you are anywhere within a reasonable distance from us here at E16 and willing to donate, please get in touch! We can arrange to pick things up or you can pop down and bring stuff directly to us (but we might rope you in to help if you do the latter… ;) ).
Brewers paints, Growing Concerns for donating supplies for this weekend’s project! You are WONDERFUL! We still need a bunch of materials (see previous post) so if any individuals or companies wish to participate, here’s your chance!
Before we can start building tomorrow, we still need:
Masonry paint, brushes, rollers & trays, metal paint, white spirit, primer, spray paint, wall glaze, fairy lights and/or lanterns, blackboard paint, wooden benches (or wood we can make them from), chalk, compost, water butt, shade-loving plants and flowers, veg seeds, bulbs, trowels, pitchforks, brooms, hanging baskets, lino, vinyl, lino... and snacks for the weekend (as we're having a big party on the Sunday to celebrate!)
Can you help? Would you be willing to donate any of these things?