July 2018

St Paul’s Way Festival takes on Clean Air Theme

Over 1,000 people headed to the St Paul’s Way Festival on 23rdJune, which promoted a Clean Air theme as part of National Clean Air Day.

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Chrisp Street

Over 300 people came down to Chrisp Street on 22nd and 23rd June to find out more about our plans for the market makeover. 94 people filled in a comment form. 86% of comments were positive and 12% were neutral. We had just 2 negative responses.

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Summer play scheme for 8-12 year olds

Activities will include cooking, sports, arts and crafts, trips and much more! Registration date: Wednesday 4 July, 8am-6pm at Poplar Union.

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BMXercise at Langdon Park

A new fitness session has come to Langdon Park. BMXercise is an exciting and social women-only fitness session based at a BMX track suitable for anyone with no previous BMX experience expected. BMXercise is a great opportunity to meet new people, get fit and have fun.
Tuesdays 18:30-20:00

Langdon Park Festival

BMX track, football tournaments, tennis, rowing, an over 50’s tea tent and lots more at the Langdon Park Festival!

Saturday 14 July 12pm-4pm
Langdon Park, E14 0RZ

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New outdoor gym in Jolly’s Green

Have you spotted the new outdoor gym and play equipment in Jolly’s Green? There are sessions on Wednesday’s to learn how to use it.

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Bow Church celebration

Saturday 14th July, 2:30pm

The tower at Bow Church in the middle of the A11 motorway has been shrouded in scaffolding for six months while it has been completely repaired and cleaned, and the clock and the gold cross restored. There will be a celebration of the restoration on Saturday 14thJuly between 2.30 and 6pm.

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Working Start 50+ Programme

This programme offers unemployed Tower Hamlets residents, aged 50 and over, the chance to get back into work or gain experience in a new area. It includes a 6 month paid placement at the London living wage of £10.20 an hour.

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Drop in for free advice on universal credit and benefits

Are you a Poplar HARCA resident? Struggling to understand your benefit or universal credit entitlement?

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Poplar HARCA Employment and training team supporting people into work

“Personally, I have received a lot of help from the team and if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t come this far!” Find out how Biti’s experience of a Pre-Apprenticeship programme and finding work as an Office Assistant.

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Linc Centre library

Relax in the lovely Linc Centre library. Free fiction and non fiction, for adults and children. Book swap available. Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (closed Tuesday’s). 70 Fern Street, E3 3PR.

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What’s on at Bow Arts

Events include a summer evening of performance in Bow Arts’ Victorian courtyard, adjacent to the Gallery and Bow Open Show, presenting a curated selection of the charity’s studio and education artists.

Bow Arts July listings >

Family sports in Aberfeldy on Wednesday’s

Variety fun sports and games, Wednesday 4, 11, 18 July, 3.30pm-4.30pm at Aberfeldy Centre Pitch, E14 0NU. Telephone: 0207 515 6794.

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Work Routes 50+

If you are aged 50 or over and looking for support to help find work, Work Routes 50+ at Bromley by Bow Centre could help…

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PureGym London East India Dock - Opening Soon

If you’re looking for a contract-free membership in Poplar, then you’re in luck as a brand new PureGym is about to open in East India Dock. It will be near to Blackwall Yard and Tower Hamlets council buildings.

Republic R1, Anchorage House, E14 2BE.

Opening offer £19.99 a month.

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Permission needed for structural works

One leaseholder found out the hard way that you shouldn’t start structural works to your property without Poplar HARCA’s permission.

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Dementia, counselling skills and end of life care training

There are three potential courses coming up with the Poplar HARCA employment and training team. These courses will run if there is enough interest for them.

Principles of Dementia Care >

Counselling Skills >

End of Life care >

Jump-Start July!

Start your journey towards wellbeing with a month of free taster sessions in Poplar.


See the Well One website > 

Feel Good Friday

Exercise and relaxation tips and techniques for everyday life. Women only at The Cabin,

Fridays 10.00am-11.30am.

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Urban Physique Transformation

Get back into fitness workout classes.

Waverley House, 39 Pepper Street, E14 9RP

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Meno Me at The Cabin

Exercise, relaxation and information for women.

3,10,17 July & more dates in September, £3 donation per class.

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Swing East is back!

Swing East will be back for their fifth summer festival at Chrisp Street market on Sunday July 15th.

Live performances from Sugar Rays, Orchestra (17 piece jump blues with special guests), The Jive Romeros and The Revolutionaires. DJ’s Nel Raiser and Mr Jinx, dance class from Shag Pile, vintage Market, cool cars, great selection of food and drink and much more.

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Protect your dog against theft

According to the Missing Pets Bureau as many as 38% of all animals reported lost have actually been stolen. See this guide to help protect against dog theft.

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Events at the BEEHIVE – JULY 2018

There’s a big mix of live music and comedy at Beehive Bow this month.

See July Beehive listings >

Summer Competition – win a £50 voucher

What is the tube station closest to this landmark?

Send your answer and full name to sally.anthony@poplarharca.co.uk or text/Whatsapp: 07983 576501


Dates for your diary


Family sports in Aberfeldy

3.30pm-4.30pm at Aberfeldy Centre Pitch

Langdon Park Festival

12pm-4pm at Langdon Park

Swing East

12-7pm at Chrisp Street market
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