Newham secures further funding from the Mayor of London Rewilding Fund

Beckton Meadows has been chosen as one of the 22 London projects to receive funding as part of the Mayor’s plan to deliver more rewilding in London. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan reiterated his support for restoring London’s natural biodiversity by committing a further £1m to re-wild the capital. Councillor James Asser, Cabinet member […]

Newham Council invites residents to the Beckton Parks Masterplan design consultation

Newham Council invited residents to provide feedback on the designs for the Beckton Parks Masterplan at Beckton Globe Library on Saturday 11 March. East Architecture began work on interpreting the content of the Community Vision into a series of initial design responses in September 2022 which were presented to residents and stakeholders through a series […]

Alice Billings House shows action on creativity and culture

Small Enterprises and Arts

Work is underway to turn Alice Billings House off Stratford Broadway into a new hub for small enterprises and the arts. Mayor Fiaz said “I have no doubt that Newham is to become a home for the very best cultural and creative organisations and Alice Billings House will play an important part in this.”

Six Newham parks awarded Green Flag

Green Flag Award Parks

Plashet Park retains the accolade for the seventh year in a row and Central Park celebrates its second year as a Green Flag winner. Joining them in becoming some of the country’s best parks are:East Ham Nature ReserveRoyal Victoria GardensForest Lane ParkGandhi Chaplin Memorial Garden The awards recognise the valuable service Newham Council and all […]

Cash boost to improve the Greenway


Newham Council has been awarded £50,000 from The Mayor of London’s Rewild London Fund for The Greenway Pollinator Trail. This will create new habitats for bees, butterflies and pollinators across the Greenway. A successful pilot of the wildflower verges took place in 2021. Cllr James Asser, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainable Transport said: “I […]

Park’s fly the flag as some of the country’s best.

In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, Chorley Borough has five of 2127 parks celebrating success. As the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, Chorley Council has raised Green Flags in Astley Park, Yarrow Valley Country Park, Coronation Recreation Ground, Harpers Recreation Ground and Withnell Nature Reserve. Councillor Adrian Lowe, Executive Member of Chorley […]