What's happening in Limehouse?
History Night 2019 was held on Sunday, 19 May, 2019 at St Anne's Church on Three Colt's Street. Over 200 Limehouse residents and friends attended and were entertained and informed by two excellent speakers. Owen Hopkins, architectural writer, historian and curator, spoke about Nicholas Hawksmoor and his six great London churches. Jeremy Batch, local historian, gave a captivating presentation on the re-development of the Limehouse Basin from 1989 to 1994. Due to the extra-ordinary generosity of those attending over £6,000 was donated towards the restoration of the East window of St Anne's Church.
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The LIMEgreen Youth Hub Planter project had a big day on Saturday 11th May conducting a workshop on Planter building on the Royal Foundation of St. Katherine precinct. Limehouse Community Forum members pitched in to build prototype Planters in training for the 30 June Planter Building Event.
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30 Limehouse residents attended the Limehouse Ward Safe Neighbourhood Team (SNT) walkabout on Monday, 13 May. Met Police SNT George Norteye led the group through neighbourhoods in Limehouse where Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) and drugs related crimes have been observed. During the walkabout, George fielded questions on CCTV camera use, patrols and Met crime statistics. Attendees from Tower Hamlets council and private and public housing associations provided information on activities that are in progress and guidance on how to help reduce instances of ASB and crime.
LIMEgreen, your local gardening club and green environment team has BIG plans for 2019. PLEASE HELP US GREEN UP LIMEHOUSE!
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LIMEfest 2019 will be held at Ropemaker's Field on Sunday, 7 July from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM. This annual event brings together residents and local businesses for a day of fun, food, games and entertainment for the whole family.
For more information and to view scenes from past LIMEfests Click HERE.
The Limehouse Community Forum was established in the Spring of 2005 to address three concerns that residents had; crime, poor street lighting and CCTV along Narrow Street. The founding members of the forum were representatives of some of our local housing estates and residential blocks. Our constitution was agreed in July and membership was redefined and opened to any "development", an expansion which would grant admission to businesses, institutions and other local bodies.
Since that time the forum has successfully worked to increase membership, and has reached out to form partnerships with a wide range of associated organisations and groups, allowing our Limehouse community to have a rather loud voice within and beyond our local authority. Activities have included expanding the local heath facilities, preserving neighbourhood youth services, mediating disputes, growing local amenities such as the Basin Market & PopUp Cinema and improving the quality of life in Limehouse.
In 2012 the LCF successfully lobbied the Boundary Commission to alter the size of our ward, matching those as defined in the LCF constitution. In 2013, the LCF applied to become a Neighbourhood Planning Forum and has now been so designated. The Limehouse Neighbourhood Planning Forum has the responsibility to produce a local plan which will have the strength of planning law, within our community
The LCF reaches out and interacts with our wider community of residents and businesses by hosting public events. Each year the LCF funds and organises a History Night, where we can all learn about our past and help shape our future. The formal adoption of our constitute is commemorated on the first Sunday in July, with what is one of the premier local festivals: LIMEfest.
Please explore our website and have a look at what we do, come to a meeting or join us; ask some questions or suggest some answers. The value of a community is based upon our choosing to take part in that community. Limehouse matters. We can all add value, we can all make things better for ourselves and our neighbours. Take part today.
Limehouse Community Forum
"To promote and protect Limehouse"
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