. Meet at the corner of Poppleton and Forest Glade (behind St.Andrew’s Church) . Pickers, gloves, bags, collection etc. provided courtesy of Open Spaces and Constable Ian Greer (Corporation of London) Good Saturday morning workout! and it makes a huge difference to the environment. Just turn up for whenever or for as long as you can spare! We suggest considering sturdy footwear and long sleeved trousers and tops and perhaps a snack or beverage.
Forest Residents Association is 10 years old and this year we would like to celebrate with a curry meal at our AGM (annual general meeting). At the AGM you will have the chance to put your ideas into what FORA does. This will be followed by a question and answer session by a Corporation of London Forest Ranger on the management of Forest Glade and Hollow Ponds woodland. Local writer and film maker John Rogers will be signing his book ‘This Other London’. The evening will be rounded off with tea and cakes. This event will be an excellent chance to meet your neighbours, get to know more about your area, support you local community, and share your thoughts on FORA’s next ten years.
Over the years FORA has held many successful events, led a range of local campaigns and fostered a strong community spirit in Leytonstone. In addition FORA has developed strong relationships with local agencies such as Schools, Police, Corporation of London, Local Councillors and our MP, as well as many local businesses. We would like to celebrate and recognise these achievements but also plan for the future. What should FORA’s priorities be for the future? How can you get involved? What events would you like us to put on? Come along and discuss these questions while meeting new friends in a relaxed atmosphere.
The evening will begin with a curry meal provided by The Star of India restaurant at 6pm and will take place Saturday 14th May 2016 in St. Andrews Church Hall. Although the event is free please RSVP for catering purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday 7th May 2016. For further details click here.
FORA volunteers with their haul of 35 sacks of rubbish collected from the woods between Forest Glade and James Lane. Video clip Assessing the haul.
Folks tend to find it a useful way to meet fellow residents whilst participating in a modest local community self help effort,for WHATEVER length of time they can devote.
So many have forged fast friendships now and it’s worth looking back and noting how we were once strangers , but met at just such an event or similar
If you can’t make this one , there are others that happen UK wide and year round .You can find your nearest groups here.
By Tony FERNANDES