Q&A: My Newham

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 November 2017


Patricia Nibbs is a longstanding Newham resident with no desire to move as she says living in the borough ‘is a charm’.

What’s your connection with the borough?

Moved to East Ham, aged three; moved to Forest Gate aged 30 - still here and love it.

What’s the best thing about working or living in the borough?

The green spaces, eg Wanstead Flats, and the well kept parks; Forest Gate’s proximity to the City; good mix of races and nationalities reside here and an excellent library service.

What’s one thing would you change?

Controlled parking should be restricted to 10am – noon which would weed out commuter parking - it’s a nightmare if you have tradesmen working and no parking permits can be issued, as is the case in CPZ “F”.

Also one’s parking permit should also be valid in adjacent CPZs.

Use three words to describe the area?

Diverse, clean (Zone F is anyway), up and coming.

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (a space scientist who is a presenter of The Sky at Night) gave a talk in Newham in 2013.

Had I been a child, it would definitely have inspired me to study sciences. Other than her, my Mum.

What new law would you introduce if you were the prime minister?

Reduce the retirement age for those born up to 1970 to 60.

If you were the editor of this paper, what issues in the borough would you focus on?

The Carpenters Estate in Stratford - this should be refurbished and handed back to Newham residents who wish to remain in the area and not rehoused hundreds of miles away.


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