Residents help each other to get Beckton looking bloomin’ marvellous

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 August 2013

Vicky Dzivenu leads a dance class

Vicky Dzivenu leads a dance class


A weary, worn out piece of land in Beckton has been transformed by residents into a sun-dappled meadow.

Lesley Walls Pue (yellow top) and friends try drummingLesley Walls Pue (yellow top) and friends try drumming

Every week, local people have been returning to work on this green patch of land in Hallywell Crescent as part of a project called Bloomin Hallywell to reclaim a community space in the borough for everyone to enjoy.

There have been a number of free activities throughout the month including street games, wild life studies, photography, arts and crafts, and herbs for health workshops.

Youngster have focused their energies on building a bug hotel, bird boxes, and artifacts from natural materials.

Generations came together every Friday afternoon for a session of African drumming and a sing song.

The Bloomin Hallywell project was in partnership with loveLife Generation, the Wildlife Trust, and Newham Council funded by Southern Housing.

Nature-lovers are invited to a final celebratory street party and barbecue along with an exhibition of photographs, arts and crafts, and a musical performance on Friday August 10 from 3pm to 6pm.

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