Residents help each other to get Beckton looking bloomin’ marvellous

Lesley Walls Pue (yellow top) and friends try drumming

Lesley Walls Pue (yellow top) and friends try drumming - Credit: Archant

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 drumming

Lesley Walls Pue (yellow top) and friends try drumming - Credit: Archant

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.


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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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