Why you love Newham this week

Mosunmoma Hassan and John Nimki I Love Newham

Mosunmoma Hassan and John Nimki I Love Newham - Credit: Archant

Reporter Jacob Ranson took to the streets this week to ask the community what they love about Newham. Here’s what they said...

Tony Jones and Miranda Park I Love Newham

Tony Jones and Miranda Park I Love Newham - Credit: Archant

Reporter Jacob Ranson took to the streets this week to ask the community what they love about Newham. Here’s what they said...

Mosunmoma Hassan,45, Caistor park road: “Plaistow is a very good area, it’s not rowdy which I like. Transport links are good as this train station can get you to your destination on time. I like that the whole area is quiet and safe. You can come home late at night and still be at ease.”

Trevor Denis and Sarah Greenaway I Love Newham

Trevor Denis and Sarah Greenaway I Love Newham - Credit: Archant

John Nimki,74, Welsh Close, Plaistow: I’ve lived here for fifty years now. I like the shopping and the buses to get about. Like going Stratford and upton park for shipping as I can get fresh fruit. Since I’ve been here it’s improved 100%, more so than anywhere in the country.

Tony Jones,80, Valetta grove, Plaistow: “I’ve lived here all my life and I’m very satisfied. I like a drink so like going to Stratford to all the pubs round there. I used to like going West Ham as I started going during the war in 1945, but don’t go often go now.”


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Miranda Park, 44, Stratford Road, Plaistow: “I like the diversity and the culture it makes it an interesting place. The parks are really good, I like taking the children there. Also, the transport links are also very easy to get into the city and about anywhere which is handy.”

Trevor Denis,41, works at Newham hospital: “I’m here or always passing through as I work here and it’s a changing area. It’s very diverse as they embrace the multi culture and get along that is the beauty of it here. Got the Olympic park and everything not far away from here.”

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Sarah Greenaway, 59, Forest Gate: “It’s very culturally diverse. I’ve lived here 40 years and I’m very happy living here. My daughter attended a school here in Newham, her school had 71 different languages. It’s just amazing how get everyone gets along with no problems or trouble.”

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