Mosaic Making

Inviting all our young Chobham Manor residents!

Help create a mosaic for the Rain Garden. Exclusive for Chobham Manor residents.

Sessions are taking place on the dates listed below. All children under 16 must be supervised by a parent/guardian during the sessions.

Saturday 6 July 2019, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Saturday 13 July 2019, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Saturday 20 July 2019, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Saturday 27 July 2019, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Saturday 3 August 2019, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

To register or for more information, please contact; Tahmina Begum, Successful Places Apprentice Administrator on

Mosaic Flyer A4

Book on our Park Tours now!

Join one of our expert Park Champion volunteer guides on a walking tour of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. From its conception, creation, use during the Games of 2012 through to its transformation into the beautiful Park we have today – hear about the history of the area, parklands and wildlife, biodiversity and sustainability, artworks, continuing legacy transformation and the world-class sporting venues. As part of the tour, we will have the great opportunity to visit some of the venues!


Tours are taking place on:

Saturday 22 June – 10.30pm-12.30pm

Tuesday 9 July – 6pm-8pm


To book on to one of the Park Tours, please email with your preferred date. Spaces are limited so don’t hesitate to book now!

Lee Valley VeloPark

London to Southend Bike Ride 2019


London to Southend Bike Ride 2019

Sunday 14th July


We are writing to you to let you know that this year’s London to Southend Bike Ride is planned for Sunday 14th of July and will, once again, be starting from the Lee Valley VeloDrome. The ride is an annual event raising sponsorship for a range of both local and national charities.


The event will start between 7:00 and 09:15 with riders completing a circuit of the Olympic track before heading towards Southend.


We wish to reassure you that there will be unimpeded access for local residents and that we will take all possible steps to minimise any disturbance or disruption. Although a low-volume public address system will be in use on the day, it will be in use only after 8:00am and used for simple safety announcements, etc.


If you would like to join the ride, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us on 0117 989 7080 or


We would like to thank you in advance for your tolerance and cooperation in the staging of this annual event.


Download official letter to residents here: LVV Letter to local residents 2019

Free Bulky Waste Collection

In February 2019, Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz and her Cabinet agreed to reintroduce the council’s free bulky waste collection service. This is for when you have large unwanted items such as mattresses, furniture and fridges.


Bulky Waste

This service is for household items only. We offer a commercial waste service for businesses in Newham.

How it works:

  • If you’re a Newham resident you can have your bulky waste collected three times a year for free – the year will run from April  – March 2019.
  • We’ll take up to six items per collection.
  • After the third free collection the charge will be £20 and will be for up to six items.

Visit for detailed information.


Garden Waste

We collect green garden waste from Newham residents for free:

  • grass cuttings
  • leaves
  • pruning
  • trimmings
  • small branches
  • flowers
  • bark
  • twigs
  • weeds
  • wood shavings
  • straw
  • real Christmas trees
  • or just about any ‘green’ garden waste



How do I get good-quality compost?

Here are some few tips to help you look after your compost and make sure it is of a good quality.

  • Find the right place: the best place is in the garden on bare soil; if you have to put it onto concrete, tarmac or patio slabs, make sure there’s a layer of soil or existing compost at the bottom of the composter, so the worms can spread.
  • Layer it: each time you put a layer of greens in, add an equal layer of browns too.
  • Keep your compost moist: not too wet and not dry, and check before you add a layer; if it’s dry, add water; if it’s soggy, add some more brown material.
  • Add some air, so it doesn’t smell: give your compost a turn with a garden fork every now and then.
  • Sit back and relax: it takes six to nine months for your compost to be ready to use, so be patient.
  • Ready for use: once your compost turns into a dark material which looks like thick, moist soil and gives off an earthy fresh aroma, you’ll know it’s ready to use!
  • Collect the compost: lift the bin slightly or open the hatch at the bottom and scoop out the fresh compost with a garden fork or spade.
  • Use it: don’t worry if it looks a bit lumpy with twigs or bits of eggshell, this is perfectly normal; use it to on garden borders or vegetable patches, in patio containers or to feed the lawn.

More information on Composting, visit


Free Bulky Waste

Green Garden waste collections



A Girl’s Hike Out

CARE is one of the world’s leading aid agencies, fighting poverty, and helping vulnerable people in over 75 countries around the world. They deliver long-term programs to fight poverty, with a specific focus on women and girls. A Girls’ Hike Out is an opportunity to support CARE’s life-changing work and spend a day walking with like-minded women who are driven by a common cause.

What’s even better than a girls’ night out? Why, a girls’ hike out of course – you could even do both in one day! Yes, it’s a marathon-distance walk but it’s a totally achievable marathon! You’ll walk side by side with other women just like you as you wind your way along the River Lea from Hertfordshire, all the way to the spectacular Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.  By taking part and pledging to raise at least £250, you’ll support women and girls living in poverty around the world, helping them to take control over their lives. All participants receive a hand-painted CARE medal at the finish line and a whole heap of support in the lead up to the big day, from fundraising ideas to a 9-week training guide.



Date: Saturday 7 September 2019

Start – Harlow, Hertfordshire, CM20 2QD (7:30am)

Finish – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Distance: 26 miles


Target Sponsorship:

Registration fee – £30

Fundraising – £250

Find out more or sign up today at