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Stories about Tower Hamlets Homes

Growing Play on housing estates in Tower Hamlets

Play Association Tower Hamlets has been growing play around the borough since being set up in 2001. Over the last few years we have worked with communities and their landlords to develop play friendly attitudes and spaces.   The Keep Playi...
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April 23rd 2014
A story by . It is a 'Resources' story
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Playable space

Tower Hamlets has always been a changing place and will continue to be so with new housing being built around the borough. People need green spaces too, evidence shows having a connection to nature is good for our well being and there is lots of re...
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February 18th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Experiences' story
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Gascoigne Estate playable space

On September 25th the new playful space next to The Hut, on Gascoigne Estate, opened for play. Gascoigne Neighbourhood Association have brought The Hut, a small community centre, back into use. Play Association Tower Hamlets run regular play sessio...
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October 2nd 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about The Hut in on Gascoigne Estate. It is a 'Events' story.
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The Hut playable space work starts

Work starts at The Hut Since being awarded £22,250 from the London Marathon Charitable Trust in January 2013 work has been going on behind the scenes. Meetings with Tower Hamlets Homes, consultations with residents of all ages, engagement of PLAYL...
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August 13th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Gascoigne Neighbourhood. It is a 'Places' story
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Playable space round The Hut

Playable space at The Hut On Sunday March 24th local people came to see concept designs done by PLAYLINK for the green space at the Hut. Both adults and children looked at the range of ideas and had comments to share that will help towards the fina...
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March 28th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Places' story
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Playing all over the world

Keep Playing all over the world Charlie / Charlotte used to be out most Tuesdays at the play session often with her little brother. Other children asked when Charlie would be out and were always pleased to see her. So when she told us that she is m...
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November 5th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Places' story
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Is it a game of Mummies or Mummy's?

Autumn event at Wellington estate Tower Hamlets Homes youth ambassador and Play Champion Gabrielle got in touch with the Keep Playing team to ask for some help organising planning a half term playful event. Autumn is changing to winter the cloc...
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October 30th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Experiences' story
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Play at St Stephens

We have been playing out on St Stephens estate since the end of August 2012. We don't really need much stuff for playing just some children and their imaginations but we have used some playful resources, skipping ropes and at one session practiced firs...
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October 17th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about St Stephens. It is a 'Places' story
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Playing out close to home

Its summer holidays the sun is shining and there is lots of play going on in Tower Hamlets. On July 26th the Keep Playing team from PATH were playing out on 4 different estates and at a community playscheme. Making the most of the sunny weather chi...
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July 27th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Cranbrook estate. It is a 'Places' story
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Local Hero

Margaret Cox was one of this projects first Play Champions, she is a real organiser and has been a champion for play in her area long before the Keep Playing project started. PATH has a weekly play session on her estate in Bethnal Green, Margaret has a...
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December 9th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about More play sessions. It is a 'Experiences' story
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Can we do something for bonfire night

We have a weekly play session in the blocks around the Boundary estate one of ther Mums with 3 small children asked ''can we do something for bonfire night?'' we agreed to ask other residents and the housing officer about a small fire and some sparkler...
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November 9th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Boundary estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
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Are chalk drawings anti social behaviour?

We have been running play sessions on the Boundary estate since March 2011 some of the courtyards are car free and great places to play. Children meet up and ride their bikes and scooters here. Once a week Playworkers bring extra resources to extend th...
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October 14th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Boundary estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
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We take turns having each others kids

I've got two boys who need to be out playing. For a lot of the last summer holidays it was Ramadan so me and some other neighbours were fasting, the children still need to be out, its thier summer holidays from school. My neighbours and I took turns ta...
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October 12th 2011
A story by Majeda Begum. It is a 'Experiences' story
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A real Play Champion

Margaret has lived on Hollybush and Teesdale estate since she was a child and is now a really active and inspiring member of their Tenants and Residents Association. Margaret has worked with different departments in London Borough of Tower Hamlets Coun...
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October 10th 2011
A story by Margaret Cox about Hollybush and Teesdale estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
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