Gardening

Transition Leytonstone Community Garden site

New community garden and a new view of the Paralympics closing ceremony

Transition Leytonstone Community Garden Launch

Sunday 9th September 2-4 pm

Transition Leytonstone Community Garden siteTransition Leytonstone have been given permission by the London Borough of Waltham Forest to develop a piece of land in Leytonstone town centre into a community garden, and this Sunday will be the first meeting at the site. Everybody is welcome to go along and give ideas and offer help.

The London 2012 Changing Places Transform is also supporting the project.

Location: Between the footbridge and 113 Harold Road Leytonstone (follow Church Lane past the tube station and keep going past the car park and the children’s playground).

View the Paralympic Closing Fireworks from the top of St John’s Tower

Sunday 9 September, 10pm until  12.30am 10 September

St John’s Church, Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11

Sunday sees the Paralympic Closing ceremony and if you’re not one of the 80,000 lucky ticket holders to the Olympic Stadium, St John’s Church Tower offers a unique opportunity to watch the fireworks that will bring to a close this amazing summer of sport in the East End.

Book your tickets — places are limited so it’s essential you do book — for this event which includes live classical music in church first and FairTrade refreshments on the tower (good filter coffee and proper hot chocolate, and both chocolate chip and ginger biscuits). There’s also smartphone reception on the tower, and one guide can give a commentary on what is happening (or bring your own, only 3G — there is no free wifi). Binoculars are provided (or bring your own) and cameras are welcome. You need sensible shoes and clothes as the climb to the tower is quite narrow, but worth the effort for the stunning view at the top.

The event is a church fund raiser so the price is £50 per ticket (all included and all goes towards the remaining debt for the recent works on the tower).

Booking

Places are limited so please let RoseMary Warrington know as soon as possible if you are interested on E:
bookings@stjohnleytonstone.co.uk

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Gardeners, swap your seeds this Saturday

Herbs

Transition Leytonstone in partnership with Organiclea are holding a seed swap this Saturday 11am-3pm on their stall outside Matalan, on Leytonstone High Road.

You can bring surplus seeds that you’ve bought or saved yourself, and swap them. There will also be a bank of seeds from Hawkwood Nursery to swap with too.

The Leytonstone Community Produce Stall is open every Saturday 11am -3pm, and offers great tasting, healthy ultra-local veg and fruit with a friendly smile and a chat! Shopping like it used to be.

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