All Hallows in E6

How spooky Is E6 and where should you go this 31st October to get your kicks?

Bobby Moore Statue to stay in East Ham!

The Save Our Statue campaign was overjoyed with the Council Cabinet decision on Tuesday 3 July to keep the Bobby Moore statue in Boleyn. The campaign has been going for two years since Newham Council published a notice that they planned to move the statue to Stratford to be near to West Ham United’s new…

Chicken Shopped

“No clucking way!” This was my initial reaction when I first heard the news that East Ham High Street South’s former pet shop was to become another fast food takeaway – and worse than that, yet another chicken shop. As a local councillor, I was Tweeted, Facebooked and stopped in the street by a mix…

The Larder, East Ham: Q + A

Earlier this year we produced a little guide about where you can source coffee in E6. This was in response to a few caffeine addicts who were finding the lack of this profitable drug trade in E6 too much to handle. Little did we know that the Larder was about to come swooshing into our…

You CAN have your cake and E6-it

‘Where there is cake there is hope’ – Dean Koontz How deep. On that topic just so happens that we now have a patisserie/cake shop/coffee joint on high street south, E6. Hooray! Here we take a look at what this place has to offer. Name/Location D and D Patisserie – some of you will recognise…

Food for thought: Bonny Downs Foodbank

It’s Wednesday lunchtime and Greatfield residents are out enjoying the sunshine, but in small office at Bonny Downs church hall, Angie Allgood, Team Leader of the Bonny Downs Community Association, is already dealing with a variety of housing issues. The Bonny Downs Food Bank has been running since 2013 on Wednesdays from 12-2pm, as one…

East Ham Village Diary: Volume II

A change is in the air.  The mood in East Ham is one of flux.  Just off High Street South, the White Horse pub has been brought crashing down; the plot will be re-developed.  I am no great drum-banger for the pub – its St George’s flags draped over all the windows gave the interior…

The East Ham Village Diary: Volume I

A new regular feature for our blog, we’ll let writer Gurdeep do the introductions… Hello, and welcome to the first instalment of the East Ham Village Diary. This is an irreverent look at the goings-on in East Ham (which is not a village, and neither is this a diary, but still). We aim to cover…