About Greatfield Community:
We are a local community group, run by residents for residents who love where they live. Whether you’re a long time resident or a newcomer to the area, a home owner or renter, we’re here to build a strong community. We run local events, meet regularly with the local council, and work together to be active in our community. We are not political, or council affiliated, we simply want to build community ties and bolster community spirit to improve our quality of life, and our area.
We started as a group mainly based in East Ham South (our old council ward was called ‘Greatfield’, before it was changed to East Ham South, which is where the name comes from), but have gradually expanded to include a wider area, as we bring more people together.
What do we do:
We have 4 main interests:
- Neighbourhood watch
We work with local councils and police to try to get your issues heard and keep you informed of relevant information, if we have it.
- Community activities
We arrange and support a wide range of social events and activities including the Greatfield Market, and an annual picnic.
- Information and networking:
We stay in contact with other local groups, to share with you all the local goings on and happenings.
- Area Promotion:
We want to positively promote East Ham, and Newham both online, through local businesses and local press.
If you would like our full manifesto, please have a read of our aims and objectives, on our website (SUE, WE SHOULD ADD THEM TO THE WEBSITE)
How you can get involved:-
Follow this blog and our social media channels:-
We update our Facebook page regularly with the latest news and information, so be sure you click here to LIKE us.
Come to a meeting:-
We will hold four meetings a year, two ‘neighbourhood watch’ focussed (our local police and councillors join) and two social events (a summer picnic and a winter social). Sign up to our newsletter or follow us on facebook to find out when and where.
Attend a community drop in:-
We intend to start a monthly Community Drop In session, where residents can enjoy coffee and cake and take part in a range of activities. For more information, please opt in on this form and we will send you more information on this.
Become a Street Representative:
This involves putting a poster in your window to advertise our events, delivering flyers for local events, reporting fly tips on the Love Newham app and generally looking out for residents, so you can tell them about Greatfield Community.
If you would like to be involved, please opt in on this form.
Join a working group:
We’d love more people to be actively involved with Greatfield Community and are looking for people to write for our blog, take photos for our Instagram feed and organise events. There are opportunities for everyone, whatever their skill or amount of time they have free. We’re very excited about growing our pool of talent and seeing what we can do together. If you would like to be involved, please click this link to receive more information and to choose what extent you would like to be involved.