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.





One Comment Add yours

  1. amanda says:

    I’m not sure if this is something that your group is interested in, but I thought that it would be useful to spread the word.

    There are discussions between the new landowner of the car park site on High Street North adj to the Denmark pub (former co-op building) and there was an article recently in the Newham Recorder on this. I’ve viewed the landowners consultation website and am worried by the size of the proposal and how awful it would look.

    I understand that case officer at Newham Council is James Bolt James.bolt@newham.gov.uk A planning application doesn’t seem to have been submitted yet, which means that the landowner is still having ‘pre application’ discussions with the Council.
    I emailed James a few weeks ago to send through my initial objection to the proposal and to ask if he knew when a planning application was due to be submitted but haven’t had a reply.

    The details of what the landowner is currently proposing can be found on this website, although it’s not clear whether they have changed anything since then because the exhibition boards are dated July 2015. http://former-co-op-eastham.co.uk/

    My initial thoughts on the scheme are summarised below for info:
    – The proposed building is far too high. The High Street and Barking Road are characterised by 3 storey buildings, with some rising to 4 storeys. The proposed building is as tall as the college building, further way on High Street South, which sticks out like a sore thumb and should not be used as a precedent (being a building that dates back to the 1970s with a different policy context)
    – The building would have a detrimental impact on the adjacent listed buildings at the Denmark Pub, the library/Town Hall complex and the police station as well as the conservation area that these buildings sit within.
    – East Ham does not need any more private rented units. A scheme that includes over 100 private rented units would not contribute to a mixed and balanced community.
    – Any affordable housing units should be provided on site and not on another site miles away.




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