Elmfield Road Bake Off 2018

On Saturday July 14th 2018 Elmfield Road will be celebrating our 10th annual community summer street party. As usual we will have the ‘bake off’ competition for residents, friends and neighbours. Here’s some info for those thinking of entering.

  • The theme this year is Elmfield Road Street Party 10 year anniversary.
  • Judging is by an independent professional.
  • Entry is free.
  • Two categories- under 16s and 16s and over
  • Make sure you bring out your entry by 5pm.
  • Winners announced about 6-6.30pm
  • All entries likely to be eaten immediately after judging.
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So called ‘humane’ rat and mouse traps are killing hedgehogs

https://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/a24-rat-stoat-hedgehog-trap/

AHEAD’S SPONSORED BIKE RIDE AND WALK, JUNE 10th.

AHEAD is a “UK-based charity initiating and supporting projects aimed at combating poverty and inequalities in health, education and development in Oromia and Southern regions in Ethiopia. The charity also strives to address the needs of disadvantaged members of society in London, through advice, guidance, mentoring and training.”

They are having their annual charity bike ride and walk on Saturday June 10th, starting from the green area here on Elmfield.

They say:

“Please join us at our annual summer event to raise funds to support our newly opened girls’ hostel in Shakiso Town, Southern Oromia. Without a well established hostel these girls cannot attend secondary school. Come and enjoy a great day out across the old and new of North East London; keep fit, and support a great cause!”

“Starting Point: Elmfield Road Green, Walthamstow, London E17 7HJ Start Time: 09:30hrs; Cycle Route: A circular route cross Walthamstow, Leyton and Hackney Marshes into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; then through Victoria and Mile End Parks before returning. The route is a quiet traffic free ride on flat cycle paths with no motorised traffic. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Walk Route: Walthamstow & Hackney Marshes”

More info and registration details at the AHEAD Charity website.

Elmfield Road – fund raising cycle ride

From Roy:

At the Street Party Meeting on the green on Sunday I agreed I’d used my cycle ride to Dunwich this summer, to raise funds for the street party.

The Dunwich Dynamo is 120-miles from London Fields to Dunwich through the night on 28/29 July (I get the train back!).  Although the event is after the street party, any money raised will go towards the following year’s event.

Hope you can you dig into your pocket.  I’ve set an initial target of £200, hopefully I can raise more.

https://www.gofundme.com/dunwich-for-elmfield-road

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9 years ago!

2009 time lapse

Planting on the green space

We are so lucky to look out onto a green space instead of a row of houses. You might have noticed in recent years how many wildflowers and other beautiful flowers start to appear each spring over there. They aren’t put there by the council and don’t appear by accident. A few people on the street started planting a few years ago, resulting in the grass not being cut right to the edge to allow the ‘wildflower nature corridor’ to grow. Why not get involved by starting to grow some wildflower seeds in ‘plugs’ at home – toilet tolls cut in half and stuffed with compost make great seed plugs – now so we can all go out and do a mass planting over the end of May bank holiday weekend.

Some tips –

Grow Wild

Elmfield Road has always known how to party.

This was taken outside numbers 27/29/31 in May 1935. George V and Queen Mary silver jubilee. Those drafty sash windows and dark, dusty wooden blinds, so old fashioned eh? Wouldn’t it be great to recreate this for our 10th anniversary party?