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Hitting the right notes THAMES provides instrumental, vocal and ensemble tuition, class music teaching, advisory support for music and the arts, and performance opportunities. see below Watch your speed This year’s Road Safety Week theme is Let’s Look Out For Each Other, calling on drivers to observe the 20mph limit. www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk News Project keeps you in top health Sweet music as pupils get set for a choir workshop TOWER Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) will host a choir workshop at Oxford House next week. It follows work with teachers from across the borough, who were taught songs by THAMES at a free ChoirMaker session. The teachers then encouraged their students to learn the songs. Up to 300 school children are due to take part on Wednesday, November 19. In December, THAMES will host two more events, including the Saturday Music Centre Winter Concert at St Paul’s Way Trust School. This concert will showcase a selection of the work from the THAMES Saturday Music Centre (SMC) throughout the autumn term. On show will be choirs, orchestras, guitar bands and percussion ensembles. Also featured will be a collaboration between the THAMES Symphonic Band and the East London Community Band. Another concert will be the Spitalfields Winter Festival platform event celebrating youth big bands of Tower Hamlets and Hackney. THAMES Big Band will present one part of the concert and Hackney will play another then they will come together to form a ‘super group’. Cllr Gulam Robbani, cabinet member for education and children’s services, said: “THAMES is a valuable community educational service. The work they do is a credit to the borough.” MORE than 300 people came to the launch of a new wellbeing community project in Old Bethnal Green on Saturday, November 8. Residents were given the opportunity to suggest ways to make the borough a healthier place through the Well London initiative. The event showcased a range of healthy activities including a cooking demo, bulb planting and fruit carving. Crowds were entertained by street and Bollywood dancers while others took part in Zumba sessions. Well London is a Big Lottery funded programme and works with communities to improve health and wellbeing in London. Michael Tyrrell, chief executive of Tower Hamlets Community Housing, which has been commissioned by Tower Hamlets public health to deliver the programme, opened the event. He said: “I am very pleased to (l-r) Public health locality manager Brenda Scotland, Dr Somen Banerjee, director of public health, Shamim Hossain, Well London co-ordinator and Mike Tyrrell, chief executive of Tower Hamlets Community Housing, at the project launch have the opportunity to work with public health in bringing new opportunities to increase physical activity, healthy eating, growing and greening opportunities.” Don’t take risks just take care BY SARAH MCLAUGHLIN THE council is marking Ro a d S a fe t y Week (November 17-23) with a range of activities to raise road safety awareness. Brake, the road safety charity, is asking everyone to look out for each other on roads, because being selfish can easily lead to tragedy. It is calling on drivers to protect people on foot and bike by slowing down to 20mph in communities, looking longer and taking it slow at junctions and bends, and giving people plenty of room. A programme of theatre productions will begin touring schools in the borough. A production for year 6 pupils, presented by Half Moon Children’s Theatre, focuses on being safe as they prepare for independent travel. A separate production for year 8 pupils focuses on distractions and how they can cause serious injuries and death. Both performances are accompanied by workshop where pupils have an opportunity to discuss the issues raised. Youth training organisation SAME Academy has been commissioned to provide workshops for years 9 to 11 on how to manage peer pressure and dangerous behaviour which can lead to tragedy on the road. Residents can pick up a free in-car safety information pack containing free tyre tread depth checker and child car seat height chart from Idea Stores and libraries during the week. The road safety team will be out and about with the Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Division raising road safety awareness and providing advice to drivers dropping off children to tackle unsafe parking around schools. Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: “National Road Safety Week is a chance for us all to consider our actions when out on the road. There is a call for everyone to put safety first encouraging people on foot and bike to never take chances, and make sure they can be seen.” For more information about Road Safety Week visit http://roadsafetyweek.org.uk Tower Hamlets road safety team can be contacted on 7364 2221 or at roadsafety@ towerhamlets.gov.uk P2SHQ $I WK1RYHPE SP- SP IWHUQRRQ EHU P 6 6L[WK)RUP 7KXUVGD\ ± %R RZ 5RDG /RQGRQ ( Ϭϭϰ ZĞƐƵůƚƐ͗ ϵϵ͘ϲйWĂƐƐ ZĂ ( %6 Ϯ ĂƚĞ ϱϯй Ύ - Ă d ϭϬϬй - WĂ Ğƌ ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ͕ ĞŵƉůŽLJŵĞŶƚŽ Ě ĨŽƌ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŚĂǀĞ ŶŽǁƐƚ ϵϵй Ύ-D Ăƚ>ĞǀĞů ϯ Ăƚ >ĞǀĞů Ăƚ>ĞǀĞůϮ d ŽƌƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ ŽĨĂůů ůĞĂǀĞƌƐ ƚĂƌƚĞĚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĐŽƵƌƐĞƐ ϵйƉƌŽŐƌĞƐƐŝŽŶŽŶƚŽĨƵƌƚŚĞ ϰйŽĨzĞĂƌ ϭϯƐ ǁŚŽ ĂƉƉůŝĞĚ ŝƐƚĞƌ ƚƐ͘ƐĐŚ͘ƵŬ ϵ ϴ sŝƐŝƚŽƵ ƵƌǁĞďƐŝƚĞƚŽƌĞŐŝ ƌĂů͘ƚŽǁĞƌŚĂŵůĞƚ ǁǁǁ͘ĐĞŶƚƌ 17 – 23 NOVEMBER 2014 N E W S F R O M T O WER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 7


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