Newham do it well everytime. The presentation was professional, well-planned, managed and executed. All the staff were welcoming and I felt comfortable in someone else’s home, in this case the gorgeous Old Town Hall Stratford E15. (You want to see the building? Go to the tea dance on Monday October 17th 2011at 1.30pm. £2…used to be free but biscuits went up in price, didn’t they?)
Community volunteers of every race, colour and creed all under the St George’s flag shared their plans and experiences to make Newham outstanding in 2012. Miss Hassan, the Newham talent show 2011 winner, sang for us. Wow! X Factor singers pale into insignificance, She is amazing, A deep resonant clear-dictioned pitch- perfect voice. Bravo to her and her parents.
Then I found Stratford Centre Post Office open until 4pm on a Saturday. Crikey! And then I ventured up the escalator into Westfield E20. It was still early enough for all the crowds not to have arrived so I had a wonderful time. Next time I’ll take my sarnis to sit in the indoor sitting areas. I love the open air bits and then the Getty Images gallery. Ace Ace Ace. I didn’t even have to open my purse. It is consumer paradise but also a testament to how clever marketing has become. Love it. Christmas will be crazy. Stratfordapp (E15blog)got it right when she said it’s Westfield that’s gonna bring in the crowds to Strattie not the Olympics and Paralympics Games Park.
Good game! Good game!
I an get to Stratford,no bother. I found out today and it’s official that Leyton is going to come under Newham. Blimey! Hackney, you missed the chance!