Save our Pastures AGM -17th October AGM

This is your chance to find out what is happening at the Pastures site in Davies Lane and
have your say. All suggestions and ideas are welcome!
There will be a report on the changes and activities that have taken place since the last
public Zoom meeting in 2021 when Save Our Pastures was officially formed, plus some
proposals for changes to our name and how we are run.
The Good Shepherd Studios team will talk about their plans and progress so far to bring the
building into use as a co-working, cultural and community hub.
There will also be an update on the Pastures garden and plans for the future.
There will be elections for chair, deputy chair, secretary, treasurer, communications rep
and ordinary committee members. The more the merrier! You can nominate yourself or a
friend beforehand or on the day.

For more information and to request the a Zoom link please Email –

Free Summer Camp for 5-12 year olds at Pastures

Thirty fully funded spaces available for children who are in receipt of benefit related free school meals.

10 days of fun, laughter, sports, football, basketball, cricket, hockey, party games, arts and crafts, gymnastics, dance, super music, competitions, fancy dress days and much more.

Book here

Picnic at Pastures

A picnic in the Pastures grounds has been organised by Pastures Action Group, FARA and BARA. All are welcome, you don’t need to be a member, just bring your own food, drink and picnic rug.

The picnic will take place on Sunday 17th July between 1 and 4pm

Walking Netball begins and Free Bike Maintenance is back

A walking Netball session is starting at Pastures every Friday between 2 and 3pm at an initial cost of £4.

Also this month Free Bike Maintenance from JP Fix and Ride is returning to Pastures and sessions are being held throughout the summer into the autumn. Slots on the sessions can be booked via the link below

For more information around dates please vist our calendar page

Calendar – Save Our Pastures

Free children’s sport sessions in May and June at Pastures

Free sports sessions for children aged 2+ are currently on offer during May and June at Pastures.

The sessions start on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May and will continue until Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th  June, with a break on the 1st & 2nd June for half term. Spaces are limited at 15 per session

Please find more information on the flyer below. Bookings can be made either by scanning the flyer QR code or the link below –

Good Shepherd Announcement

The Waltham Forest Council tender bid process which started in December 2021 for
the meanwhile use of the Good Shepherd Building concluded in March and the
successful bidder has been notified by Council Officers.

Councillor Clyde Loakes notified the Pastures Action Group confirming:
“The Team are all Leytonstone residents and seem to have put together an
interesting and exciting bid, identifying gaps and responding to growing
demands – co- working opportunities for example-, whilst adding to the wider
community, creative and economic footprint of Leytonstone.
This begins a new and I believe welcome chapter in the life of the Good
Shepherd Building and I’m sure the team will be reaching out and providing
further details over the coming days, weeks, and months, as they are handed
the keys and get to work, making their ideas a reality.
With the renewed interest and activity at the Pastures Building, the work in the
grounds, the food growing plots and now this development it really does feel
that the site has a renewed sense of purpose.”

The successful bidder has provided details of the new team with brief statements of
their aims below.

We propose to transform the Good Shepherd Building into a multi-purpose
space with creative arts at its core.
The local community’s mind and appetite will be fed through an accessible
offering of Co-working, Community and Café spaces.

Our mission is to improve the lives and prospects of our community through
collaborative experiences.
As residents of Leytonstone, we relish the opportunity to make this
contribution to our neighbours

Project Team
Zak Crafer, Danielle Gilbert & Jake Green

Further information will be made available as things progress

Free Bike Maintenace course

Every tuesday during March a bike maintenance session is being run during the early evening at Pastures.  There are two slots 5-6pm and 7-8pm.  Perfect for beginners and best of all it is absolutely free !!!!.  See flyer below for further detail.