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
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
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
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.