Coronavirus updates for community, parks, libraries and leisure

Coronavirus updates for community parks, libraries and leisure

Information and advice on parks, library services, leisure centres and democratic services


Parks across the borough remain open to enable exercise but will close if people do not practice social distancing​.

Newham City Farm is closed.

Park public toilets are closed.

West Ham Park is open. This park is managed by the City of London. Please see their twitter feed for updates. 


There is a phased reopening of Newham libraries from 13th July. For more information, please read our newsletter.

Leisure centres, tennis courts and outdoor gyms

All leisure centres are closed until further notice.

Outdoor gyms are closed.

​Tennis courts are closed.


Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Go For It Grants, The Lyle's Local Fund and Lets's Get the Party Started have all been suspended until further notice. Updates will appear on this page when the situation changes.

Aspers Good Causes Fund

Following Government recommendations and public health guidelines that all non-essential businesses should cease trading, Aspers Westfield Stratford City casino temporarily closed on Friday 20 March. As a result, there will be a delay in processing the applications until such time that the casino is back in operation.
Aspers Management would like to send their thanks for the time and effort that has gone in to each application for the 2020 programme and send their best wishes to each organisation member, along with their families, at this challenging time.

We’ll be back in touch as soon as the business reopens.