Citizens' Assemblies

Community assemblies

Get involved in your local Community Assembly

Join us at your local Community Assembly to identify and discuss how best to address challenges in your area. The assemblies give you and your neighbours direct influence to create a shared vision for the place where you live, work or learn and to help shape its development and growth. This will be your chance to set priorities, establish community projects for your neighbourhood, influence decision making, and have a greater say in how local funding is spent.

How they work 

The borough of Newham has eight Community Neighbourhoods and each neighbourhood has been allocated approximately £100,000 funding to spend on improving the area. Each of the Community Neighbourhoods covers two or three local wards. The assemblies will deal with making improvements to that whole area rather than one particular street or ward. Anyone who lives, works or learns in the Community Neighbourhood can take part.

Each Community Neighbourhood has a working group from the previous cycle of assemblies that consists of local people who live, work or learn in the area, councillors and council officers. They will work together to review the priorities and the information that has emerged from the new cycle of community assemblies. They will then make an assessment on the local priorities and advise on the appropriate projects and activities, using their local knowledge of the neighbourhood area. To apply to be part of the working groups see the ‘How to get involved’ section below.

The assembly is your chance to: 

  • Set the priorities for your Community Neighbourhood
  • Discuss and work together with others to find solutions to local problems  
  • Connect with other local people and share knowledge 
  • Establish local projects 
  • Find out what is happening in your local area  
  • Give directions on how funding available to your area is spent. 

How to get involved

Please visit the Newham Co-create platform to take part in the online engagement phases for the Community Assembly cycle (between April 2021 to March 2022).  

Second Round of Community Assemblies and Community Neighbourhood Teams contact details

Join us at the second round of your local Community Assembly to find out about the community projects that have been shortlisted by your local Working Group members, local councillors, council officers and partners. This is your chance to hear directly from funding applicants about their proposals and have a greater say in how funding available of £100,000 is spent in your neighbourhood.

The assemblies give you and your neighbours direct influence to create a shared vision for the place where you live, work or learn and to help shape its development and growth. Anyone who lives, works or learns in the Community Neighbourhood can take part.

The assembly will be held via Zoom. A British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter will be available for anyone who requires BSL.

Please click on the registration link within the below table to register for your local Community Assembly:

Community Assembly

Date & Time

Registration link

Community Neighbourhood Team

Contact Details

East Ham

Monday 5 July

18:00-19:30

Register for the East Ham assembly

Phone: 020 3373 0827

Email: [email protected]

Beckton & Royal Docks

Tuesday 6 July

18:00-19:30

Register for the Beckton & Royal Docks assembly

Phone: 020 3373 0853

Email: [email protected]

Custom House & Canning Town

Tuesday 6 July

18:00-19:30

 

Register for the Custom House & Canning Town assembly

Phone: 020 3373 0854

Email: [email protected]

Green Street

Thursday 8 July

18:00-19:30

Register for the Green Street assembly

Phone: 020 3373 0857

Email: [email protected]

Plaistow

Monday 12 July

18:00-19:30

Register for the Plaistow assembly

Phone: 020 3373 0859

Email: [email protected]

Manor Park

Tuesday 13 July

18:00-19:30

Register for the Manor Park assembly

Phone: 020 3373 0858

Email: [email protected]

Forest Gate

Wednesday 14 July

18:00-19:30

Register for the Forest Gate assembly

Phone: 020 3373 0856

Email: [email protected]

Stratford & West Ham

Thursday 15 July

18:00-19:30

Register for the Stratford & West Ham assembly

Phone: 020 3373 0826

Email: [email protected]