We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Clementswood/Mayfield Community Centre, a project set up to build community spirit 2 years earlier.
A grant of £5000 from the Church Urban Fund “Mustard Seed” grant and £5000 via their “Near Neighbours” grant, has made the return of this project possible.
Community cohesion is the main focus of the community centre, with interfaith
harmony essential to this new programme.
The centre (address as in header of this blog) is to be open for Public Meetings every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 19:00 - 22:00.
If you know of any local groups in East Ilford that might wish to provide a workshop or provide a seminar on a local subject please make contact.
Wilson Chowdhry Project Chairman
Programme of Events
Tues 29th Nov: Muhammad Shoaib Director Universal Legends College - invites us to learn about Islamic New Year.
Thurs 1st Dec: Local Community meeting on how to be more vigilant against squatting after a spate of forced occupations and associated criminality.
Tues 6th Dec: Imam Abdullah Muhammad will advise on the importance of the Muharram in the Islamic Calendar.
Thurs 8th Dec: Wilson Chowdhry; Redbridge Carnival; it’s local history and faith participation.
Tues 13th Dec: Redbridge Against Knife Crime Meeting; how to reduce local violent crime
Thurs 15th Dec: Upkar Rai from the British Sikh Council describes the “Sacrifices of the 9th Guru”
Tues 2oth Dec: Clementswood Ward Police Community Meeting
Thurs 22nd Dec: Festive Party with food, music and a quiz evening.
Thurs 5th Jan: Ian Dowling Ilford Central Library’s “Local History and Archives Manager to speak on Clementswood history and local faith contribution.
Things to note: The next few meetings will involve a number of key local speakers. Imam Abdullah Muhammed from the Quran Study group; spoke at Redbridge Carnival 2011, during the 1 minutes silence for victims of 9/11, on it's 10th anniversary. He is committed to dispelling misconceptions about Islam. Imam Muhammed will be describing the practices around the period of Muharram and it’s spiritual meaning.
Upkar Rai from the British Sikh Council is a key leader for over 24 Gurdwara’s in East London. He is a humanitarian figure that has been challenging existing persecution in India and Pakistan. He will be detailing the sacrifice of “Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji” also known as the “Shield of India”.
Upkar Rai and Wilson Chowdhry submitting petitions for improved Human Rights in Pakistan at 10 Downing Street.