April’s surprising problem of the month is Guerilla Gardening

On the morning of Monday 27 March outside Richard Neale House a pastoral scene greeted our eyes: an employee from one of the wholesale businesses operating from the Network Rail railway arches (whose street address is  129 Chapman Street) backing onto Tarling West Estate could be seen working hard digging up the land which is part of our estate mapsite and planting vegetables there. It’s wonderful to see the greening and planting of our estate carried out so enthusiastically. We wonder however if we might coordinate future allotments not just for local business interests, but for the residents by actually planning them together in discussion between the Tarling West TRA and Tower Hamlets Homes? This is just one of the more humorous examples of THH’s poor, almost non-existent, management of the land.

A special prize is available for collection during the month of April for the first resident to guess what vegetable the mystery gardener is planting and report it to Tarling West TRA.