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The Voice - November 2021

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Geoff Juden

Referring to Cop26, which the Queen is due to attend alongside the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, she said “Extraordinary isn’t it. I’ve been hearing all about Cop, still don’t know who is coming, no idea.”

“We only know about people who are not coming. It’s really irritating when they talk, but they don’t do” she added, using her gloved hands to gesture as she spoke.

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GoParksLondon Goes East

For COP 26 The East London Garden Society joins Go Parks London to create Go Parks London Go East. The walk will explore the end of The Great Eastern Parks Route and its possibilities.

If you wish to learn about the history and the local environment then join us. See GoParksLondon Goes East to register and learn more about this event.

West Ham Park

Tucked away in the centre of Newham is West Ham Park which covers 77 acres.

It is managed by the City of London Corporation who purchased the land in 1874 from the Gurney family, who still have four seats on the management committee.

The Green Flag inspection in 2006 noted there was no Friends group, and the City of London Corporation called a public meeting at which the group was established.

A member of the park management team attends Friends meetings, and the group works closely with the management team.

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A pumpkin is a cultivar of winter squash that is round with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and is most often deep yellow to orange in coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp.

Pumpkins, like other squash, originated in north-eastern Mexico and southern United States The oldest evidence were pumpkin fragments dated between 7,000 and 5,500 BC found in Mexico. Pumpkin fruits are a type of botanical berry known as a pepo.

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Bethnal Green Mulberry Tree

The Bethnal Green Mulberry Tree has become symbolic for the wrong reason because of a local authority who does not seem to care about the local environment.

The reasons why Tower Hamlets wanted to breach environmental laws to achieve its aim have already been discussed plus their reasoning as to why trees should be felled to provide an Astro turf surface as a play area.

Working within the values of COP 26 a lot more needs to be done, even after The Paris Accord. In the UK, by raising over £20,000, we can overturn a decision that breaches environmental law but this is not always the case elsewhere in the world.

The Bethnal Green Mulberry Tree was never an iconic symbol of the area. People were aware of the tree but its significance has come to state the obvious; that we should all look after our environment.

Thankfully, people came in their thousands to support the cause and a judge upheld the correct interpretation of the law. The local authority should have known this since we the public did. The message here is that we will all be at fault if we lose the fight.

Cooking in a Different Way ‐ Creamy Pumpkin Sauce



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