Work in partnership to ensure all residents have access to high quality, green and active spaces in the borough

Our plan to address this step:
  • Develop priority plan for action alongside Parks and Open Spaces strategy
Tracking progress:
  • Measure progress against baseline
  • Longer term increased activity, improvements in mental health, reductions in obesity
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council including Shape Newham
  • Voluntary, Community and Faith Sectors

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Forest Gate Community Garden was set up by five residents in 2013 and is now a registered charity run by local volunteers. They turned a derelict piece of land into a green space for wildlife, plants and people. It’s designed to support enjoyment and learning about nature and aims to promote an inclusive community and nurture wellbeing. It is open regularly to visitors. Its volunteers range from skilled gardeners to those wanting to enjoy the social side of volunteering.

“Forest Gate Community Garden is a space for everyone to enjoy. It’s run by, and for, the local community. Newham is one of the worst boroughs for air quality, so every green space really matters. Not only does the garden offer an open and fresh place full of wonderful plants to enjoy, it’s also a social hub.”

– Forest Gate Community Garden

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

Follow our hashtag for #whatsyourstep