Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities

Healthy Cities London is a project funded by Morgan Stanley.

PATH started working with families in Poplar in April 2015 to increase play opportunities in their areas. With the project ending in March 2020 we are busy training local people as Volunteer Play Champions, sharing play skills, getting involved in local events and supporting the child’s right to play. If you are interested in being a Volunteer Play Champion do get in touch.

All the partners and Morgan Stanley were pleased to win the Business in the Community award for Connecting Places in July 2018, a recognition that a healthy community is one where children can play.

We have delivered outdoor play sessions on different local estates and created four new play spaces managed by Poplar Harca

Thanks to everyone involved in sharing ideas for the 4 play spaces. Two are on Lincoln estate, a swing and trampoline are in whats locally known as the Orchard space, along with a big bench for picnics and play. Chiltern Green has a triple swing for under 5’s, Limborough Garden on Burdett estate has a trampoline, climbing hut and slide and on Hind Grove the ball court was refurbished along with another popular sunken trampoline.

Funding was also spent on playful resources, giant outdoor games like bowling, Jenga and 4 in a row as well as tennis bats and balls which have been used at play sessions and events over the project lifetime.

We would love to see more people out playing in spaces locally and can support this by loaning play resources and training.

To find out more and get involved please call Eleanor at PATH on 07966 396115 or send an e-mail to: eleanor@playtowerhamlets.org.uk