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Type Title Content Added by Latitude Longitude
Things I don't likeRail bridge and underpassDark and dirty route under the bridge. Overflowing bins, rubbish tipping and graffiti. Great opportunity for painting the bridge, perhaps supergraphic of the street name as has been applied in Brixton / Camden Road. Work required to light the underpass, to make a positive feature rather than an intimidating space. Good examples of lighting schemes around London Bridge and Vauxhall could be used as precedent. Un-overlooked underpass not a good location for bins. Nicola Ibbotson
3 May 18
51.5291-0.0316286
Things I don't likeInadequate Visitor Cycle ParkingThere is inadequate visitor cycle parking along Roman Road. Adding additional Sheffield stands would encourage sustainable transport. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5316-0.0365424
Things I likeSelwyn Green Selwyn Green is a brilliant piece of green space in this little area, though it could be enhanced even further to encourage its use more. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5304-0.0327283
Things I don't likeOne Way System - including for cyclistsThe one way system is fine, but connectivity should have been retained in both directions for cyclists. Any future changes in the area should retain cyclist travel in both directions to encourage sustainable travel choices. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5298-0.0326747
Things I don't likeFront Garden Boundary AlterationsThroughout the area, despite the Conservation Area status, many homes have altered their front boundary treatment, not only affecting the uniformity of the repeated house typology, but also using materials, such as red brick walls, or crazing paving, and other floor treatments, that are completely at odds and out of keeping with the conservation area. Strong enforcement should be in place to prevent this. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5287-0.0361133
Things we need to work onDead FrontagesThe garages, blank flank walls, and high hedges in this location along both sides, lead to a large stretch of dead frontage as you enter this street. This could benefit from enhancements to improve the pedestrian experience. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5283-0.0371325
Things we need to work onPedestrian Route under Railway ArchThe pedestrian route under the railway arch could benefit from a mural or lighting installation to improve the pedestrian experience along this short stretch. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5278-0.0371915
Things we need to work onRoad layout at end of Morgan StreetThe dead end for cars at the end of Morgan Street is really good, however installation of small drop kerbs to encourage and enable easy cyclist connectivity would improve this junction. (Albeit it is acknowledged that this can sometimes encourage motorcyclists to cut through)Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5267-0.0359255
Things I don't likeFast Food TakeawaysThe excess of Fast Food Takeaways around the station is incredibly negative for numerous reasons. The proximity of these vendors to the station encourages unhealthy patterns of eating. However, the shops also have other negative impacts such as constant smells from extractors onto the main road, but also litter around these shops. Further fast food takeaways in this area should be discouraged. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5253-0.0337797
Things I don't likePavement width adjacent to Grove Road (Stop H)The width of the pavement adjacent to the bus stop on the eastern side of Grove Road here is far too narrow, when there are many passengers waiting. This section of road in general would benefit from 'de-cluttering' as there are successive street lights, trees and tree pits, bus stops and signs, litter bins, bollards etc. all taking up space, which could be rationalised. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5257-0.0350082
Things I likeInfill Development at Hitchin SquareThe infill housing development in this location is high quality and the public realm improvements that have been delivered alongside are positive, particularly given the close proximity to Roman Road. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5325-0.034579
Things I don't likePedestrian and Cyclist BridgeThis pedestrian and cycle crossing over the A12 attempts to improve connectivity over the hostile A12. Whilst the concept of a bridge itself is helpful, the actual reality is that the design of this bridge discourages movement over this section at night, because of safety concerns. Development directly adjacent to either end would help to improve the perception of safety for those moving across the bridge at night.Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5361-0.0254864
Things I don't likeUnsafe and Hostile JunctionThis junction is particularly hostile and unsafe for pedestrians. The A12 presents a significant barrier for pedestrian and cyclist movement, not only to the green space of the Olympic Park and all of its health and leisure facilities, but also to a significant area of employment within close proximity in Stratford Town Centre, but the current access discourages patterns of sustainable travel. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5336-0.0222355
Things I don't likeMcDonaldsThe Mcdonalds on the corner of Bow Roundabout is a poor quality building. The form and scale of the building is out of keeping with the context, and the excessive hard standing and car parking around this low rise, inefficient use of space also detracts from the quality of the public realm around this roundabout, which is already a particularly hard and hostile environment for pedestrians and cyclists despite the upgrades. This site could benefit from redevelopment, subject to a sensitive and sympathetic design with a strong emphasis on improving the public realm. Natalya Palit
23 Apr 18
51.5297-0.0148594
Things we need to work onSign needs replacing/updatingThe sign has been out of action for at least a yearA Smith
17 Apr 18
51.536-0.0340748
Things we need to work onNeed more diversity to the marketThe low quality, low cost clothes looks terrible and the stall owners often fight between each other. On many occasions racially abusive language has been heard. It would be good to limit the number of clothes stalls and bring in more diversity ie florist, arts and crafts, pottery, food, drinks etcA Smith
17 Apr 18
51.5329-0.0301909
Things I likeGluten Free BakeryA really wonderful gluten free bakery when the market is on!A Smith
17 Apr 18
51.5325-0.0323153
Things I don't likeLoiteringLarge groups of males (mixed ages) hang out side the 'Sweet Treats' sweet shop - they can often fight and shout at each other until the very early hours of the morning.A Smith
17 Apr 18
51.5336-0.0283831
Things I don't likeSpeeding carsCars speed through at all hours - there should be speed bumps/cameras/restrictionsA Smith
17 Apr 18
51.5339-0.0273812
Things we need to work onMarket stalls setting up at 05:45 - 06:30amOn market days the metal market stalls can be heard (very loudly) even when the windows are shut. Set up can often be before 6am which is incredibly unsociable for those with families. The people who set up the market often shout very loudly (including bad language). Perhaps a later start for the metal stalls being pushed out or using rubber matting on the floor or different market stalls used? A Smith
17 Apr 18
51.5332-0.0279999
Things I don't likeNo more estate agents pleaseSad to see the lovely Chesterfield close and be replaced by yet another estate agent. We have so many on Roman Road already.Alicia Miller
9 Apr 18
51.5313-0.0390315
Things we need to work onFrequent rubbish on roadNot every house along here has a front 'garden' with room to store an outdoor bin, but when unprotected rubbish bags get left out on the street overnight foxes tear them apart, often creating a massive, yucky mess. Is there any solution here that will also work for the homeowners?Alicia Miller
9 Apr 18
51.5273-0.0353515
Things I likeYe Olde Corner ShoppeGreat little local shop. Would love to see this retail space protected so that it doesn't one day get converted into flats!Alicia Miller
9 Apr 18
51.527-0.0352228
Things I don't likespeeding carsIllegal right turns from Antill Rd to Lyal Rdjane Preston
8 Apr 18
51.5298-0.0334796
Things I don't likeDOG POOP ON THE ESTATE STREETLocal dog walkers let their dogs poop on the pavement and don't pick it up. Others put the poop in a bag and then drop it on the street rather than in the bin.S HAQUE
8 Apr 18
51.5316-0.0334311
Things I don't likeLitter andno entertainmentThe amount of litter in the area gives people no pride in their community and encourages more litter. It looks terrible. Also there are no shops in the areas, no cafes, no independents, nothing. It makes it very boring and less of a community. Suzy Urch
8 Apr 18
51.5201-0.0173378
Things I don't likeGated communityBad for cohesion Daniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.532-0.0230509
Things I don't likePollutionVery bussy roadDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5303-0.0155675
Things I don't likeLitteringLots of littering and vandalismDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5295-0.0173914
Things I likeLovely parkDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5297-0.0184858
Things we need to work onHomelessNeed to address the growing poverty with increasing number of homeless in Bow RdDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5279-0.0212431
Things I likeAmazing buildingsOld Town hallDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5284-0.0196016
Things I don't likeRoadThe road needs to be resurfaced Daniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5286-0.0178367
Things I likeLocal CommunityStrong local communityDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5303-0.0195265
Things I don't likeDirtyIncessantly dirty areaDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5288-0.020197
Things I don't likeLoss of pubsLoss of pubs in the area mainly transformed into flatsDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5298-0.0208569
Things we need to work onRailwayAll railway can be transformed into something else, like the Highline in New YorkDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5306-0.0212753
Things we need to work onNeed for Primary SchoolIt has been promised by the LBTH, but so far nothing have changedDaniella Ricci
2 Apr 18
51.5296-0.0213236
Things I don't likeThe boundaryI agree with other comments that the boundary of this is divisive. Does nothing on the South side of the road matter to Bow? this seems rather short sighted.Nicholas Caulkett
20 Feb 18
51.5249-0.0297832
Things we need to work onTutelage Court - cut off from CommunityThis redevelopment, being gated, is cut off from the rest of the community. Consequently, this does not help community cohesion.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5276-0.0336081
Things I don't likeTree roots lifting pavementsLichfield road has a large number of trees and narrow pavements. As the trees grow the paving is lifting and causing significant trip hazards.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5281-0.0342014
Things I don't likeBus turn-around full and in need of TLCSince the 25 bus route was revised this turn around is now full of buses that don't even work this street. This reaches the point that buses such as the 323, D6, D7, 277, 339 don't have room to pull in. Brick paving needs relaying in places.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5256-0.0351895
Things we need to work onProposed Speed Humps - need more hereThe number of speed humps proposed here is not enough. One or two more are needed.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5264-0.0365918
Things I don't likeLack of good-quality sheltered housingThere is a lack of good quality sheltered housing, so that older people can move and release family housing.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5281-0.0317144
Things I don't likeCycle Route - hardly ever sweptThe CS2 route is hardly ever swept and is awash with litter and dust most of the timeJohn White
16 Feb 18
51.5253-0.0340533
Things I don't likeConstant piles of Litter and Shop RefuseThe piles of rubbish from the shops here are excessive and near constant. Surely a better solution can be found. Underground bins? Compactor bins?John White
16 Feb 18
51.5257-0.035064
Things we need to work onWorry of over-developmentThere is much local concern that buildings such as Onyx House, the Territorial Army building and the Gateway Housing site will be redeveloped as some high-rise, high-profit developments. Keep it low-rise.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5256-0.0333323
Things I likePrevalence of low-rise buildings here is a defining featureOne aspect of the MEOTRA area that makes it so special is the predominance of low-rise housing. This must be preserved.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5273-0.0332379
Things I don't likeSplitting of houses / Short term-letsIn the pursuit of profit, there is a growth in short-term lets, multiple occupancy and dividing of family homes into smaller flats. This leads to a rapid turnover of residents and consequently a reduction in community cohesion and neighbourliness.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5279-0.0349674
Things I don't likeVehicles parking up and leaving engines runningTfL workers and Gateway Housing vehicles habitually park up in Rhonnda and Aberavon Roads. They often leave their engines running. TfL workers come and go at all hours (as they work nights on engineering works). Can't they use the tube?John White
16 Feb 18
51.5259-0.0333452
Things I don't likeMile End JunctionWhat a mess this is. The no right turns cause a major issue and lead to traffic crossing the junction twice to effect a right turn. This leads to extra traffic, noise and pollution and does not increase the safety of cyclists for whom the LEFT turns are the concern.John White
16 Feb 18
51.525-0.0347775
Things I likeMile End ParkThis green space is one of the main positives of living in the areaJohn White
16 Feb 18
51.5259-0.0378664
Things I likeRusty Bike - Great additionThis place is ideally located next to the station and does excellent Thai food.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5254-0.0327444
Things I don't likeRat RunningWhen traffic on the A11 backs up cars use residential streets such as Aberavon, Morgan, Lichfield to avoid hold ups.John White
16 Feb 18
51.527-0.0344996
Things I don't likeAirport BusesSince the CS2U upgrade National Express, Terravision, Easybus and others use Grove Road/Roman Road instead of going along Whitechapel Road. This causes extra traffic, pollution and noise.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5265-0.0358129
Things I likeVinariousWelcome addition to the area for vinarious reasonsJohn White
16 Feb 18
51.5326-0.0311705
Things we need to work onBookshop or cinema would be a welcome additionA bookshop or cinema would be nice in the areaJohn White
16 Feb 18
51.5256-0.0335319
Things I don't likeGrove Road road surface is appalling This is well overdue for a resurface. Burdett Road was redone a couple of years ago and the difference is remarkable. A quiet, semi-porous tarmac nouveau should be used.John White
16 Feb 18
51.527-0.0362431
Things we need to work onVegetable Garden - Is it ever used?This patch of land has potential. It is set up as a space for older folk to get together and grow veg, but is it ever actually used?John White
16 Feb 18
51.5261-0.0358289
Things we need to work onASB from youths on hippy crack and speeding in carsJohn White
16 Feb 18
51.5266-0.0367967
Things we need to work onThe Art PavilionThis is a great space and has great potential as an Art s venue. Whilst there are a number of good exhibitions on each year, the place could be better utilised as a community space.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5269-0.037832
Things we need to work onOnyx House: Underutilised inspiring building in a prime location.This building was designed by the renowned architectural firm CZWG and is a landmark building that has been allowed to remain empty for a number of years.John White
16 Feb 18
51.5254-0.0338838
Things I don't likeCars SpeedingThe amount of cars that use this road as a cut through, who regularly speed and there have been several crashes. It is used by several pedestrians who have come through from Tom Thumb's Arch and it could benefit from speed bumps.Emma Marriott
13 Feb 18
51.5309-0.0239575
Things we need to work onWalkway to Tom Thumbs ArchUsed regularly by commuters from Bow Road, this road is poorly lit and has limited CCTV. There have been thefts during the middle of the day despite the police station being located on the same street!Emma Marriott
13 Feb 18
51.5283-0.0236785
Things I don't likeNumber 25 buses parked up - blocking stopsThe number 25 bus parks up in Grove Road regularly. It isn't even on the route. They frequently park up at bus stops in 2s and 3s and it means those waiting at the stops are often not seen by approaching drivesJohn White
12 Feb 18
51.5274-0.0366604
Things I likeParade of shops has improved over last few yearsThe Pizza Room, Coffee Room and Greedy Cow are welcome additions to this small parade of shops. The kebab shop is well used by policemen and cabbies which is a seal of approval.John White
12 Feb 18
51.5258-0.0351584
Things I don't likeNot enough Trees in Grove RoadGrove Road is remarkable for having so few trees, which is ironic given its name. More trees would help fight pollution, provide shade, reduce traffic noise and add to the general well-being of the local populationJohn White
12 Feb 18
51.5271-0.03636
Things we need to work onHoly Trinity Church - Cemetery needs "greening"The graveyard area surrounding the former Holy Trinity Church could be a wonderful wildlife zone which would enliven the day of those walking past along either Lichfield Road or Morgan St. It is an under-utilised space.John White
11 Feb 18
51.5276-0.0342357
Things I don't likeArt Pavilion Lake - needs some TLCThis pond is in need of some TLC. It has leaked for several years and the yellow hose topping it up with tap water is almost a permanent fixture. The aquatic plants need thinning out as they contribute to the problems of maintaining water levels.John White
11 Feb 18
51.5265-0.0384843
Things I don't likeMile End Tube - Step-free AccessThis station really needs step-free access. It should be fairly simple to do as the site is not highly developed and the platforms are shallow.John White
11 Feb 18
51.5253-0.0332594
Things I don't likeSubway Take Away - LitterThis shop causes an enormous amount of litter in the neighbouring streets, The owners should follow the McDonalds model and litter pick the area around their shopJohn White
11 Feb 18
51.5253-0.0343752
Things I don't likeLack of supermarketThis part of bow road needs more shopsdavid burbidge
27 Jan 18
51.527-0.0264359
Things I likeTreesProtect and Renew TreesDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5342-0.0340909
Things I likeCafes + RestaurantsNice range of cafes and restaurantsDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5317-0.0359309
Things we need to work onEcology PavillionunderusedDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5284-0.0397396
Things I likeEnlivening PubLord TredegarDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5283-0.0335169
Things I don't likePlanning application for TEXACO GARAGETo be replaced by flats- TOO HIGHDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5288-0.0381249
Things I likeCanal and Mile End ParkLovely walk and wildlifeDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5303-0.0401312
Things I likeSt Stephen's GreenProtecting current and more green spaces. Planting vegetables, pitch trees, fruit trees. Healthy causeDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5346-0.0340211
Things we need to work onRe-planting treesSome trees they've cut. Would be great to have new trees thenDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5343-0.0337207
Things we need to work onCreate new green spaceUn-used location at Butley Court, backyardDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5342-0.0345415
Things I likeThe OrchardGreat to have some tree planting here, and gathering to garden togetherDaniella Ricci
23 Jan 18
51.5342-0.0349599
Things I don't likeThe boundary of this neighbourhood planOther I only found out about this scheme yesterday and although generally I'm all for community initiatives (well, not including lynchings) this one seems ill thought-through. As someone who loves Bow and lives at it's heart - yet outside this regeneration zone - I can foresee that the project risks introducing further polarisation. Bow Road's intense traffic already splits the poorest from the wealthiest enclaves. Why add to the fracturing of our community in this way? There are massive opportunities (St Clement's, the redevelopment of the banks of the Lea, re-establishment of Bromley-by-Bow High St) to begin joining the shattered bits of Bow up. This scheme moves the centre of Bow half a mile North.User
15 Dec 17
51.5265-0.0194407
Things I likeWelcoming I Love Roman Road market, there is a great atmosphere and you can pick up excellent bargains. I do not want the market to change and become gentrified and expensive. We can go to Broadway Market or Chatsworth Road for that. I feel passionately that the market keeps it identity and doesn't lose it charm, character and value for money.User
15 Dec 17
51.5337-0.0280094
Things I don't likeUninspiring,Neglected Business Centre Facade in Disrepair. Good Businesses inside though.User
15 Dec 17
51.5282-0.019784
Things I don't likeTraffic CrossingOther Although the pavement is lowered and there is a pavement for pedestrians there are no signals. This is very dangerous, please can a green man be added.User
15 Dec 17
51.5335-0.0224018
Things I don't likeHitchin Square binsNeglected,Unwelcoming The bin area for the Hitchin Square flats on Hewlett Road is very unsightly. The bins are over-flowing most days and there is astonishingly ugly anti-climb measures in place that make the area look like a privately-run prison.User
15 Dec 17
51.5326-0.0353193
Things I likeEcoparkWell maintained I love the Evo park and generally it's kept in good condition. A few youths spoil the area throwing litter etc, but it gives them somewhere nice to go- which perhaps prevents further anti social behaviour. User
15 Dec 17
51.5298-0.0404853
Things I don't likeBeau bellsNeglected Beau bells has been shut for quite a while. Would be great to get a small business to take its place, another occupier with a community focus like Muxima would be greatUser
15 Dec 17
51.5326-0.0313161
Things I don't likePlaygroundUnwelcoming I live just round the corner from this playground but prefer to take my two year old to the playgrounds in Victoria Park. There are often older kids hanging out and climbing on the kids equipment. They are very loud and shouty and my little one is scared of them. I find it uncomfortable and struggle to create a nice playing atmosphere. But I recon they are there because there is nowhere else for them to hang out. So where can they go? User
15 Dec 17
51.5338-0.024848
Things we need to work onGeneral Point I have a general comment: in the list of ideas you mentioned, one was placing restrictions on fast food restaurants (and bookies). One of the best things about Bow is the diversity of the neighbourhood; there is a wide breadth of incomes across different members of our society and I don't believe it is fair for those of us with higher incomes to push out food options or shops that cater for those who are not as fortunate as us, even if we think that such places don't provide wholesome food. I think it is really important that Roman Road continues to have diverse shops and food options that reflect the tastes (and incomes) of the whole community, rather than those of middle-class people like me (much as I'm thrilled by the arrival of a deli, etc). This is a risk, especially when those of us who become active in planning decisions are predominantly middle class. I would be very interested to hear what areas or roads elsewhere in London the Trust sees as positive analogues for where the Roman Road should be going. I personally do not think that Victoria Park Village should be a model for the Roman Road, in respect to the diversity of the shops and restaurants, as they are nearly all catering for a high-income clientele. Thanks for doing this, and keep up the good work.User
15 Dec 17
51.5316-0.036478
Things we need to work onYard MArketInspiring Needs to exist harmounously with the RoRd maket. Move to Sunday?User
15 Dec 17
51.5324-0.0327015
Things I don't likeGraffiti Neglected,Uninspiring Graffiti is a major problem in the area in general. Not enough done to prevent it, and once there it never gets cleaned. Along this road there is tagging/graffiti on the beautiful 'old stock' wall that runs along the pavement. Graffiti is also present on the side wall of the "Lord Morpeth" path. Graffiti give the area a run down look and just attracts antisocial behaviour.User
15 Dec 17
51.5343-0.0365156
Things I don't likeMore trees and greenery Uninspiring,Unwelcoming,Boring The road needs more greenery. It should have Cherry trees just like the lower Roman Road. Greenery needed.User
15 Dec 17
51.5312-0.0383368
Things I likeOverland Childrens CentreWelcoming The One O'Clock Club run by Overland in Victoria Park fosters a strong sense of community among families in E3User
15 Dec 17
51.5338-0.0263111
Things I likeGreat to see new cafes opening Enlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5318-0.026527
Things I don't likeRoad surface poor quality - especially for cyclistsNeglected User
15 Dec 17
51.5277-0.0306845
Things I don't likeRubbish outside tescoNeglected,Low Quality The bins outside Tesco are neither big enough or emptied enough and there often rubbish around. Often this is bags and receipts from Tesco and they should take responsibility User
15 Dec 17
51.5327-0.029338
Things I don't likeThe car park should be free for people or low cost and free during the weekend. This is now a waste of space. It was well used and now not used due to the charges. AS a consequence the parking on cadoNeglected Please include Cadogan Terrace inside your neighbourhood forum boundaryUser
15 Dec 17
51.5397-0.02738
Things I likeCaxton Hall Community Centre Not sure who runs this space but I think it has a youth club and can be used for community eventsUser
15 Dec 17
51.5299-0.0230885
Things I likeBow Arts TrustInspiring,Enlivening,High Quality This trust provides studio space for all types of artists and designers. The education dept places artists into local schools to support teachers and run projects. The open studios happen in June every year. In 2016 it starts on Friday 17 June and is a fantastic event!User
15 Dec 17
51.5289-0.0174558
Things I don't likethis junction is not safe for cyclists and pedestriansOther User
15 Dec 17
51.5336-0.0222945
Things I don't likeAccess to A12Neglected,Other,Unwelcoming Too many vehicles accessing the area from the A12 with constant congestion and traffic at most times of the day.User
15 Dec 17
51.5332-0.0235283
Things I don't likeHalf Chisenhale derelict? Always wondered about this - what's the cause, can the community help?User
15 Dec 17
51.5329-0.0397503
Things I don't likeShops on Roman RoadLow Quality,Neglected Most are either betting shops or fried chicken shops. All the store fronts look a bit neglected & could do with a facelift.User
15 Dec 17
51.532-0.0347024
Things I likeBrazilian HairdresserWelcoming,High Quality,High Quality Great Brazilian Hairdresser. Very beautifully maintained shop. User
15 Dec 17
51.5335-0.0285333
Things I likeGreen Lovely little space but weird playground equipment here. Remove or put something small like swings or a little slide there. User
15 Dec 17
51.5305-0.0327793
Things I don't likeempty shops Neglected there are many empty shops along this section of Roman Road. Can't landords be forced to let them? Are they sitting on them so they can sell them as residential. How about some council led pop-up shops to fill the space while they wait for tenants?User
15 Dec 17
51.5317-0.0362045
Things I likeNeglected Some greenery would be really lovely. This part of Roman road feels neglectedUser
15 Dec 17
51.5337-0.0276482
Things I don't likeBicycle storageOther 3rd bike stolen. Could we please have these bike safe boxes that they have in Hackney? That would be brilliant and save backbreaking carrying of bike plus child plus child seat up to the third floor. User
15 Dec 17
51.5336-0.0254112
Things I likeCafes, restaurants and shopsInspiring,Welcoming I believe there potential for Roman Road to be an attractive destination for tourists. I believe the website http://romanroadlondon.com/ should be used more actively for this purpose - practical steps should include (1) make sure new cafes/restaurants are aware of opportunities to use the website (2) to add content specifically for visitors (e.g. develop a guided walk around the area / include local art gallery listings / reviews) (3) optimise web-search terms so, for instance, if a tourist searches for 'East London' from their hotel in Victoria, the roman road website is listed to them. User
15 Dec 17
51.5321-0.0335598
Things I don't likeArber and Co old shopOther Thos shop closed down in part because fo the no loading rules. Ironic that you use the shope fron t on your flyer.User
15 Dec 17
51.5322-0.0339031
Things I don't likeGraffiti and no CCTVNeglected,Unwelcoming,Other This section of the canal and the three colts bridge has no CCTV and attracts a lot of graffiti and antisocial behaviour at night. This bridge provides and entrance and exit to the canal and is often used by mopeds despite the fact that the canal pathway is pedestrianised. Mopeds run along the canal path during the evening and this provides a safe escapade for delinquents. CCTV, security and surveillance are needed here!User
15 Dec 17
51.5358-0.0342572
Things I don't likeNeglectedNeglected,Unwelcoming This green area is unwelcoming and completely neglected.User
15 Dec 17
51.5304-0.0405979
Things I don't likeThe Three Colts BridgeNeglected,Enlivening,Other The Three Colts Bridge is a historic and beautiful bridge that has fell in disrepair. The Bridge has been damaged by the illegal installation of fences and covered in graffiti. This is one of the most scenic points along the Hertford Union Canal, as well as a key entrance to Victoria Park. It links the Park with the Old Ford and it is completely neglected and run down. This Bridge should be restored and cleaned.User
15 Dec 17
51.5359-0.0342143
Things I likeEden WayWelcoming I love the pretty oversized iris on pedestrianised Eden Way. There are other flowers dotted around Bow but this is a favourite. More please!User
15 Dec 17
51.5363-0.0287104
Things I don't likeFly tipping site at Sabella CourtNeglected User
15 Dec 17
51.5312-0.0271547
Things we need to work onThere is a wide pavement under the bridge. - could it be used for cycle storage Could we get a cyclehangar or two under the bridge?User
15 Dec 17
51.5292-0.0315937
Things I don't likeRoman RoadLow Quality,Uninspiring,Neglected User
15 Dec 17
51.532-0.0306845
Things I don't likeVictoria Park FestivalsNeglected,Other,Unwelcoming Vicky Park has been absolutely ruined by the 1st festival of the summer and there are still 2 festivals to go. Festivals make a lot of money for the council (I understand £100,000 per festival), which no doubt is needed but aren't there better, less antisocial way of raising funds than putting up gigantic walls, making it inaccessible for the local community and quite frankly trampling it to the point of ruin, spoiling it for those of us who live here? The size of these festivals get bigger each year! Let's remind ourselves that Victoria park was given to the people of East London to improve their health and wellbeing. I feel the council have gone too far and need to rethink how to rebalance things for all purposes.User
15 Dec 17
51.5374-0.0348473
Things I likePubWelcoming,Enlivening The Coburn PubUser
15 Dec 17
51.527-0.0301802
Things I don't likeThis entrance to the park is very neglected: Neglected,Uninspiring,Other road surface needs redoing remove the barrier and replace by a bollard empty the bins more regularly clean up mud User
15 Dec 17
51.5381-0.0292897
Things I don't likeno space for cycling when victoria park is closed in winterUnwelcoming,Neglected User
15 Dec 17
51.5355-0.0316206
Things I don't likeLoud, speeding cars and motorbikes, especially at night I've had to use ear plugs for four years since moving here due to the constant 'boy-racer' behaviour on the straight 'Roman Road'. Really simple to fix, put a couple of speed cameras in please. User
15 Dec 17
51.5312-0.0382483
Things I likeI think St Stephens road should be made one way the size of the lorries and buses coming down this road is diabolical . There's arguments and hold ups on a daily basis . The road is not wide enough soNeglected I've lived here 30 years and it's getting worse . User
15 Dec 17
51.532-0.0306845
Things I don't likeEmpty Units Restaurant would be good no fried food.User
15 Dec 17
51.5327-0.0306416
Things I likeplayground The playground had something else on it but it broke? and was removed. It now just leaves one side. a tower and then a few bouncy things. Perhaps put some swings in it? User
15 Dec 17
51.5322-0.028984
Things I don't likeMarket Low Quality,Uninspiring,Boring,Neglected,Unwelcoming The market is full of tat. Very uninspiring. Fresh produce and craft stalls, vintage stalls etc would make all the difference. User
15 Dec 17
51.5324-0.0318285
Things I don't likeThe amount of cafes/coffee shops,artisan shops etc that have replaced the shops in the area we need some ordinary shops butchers,bakers etc. not artisan =expensive.Boring,Uninspiring Having lived in the East End all my life and in my current property for the past 40 years - the forced change/gentrification has ripped the heart and soul out of the place. Cannot wait for the instigators of this to up sticks and move on.User
15 Dec 17
51.5323-0.032444
Things I likeCafeInspiring Muxima. What an utterly brilliant friendly and welcoming place for the community!!!User
15 Dec 17
51.534-0.0269321
Things I don't likeWaste food is sometimes dumped hereOther UnpleasantUser
15 Dec 17
51.5302-0.0327149
Things we need to work onShops on the RomanWelcoming,Low Quality,Inspiring,Uninspiring No more fried food outlets.User
15 Dec 17
51.532-0.0342035
Things I don't likeOld Ford RoadLow Quality Dangerous road for syclists and the main way I cycle to Victorai Park with my children.User
15 Dec 17
51.5355-0.030942
Things I don't likeDerelict, unkempt This section of the road has been boarded up, has been covered in graffiti and there are a number of what looks like unoccupied warehouses. This section needs to be looked at and the boards need to be replaced with a more permanent and aesthetic railing solution.User
15 Dec 17
51.5341-0.0380284
Things I don't likeUninspiring,Low Quality The gate to Victoria Park along with the railing is of low quality and is not in keeping with the other gates. The entrance to the park would benefit from a restored or new better gate. User
15 Dec 17
51.5361-0.0341821
Things we need to work onRoman Road Adventure PlaygroundOther I can't believe I have been living in Bow for over a year and in the East End for over 10 and I have only just discovered there is an adventure playground off the Roman Road. Why isn't it better signposted/publicised?User
15 Dec 17
51.533-0.0355661
Things I don't likeUnused community spaceNeglected Old basketball courts now just a space for dodgy dealings and broken glass - a large area that could give local youths and kids something fun to do if developed a little.User
15 Dec 17
51.5311-0.0268328
Things I don't likeCars speeding and sounding horns Most evenings at rush hour and especially on Friday nights, cars have to wait to let other cars through as the road is quite narrow. This is leading to aggressive driving and speeding when cars do get to move. It is also causing a lot of noise for residents as some drivers feel the need to a) sound their horns and b) press them for 5 secs at a time or moreUser
15 Dec 17
51.5298-0.0310278
Things I likeRonan roadWell maintained,Welcoming,Clean,High Quality,Inspiring Grill place to liveUser
15 Dec 17
51.532-0.0306845
Things we need to work onI would like Cadogan Terrace to be included in this neighbourhood forum. We are part of the community yet you have not included us.Neglected I would like Cadogan Terrace to be included in this neighbourhood forum. We are part of the community yet you have not included us.User
15 Dec 17
51.5393-0.0271225
Things I likeWalkway that connects Bow Rd to Roman RdOther The route from Bow Rd down Addington Rd along this walkway to Tom Thumb arch is used by hundreds of people everyday and is a key access route to get across the railway line.User
15 Dec 17
51.5293-0.0242096
Things I likeOverland children centreWelcoming love this centre, much needed!User
15 Dec 17
51.5337-0.0262186
Things we need to work onThere are 4 enormous developments being build here. Do we know what the impact is on the services in our neighbourhood. Will fish island get additional schooling, GP, shops, restaurants? Other User
15 Dec 17
51.5391-0.0241399
Things I likeConservation area and public realmOther Lower Roman Road should be included in the boundary. Hotel/b&b concentration and proposed increases in hotel development is threatening local amenity enjoyed by closely living residents. There have been multiple planning applications for high rise development and increased density here. Save our conservation area and include in boundary please.User
15 Dec 17
51.5285-0.0497067
Things I likeCo OpWell maintained,Welcoming Great staff and 24 hours is handyUser
15 Dec 17
51.5279-0.0219941
Things I don't likeRoad only Partially ResurfacedNeglected Not all of the road was resurfaced making it dangerous for cyclists and motorbike users.User
15 Dec 17
51.5296-0.0208461
Things I don't likeRoman Road Shops Uninspiring,Neglected Too many empty shops! I think a restriction on the amount of betting shops and estate agents is needed. Also vacant shops should be let for pop ups or the like. Its depressing having so many shops empty waiting for landlords to just cash in. User
15 Dec 17
51.5321-0.0338602
Things I don't likeHMOs These properties housing students and so called young professionals are a cause of alot of grief - I dread the summer the windows are thrown open and the noisy and unsociable behaviour starts and in our street we have Friday and Saturday nights and Saturday and Sunday days tortured by drink and drug fuelled parties and general crap behaviour. We were told by one of these tenants - "it's London Life get used to it" Well I'm sorry as I said I've lived in this part of london all my life and I want no part of.User
15 Dec 17
51.5318-0.0374651
Things I don't likeMarketUninspiring How about introducing some street food/artisan makers stalls to the market? Would attract more visitors and help the local cafesUser
15 Dec 17
51.5335-0.0284931
Things I likeGrowing concernsWelcoming What a brilliant place and everyone is so welcoming and happy to answer questions and give advice. Any chance in getting them involved in a community gardening project. The corner of the park here would lend itself to a community project, not much happening there and no one ever sits on that bench.User
15 Dec 17
51.5396-0.0276482
Things I don't likeLack of recycling for residents above shopsNeglected,Low Quality There is currently no recycling collection for people who live above commercial properties - leading to lots of unnecessary landfill. Would be great to find a solution - e.g. nearby on-street facilities for us to drop off food waste and mixed recycling.User
15 Dec 17
51.5325-0.0315857
Things I don't likePedestrian CrossingUnwelcoming Cars often do not stop at this corssing whcih is a key access to the park and canal.User
15 Dec 17
51.5288-0.0383234
Things I don't likeBeautiful Brick Historic BuildingOther Not enough is done to preserve the old beautiful buildings in the area. This brick building has had an extension to allow for the creation of space for some tacky shops. There is plenty of space for shops in this road, as well as roman road, so it is sad to see that the facade of a beautiful building had to be damaged in this way. This extension should be removed and the shops relocated.User
15 Dec 17
51.5352-0.0327176
Things I don't likeAntisocial BehaviourUnwelcoming,Neglected No CCTV, no lighting, a tip at the end of the road and direct access to the A12 seem to attract anti-social behaviour, mopeds, and drugs. For those wanting to Access wick lane for work reasons it makes for an intimidating walk at dark. This road should be cleaned, CCTV installed, the Tip converted to a public space, working space or a park and introduce better lighting and security.User
15 Dec 17
51.5359-0.0274014
Things I don't likePondNeglected The pond behind the Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park has been leaking for the past five years at least, and despite many protestations to fix it from Mile End Park admin, is still in a neglected and run down state. User
15 Dec 17
51.5299-0.0405979
Things I likeNewly refurbished pub the green gooseEnlivening,Welcoming,Well maintained Nice to see good quality businesses better maintaining previously neglected & unwelcoming premises.User
15 Dec 17
51.5321-0.0280184
Things I don't likeMore greeneryUninspiring,Neglected,Low Quality Know this is technically out of the RR boundary, but would be great if there was more greenery around Mile End Station. The Rusty Bicycle cafe for example could add hedges or plants to their exterior gardenUser
15 Dec 17
51.5253-0.0330877
Things I likeNew trees and mud patchWelcoming,Neglected,Inspiring Bit of a mixed comment this one - I like how a new space has been created and trees planted. This is excellent and exactly what is needed however nothing has been done to the base around the trees and so it is a bit of a mud patch with car tyre tracks in it. Are there plans to put flower beds or some other non-mud surface?User
15 Dec 17
51.5306-0.0333881
Things I don't likeNoisy Roman Road traffic My only real problem with the area is how fast and noisy a small handful of vehicles are, whether it's souped up BMW's racing past late at night or overly loud motorbikes from the tattoo shop owners - my entire home faces / borders Roman Road and it constantly disturbs my sleep! It's easily fixed by a couple of speed cameras.User
15 Dec 17
51.5316-0.0361991
Things I likePDSA User
15 Dec 17
51.5298-0.0241721
Things I likeThe Nunnery Gallery and Carmelite CafeInspiring,Clean,Well maintained,Welcoming,High Quality,Enlivening The Nunnery is run by Bow Arts Trust and hosts high quality art exhibitions that change throughout the year. The Carmelite Cafe, which is adjacent to the gallery also hosts small exhibitions of work. Both definitely worth visiting and supporting.User
15 Dec 17
51.5289-0.0178662
Things I likenice little playground for young toddlersWelcoming User
15 Dec 17
51.5319-0.041939
Things I don't likespeeding traffic. No way that vehicles are sticking to 20 mph User
15 Dec 17
51.5385-0.0280666
Things I don't likeRoman Road marketUninspiring,Unwelcoming,Low Quality The market is tacky, creates a lot of mess, & the stalls don't sell anything that me or anyone I know would want to buy.User
15 Dec 17
51.5333-0.0288539
Things I don't likeCar Speeding & Congestion As a cut through to the A12 many cars speed (as fast as 50mph) down this road. This road is also often congested leading to traffic jams and lots of horn honking. User
15 Dec 17
51.5289-0.0200951
Things I don't likeStreet Scape Boring,Neglected,Low Quality Money to go to refreshing ALL shop fronts, and plant more trees!! User
15 Dec 17
51.5311-0.0386989
Things I don't likestreet in general Boring,Uninspiring,Neglected Roman Road needs more trees. The traffic is often back to back which causes awful pollution. There are no trees so it's uncomfortable if the sun comes out and the lack of trees does not help to absorb the pollution User
15 Dec 17
51.5316-0.0364351
Things I don't likePlaygroundUninspiring How about improving the playground for the very little ones? Not much for toddlers to play hereUser
15 Dec 17
51.5352-0.0260402
Things we need to work onZebra crossingOther People keep crossing the road here to get to the bus stop. Cars race along. A zebra crossing would help as this is where people cross anywayUser
15 Dec 17
51.5331-0.0258082
Things I likeIdea StoreInspiring Great local library - well-stocked and friendlyUser
15 Dec 17
51.5329-0.0295258
Things I likeBike corssingsWell maintained,High Quality,Welcoming Grteat improvements to cycle safety. Keep them coming!User
15 Dec 17
51.5252-0.0346756
Things I don't likeFestivals on the ParkUnwelcoming,Other Most of the summer, this section of the park gets boarded and shut due to festivals.This causes a lot of problems for local residents: 1- when the park is boarded it's not possible to cut across the park to get to/or from the Village or to Victoria Park Road. A trip that would take 10 minutes, forces residents to walk around the park to conduct basic daily routines, taking at least 25 minutes to walk to any of those destinations. 2- The view of the park is damaged and it blocks the light 3- It is during the summer and the good weather that local residents want to enjoy the park for picnics, walks and outdoor living. Instead it is not accessible for long periods of time during the best weather. 4- The noise levels. During festival season one can't live outdoor or open windows due to the noise. 5- The littering. A particular example of this was the Boishaka Mela festival where there were loads of food stalls. People dropped all the litter and plastic on the park and that flew into the canal and the residential areas. The state of the park after that festival was despicable. 6- Damaged caused to the turf and the park roads. Last year after one of the festivals the turf was so damaged due to the rain and weight of the installations that the council had to board the park and write to the neighbours apologising. It took months to repair, and that section was unusable during the summer months. 7- Roads leading to the park. An example is Gunmakers lane. During the festival period the trees on the road got broken. Roads leading to the festivals get damaged and littered. 8- No money from the festivals seems to be put back into the park. Trees that break are never replaced, and some monuments and areas in the park could be better maintained and restored. 9- No money from the festivals seems to have gone into benefiting the local community. There have to be other ways of raising funds that are less intrusive and damaging. Why not create a flower center or glaUser
15 Dec 17
51.5362-0.0342894
Things I don't likeSaint Paul's This beautiful church should be better maintained. The building's beautiful exterior is damaged by adjacent buildings and metal stair structures. The entrance and surroundings should be better maintained and more greenery introduced.User
15 Dec 17
51.5335-0.0329536
Things I don't likeHertford Union CanalNeglected The Hertford Union canal walkway is in disrepair, littered and covered in graffiti. The walkway should be maintained, cleaned, graffiti free and trees and flowers should be introduced to maintain and enhance the beauty of this path.User
15 Dec 17
51.5354-0.0355124
Things we need to work onRoman Road MarketUninspiring I'm glad that RR Market is not a 'fancy' market but I do wish it had a good fruit and veg stall. I remember being able to buy things like Kentish cobnuts there only about 5 years ago. Now it's quite difficult to find seasonal fruit and veg even though there are hundreds of ethnic grocers on the street.User
15 Dec 17
51.5333-0.0288391
Things I don't likeDrug dealers due to absence of lights/CCTVNeglected,Unwelcoming,Other,Low Quality The absence of lights, the shape of the street, the absence of bumpers, the possibility to run across the A12 makes this corner very convenient for drug dealers. A light and possibly a CCTV could help.User
15 Dec 17
51.536-0.0266504
Things I don't likeGraffitti on wall under bridge Perhaps some street artists could create a mural here rather than the low quality 'tags' that are on the walls?User
15 Dec 17
51.5292-0.0315911
Things I likeGreen (and blue) space The parks and canal are just amazing, I feel so fortunate to live around here, it's quiet and green, full of flora/fauna and slow-paced green travellers, rather than loud, fast motor vehicles. I love it. User
15 Dec 17
51.5323-0.0445676
Things I likeSpitalfields Crypt Trust Well maintained,Welcoming Great charity shop for a local charity who help homeless people.User
15 Dec 17
51.5334-0.0288391
Things I likePubWelcoming,Enlivening The Morgan ArmsUser
15 Dec 17
51.5279-0.0309527
Things I don't likedrug dealing and boy racers congregation pointOther User
15 Dec 17
51.5318-0.0416869
Things I don't likenoise from the a12 traffic, as there is no sound barrierLow Quality,Neglected User
15 Dec 17
51.5396-0.0263071
Things I don't likeJunction of Roman Road and St Stephens RoadNeglected,Uninspiring,Other More needs to be done to limit the number of cars and vans cutting through Bow in the morning and evening rush hours. The vast majority of these vehicles are just using this route as a rat-race and the increasing congestion is having a negative effect on the area and splitting Roman Road in two segments. Ideally, all of Roman Road should be one way or pedestrianised.User
15 Dec 17
51.5323-0.0322294
Things I likeHigh Quality The section of road from St Stephen's Road to Grove Road is developing as a haven for independent stores. I would like to see more along here and a way to encourage landlords to do short lets. User
15 Dec 17
51.5323-0.0336027
Things I likeGrowing ConcernsInspiring Love Growing Concerns! Also think they do quite a bit in the communityUser
15 Dec 17
51.5389-0.028131
Things I don't likeTom Thumbs ArchUnwelcoming Key access from/to Bow Road. Need to make it appear more welcoming to those visiting the area. Keeping it free of rubbish and improving lighting would be a start!User
15 Dec 17
51.5301-0.0248131
Things I don't likeNeglected Bins are always overflowing hereUser
15 Dec 17
51.5309-0.0288069
Things I don't likeRubbish from marketNeglected Rubbish from market blows into Gladstone Place and children's play areaUser
15 Dec 17
51.5329-0.0296223
Things I likeSt Stephens ParkWell maintained well kept pocket park and like the outdoor gym!User
15 Dec 17
51.5345-0.0341606
Things I don't likeMarket is Anonymous All selling same stuffUser
15 Dec 17
51.533-0.0298423
Things I likeGrowing concerns User
15 Dec 17
51.5393-0.0274712
Things we need to work onBow WharfOther To be developedUser
15 Dec 17
51.532-0.0423843
Things I likeSt Paul's Good community spaceUser
15 Dec 17
51.5331-0.0324547
Things I likesmall pocket parkWelcoming User
15 Dec 17
51.5369-0.0282758
Things I likePUBEnlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5352-0.033077
Things we need to work onExtend Boundary to Victoria Park Is this RR or is it HackneyUser
15 Dec 17
51.537-0.0384307
Things I don't likeToo many cafes on RR We need a more diverse high street offeringUser
15 Dec 17
51.532-0.0346971
Things we need to work onGym Great gym, maybe discounts for Roman Road Neighbourhood members?User
15 Dec 17
51.5321-0.0417566
Things we need to work onCommunity estate green space Re other comment below about more greenery, meant up here..... be nice to make more of the outside space here.....User
15 Dec 17
51.5307-0.0303626
Things I likeThe ChesterfieldInspiring,High Quality,Well maintained,Welcoming Love the Chesterfield cafe, food is great, fab coffee and best of all the play area at the back is great for little ones, keeps them safe, entertained and out of the way so they don't disturb other customers who want a bit of peace and quiet!User
15 Dec 17
51.5306-0.0409842
Things I don't likeRoyal Mail letter box sealed upUninspiring,Neglected,Unwelcoming This post-box has been sealed up for many months and according to the chaps in the post office is unlikely to open again. The reason being is people who linger around the streets drinking alcohol from cans were using it as a public urinal - even when it was being emptied by the post man. Only in Tower Hamlets!User
15 Dec 17
51.5335-0.0282495
Things I don't likeGateway housing associationNeglected Can't this association be compelled to maintain its communal areas that face onto the street? There are a row of bushes and a raised garden that abut Arbery Road that are full of litter and look unloved and uncared for. Am tempted to empty a packet of wild flowers into the bed just so it doesn't look so miserable. Also some of the tenants don't care for the tiny bit of green space they have outside their homes which makes what could be a rather sweet cul de sac just look like an inner city dump. Can't we encourage people to have some ownership of where they live? User
15 Dec 17
51.5297-0.0366277
Things I don't likeUnderpass - a bit grim, could be vastly improved through lighting, being painted in bright colours, etcBoring,Unwelcoming,Neglected,Uninspiring,Low Quality User
15 Dec 17
51.5291-0.0316501
Things I likeGreat to have a mix of uses in the area, but need to protect affordable work spaces - and provide more accross the area. Enlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5331-0.0395806
Things I don't likeShut shopsNeglected Beau Belles and many other shops along Roman Rd have been unoccupied for ages. Landlords just sitting on them. Encourage them to let them, even if just short leases. Please! (but not betting shops!)User
15 Dec 17
51.5326-0.0313523
Things I likeRoyal Mail Useful to have a Royal Mail delivery office locallyUser
15 Dec 17
51.5304-0.0290751
Things we need to work onRoad is congestedUnwelcoming,Low Quality Road is congested from delivery lorries from both Tesco and Iceland constantly congregated thereUser
15 Dec 17
51.533-0.0287962
Things I don't likeNeglected Shame the area lost a fire station. Looks sad and neglected. Would love it to become another useful public service, like a schoolUser
15 Dec 17
51.5339-0.0262266
Things I likeUseful independent shops Selection of useful independent shops - DIY stores and fishmongersUser
15 Dec 17
51.5322-0.0334552
Things we need to work onEleanor Arms PubWelcoming,Enlivening,Clean,Inspiring,High Quality Proper traditional pub, welcoming staff and customers, a working fireplace, live jazz sunday evenings, intelectual quiz nights, great wine selection and a constantly changing, award winning selection of UK ales.User
15 Dec 17
51.535-0.0330663
Things I likeKey Access from BOW CHURCH User
15 Dec 17
51.53-0.0247407
Things I likeNice cycle routes User
15 Dec 17
51.5299-0.0327444
Things I don't likeEcology ParkNeglected Great potential! User
15 Dec 17
51.5298-0.0400347
Things I likeLots of green space around the development User
15 Dec 17
51.5332-0.0353944
Things I likePUBEnlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5292-0.0405979
Things I likePUBEnlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5362-0.0239575
Things I don't likeVacant Shops Neglected How can we fill the vacant shopsUser
15 Dec 17
51.5321-0.0336885
Things I don't likeAffordable office space (B1, Non-store front) and artists studios Apologies for the rant upfront, but... It'd be great to have more commercial opportunity and draw in Bow. If we want to keep things lively and creative in Bow, it's important that those keeping things lively and doing things that are welcomed in the area have a place to do them. There just aren't enough places to work in the area. Office space costs are through the roof and space is increasingly at a premium. Space Studios, Chisenhale and the Bow Arts Trust are great, but we need about 100 more of them to fill the demand. I don't mean the £500/desk co-working spaces you find now dotted throughout central London, rather office space and studio working artists spaces to run proper business and allow work to happen (without a massive amount of startup money). User
15 Dec 17
51.5321-0.033989
Things I likeLibraryWelcoming Great local library!User
15 Dec 17
51.5326-0.0298691
Things I likeCrown PubHigh Quality,Welcoming,Inspiring Love this pub! Great food, fab for kids and lovely staff!User
15 Dec 17
51.533-0.0414777
Things we need to work onClean,Inspiring,High Quality,Well maintained Brilliant and well maintained (so far) playground for kids!User
15 Dec 17
51.5344-0.0340641
Things we need to work onRats. overflowing stinking bins I regularly see rats here. I imagine the bins are used by the Britannia fish bar (apologies to them if that's not the case). Could they not be emptied more regularly or maintained so rubbish is not strewn everywhere?User
15 Dec 17
51.5288-0.0384814
Things we need to work onRoman Rd MarketUnwelcoming,Low Quality,Neglected,Uninspiring The Bow end of the market is very run down, dirty and feels unsafe to walk in at nights. The market itself sells a lot of tat and would be vastly improved by more variety in the stalls including food and better quality homeware products (not used pots and pans etc). Muxima have got it spot-on! User
15 Dec 17
51.5326-0.030899
Things I don't likeRubbish-strewn derelict site beside Blackwall Tunnel approach roadNeglected Is the underground car park under Bow Community Hall used frequently. Could this space be developed for community use as part of a neighbourhood Plan?User
15 Dec 17
51.5364-0.025878
Things I don't likeOpen bins look messy and mean rubbish gets blown around - needs bin store or bins with lidsLow Quality,Neglected,Uninspiring User
15 Dec 17
51.5333-0.0367813
Things I likeBow Arts TrustInspiring Good to have this cultural attraction close byUser
15 Dec 17
51.5291-0.0178957
Things I don't likeBetting shopsUnwelcoming,Low Quality Too many betting shops on this road. The space could be used for better purposes.User
15 Dec 17
51.5339-0.0272056
Things we need to work onLord Cardigan Apparently turning into a gastropub. Hoping it retains some sense of the local area User
15 Dec 17
51.5323-0.0279969
Things we need to work onHidden park Didn't even know this park was here! Why not advertise the presence of a park at the end of Roman Road a bit more?User
15 Dec 17
51.5344-0.025894
Things I likeSt Paul's ChurchWelcoming,High Quality Brilliant and well used community spaceUser
15 Dec 17
51.5332-0.0322723
Things I likeabbotts Family businessUser
15 Dec 17
51.5322-0.0332996
Things I likeMontessori School User
15 Dec 17
51.54-0.0284153
Things I likeAdventure Playground Excellent assetUser
15 Dec 17
51.5331-0.035609
Things I likeSt Barnabas Church User
15 Dec 17
51.531-0.0400615
Things I likeSt Stephens ParkHigh Quality User
15 Dec 17
51.5346-0.0341499
Things I likePUBEnlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5345-0.0357753
Things we need to work onPUBEnlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5323-0.0279915
Things I likeGreening the High StreetEnlivening We need more greenery on the High StreetUser
15 Dec 17
51.5315-0.0370574
Things we need to work onVictoria Park Feels like this should be a part of the concern / boundary for the Roman Road area...at least as a collective (neighbourly) approach to caring about something that has such a big impact on your immediate area. I would assume the South Hackney, Hackney Wick, and Approach Rd crowds would feel the same.User
15 Dec 17
51.5353-0.037508
Things I likeUseful shopsOther Great, useful local shops. Love the more fancy places but it's brilliant to have practical, DIY, useful shops for bits and pieces.User
15 Dec 17
51.5319-0.0348258
Things I likeBacaroOther,Enlivening Can't wait to see what this new Italian restaurant will be like. We have a number of great coffee shops on Roman road now (Fika, Chesterfield, Zealand Rd, Mazuma) but are in need of some restaurants to keep the street vibrant in the evening too. All we need now is a decent gastropub on Roman Rd itself!User
15 Dec 17
51.5311-0.0388062
Things I don't likeNeglected,Unwelcoming Why is this a through road? So many cars use it as a shortcut and it is very dangerous for children! User
15 Dec 17
51.5313-0.0304055
Things I don't likeNewbold Guardian property and area near the bins of the LA flat at the end of Arbery Road Can't the Newbold Guardian people ensure they make their tenants sweep up around the property? Also the area around the bins to the council flats outside their building is a regular dumping round and I have seen foxes and rats there. How about another pocket park to make it look nice?User
15 Dec 17
51.5291-0.0376679
Things I like Love walking along the Canal and Victoria ParkUser
15 Dec 17
51.5366-0.0328302
Things I likeEast End Liquor CoEnlivening,Welcoming,Inspiring Really like this bar and fact they are bringing back skilled industry to the area (gin distillery)User
15 Dec 17
51.532-0.0417137
Things I likeSuffragette historyInspiring See the following web-site, the spot is recognised; http://openplaques.org/plaques/9928 User
15 Dec 17
51.5313-0.0338119
Things I likeGreen GrocersWelcoming,High Quality Green grocers of the Roman Road are great!User
15 Dec 17
51.5335-0.02819
Things I likeG R KellyHigh Quality,Inspiring,Welcoming User
15 Dec 17
51.5326-0.031119
Things I likeBow Road Idea StoreHigh Quality,Inspiring I love the Idea Stores in Tower Hamlets! Brilliant library, community space and great selection of affordable courses tooUser
15 Dec 17
51.5329-0.0298932
Things we need to work onLower Roman Road within Boundary Why has the lower Roman Road been omitted? Surely it should be consirdered given its name and location. User
15 Dec 17
51.5289-0.0477004
Things we need to work onG KELLY Pie and Mash Important for local heritageUser
15 Dec 17
51.5327-0.0308025
Things I likeBig Flowers - Art User
15 Dec 17
51.537-0.0282812
Things I likeCanalsEnlivening Walk and cycle to the Olympic ParkUser
15 Dec 17
51.5289-0.0409064
Things we need to work onSpeeding and Congestion User
15 Dec 17
51.53-0.0303841
Things I likeLefevre ParkWelcoming User
15 Dec 17
51.5346-0.0256848
Things I likePUBEnlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5321-0.0338227
Things we need to work onBoundary Extended to Fish Island Do we extend to include Wick LaneUser
15 Dec 17
51.5354-0.0237107
Things I don't likeOther Not enough parking for the MarketUser
15 Dec 17
51.5331-0.0288606
Things we need to work onPark One of the best parks in the country, very lucky to have this on our doorstep.User
15 Dec 17
51.5342-0.0380874
Things I likecafeHigh Quality Great café!User
15 Dec 17
51.5316-0.037508
Things I don't likeOverflowing bins and rubbish left outside apartment block on Wick Lane The block of flats next to the Bow Quarter Park Building gate constantly has overflowing bins, furniture, mattresses and old sofas outside. It looks really awful, is a hazard to cars as the rubbish is blown across the road and smells terrible in the summer. Not sure if the reason is because the bin house is too small, it certainly appears to be overflowing. I've called the council about it 3 times now but have been told nothing can be done. Can't the landlord be compelled to deal with the issue???User
15 Dec 17
51.5325-0.0213289
Things we need to work onPonds water levels in ecology park allowed to get low This has been an on-going thing for a couple of years, maybe more. The water level is low. There is a horrible yellow hose pipe just lying there. Looks like a typical example of urban decay when it could be so lovely. At least tell people what is going on if you're having trouble filling the ponds. I would like to see them full of water and life. Also I don't recall the wind turbine ever having turned in the years I have lived in E3. Wonder how much that cost and the point of it? User
15 Dec 17
51.5298-0.0408323
Things we need to work onTredegar conservation areaNeglected I appreciate this is on people's private property, however I would like to see householders encouraged to sweep out the areas in front of their homes on a regular basis. Maybe they could be informed what day(s?) of the week their road is swept and they could sweep into the gutter - or heaven forfend - put the mess in to a bin themselves. And keep the pavement clean outside their homes. This would instantly make the area look cared for. We could encourage people to do this in the spirit of the people who swept up after the London riots. User
15 Dec 17
51.5311-0.0318646
Things I don't likeRubbish left in the roadUnwelcoming,Neglected There's so much rubbish left in the road after trading. It's like the end of a festival! More facilities for market traders to recycle cardboard and packagingUser
15 Dec 17
51.5326-0.0313537
Things I likeSuffragette historyInspiring Somewhere around here I think is the Toy Factory that the suffragettes founded to keep local women in employment. Would love to celebrate the area's suffragette history more.User
15 Dec 17
51.5313-0.0338119
Things we need to work onInci shopOther Great shop, but shame about the hoards of drunk people that congregate outside of Inci as soon as the sun goes down, Makes it a really intimidating place to shop and walk past a night. User
15 Dec 17
51.5336-0.0283188
Things I don't likeBeau Bells Beauty SalonNeglected,Low Quality Beau Bells has been shut for over two years, a new occupier should take it's place. Preferably not another beauty salon/nail parlour as these are catered for further up the road.User
15 Dec 17
51.5325-0.0312799
Things we need to work onCafe/ Shop ratio I do like some of the cafes on RR, but there is a thing as *too many* and we do need to keep and even increase good quality shops for everyday itemsUser
15 Dec 17
51.5313-0.0378379
Things we need to work on User
15 Dec 17
51.5352-0.0330529
Things I likeBow Arts Trust User
15 Dec 17
51.5289-0.0178099
Things I likeNice Cafes and Shops User
15 Dec 17
51.5333-0.0289679
Things I don't likeArts PavilionNeglected Great potentialUser
15 Dec 17
51.5291-0.0406086
Things I don't likeSemi - pedestrianised not working User
15 Dec 17
51.5322-0.033356
Things I likePUBEnlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5289-0.037972
Things I likePUBEnlivening User
15 Dec 17
51.5326-0.0323877
Things we need to work onBOUNDARY CHANGE We should extend the boundary to include Bow RoadUser
15 Dec 17
51.5268-0.025835
Things I don't likeFire Station - Parnell RoadOther Concerned about converting it to a schoolUser
15 Dec 17
51.534-0.026291
Things we need to work onAge UkInspiring,Welcoming Fantastic service for older people in the area!User
15 Dec 17
51.5336-0.0264037
Things we need to work onOther It would be great to see more greenery around here, maybe a community garden in parts of the estate or some tree planting? Maybe the council could spruce it up a bit as it's a great area, great community, but looks a bit neglected at times.User
15 Dec 17
51.5304-0.0300837
Things I likeBoring,Clean Nice little patch of green - could be so much more though.User
15 Dec 17
51.5303-0.0329053
Things we need to work onInadequate bin Why such a tiny bin here? Come Monday morning (especially in summer) it is overflowing and looks awful. A lot of people use this park and one little bin is simply inadequate.User
15 Dec 17
51.5287-0.0397799
Things we need to work onRubbish is regularly dumped here. Neglected How about making it into a pocket park?User
15 Dec 17
51.5311-0.0318656
Things I don't likeRR Car ParkUninspiring,Other Under-utilised car parkUser
15 Dec 17
51.5325-0.0326961
Things I don't likeHigh street in the Roman road marketBoring,Unwelcoming,Low Quality,Uninspiring I find the stretch of Roman road where the market is held not particularly safe at night. I believe this is due to there being no businesses besides fast food and off licenses open late at night. This makes the area a ghost town with the odd group of youths hanging around. My main gripe with the area is the lack of restaurants. While there are a couple worth visiting, there is little choice considering the density and multicultural make up of the area. It has probably been said before but I feel we must introduce street food into Roman road market. I'm not talking about imitating Broadway market, but there should be on offer good quality, affordable street food to draw in more visitors and attract more locals to the market. I'm also in favour of a cap in the number User
15 Dec 17
51.5325-0.0310278
Things I likeOpen Air GymInspiring Free hub for local fitness fanatics - meeting point for enthusiasts of different sports who want to do some quality gym workouts in fresh air without spending a fortune. User
15 Dec 17
51.5313-0.0422502
Things I don't likeSafe street play & commute for childrenUnwelcoming,Boring I'd like to bring back street play for children. It would be lovely and a great community building initiative if we could close some of our streets to non resident cars, at certain times after school and during week-ends, to allow our children outside to play out in the street with their neighbours. Wrights Road would certainly benefit from this, as I'm sure other streets would too.User
15 Dec 17
51.5336-0.031414
Things I likeRoman Road car parkThis space looked great at the Xmas Fair 2016 with all the lighting in the trees. It would make a great Town Square for Roman Road/Bow.Tabitha Stapely
17 Mar 17
51.5325-0.0328088
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