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The London Borough of Newham (listen) is a London borough created in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. It covers an area previously administered by the Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham, authorities that were both abolished by the same act. The name Newham reflects its creation and combines the compass points of the old borough names. Situated on the borders of inner and outer East London, Newham has a population of 353,134, which is the third highest of the London boroughs and also makes it the 20th most populous district in England. The local authority is Newham London Borough Council.

It is 5 miles (8 km) east of the City of London, north of the River Thames (the Woolwich Ferry and Woolwich foot tunnel providing the only crossings to the south), bounded by the River Lea to its west and the North Circular Road to its east. Newham was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium, and also contains the London City Airport. Major districts include East Ham, Stratford, Plaistow, Forest Gate and Canning Town.

Newham community action[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

  • Newham Climate Now, newham.gov.uk, first session of Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change starting in January 2020.

Communities online[edit | edit source]

Newham Issues Forum, online local discussions

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Bow Creek Ecology Park is a small open space along Bow Creek tidal estuary of the River Lea in Canning Town in Newham, in east London. It is operated by the regional Lee Valley Park system.

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Dirty Hands Project, bringing people together to grow food in urban areas

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

wikipedia:Newham parks and open spaces

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

wikipedia:Greenway, London

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Canning Town Caravanserai

Resources[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Newham Info


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Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Newham


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