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Summer Sports Programme for 7-14 Years Old…..



31st JULY 2010…Supported by Apollo Group, Poplar Harca, Canary Wharf Group & Direct Claims..See Poster For Details !!

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Cafe Reconnect

BBBCO is in partnership with LIC (Leaders In Community) it Relaunches the Cafe Recconect with a new menu…Check it out on the 26th Feburary 2010 between 12-2pm. 71 St. Pauls Way, London E3 4AJ

Also Cafe open Monday to Friday with many projects on offer delivered by LIC/BBBCO.

BBBCO – St Andrews Consultation

Saturday 27th Feb @ Marner Centre from 10am to 2pm. Win a Nintendo Wii..Feedback needed of New Shared Community Area which includes new centre & ideas on how to plan some free space for community. Click below.

BBBCO Winter Half Term Sports – February 2010

Bromley By Bow Community Organisation (BBBCO) has launched their exciting new half term project as part of our build up to the 2012 Olympic games.

Supported by Tower Hamlets Youth Inclusion Programme (YISP), BBBCO will reach out to young students of various local primary schools to take part in their own mini winter Olympics over the half term break with a view to continue the activities in the run up to the opening games if the Olympics. The project will offer a variety of FREE Olympics sports over the half term period Including Basketball, Table Tennis, Hockey and Athletics for 7 to 13 year olds with a view to add New Olympics sports to its programme over the course of the coming months.

Naz Hussain, Chair of BBBCO said “this is a fantastic initiative for local young people to get involved in Olympics sports at an age where we could potentially not only discover a future gold medalist but also inspire more young people to get involved in a variety of different sports. To kick off such a project over the half term means that whilst school is closed, we will be providing facilities to young people where they have something positive to do at a time when potentially they could get involved in territorial disputes and other anti social or criminal behavior ” 

The aim of the project is to use the half term break to gain interest of the young people and then expand the sports BBBCO offers throughout the course of the year. Participants will learn new sports, improve team work, communication and leadership skills and have the chance to compete for their very own Gold medals.

Throughout the half term project over 90 participants attended from the local areas and schools. They learnt many new skills in the various sports offered and were rewarded for there efforts individually and as a team. BBBCO will like to thank the workers and volunteers, Olidur Rahman, Shumon, Nahid, Abdullah, Nazmul & many of the other qualified helpers.

Nasima, Aged 11 said “I enjoyed the different sports and my team won 2 of the competitons, also I made many new friends”

Some of the BBBCO Half-Term Participants Below – Feb 2010

Remember, Remember the 7th of November 2009

BBBCO Community Day as it happened…

(1) BBBCO Community Day – Part 1 – from BBBCO on Vimeo.

(2) BBBCO Community Day – Part 2 – from BBBCO on Vimeo.


Bromley By Bow Community Organisation (BBBCO) hosted a Community Cohesion day on Saturday 07 November 2009. The event, which was the first of its kind for the local residents of Bromley By Bow was held @ The grounds of Marner Primary School and was attended by around 500 people from the local community.

The fun packed event which was organised by hard working young volunteers and was attended by a host of prominent individuals including Councillor Sardar and the Tower Hamlets Young Mayor Uma Akther, which included fun activities such as Henna / face paint, Bouncy Castles, performances from local artists & various information stalls which included the infamous BBBCO Stall and of course free food.

BBBCO Chairperson Naz Hussain said

 ‘’ The aim of today which has been supported by the Coventry Cross Estate Group, Canary Wharf Group and Poplar Harca is to provide an event which is fun, informative and also promotes community cohesion and safety amongst local people and builds bridges between all local residents by addressing all their concerns including territorial disputes and antisocial behaviour. I am delighted by the fact that we had such a turnout despite the cold weather and this shows that the community wants to be a part of what we are trying to achieve. The young volunteers have worked so hard to put this event together including some very late nights and although organising this event was challenging, we all thoroughly enjoyed it and have also learned a few things in the process.

Today was really about trying to change the perceptions of members within the community that they are being ignored and let them know that BBBCO do in fact care about their thoughts and listen to their opinions and ideas. The feedback has been incredible and we look forward to launching fresh activities based on the ideas and suggestions which were collated throughout the day. Due to the success of today, the plan is to make this an annual event ’’

As the event drew closer the BBBCO Girls Group lead by Sultana, Shirin & Sharifa, who insisted that they don’t deserve most of the credit for the work leading upto the event and have acknowledged the fact that the BBBCO Youth Group provided the extra dimension and depth in getting the show on the road. Anyway they took the task of organising some of the resources needed for the event and this included the Marquee and putting in place the various stalls that will provide the fun filled activities as well information about BBBCO and what we provide for the community. Also a thanks to Olidur (Assistant Coach for the Under 14 team) & Shumon who also played there part in getting their hands dirty while holding the gate when the Marquee’s people constructed the 3 Marquees.

A small budget in marketing was also in place to get the local residents informed about the Event although we found that the “Word of Mouth” & “We need a 1 million people to join our BBBCO Facebook Group” helped us to get the young and old informed about the BBBCO Day.

Meanwhile Naz aka Headman spent the early hours of Saturday in helping with the banners and t-shirts for volunteers, some say his hard work and sweat can be seen on them, or was it the paint from his t shirt??… such was his dedication that he even forgot to make himself one. But disaster was averted when Ansar and Sule combined to put their artistic talents together and made one just before the opening of the event. Muman, who claimed that he got a B in GCSE Art helped with the banner along with Abul, Ali, Ansar, Sule & Kadir. The banner turned out to be an exquisite piece of art where the skyline of London was captured making BBBCO the main centre piece of the banner. Many have inquired about a public exhibition of the banner after the event but BBBCO will place it in Marner Centre.

As the Event was finally underway many performers took to the stage along with BBBCO announcements in the tightly managed schedule. Nazmul Hoque & Jahangir also get a special mention for the Poetry and Rap they shared with the community as the crowds gather round the stage while many stood still around the stalls, it was a performance that mesmerised the young and old in the event. Watch out for the video (credit to Amin) that is soon to be released about the BBBCO Day & for the pictures in the Youth Group Gallery taken by Kay and Halima. Residents that were also watching from the estate blocks were also taken back by the lyrical master Nazmul as they caused interference by chanting his name that echoed in the communal areas.

These residents also joined us later as the Hot Food Concession was out and as the queues built up in an orderly fashion. The free food (the real food and not the burgers sold by Subhan & Kadir, who did make contributions to BBBCO by the way) went down well even though you had to purchase a drink for 50p, which was fair to be honest given the current economic climate which the Young Major, Uma Akthar failed to address and how it affects the youth in Tower Hamlets along with the various ways they can tackle this. BBBCO will be planning a workshop in careers, training and skills for the Youth in Bromley By Bow so they can be well equipped in the whatever employment they go into.

It was a successful event and BBBCO will like to thank everyone that volunteered even though we might have not mentioned you by name and the people that attended the BBBCO Event. Also we have your feedback forms and we will be doing many statistical graphs and charts also not forgetting to action some of the finer points.

UK Boxing Union Presents…

BBBCO Funday 7th November 2009

BBBCO would like to run community cohesion day as a re launch of our new look website and outreach work by inviting all the local residents to participate in various activities which will promote community safety and cohesion, strengthen relations between partner organisation and local residents, tackle issues relating to territorial disputes among young people, give BBBCO and other partner organisations an opportunity to engage with the community and allow them to voice their concerns and work together to deliver appropriate programmes in response to their needs and tackle issues of anti social behaviour and make the area a better and safer place to reside and work in. BBBCO would like to promote community cohesion in a creative way whilst giving the local community a fun event for them to enjoy as it is generally felt that Coventry Cross Estate needs one and has not ever had such an event.

The local residents also feel as so there should be more provisions to promote inclusion across all groups such as young / elderly/ male/ female members of the community.

The Project aims to:

To promote and raise awareness of BBBCO

Promote community cohesion and safety amongst local people on the Coventry Cross estate.

build bridges between all local residents and partner organisations so that the organisations can devise and deliver projects that are needed.

Provide an event which is both fun and also informative.

Address issues surrounding territorial disputes and antisocial behaviour.

Break down barriers to increase social inclusion regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation.

Rokibul Enters the Ring..

Boxing Bout for local Bromley-by-Bow Lad…

From running rings around Marner School Pitch, Rokibul Islam turns to the Boxing Arena as he puts on a diffrent set of gloves.

His Novice Bout will take place in Troxy 25th July 2009 as the East End vs The Rest bout during the main event of the UKBU Championship.

See the Advert for more info & Tickets. Come and show your support for the local boxer!!

Bromley By Bow FC: Under 14 Team

BBBCO announces a Training Session for a New Under 14 Football Team.

This will be on every Tuesday @ Marner School from 6-8pm. This will be held Every Tuesday.
Please come along on the day to register your interest & participate.

For more info:-
Contact Oliur Rahman on 07985241794.
They have also entered the SNC League
Download Fixtures Here-
They play Every Saturday @ Stepney Astroturf.

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Internship @ CNN, Cartoon Network & TCM

Turner Broadcasting are looking for students or recent graduates for paid eight week internships at their offices in Soho during the summer.

Each one is a great opportunity for someone with a serious ambition to work in broadcasting.
Each position pays £9.00 per hour and is for up to eight weeks during the summer. Download Supporting Documents: 1 2 3 4

Application process: Email a CV and short covering letter explaining why you would like the opportunity to:

Deadline: Friday 08th May 09


Click on the poster for more details of the events.

Level 1 Foundation in Youth Work

he Level 1 Foundation in Youth Work deadline is now extended and the new closing date for applications is:

Friday 16 January 2009 by 5pm. Contact Naz on 07961 738126

Download Info Document – PDF File

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Apply NOW if you have not already done so! Fantastic residential youth work training for young youth workers (16-21yrs).

BARGIN at only £89 per student!

3 residential training weekends early 2009. This course is accredited with ABC Awards

London Youth is an ABC Awards approved centre.


Are you over 18 and new to working, or volunteering, with children or young people? Do you want to take part in FREE certified* introductory training, including a residential weekend, meeting new people, and doing outdoor activities?
If you are then sign up now, but hurry as places are going fast *

Certified by the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) – Generic Level 1&2 Induction for Practitioners

Introduction to Working in the Children & Young People’s Workforce – Level 1-2


LECP is piloting the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Generic Level 1&2 Induction for Practitioners in four boroughs, Newham, Redbridge Barking & Dagenham and Tower Hamlets.

The training is aimed at providing new workers (or those new to their role) with a comprehensive introduction into the key themes of integrated working with Children and Young People.

Taking part in this pilot will give you the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the four boroughs and from a wide range of backgrounds and services.

Who for? This training is aimed at: Level 1/2 Children’s Workforce Practitioners: in other words those who are paid or voluntary working with children or young people. You might be new to the work and doing something like:

part time or volunteer work in youth clubs, schools and holiday programmes Voluntary youth work, including those working in faith groups Volunteer or paid mentoring Working to supporting parents and families Working in a school as part of the support staff Working in childcare, play or adventure playgrounds Frontline administrative staff (i.e. reception) Sports Coaches/ volunteers with youth sports clubs Nursery Assistants

Other relevant roles (if your role is not listed please contact us anyway.

What you will gain:

The opportunity to meet others working in similar contexts Be one of the first in the UK to get an Induction certificate from the Children’s Workforce Development Council – something which will help you getting work in the Children’s Workforce The chance to influence national training as your views will be sought

A fun weekend at an outdoor adventure centre in Essex

What you will learn about:
The course is made up of seven modules:

Module 1: Understand the principles and values essential for working with children and young people

Module 2: Understanding your role as a worker

Module 3; Understanding Health and Safety

Module 4: Know how to communicate effectively

Module 5:Understand the development of children and young people

Module 6:Safeguard children (keep them safe from harm)

Module 7:Develop yourself


Residential option:
6pm-9pm (Wednesdays) 14 Jan and 4 Feb 2009,
plus residential;
Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, 23-25 January 2009.

This option will include outdoor activities as part of the programme and will be at the Fair Play House outdoor centre in Essex.

Half Term course: 9.30 – 5pm 16-19 February 2009 – Stratford E15

All costs, including food, lodging and transport for the residential are FREE.
However we reserve the right to charge organisations a fee of up to £150 if you sign up but don’t attend.

Half Term February 2009

Certificate in Coaching Football Level 1
February Half Term 16th – 20th Feb 09

The Level 1 Course is for young Men and Women age 16 + you will gain at the end of the course

Certificate in Coaching Football Level 1

Child Protection

Emergency Aid

The course will help young people understand how to deliver safe and effective football coaching session with young people.

The course has successfully been run though Poplar Harca for the passed few years, young people who have completed the course have continued to coach young people around Tower Hamlets. Some of the young people have even completed their Level 2 Football Coaching.

Contact Naz on 07961 738126 for More Info & Registration


“Get Involved” and Join Bromley By Bow Community Organisation (BBBCO) Today!

Do you?

Care about your local community Have ideas of services for your local community Want to make a difference in the quality of life for all local residents Know the strengths and problems in your community

Want to have your say

Then WE NEED YOU to ‘Get involved’ and help make a difference by joining BBBCO. You don’t need any formal skills or qualifications; We offer free training course!!

What BBBCO do?

Represents local residents’ interests Helps partners like Poplar HARCA make decisions affecting community regeneration. Suggests and promotes sporting events for improving residents Health and fitness

Suggests and promotes ideas for improving service delivery to local residents

How much of my time will it take?
As much time as you can spare!! We hold one 2 hour meeting every 6-8 weeks.

What if I want to get more involved?

Opportunities to plan and carry out community activities You could join our existing activities

In time, you could join the management committee group or be employed by BBBCO

What would I gain from joining?

You can take advantage of free training including some residential You will be invited to attend social events arranged for BBBCO You will have a chance to meet and make friends with other people across the area You could make a difference to improve your community

You can develop your own skills and ideas by suggesting projects

BBBCO Mission Statement

‘’Working with the community to help improve quality of life for residents by exceeding expectations through teamwork’’

To ‘Get involved’ and join today or details on what we can offer you please contact:
Somsul Hoque – 07886 176 696 for further information.
Bromley By Bow Community Organisation Marner Centre Marner Primary School Devas Street London E3 3LL

Also two courses available for free:
Introduction to Youth Practice/Working & Grant Making Training for Young people in Tower Hamlets.

Contact Kashim or Naz on 07961 738126 for More Info & Registration.