About us

The borough was formed by merging the former area of the Essex county borough of East Ham and the county borough of West Ham as a borough of the newly formed Greater London, on 1 April 1965 - these in turn were successors to the ancient civil and ecclesiastical parishes of East Ham and West HamGreen Street and Boundary Road mark the former boundary between the two. North Woolwich also became part of the borough (previously being in the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich, south of the river Thames in the County of London) along with a small area west of the River Roding which had previously been part of the Municipal Borough of BarkingNewham was devised for the borough as an entirely new name.[3]

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Sat, Oct 24th 2020 10:00 am

World Polio Day: Crocus Planting at Hermit Park E16


Rotary's commitment to eradicate polio is one of our longest standing and most significant global efforts.

NOTE: THIS CROCUS PLANTING EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

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Sat, Oct 24th 2020 3:00 pm

A Virtual Afternoon Tea with the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP to Help End Polio


This World Polio Day (24 October), come and join us for a virtual afternoon tea with the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP to Help End Polio.

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Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors


Putting the wheels in motion to end polio



Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 18:30
(1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month )
Premier Travel Inn, 1 Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton