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 Ham. Green 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 Barking. Newham was devised for the borough as an entirely new name.
Meetings and events happening soon
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.
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.details
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors
Putting the wheels in motion to end polio
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month )
Premier Travel Inn, 1 Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton