‘Beating’ the Post Code Wars

A boxercise class at the Memorial Park near West Ham station.  People come along, participate and leave with no money being exchanged. The teacher was enthusiastic and energetic, greeting each person with a hug that was followed by a rigorous workout on the field.

'Beating' the Post Code Wars










“I want to improve the fitness of people in Newham…A healthy body is a better mind”

“Before you wouldn’t believe it, because of the post code war people were scared to walk across the park… Now we have set up football. We bring people together”.

The instructor, born and raised in Newham, is intent on improving the sense of community in the area by improving the health and fitness of local residents. Something other boroughs could learn 'Beating' the Post Code Warsfrom?

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