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Monday, 31 October 2011

Stoke Newington Neighbourhood Forum - Tonight

Stoke Newington Neighbourhood Forum is taking place tonight at 7pm at Stoke Newington Town Hall.

Jules Pipe the Mayor of Hackney, will be attending for a Q&A.

The recent riots and an update on the one way system are also on the agenda.

All local residents are welcome!

More info here.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Local meeting for Hackney residents on the Olympics


A meeting to update Hackney residents of any local issues relating to the 2012 Games will take place on 25 October - tonight - from 5pm - 8.30pm at the Wally Foster Community Centre, Homerton Road, E9 5QB.

There will be a particular focus on the following key areas:
  • Test event tickets
  • Transport/parking at Games time
  • Doing the day job
  • Licensing on the Olympic Park
The meeting will be a good opportunity to hear from the LOCOG and TFL on these issues.

Free Halloween Games Festival - Kynaston Gardens - this Saturday!

There is a free Halloween Games Festival in Kynaston Gardens this Saturday 29th October.

It is taking place from 12 til 4pm (turn up at any time).

There will be fun things for all the family:


* A Pumpkin Carving Competition
* Apple Bobbing
* Giant Jenga
* Board Games...and much more

It'll be a great opportunity to get everyone using the Gardens and having a great time. The event has been organised by Groundwork with the Friends of Kynaston Gardens group.

More information on the flyer here

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Oxjam comes to Stoke Newington this weekend!


The Oxjam music festival is coming to Stoke Newington this weekend - Saturday 22nd.

It's a community project that raises money for Oxfam and involves a whole host of live bands across five different local venues.

All the details are online here.

Bulb planting - Yorkshire Grove this Sunday!

Residents on Yorkshire Grove Estate have organised a bulb planting session this Sunday 25th October as part of an ongoing effort to improve the green spaces on the estate.

This is a fantastic way to get involved and meet neighbours!


It starts at midday meeting outside the Community Hall. Bring a trowel if possible - and there will be tea and cake afterwards.

A flyer can be downloaded here.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Two events tomorrow!

There are two interesting events taking place tomorrow:

GIve or Take Day - Sat 15th Oct at Shacklewell Primary School. Turn up on the day with items you want to give, or come along and take what you need.

You can give or take just about anything: garden and household items like books and toys, bikes, tools, kitchenware, clothes, bric-a-brac, plants, furniture and small electrical items (please note that no large electric items like fridges or washing machines can be accepted, and all small electrical goods will be safety tested on the day).

More information online here.

Tomorrow is also the inaugural Greener Hackney event at the Arcola, 2 Ashwin Street, between 10.30am and 2pm. This features stalls, talks and workshops to look at how the council, voluntary sector and residents can work together to make Hackney a more sustainable and greener place to live. More info in the flyer here.


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Biodiversity Action Plan

The Council is currently consulting on its Biodiversity Action Plan - and the deadline for comments is 24th October.

Hackney is home to a wealth of wildlife, for instance our parks are already home to a number of important plants and animals including bats, house sparrows and Britain's rarest native tree the Black Poplar. All of these species are recognised in the BAP and plans put in place to enhance and protect such species and their habitats. People's gardens, local parks and road verges can also be a refuge for wildlife and a home to rare flowers.

The action plan is a strategic document bringing together our planned activities to protect and enhance our local wildlife.

The consultation documents are online here.