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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Jubilee celebrations in N16

Stoke Newington Business Association are organising a big street party on Church Street on Sunday 3rd June in celebration of the Queens Jubilee.

This will be a fabulous event for Stoke Newington and the SNBA are keen to get as many people involved as possible. There will be tables running all the way up the from the Fire Station to the top of Albion Road for you to lay out your sausage rolls and lemonade, and lots of fun happening all along the street on the day. 

You can sign up for updates about the N16 Jubilee here.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Greener Hackney event - 12th May

The next Greener Hackney event, will take place between 10:30am and 2pm on 12th May in the Attic at the Hackney Picturehouse.

This will be a chance for green fingered residents to hear what the council and others have been up to on the sustainability front, to meet like minded people and share your thoughts and ideas about how we could better work together to make Hackney a greener place.

Help spread the word as it would be great to see lots of local residents at this event!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Voluntary and Community Sector grants programme

Hackney Council is consulting about the way that our voluntary and community sector grants programme is organised.

The proposals will allow for more VCS organisations to be funded from the available grant budget and should help to achieve even better outcomes for Hackney residents. If approved, the changes would be introduced for the 2013/14 grants programme that will launch later in 2012.

Some consultation has already taken place with key stakeholders from the voluntary and community sector. The Council now wants wider views on the proposed changes to the programme. The consultation is available online here and closes on Monday 14th May.

There is also a focus group on Tuesday 8 May 2012, 2.00pm-3.30pm (Room 101, Hackney Town Hall) but you will need to pre book for this. More information here.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

How to organise a street party

There is plenty to celebrate this year with the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Council has published a handy guide to organising a street party, with all you need to know about road closures, parking bays, insurance and food hygiene. All the details are here.

You need to give the Council six week’s notice and it is essential that the Council knows about any plans to hold street parties around the Olympics, and in particular on the torch relay day. The local Police team want to make sure they have a full list of everything happening locally for safety purposes on the day.

Bike afternoon and plant sale - Sunday 22nd April

This Sunday 22 April between 12-4p, Stoke Newington Common Users Group will be running one of their regular Dr Bike sessions on the common for local residents to get their bikes fixed.

Stoke Newington police officers will also be on hand, offering a free bike microchipping service and advice on bike security.

There will also be Go-Ride racing for children, run by coaches from Cycle Club Hackney.

In addition a selection of great value plants and shrubs sourced from Lee House and local gardener will be on sale.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Parking and traffic during the Olympics

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has published proposals for traffic management and parking plans around the Olympic Park.

Proposed plans would see a number of traffic alterations and parking restrictions in the vicinity of venues. This would see a range of measures which would include some road closures or restricted access and controlled parking zones when events are on. Free parking permits will be issued to residents where additional restrictions are needed, with extra passes available for visitors and carers. Local businesses will also be issued with clear guidelines to outline arrangements with regards to deliveries and visitors.

These plans are due to be confirmed by the end of April ahead of the Games. Detailed maps showing the local access and parking plans the Olympic Park are available online here and LOCOG have provided the following summary for Hackney:
  • There are no local area traffic management measures within the London Borough of Hackney
  • An Olympic Route Network and Paralympic Route Network will be in operation to transport athletes, officials and the Games Family to the event. This is being delivered by TfL
  • A residents and business parking protection area will operate in part of the London Borough of Hackney during the Games. The restrictions will be in place from Monday to Sunday, 8am–9pm
  • Existing Controlled Parking Zones will operate as they do now but their times will be extended accordingly. Existing uncontrolled areas will be restricted to permit holders only during the controlled times
  • All residents and businesses will receive permit information through their doors in May 2012.
  • Information for spectators travelling to the Games is available at http://www.london2012.com/getting-to-the-games
  • Travel information and alternative options for those in affected areas, with a specific focus on some of the busiest London hot spots, is available at www.getaheadofthegames.com. You can also follow the @GAOTG Twitter feed to receive the latest tips, travel information and advice on how to avoid travel congestion

Sunday, 1 April 2012

TfL works on Stoke Newington Road

We've received notification from Transport for London that there will be some works along Stoke Newington Road starting on Monday 2nd April.

The works will consist of:

  • Raised entry treatments at the end of Farleigh Road (due to complete by mid April)
  • New footways and kerbs at the end of Brighton Road and at the Shacklewell Road/Stoke Newington Road junction (due to complete by 29th June 2012)

Ringway Jacobs will be carrying out the works between the hours of 08.00 and 18.00 seven days a week (for Farleigh Road) and between the hours of 07.30 and 19.30 (Monday to Friday) for the other works. However there may be periods of time when there are no works physically taking place on site whilst they are allowing concrete to set.

TfL have said:

In order to maintain safe working, parking may need to be restricted where the works are being carried out. We shall endeavour to maintain property access, including shops, at all times.

We anticipate moderate disruption to vehicular traffic and to mitigate this, we will have advance warning signs in the area to pre-warn drivers of these works. All diversions will be clearly signposted locally.

If you have any concerns during the works and need to get hold of TfL, the number is: 0845 305 1234.