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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Stoke Newington ward forum - 30th October

The second Stoke Newington Central ward forum is on Tuesday 30th October at 7pm in Yorkshire Grove Community Hall, Gunstor Road.

As we’ve explained before, the ward forums have now replaced the old Neighbourhood Forums. It’s a new way of encouraging local residents and councillors to work together, and the first meeting in July was a success. We did a number of activities and mapping exercises around the theme of ‘public and open space’ to encourage attendees to think about the good things in the local area, what needs improving and what the ward forum could prioritise. 

 Some of the priorities identified included:
  • Stoke Newington Gyratory - rat running on the roads in between, cyclists on pavements and going in the opposite direction.
  • The High Street – with issues including uneven pavements, obstacles such as A-boards, and waste from commercial properties
  • Noise – from the night time economy, police sirens, construction
  • Neglected spaces – in particular Somerford Gardens and the playground on Yorkshire Grove Estate

The next stage is for us to work out in more detail how we can take some of these issues forward, what we need to do together, and maybe even decide on some projects that we initiate through the forum.

Everyone is welcome on 30th, and if you have any suggestions, or want to be kept informed, please do get in touch!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

New licensing application - 55 Stoke Newington High Street


55 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 8EL has applied for a premises license to allow:

The supply of alcohol from 7am-midnight Sun-Thurs; and from 7am-2am Fri and Sat
Recorded music and dance from 3pm-midnight Sun-Thurs; and from 3pm-2am Fri and Sat
Live music from 6pm-midnight Sun-Thurs; and from 6pm-2am Fri and Sat
Late night refreshment from 11pm-midnight Sun-Thurs; and from 11pm-2am Fri and Sat

If you wish to make a representation these must address the licensing objectives:
    •    prevention of crime and disorder
    •    prevention of public nuisance
    •    public safety
    •    the protection of children from harm


There is a guide to making representations here. 




Representations can be made in writing to The Licensing Service, 263 Mare Street, London, E8 3HT or by emailing licensing@hackney.gov.uk.

The deadline is 1st November 2012.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

TfL improvements to Manse Rd/Rectory Rd junction


We’re pleased to see that Transport for London are making much needed safety improvements to the Manse Road and Rectory Road junction which has been an accident hot spot on a busy road. 

The pavement will be improved, as well as the traffic island which should stop large vehicles going onto the pavement at the junction.

The works are scheduled to start on Tuesday 16 October 2012 and will be completed by Monday 5 November 2012.

From Tuesday 16 October through to Friday 23 October 2012: Monday to Sunday only.
  • Between the hours of 07:30 to 16:30 the northbound carriageway on Rectory Road at its junction with the A10 Manse Road will be closed. This is to allow footways and upgrading of the island

From Wednesday 21 October through to Friday 23 October 2012:
  • Between the hours of 21:30h to 05:00 the northbound carriageway on the A10 Rectory Road at its junction with Rectory Road will be closed.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Community volunteering day in Kynaston Gardens

A lot of progress has been made over the last month in redeveloping Kynaston Gardens, and the grand opening is imminent!

This Sunday 14th October at 10am there is a community volunteering day to get people involved with the remaining planting in the Gardens.

There is more information on the poster here but everyone is welcome - even to just drop by and say hello.

Hope to see some of you there on Sunday.