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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Stoke Newington ward forum - 30th September

Our next Stoke Newington ward forum is on 30th September, 7pm at St Paul’s Church, Stoke Newington Road (enter via main church door).

We will be discussing future transport plans in Stoke Newington, so if you are interested in anything to do with walking, cycling, public transport and road safety in our local area, please do come along. We will spend the meeting:
  • Receiving an update on the latest plans to remove the one way system – there are different options that are being modelled and there is now a commitment from Transport for London to take forward the plans
  • Discussing Hackney’s Transport Strategy which is currently being consulted on – we will look at the implications for Stoke Newington and gather your ideas so we can make a submission before the consultation closes.

Ward forums are an opportunity to bring people together with your local councillors to identify priorities for improving our area. Please do spread the word and encourage others to come along.

We look forward to seeing you on 30th.

Friday, 5 September 2014

All About Abney event tomorrow

More exciting things happening in Stoke Newington this weekend:

All About Abney – Saturday 6th Sept 2-5pm. This has been organised by the Abney Park Trust, User Group and Stokey Local.

There are guided walks, entertainment and activities including talks on the future management of the Cemetery, the species that live on the site, and how the proposed development on Wilmer Place will impact on Abney Park, alongside art workshops, crafts, forest school and theatre. 

More information here.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

West Hackney Recreation Ground re-opening this Saturday

The Re-opening party for West Hackney Recreation Ground and St Paul’s Churchyard is this Saturday 6th September 12-3.30. 

There will be a picnic, music, and a free workshop. Bring some food to share, a rug and your own drinks. 

Mayor Jules Pipe and the Rt Revd Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney will also be there to formally re-open the park. 

The park has been restored with £670,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding and has involved:
  • creating new access routes to link the park with the front of the church
  • restoring original pathways
  • planting new woodland
  • installing play features
  • conservation work to the tombstones and headstones within the site
  • improving the appearance of the front of the church
There has been a fantastic effort from St Paul’s Church and local residents to see the project through. It will be great to have a local park for everyone to use again.