We Love Stoke Newington is for residents living in the local area providing updates about local meetings, campaigns and useful information. This site is maintained by your local Labour team for Stoke Newington.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

New licensing application

Kenny's restaurant, 160 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7JL have put in a licensing application for:

  • a premises licence for live music from 12:00 to 22:30 Mon to Sun
  •  recorded music and supply of alcohol from 12:00 to 23:00 Mon to Sun 
  • non-standard timings on new year’s eve from 12:00 to 00:00 and new year’s day from 00:00 to 04:00am and 12:00 to 22:00.
The deadline for commenting on the application is 18/2/14.

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.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Good Egg - meeting for residents

The people behind The Good Egg
- who are planning to open a new cafe and restaurant at 93 Church Street, have organised a meeting for residents on Monday 26th Jan at 7pm.

A notice of the meeting has gone to all nearby residents, but anyone is welcome to drop in and ask questions about the new plans. You can also get hold of them on hellogoodegg@gmail.com if you can't make the meeting.

It's a chance to find out more about the business, the plans for the site, and the community projects that they have planned - including working with local schools to deliver regular workshops and breakfast clubs.

We know some people have raised concerns about late night activities on Church Street - but the plans indicate that the Good Egg will not be open any later than other venues nearby, and will only serve alcohol with food. 

Planning and licensing applications are due to be submitted soon so this is a good opportunity to ask the owners about any concerns you might have. 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Free exercise classes available locally

As it's the time of year for resolutions, you might be interested in the following sessions that Hackney Council provides free of charge. Some of these are local in Clissold so very convenient:

  • The New Age Games programme winter programme of sporting activities is a free Council-run scheme designed to give Hackney residents over 50 a chance to socialise, exercise and stay healthy. Participants can try a variety of sports including swimming, cycling, archery and Pilates, indoor and outdoor tennis, Yoga and much more. More info here.
  • Free Fitness Classes in Hackney - the Our Spaces group exercise sessions are taking place at indoor and venues across the borough including Hula Hoop Fit, Bootcamp. Box Fit, Yoga and much more. Most of the activities are for those aged 16+ but there are also children’s classes (Kids Fit) for youngsters aged 8-11. These sessions will provide a range of play and fitness activities for children to raise their heart rate, learn new skills and have fun. To book visit: www.ourparks.org.uk.
  • Walking-together - regular health and themed walks to explore the local area, meet new people and reap the health and wellbeing benefits of being outdoors and active. More info at: www.hackney.gov.uk/sports-walking-together.
  • Fit 4 Health – Exercise after Stroke/TIA scheme - a free community based service to support people in the maintenance of healthy lifestyle changes and the transition to independent living. The programme is designed to meet the long-term effects of stroke and the varied and wide-ranging exercise needs of stroke and TIA sufferers. Please visit http://www.hackney.gov.uk/sports-after-stroke-programme.htm for case studies and additional information.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Stoke Newington community leaders unite

Last week, representatives from the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities, Hackney council and senior police officers, met at the Aziziye Mosque in our ward.  

The meeting saw community leaders call on Londoners to remain united in the face of religious extremism after the recent terror attacks in Paris, and condemned the atrocities that happened in Paris on 7th January. 
They urged residents to resist becoming divided whilst the capital faces a "severe" terror threat level.

The Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Sharon Patrick said: "This is a showcase of the good community relations that we have got here in Hackney.

"If we could put it in a bottle and send it around the world then that would be a good thing. Unfortunately we cannot do that but we can just lead by example."

There is a full write up of the meeting here.