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Lansdowne Drive and Westgate Street School Street & Bus Gate get the go-ahead

Between 5 December 2017 and 12 January 2018, local residents, businesses and schools were consulted on the proposals and a majority were in favour of the proposals. You can view the approved Delegated Powers Report which gives full details on the scheme and consultation at https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/streetscene/lansdowne-drive-and-westgate-street-school-street/Plans to…See More
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Clean air should be a basic human right

Clean air should surely be a basic human right – for us, our children and for future generations. Right now in London we are living in illegal levels of air pollution.By the end of January 2018 the city had already exceeded…See More
May 6
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Sign Divest Hackney’s petition and join Fossil Free London on Sat 28 April

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has taken the next step towards divesting the London Pension Fund from fossil fuels, and he’s called on other London Boroughs to do the same. This is good news, but there’s still lots to do to get the commitments we need and to build the fairer, cleaner Hackney and London we want to see.A few things you can do to get involved - no contribution is too small ... Sign the petition to Divest Hackney Council from fossil fuels:…See More
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ChatsFest meeting at Chats Palace (blue room upstairs)

March 28, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Interested in seeing ChatsFest happen in Sept 2018? Bring your ideas along to a meeting to discuss what's possible, on March 28, at 6.30pm at Chats Palace (blue room upstairs).See More
Mar 10
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Thames Beach Clean at Meet by the river on the South Bank in front of Tate Modern

October 14, 2017 from 2:45pm to 5pm
In support of the Greenpeace Ocean Plastic campaign against Coca Cola and Greenpeace's UK wide Community Clean project in October, the London groups will be joining forces to do a Thames Beach Clean. More info about the Thames Beach Clean here.Take the the plastics pledge and read more about the issues…See More
Oct 14, 2017
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Hackney Fixers Restart Party at Dalston CLR James Library

November 29, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
In November The Restart Project will be dropping in to Dalston on their virtual tour of London to fix electrical and electrical appliances with us at Dalston CLR James Library.  This will be our first evening Restart Party, and it also marks our fourth anniversary!So dig out those lazy laptops and tired…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Hackney Fixers Restart Party at Homerton Library

October 28, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm
In October we'll be heading East and returning to Homerton Library.  We love this bright roomy venue.  We'll have a Restart Party and a clothing repair workshop, so dig out those jaded jeans, lazy laptops and tired toasters and bring them along!  We hope to see lots of our regular restarters and welcome…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Fixing Fridays at Dalston CLR James Library

October 13, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working?  Want to learn to make them last longer?  Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where we show you how to repair and take back control!These free workshops are at Dalston CLR James Library…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Energy Harvest project workshop at Hackney City Farm Straw Bale Build Room

October 24, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Spinning Chopsticks Workshop for all the family. Using a box, cogs and chopsticks, make your own Automata to take home!Creative and fun, you can design your own mechanism, using simple components. Great way to explore generating energy and consider renewable energies. This workshop leads onto workshops to build a Big Renewable Power Sculpture later in the week at Hackney City Farm This project is supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Lobby of Parliament against School Cuts at Houses of Parliament

October 24, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm
In July the Government announced they would partly fill the gap in schools funding by cutting other parts of the education budget. But they have not found anywhere near enough money to fund schools sustainably long term.The Chancellor is setting next year’s budget in November so this is a crucial time to put on more pressure.The mass lobby of Parliament in London will bring teachers and parents from up and down the country to lobby their MP at the…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Thames Beach Clean at Meet North side of Millenium Bridge (across river from Tate Modern)

October 14, 2017 from 2:45pm to 5pm
In support of the Greenpeace Ocean Plastic campaign against Coca Cola and Greenpeace's UK wide Community Clean project in October, the London groups will be joining forces to do a Thames Beach Clean. More info about the Thames Beach Clean here.Take the the plastics pledge and read more about the issues…See More
Oct 7, 2017
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Hackney Food Partnership at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

September 21, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
A meeting open to everyone interested in healthy, sustainable food but please register here.  Come and hear about the new Sugar Smart initiative in Hackney, to find ways to help us all reduce sugar intact and tackle obesity.  We are also going to be discussing new projects and would love to hear what you think. It's free but…See More
Sep 17, 2017

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Michael Calderbank's Blog

Lansdowne Drive and Westgate Street School Street & Bus Gate get the go-ahead

Posted on May 26, 2018 at 19:15 0 Comments

Between 5 December 2017 and 12 January 2018, local residents, businesses and schools were consulted on the proposals and a majority were in favour of the proposals. You can view the approved Delegated Powers Report which gives full details on the scheme and consultation at…

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Clean air should be a basic human right

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 12:40 0 Comments

Clean air should surely be a basic human right – for us, our children and for future generations. Right now in London we are living in illegal levels of air pollution.

By the end of January 2018 the city had already…

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Sign Divest Hackney’s petition and join Fossil Free London on Sat 28 April

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 11:00 0 Comments

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has taken the next step towards divesting the London Pension Fund from fossil fuels, and he’s called on other London Boroughs to do the same. This is good news, but there’s still lots to do to get the commitments we need and to build the fairer, cleaner Hackney and London we want to see.

A few things you can do to get involved - no contribution is too small ...

 

Sign the petition to Divest…

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Horticultural Renewal Programme

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 15:04 0 Comments

The Landworker's Alliance and Growing Communities have launched a series of practical proposals, accompanied by illustrative case studies, for a scheme to dramatically increase local fruit and vegetable production following…

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At 16:52 on August 13, 2014, Mary Atkinson said…

Many thanks Michael.  I hope to be at the next meeting

At 20:48 on June 25, 2013, John Little said…

Hi Michael

We certainly reduce the herbicide use by using plants but at the moment would find it difficult to use less, especially on the hard surfaces.

Happy to chat through, on the estate most weeks if you wanted to come down.  

 
 
 

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