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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hackney Sustainable Food Charter - draft ready for comments

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 0:00 0 Comments

Here's a copy of a draft Hackney Sustainable Food Charter, prepared by the new Hackney Food Partnership. Comments and support are welcome now but please also come along to the launch event on 2nd March, at The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios, from 3 to 4.30pm (food market outside from 12 noon to 5pm).  

Through the Hackney Food Charter, we will be focusing on issues such as improving school and care meals,helping good food enterprises to flourish, providing residents with useful tools…

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Hackney his awarded the third highest level of New Homes Bonus in the UK

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 10:38 0 Comments

Hackney has been awarded the third highest level of New Homes Bonus in the UK for 2014-15 - £13,141,188. The…

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Help Made In Hackney raise £12,500

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 23:47 0 Comments

HELP MIH RAISE £12,500

Hello Local Food Lovers!

Made In Hackney needs your help! Today we're launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,500. We'll use the money to deliver more vital cookery courses to local community groups such as young people in care, low income families and people with health problems.

We're offering great rewards for donors! Made In…

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Help register Haggerston Pool as a Community Asset

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 0:57 0 Comments

Haggerston Pool supporters are asked to help in registering Haggerston Pool as a Community Asset. The Save Haggerston Pool campaign want to do this first to establish the community's interest in the pool, and second it will help should we apply for grants to start work on the pool.

Your support is needed - Click…

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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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