Funny how that's not a question that was asked very often. Even though there are fewer and fewer people alive today who can actually remember the day US democracy was assassinated 50 years ago it seems to me an event worth remembering. If you are at all unsure about how or why JFK was murdered then it's not very hard to educate yourself. In fact it can be fairly entertaining since Oliver Stone's 1993 movie is based on a pretty good balance of fact…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on November 23, 2013 at 0:30 — No Comments
Hackney Unites are going places in engaging the local community to press for regeneration in Dalston that better benefits us all. They did post the report I wrote on the "Making a difference..." event at the Dalston Peoples Festival back in July. You can find it at; http://hackneyunites.blogspot.co.uk/ I've now worked through that report and included all the policy ideas into a Dalston manifesto which I hope to…Continue
Added by Peter J I Snell on November 18, 2013 at 17:17 — No Comments
Our first Restart party at Passing Clouds with Friends of the Earth went well, so many people we were struggling to keep up with demand. It was great the way people pitched in to help repair each other's stuff! Thanks to…Continue
Let’s get behind the firefighters on November 13th
Firefighters are being forced to stage another strike next week from 10.00-2.00. They deserve the full support of members of Sustainable Hackney. As the destructive effects of climate change become more common with extreme weather events increasingly disrupting and threatening lives with storms and floods, our emergency services capacity to respond is being wrecked by the coalition government.
Following the planned…Continue
Added by Richard Dixon-Payne on November 11, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
The North London Waste Authority is abandoning the procurement process for waste contracts estimated to be worth more than £3bn over 25 to 30 years. and is looking at cheaper options instead.
The process came under fire after the withdrawal of Veolia left FCC Environmental and its partner Skanksa as the sole bidder for one contract to collect…Continue
Added by James Diamond on November 2, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
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Added by Richard Dixon-Payne on November 1, 2013 at 23:39 — No Comments
Newmark has re-submitted same application to be heard by LBH November 6th in order to circumvent the arguments of our Judicial Review; SLocal is therefore calling for ‘calling in’ of application on grounds that LBH not qualified to judge it because of complex issues. Decision would then have to be made by a Planning Inspector rather than by councillors. ‘ Calling in’ is decided by Eric Pickles as Secretary of State for Communities and is the person we need to…Continue
Added by Abney Park User Group (APUG) on October 18, 2013 at 14:10 — No Comments
Mabley Green in Hackney is currently a boring but quite large patch of grass. The Mabley Green User Group received £100,000 (held by the council) to improve it and wants the money to be spent on creating the world's largest edible park full of fruit and nut trees, herbs and shrubs for all to enjoy. Sign their petition to the council …Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 17, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth are looking for a new meeting place! As from February 2014 we will no longer be able to use our usual venue.
We are looking for somewhere fairly quiet we can meet once a month (currently, we meet on the second Monday), ideally at 6.30-8pm on a Monday evening. We can be flexible about the day of the week but the timings are more difficult as some people have quite long distances to travel and a 6.30 start works best. Our…
I've finally sent Hackney Unites a 15 page report I wrote on the planning and regeneration theme I organised for their Dalston Peoples Festival. We'll add a link from this site once it gets posted on their website. Since the impact of the proposed redevelopment of Kingsland Shopping Centre was a big issue throughout the Festival I've sent the developers a summary of our concerns and attach it below. They did promise to submit an applciation this September but seemed to have made no effort…Continue
Added by Peter J I Snell on September 25, 2013 at 13:18 — No Comments
Added by Michael Calderbank on September 21, 2013 at 14:34 — No Comments
Central to the Restart project is the idea of the "Restart Party" an event where members of the public bring along "broken electronics and sad kit to troubleshoot and fix". The event is facilitated by a number of repairers who bring tools and expertise, and who facilitate people's learning to repair things for themselves. Restart are holding two events at Arcola…Continue
In March Hackney changed its recycling system in a move that the council expected would boost recycling rates considerably.
The change from green boxes to green bags has made recycling easier, especially for those living in flats, but provisional figures show that Hackney is recycling only 0.5% more using recycling sacks. This is not the step change that was expected.…Continue
Can some suitably practical local person please apply to be included in the Restart Project's London "how to" session on 14th September: how to get started running a Restart Party or community repair event - logistics, tools, venues, health & safety as well as a Restart Party,…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 28, 2013 at 12:47 — No Comments
TfL is consulting on two options for Crossrail 2, and the consultation closes on 2nd August.
While I agree Hackney needs a tube line it seems these proposals are more concerned with future central area tube congestion than the transport needs of Hackney; the Metro option will have only one station in…Continue
Added by James Diamond on July 26, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
I'd encourage people to look at Clean Thames and sign the petition against the supersewer. This is expensive, non sustainable [it'll probably fill with increased rainfall, concrete area and population, like a watery version of the M25] and will add £80 to Thames Water bills.
Actually the £80 added to TW bottom line is probably why they're so keen on it, especially as it's being built with fairly cheap government money.…Continue
Finding a voice on the future of Dalston...
Sunday 14th July; 1.00 pm till 5.00 pm, The Arcola Theatre, Ashwin Street.
Strategic planning in Dalston; 2.30 pm –…Continue
There is just under a week left for you to comment on proposals for a new building and car park on the north marsh. Please try to get your comments in. The questionnaire is open until 9 July on the council's web site.
HMUG's main concerns are
Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on July 4, 2013 at 22:22 — No Comments
THere is now an online petition against Sainsbury's renewed attack on Abney Nature Reserve. Please sign it and pass it on to as many peope as possible. We CAN stop this madness but need a lot of signatures 5000+ to demonstrate public opposition.
For more information on the reasons for objecting see…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on July 2, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
As if the assaults on Abney were not enough Hackney Council are engaged in a 'consultation' to develop Mabley Green. They want to build another full-size all weather football pitch…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on June 21, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments