I had a wonderful day pruning one of Hackney's orchards today. I find it hard to reconcile the beauty of these warm first days of spring, the peach blossom, the bird song, the emerging bees and the bursting hope of a new season, with the insanity and violence that secretly dominates our world.…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on March 8, 2014 at 23:30 — No 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…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on February 20, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments
We held our second Restart Hackney party at the Redmond Centre on the 1st February 2014. It was a beautiful day and queues were forming as we prepared to start. We had the Daily Telegraph and BBC London on hand to report on the event and lots of interest after the Restart Project had been on the BBC earlier that…Continue
Added by James Diamond on February 17, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments
Olympic Park - Land Grab for Unaffordable Housing
The London Legacy Deveolopment Corporation (the name is descriptive!) wants to steal 0.85ha of the Olympic legacy park to make money for private housing. Hackney lost 9 ha of green space to the olympics including very biodiverse sites like Arena Field and White Hart Field. After the £12bn party for the elite the LLDC was created to deliver a lasting legacy for…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on February 13, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments
Rare reed beetle found at Stoke Newington East ReservoirContinue
Added by Russell Miller on February 4, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments
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The West Anglia lines are to become part of the Overground network report the Evening Standard and …Continue
Added by James Diamond on February 4, 2014 at 10:30 — No 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…
Added by Michael Calderbank on February 3, 2014 at 23:47 — No 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…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on February 3, 2014 at 0:57 — No Comments
Over recent months I've posted a number of blogs about Dalston development issues here and on the Hackney Unites websites. Here is an article I've written for the Hackney Society with links to each and a summary of what Hackney Unites is trying to do in mobilising local communities to get a better deal from new developments. If you want to get involved with their Dalston Futures project fill out the questionnaire attached (and on their website) to join their mailing list for future…Continue
Added by Peter J I Snell on January 3, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments
A new year. It would be nice to start it with a message of hope. Alas that's not very easy in a country dominated by a secret state, rich crooks and coward politicians. To be fair to myself I did start the year with my usual hopeful NYD nature walk around Abney Nature Reserve. Remarkable nearly 40 people braved the cold, wind and rain to join me. It was surprisingly lovely.
But having foolishly glanced at Tweets on the …Continue
Added by Russell Miller on January 2, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments
New Year, new skills. I think I've finally managed to convert to pdf and attach the list of local demands for the future of Dalston that emerged from the Dalston Peoples Festival last July. The delay is not all my fault as it took ages to get everyone to respond with amendments and…Continue
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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 16, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
Added by Michael Calderbank on December 12, 2013 at 13:32 — No Comments
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