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Hackney Transport Strategy, our draft responses

Thanks to everyone who came along to the public meeting on 13th October "The Big Green Pow Wow".

We've developed our draft response to the…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 22, 2014 at 19:52 — 1 Comment

2014 Timberland Grant - £10,000 available for five green projects!

Are you a natural creative when it comes to engaging people with environmental issues? And do you need funding to put your cool green project idea into action?


The 2014 Timberland Grant, running for the 5th time in partnership with Project Dirt, is now open for applications for five…


Added by Friederike Hanisch on October 17, 2014 at 11:46 — No Comments

Hackney Marshes Planning Application and Inquiry

Save Lea Marshes and many others have presented objections to Hackney Council's planning application to build two extensive car parks on Hackney Marshes and to put a cricket pavilion on presently green open space.

Details of the plan are included on our blog here.…


Added by Julian Cheyne on October 9, 2014 at 0:30 — No Comments

That Adidas ad and commercial appropriation of Hackney Marsh

This giant banner advert for Adidas football boots appeared without warning in front of the Hackney Marshes Centre a couple of weeks ago with zero regard for the landscape or its statutory and planning policy protections.

Five years ago Hackney Council's planning consultants Firstplan were proud of overcoming…


Added by Charlie on October 8, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

The Big Green Pow-Wow

Our council is asking for your views on air pollution, walking, public transport, liveable neighbourhoods and other aspects of transport through two major consultations which close in October.

Did you know that the transport consultation includes proposals for increasing tree cover, introducing sustainable drainage systems and increasing food growing spaces?…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 28, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Hackney Air Quality Action Plan consultation

Hackney Council has issued a draft Air Quality Action Plan 2014-2018 for consultation. Tell us what you think by adding your comments to this blog by 12th October and we will compile a response.  Of course, do respond directly too if you wish.  The closing date is the 24th October.  

You can find our local environment audit of air quality and …


Added by Kathryn Johnson on August 27, 2014 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Come to visit our new community cafe, in the Morningside Centre in Hackney, london (E9 3SJ).

We currently serve healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunches, coffee, tea and treats, on Thursdays and Fridays, from 8am - 1.30pm. Most of our ingredients are sourced from local food businesses' surplus donations, and we operate on a no-set-prices basis (with recommended donation prices).

We have a lovely, welcoming space, where customers feel at ease and relaxed, so come and say hello, enjoy a cup of tea or a meal at cafe Morningside!

You can find out a bit more… Continue

Added by Cafe Morningside on August 26, 2014 at 8:24 — No Comments

Welcome to Collaborative Fashion!


We are very happy to join the Sustainable Hackney Community!

We are the first Peer-to-Peer and designers fashion rental marketplace.…


Added by Rentez-Vous on August 21, 2014 at 9:36 — No Comments

Hackney Council Draft Transport Strategy 2014 - 2024 Consultation

The council has published the draft of its 10 year transport strategy for consultation:

Comments need to be received by 5pm on Friday 24th October.

The full notice is below.

Please comment on how Sustainable Hackney…


Added by Dave Lukes on August 8, 2014 at 22:12 — 1 Comment

Tigers seen in Hackney!

Big orange tigers with black and white stripes flying around Hackney!

If you happen to have seen a large, bright orange 'butterfly' recently you have probably seen a Jersey…


Added by Russell Miller on August 8, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Our AGM 2014


We are creating an excellent local model but what future for global sustainability?

The SH AGM at Dalston's  Eastern Curve Garden was another well attended, top networking event with over 50…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 6, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

What future for global sustainability?

We are creating an excellent local model but ....

The SH AGM was another well attended, top networking event with over 50 people from all across the Hackney spectrum. We are doing really well and the network grows steadily everyday (over 600 networking on the SH website).…


Added by Russell Miller on August 4, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Grant funding to insulate your home

The Smart Homes grant scheme was launched this week with £6.5m in grant funding for energy-saving on homes in 6 London boroughs…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on July 31, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

New consultation on Crossrail 2 - Dalston or Hackney Central, not both??

Transport for London is consulting again on Crossrail 2.  They now want to know if we'd prefer to have a Crossrail 2 station at Dalston or Hackney Central.  Apparently it will be cheaper than having stations at both.  The Homerton option has completely gone from the agenda.  Closes 25th July 2014.…


Added by James Diamond on June 10, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments


Hi!  Have you been affected by or noticed changes in your area as a result of gentrification? The increased house prices, the effects on the environment and the changing social nature of Hackney?

My name is Georgie and I'm studying Geography with Economics at Queen Mary, University of London and doing my dissertation this summer on the spatial relationship between gentrification and race in Hackney. I am currently looking for research participants to take part in 45 minute interviews…


Added by Georgie Parker on June 4, 2014 at 15:43 — No Comments

Elections boost for the green agenda

Congratulations to the Green Party for a strong showing in the elections held in Hackney last week.  The Greens gained second place in the Mayoral, Council and European elections, confirming the growing support for the green agenda.  Greens came second in 17 out of 21 wards showing good support across the borough.  

The  newly elected councillors and mayor will all be aware of the level of support for the green agenda in their wards - let's make sure they act on that in the next four…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 27, 2014 at 11:55 — No Comments

Stokey Sainsbury's in court - we win the first argument

Nick Perry of Stokey Local succeeded in persuading a High Court judge to grant leave for a judicial review (JR) of the Wilmer Place planning deicison. This is the second JR to be granted permission to proceed. It's complicated but there are two challenges (JRs) to two LBH planning decisions to allow Newmark Properties to build a Sainsbury's and block…


Added by Russell Miller on May 23, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

Remember whoever you vote for the government always wins.

Remember whoever you vote for the government always wins.

Which means what is misrepresented to us as 'democracy' is in reality nothing of the sort. Whether the control comes from Capital,…


Added by Russell Miller on May 18, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Stoke Newington Gyratory

Jules Pipe told the Hackney Cyclists' meeting on Wednesday that TfL have informed him that returning the Stoke Newington Gyratory to 2-way working is on their work plan for 2018.

Was anyone else aware of this?

I'm not sure exactly what it means: will this definitely happen or will it maybe happen depending on funding etc.?

I look forward to more details, but it definitely sounds like good news.

Added by Dave Lukes on May 11, 2014 at 21:46 — No Comments

Don't forget to vote on May 22nd - Local, Mayoral and European Elections day!

On Thursday May 22nd Hackney goes to the polls to vote for 57 local councillors, 1 Hackney Mayor, and 8 London Euro MPs.  This will be your chance to say who you want to run our council and represent you in Europe.   A list of candidates is available …


Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 8, 2014 at 14:13 — 4 Comments

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