Michael Calderbank's Blog (20)

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on May 26, 2018 at 19:15 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on May 6, 2018 at 12:40 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on April 7, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Horticultural Renewal Programme

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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Added by Michael Calderbank on March 30, 2018 at 15:04 — No Comments

The future for food, farming and the environment



An alliance of farming and environmental groups are calling for the government to give special protection to small and medium sized farms in its new Agriculture Bill. The government's consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment is open until the 8th May and you can have your say



This is an unmissable opportunity to feed into…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on March 30, 2018 at 15:01 — No Comments

Hackney Sustainable Food Charter - draft ready for 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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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 20, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

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

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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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 4, 2014 at 10:38 — No Comments

Help Made In Hackney raise £12,500

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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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 3, 2014 at 23:47 — No Comments

Help register Haggerston Pool as a Community Asset

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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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 3, 2014 at 0:57 — No Comments

TfL Cycling Workplaces Scheme

An offer for London-based employers with 5 or more staff*



What’s available?

  • Free cycle parking for staff – view the various types on our website
  • Free bike checks…
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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 16, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Cost of Food Wastage Infographic

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt. Find out more information and get debt management help from…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on December 12, 2013 at 13:32 — No Comments

Five Good Reasons To Run A Green Open Homes Event

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Added by Michael Calderbank on September 21, 2013 at 14:34 — No Comments

Work with Hackney Homes to improve biodiversity on your estate

Hackney Homes is looking for help from residents to enhance biodiversity.  Come up with ideas to improve your estate for animals and plants, identify areas of grassland that should be managed for biodiversity, identify trees that should be protected with tree preservation orders, and find areas that are suitable for nest and bat boxes. …

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Added by Michael Calderbank on June 7, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Jennette Arnold, London Assembly Member for North East London, writes on Fuel poverty

Londoners shouldn’t be left out in the cold



As many of you will know I have been campaigning on fuel poverty for many years. Each winter elders across London are faced with ever higher fuel bills and are often faced with the appalling choice of…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on February 4, 2013 at 18:05 — No Comments

Why Hackney Council can’t sign the London Cycling Campaign’s Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge – but what it is doing to help safer cycling

Copied email from the Mayor of Hackney:

 

From: Mayor Pipe

To: ................

Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:44 PM

Subject: Re: Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling



Dear ....................



Re: Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling



Thank you for your email regarding the London Cycling Campaign’s Safer Lorries, Safer…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on November 28, 2012 at 0:07 — No Comments

The Haringey Carbon Commission Report - A Sustainable New Economy

This is a welcome new report from Haringey's Carbon Commission.

It shows how there need be no conflict between action on climate change, action on inequality, and economic prosperity. The report promotes the growth of green industry and innovative enterprise models in the borough to ensure relevant job opportunities are created locally and so that the benefits of the 'economic prize' are shared more equitably and address the unacceptable levels of inequality within the…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on October 31, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen 2012 program of Sunday afternoon workshops

We're a new project concerned with educating, promoting and celebrating all aspects of local food. Our core activities include running pay-by-donation Sunday afternoon workshops which are open to all and six week courses (Seed To Plate; Harvest To Jar; Forage To Fork, Making To Sell) which we deliver to community groups such as young carers, low income families, and minority groups.

Below is our 2012 program of Sunday afternoon workshops. Places are very limited so drop us a line to…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on October 18, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Farming Volunteer Internship with FARM:shop

Do you have green fingers? Are you interested where your food comes from and the rise of urban agriculture? Up to much this summer?

Come join one of London's most exciting sustainable food enterprises for a three month volunteer internship this July, August and September.

In 2010 we transformed a derelict shop in Dalston into an urban food 'Hub', cafe and arts venue - the FARM:shop - complete with mini aquaponic fish farm, rooftop chicken coop and polytunnel.

Called “a…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on June 19, 2012 at 12:56 — No Comments

Hackney Foodbank preparing to open - is this the way to address food poverty?

A charity that works in Bulgaria and the UK is encouraging people to buy an extra tin or packet of food when they visit the supermarket and then donate it to a food bank so it can be given out to someone in crisis or with insufficient benefits, with a Christian message or two.



The charity, Trussell Trust, point out that 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK and that UK Foodbanks fed 128,697 in 2011-12,…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on June 6, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Trade School London at FARM:shop Dalston throughout April

Trade School London at FARM:shop Dalston throughout April

Trade School London

www.tradeschool.coop/london

At Trade School anyone can offer to teach a class, and students barter items, resources and skills to attend. Equal value is placed on big ideas, practical skills and experiential knowledge. No money changes hands as we revalue what we own or know, and can share with others.

 

Classes include:

Thu 19…

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Added by Michael Calderbank on April 2, 2012 at 11:46 — No Comments

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