Richard D Payne
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Geffrye must fall at Geffrye must fall

June 12, 2021 from 9:15am to 1pm
When the renamed Museum of the Home reopens on Saturday, June 12th we have the opportunity to demonstrate that the will of local people is to sever completely its association with slavery. Despite popular support to remove the statue of the slave-trader Sir Robert Geffrye from its niche; the trustees under pressure from Tory culture secretary have chosen to ignore the result of their own referendum and leave it in place.  The museum states it 'acknowledges the pain caused by the connections…See More
Jun 6
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Invest in our future - Not fossil fuels at Divest from fossil fuels demo

May 22, 2021 from 11am to 1pm
JOIN US IN CALLING FOR HACKEY COUNCIL TO FULLY DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELSOn Saturday 22nd May, every Hackney citizen is invited to march with us to demand the end of Hackney council's investments in fossil fuel companies.The council is reviewing its investments. The time is NOW.Meet us at 11 am in Hackney Downs Park for a 12pm start.From there we will march united to the Hackney Town Hall. It will be colorful, theatrical, loud and fun!This action will be building momentum toward a Hackney…See More
May 21
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“Stop the Tunnel” demonstration at Stop the Silvertown Tunnel

June 5, 2021 from 1:30pm to 7pm
“Stop the Tunnel” demonstration on Saturday 5 June.Assemble 1.30 pm at Terry Spinks Place, London E16 1GU (off Rathbone Street, 5 mins walk from Canning Town station). March at 2.0 pm.The march is supported by the Stop the Silvertown Coalition, and by campaign and community groups in Newham. Hackney residents will be affected by the increased traffic, poorer air quality…See More
May 19
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Sustainable Hackney steering group meeting at SH steering group meeting

May 26, 2021 from 7pm to 9pm
Our steering group meetings are open to all members on request of the agenda and zoom link: encourage the participation of all members and member organisation reps See More
May 13
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Open meeting with Meg Hillier, MP Hackney South & Shoreditch and Chair of the Commons’ Public Accounts Committee at Meeting with Meg Hillier (MP)

May 19, 2021 from 5pm to 6pm
Open invitation to Sustainable Hackney members.At this meeting we will be discussing with Meg Hillier her stance on the Silvertown Tunnel and the Climate and Ecological Emergency bill. The tunnel has the backing of the Mayor of London but is arousing considerable opposition due to its soaring cost and the deadly impact of greater air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.  Hackney’s mayor has made his view plain and given it thumbs down.  The CEE bill is another issue that divides Labour. It…See More
May 10
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Richard D Payne is now part of the Sustainable Hackney network
May 10

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About me
Before retirement I was a lecturer at London Metropolitan University and the environment officer for UCU, the lecturers' union.
Biodiversity, Built Environment, Education, Energy, Food, Transport, Green Economy, Waste and recycling, Pollution, Social Justice

Richard D Payne's Blog

Stop the Tories' Police bill

Posted on May 10, 2021 at 17:00 0 Comments

Sustainable Hackney probably doesn’t have any members who support Priti Patel’s Police Crime Sentencing and Courts bill but, for the record, here’s some reasons for opposing it.

Our first tweet about the bill was from Drill not Drop. They recognized that anti-fracking protests like those at Horse Hill, Surrey will be hit if this becomes law.…


Fake grass and fake claims: an expanding environmental disaster

Posted on May 5, 2021 at 17:00 0 Comments

When we think of greening our environment it’s unlikely that it occurs to us that a malign manifestation of greening, in the form of artificial plastic grass, is fast encroaching upon our surroundings.



Hackney Downs bears witness to both sides of the phenomenon; on a walk around the park we encounter a spectacular burst of tree…


Hackney banner drop supports the Climate & Ecological Emergency bill

Posted on March 28, 2021 at 11:00 0 Comments

Despite Covid restrictions a banner drop in support of the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) bill took place on March 26 at Hackney Town Hall.  The action was backed by Sustainable Hackney and Hackney- XR members who added their magnificent banners.  The action attracted the support of 23 different groups that included the Trades Council, Hackney Labour for a Green New Deal, the National Education Union, the Green and Socialist Worker's Party.  Diane Abbott was commended for her support…


Arch Villain

Posted on March 6, 2021 at 12:30 0 Comments

The privatisation of railway arches has led to rent hikes and business closures


Running through Hackney and Tower Hamlets is their…


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