March 2021 Blog Posts (5)

Hackney banner drop supports the Climate & Ecological Emergency bill

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…

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Added by Richard D Payne on March 28, 2021 at 11:00 — No Comments

Welcome to Mete Coban - Hackney’s cabinet member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

We welcome the appointment of Mete Coban MBE to lead Hackney's efforts to tackle the climate crisis and we are pleased that he has already acknowledged the climate emergency as a priority.

Hackney formally declared an emergency in 2019.  We produced a community response to that declaration in November that…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 10, 2021 at 12:00 — No Comments

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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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Added by Richard D Payne on March 6, 2021 at 12:30 — No Comments

Library of Things is coming to Hackney Wick

I'm Lucy and I'm working as a Community Activator at the Library of Things, which is opening in the Old Baths on Eastway in Hackney Wick this spring. This will provide an affordable way of borrowing useful things for household, DIY, gardening and more, including steam cleaners, drills, projectors and ice cream makers from as little as £1 a day. The Library of Things already have successful branches in Crystal Palace and Morden. The Hackney Wick Library of Things is supported by partners…

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Added by Lucy Harrison on March 3, 2021 at 10:35 — No Comments

Is incineration the right solution for Hackney’s Waste?

Photo: Tim Lewis

The recent articles in the Observer and the…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on March 1, 2021 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

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