September 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Kingsland Shopping Centre Redevelopment; What we want.

I've finally sent Hackney Unites a 15 page report I wrote on the planning and regeneration theme I organised for their Dalston Peoples Festival.  We'll add a link from this site once it gets posted on their website. Since the impact of the proposed redevelopment of Kingsland Shopping Centre was a big issue throughout the Festival I've sent the developers a summary of our concerns and attach it below. They did promise to submit an applciation this September but seemed to have made no effort…


Added by Peter J I Snell on September 25, 2013 at 13:18 — 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

Could we get a restart group going in Hackney?

Central to the Restart project is the idea of the "Restart Party" an event where members of the public bring along "broken electronics and sad kit to troubleshoot and fix".  The event is facilitated by a number of repairers who bring tools and expertise, and who facilitate people's learning to repair things for themselves.  Restart are holding two events at Arcola…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 5, 2013 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

Jury still out on Hackney’s recycling change

In March Hackney changed its recycling system in a move that the council expected would boost recycling rates considerably.

The change from green boxes to green bags has made recycling easier, especially for those living in flats, but provisional figures show that Hackney is recycling only 0.5% more using recycling sacks. This is not the step change that was expected.…


Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 3, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

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