Faced undisputedly with a climate and ecological emergency why isn’t there much wider support for the eponymous private members’ bill proposed by Caroline Lucas of the Green Party? That’s the question that Sustainable Hackney posed in December to Meg Hillier, Labour MP for Hackney south and Shoreditch. If the Climate an Ecological Emergency bill (CEE bill) has the support of Diane Abbott in Hackney North, why isn’t Meg Hillier supporting it too?
Ms. Hillier has declined to…Continue
Added by Richard D Payne on February 11, 2021 at 18:00 — No Comments
Growing Communities is taking on two paid interns for three months from 15 February to work alongside our head grower in our Hackney market gardens. This is aimed at young people aged 18-24 who are not currently enrolled in a higher education degree and live in or near Hackney. We would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic young people (aged 18-24) as we recognise that racial and cultural diversity is chronically lacking in the horticultural and…Continue
Added by Richenda Wilson on January 13, 2021 at 18:36 — No Comments
Added by Sustainable Hackney on January 1, 2021 at 17:00 — No Comments
Added by Alice White on December 18, 2020 at 12:35 — No Comments
About 50 years ago, Dutch local authorities and city planners were beginning to realise that many city streets were unsuitable for unbridled expansion of the motor car and - assisted by public pressure - the principle of ‘woonerf’ (literally ‘living yard’) was born: shared space between pedestrians, cyclists and cars, but with pedestrians having priority. By 2000, there were 6000 of these schemes in The Netherlands. Because of the proliferation of street signs and other street furniture,…Continue
Added by jan kuiper on December 8, 2020 at 14:30 — No Comments
Did you know that the new Hackney Parks and Green Spaces Strategy will affect green spaces on estates? From next year the Hackney Parks Department will take on the management of 237 green spaces on Hackney's estates in addition to the 58 parks and green spaces they already manage. That's why it is vital that estate residents have an input to the strategy…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2020 at 10:45 — No Comments
At this year’s Sustainable Hackney AGM, we asked people to talk about what they wanted to help build Hackney back better. Now we are asking everyone who wasn’t there.
Hackney Council are holding a meeting early in March on building back better in Hackney post-Covid, and this is a chance to feed into it: if you tell us,…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments
Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 7, 2020 at 9:43 — No Comments
The penultimate Bulletin is out now, available in print at Hoxton Trust. Happy Reading!…Continue
Added by Alice White on December 2, 2020 at 17:38 — No Comments
As Black Lives Matter protests exploded around the world, statues of racists were toppled after mass protests. The trustees of Hackney’s Museum of the Home held a public consultation on whether the statue above its door, of slave trader Robert Geffrye, should come down. Hackney people voted overwhelmingly for its…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 27, 2020 at 15:38 — No Comments
Hackney Council has launched a consultation on it's draft Parks and Green Spaces Strategy. You can read the …Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on November 21, 2020 at 16:30 — No Comments
A beautiful calendar which makes a lovely gift.
Palm 2 Supermarket 152-156 Lower Clapton Road (by Clapton Pond) E5 0QJ
The Broadway Bookshop 6 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ
Church Street Post Office 170 Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JL
Abney Park Cemetery Trust - Visitor…Continue
Added by Sustainable Hackney on October 31, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments
Added by Michael Calderbank on October 31, 2020 at 16:02 — No Comments
Hackney Council say: 'We want to ensure the built environment is designed, planned, and maintained to provide young people with equal opportunities to access and connect with nature, play, and move around independently in safe and healthy neighbourhoods.…Continue
Added by Michael Calderbank on October 31, 2020 at 15:11 — No Comments
Added by Sandra McLeod on October 12, 2020 at 17:30 — No Comments
Hackney has started the process of replacing its Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP). The BAP was developed by the Hackney Biodiversity Partnership and outlined priorities and set out a programme of action to improve biodiversity across the borough. Developed and monitored by a group of local people interested in nature conservation the partnership has continued to meet…Continue
Added by Sandra McLeod on September 26, 2020 at 21:00 — No Comments
Added by Sandra McLeod on September 10, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments
Today Hackney Fixers handed over 5 laptops to Lauriston School near Victoria Park.
They will be loaned to kids who have had no access to online learning at home during lockdown so they can access extra resources to help them catch up with their learning.
From left: James Diamond (Hackney Fixers),…Continue
Unfortunately our events in June and September have been cancelled, but we’ve been working on a lockdown project to refurbish 4 laptops for use by students who need them for online studying.
The laptops are between 5 and 13 years old and have been retired from use for 2-7 years. They are classic examples of “stored WEEE” that would probably eventually end up being “recycled”.
We have purchased and fitted several parts including chargers, batteries, memory, hard…Continue
Added by Hackney Fixers on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 — No Comments