When the Restart Project inspired us to hold our first Restart Party five years ago we thought it was a fun way to DO something practical to help the environment.
5 years, 33 events and 881 devices later it is still that. Indeed we are still having fun and we’ve prevented 16 tonnes of CO2 emissions according to the Restart Project’s Fixometer.
As I munched…Continue
Added by James Diamond on December 6, 2018 at 14:00 — No Comments
Today is the day, five long years ago, that we held our first Restart Party at Passing Clouds. We were so nervous when we opened up, we didn’t know if anyone would come!
Just found these old photos https://sustainablehackney.org.uk/photo/albums/restart-party-thanks-to-kate-and-hth-foe …Continue
Added by James Diamond on November 16, 2018 at 16:15 — No Comments
Last year residents were delighted by the "People Parking Bay" near London Fields.
Now, in a pilot scheme promoted by Hackney Council, residents can apply to create a parklet in their own street. The pilot…Continue
Added by James Diamond on July 26, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
There is a buzz of conversation, laughter, a whoop of excitement as a dead vacuum roars back into life. People are having fun. So that's why they call it a Restart Party!
Can you have fun and help save the planet? Turns out you can. Hackney Fixers has been running repair parties for electrical and electronic gadgets since 2014 and in four years has…Continue
Added by James Diamond on April 6, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments
Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working? Want to learn to make them last longer? Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where we show you how to repair and take back control!Continue
Added by James Diamond on September 3, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments
Plans for a new incinerator at Edmonton got development consent from the government last week. The current incinerator will reach the end of it's useful life in 2025 and it's replacement is now apparently planned with even more capacity to take waste from other parts of London.
Paying for the capital costs of the new plant will put waste disposal costs in…Continue
Added by James Diamond on February 27, 2017 at 18:38 — No Comments
Seven-year project to stop wastewater flowing into Thames is unnecessary and ministers should have considered alternatives, says Chris Binney. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/14/london-super-sewer-is-waste-of-4bn-says-assessor…Continue
Added by James Diamond on December 12, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments
This weekend saw the opening of the first publicly accessible wetland in Hackney at Woodberry Wetlands, and it was tremendously popular when I went along on Sunday. Closed to the public since it was built to store water brought along the New River from Hertfordshire it was officially opened by Sir Richard Attenborough on 30th April.…Continue
Added by James Diamond on May 5, 2016 at 11:32 — No Comments
Arriva will take over as the operator of the London Overground services from November 2016 including all the Overground services through Hackney. The franchise will operate for 7 1/2 years with a possible additional two years.
Added by James Diamond on May 2, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments
The Hackney recycling service has installed extra temporary recycling points for small electrical items from 11-22nd April at:
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Six stations in Hackney became part of the London Overground on 1st June and now appear on the tube map, as reported in East London LinesContinue
Added by James Diamond on June 2, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments
Banister House Solar offers an exciting new opportunity for individuals and organisations to support the generation of solar power in Hackney and to contribute to wider action to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. The project has been 18 months in the planning and it has been a huge achievement to get to this stage.
So far it has raised almost £40,000 towards the target of £142,000 which will make the project actually happen.
Transport for London is consulting again on Crossrail 2. They now want to know if we'd prefer to have a Crossrail 2 station at Dalston or Hackney Central. Apparently it will be cheaper than having stations at both. The Homerton option has completely gone from the agenda. Closes 25th July 2014.…Continue
Added by James Diamond on June 10, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
For our third Restart Party we joined the fun at Abney Park's well-attended spring fun day on April 12th. On offer was wood carving, stone carving, music, and stalls from Abney Park Trust, RSPB, Friends of the Earth and Hackney Energy as well as music and dancing. I was lucky enough to win an RSPB apron in the raffle!
Abney Park Trust kindly turned the lovely eco classroom over to us, and we enjoyed being surrounded by wildlife pictures, carved wood, and insect models as we…Continue
We held our second Restart Hackney party at the Redmond Centre on the 1st February 2014. It was a beautiful day and queues were forming as we prepared to start. We had the Daily Telegraph and BBC London on hand to report on the event and lots of interest after the Restart Project had been on the BBC earlier that week.
Many thanks to all the repairers, our lovely…Continue
Added by James Diamond on February 17, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments
The West Anglia lines are to become part of the Overground network report the Evening Standard and …Continue
Added by James Diamond on February 4, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
Our first Restart party at Passing Clouds with Friends of the Earth went well, so many people we were struggling to keep up with demand. It was great the way people pitched in to help repair each other's stuff! Thanks to Friedericke, our friends at…Continue
The North London Waste Authority is abandoning the procurement process for waste contracts estimated to be worth more than £3bn over 25 to 30 years. and is looking at cheaper options instead.
The process came under fire after the withdrawal of Veolia left FCC Environmental and its partner Skanksa as the sole bidder for one contract to collect…Continue
Added by James Diamond on November 2, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
TfL is consulting on two options for Crossrail 2, and the consultation closes on 2nd August.
While I agree Hackney needs a tube line it seems these proposals are more concerned with future central area tube congestion than the transport needs of Hackney; the Metro option will have only one station in…Continue
Added by James Diamond on July 26, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
In a case brought by the Hackney-based lawyer activist group Client Earth, the Supreme Court has found that the government is failing in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution and leaving…
Added by James Diamond on May 20, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments