Saturday, 23 June 2012

Parking update

Following the consultation on a Controlled Parking Zone in the area around Rectory Rd station the council will shortly be writing to all residents to let them know the outcome and to start the second phase consultation on the exact areas to be covered. As soon as the documents have been finalised we will post the details up here. The following streets voted in favour and it is proposed that they will now get controlled parking:   Jenner Road Benthal Road (from Evering Road to Brooke Road) Nile Close Stoke Newington Common (from Rectory Road to Jenner Road) Evering Road (from Rectory Road to Benthal Road) Rectory Road (from Evering Road to Stoke Newington Common) Brooke Road (from Rectory Road to Benthal Road) Adjacent roads which may face displacement will be given the opportunity in the second phase to 'opt in' now that the scheme is going ahead in the above area. A full map will be sent out with the letters. Do contact us at any point if you would like to discuss either by email or on 07875 546155.

Film on the common?

Stoke Newington Common User Group are hoping to hold a film night later in the year and would like to hear from people who might have a projector, a PA system and a screen. Please get in touch with SNUG via their website if you can help. Also SNUG are trying to replace their fountain and would like to hear from anyone who might be able to design one for them. Again please contact them via

Come along to our new Ward Forum

All Hackney Downs residents are invited to our first Hackney Downs ward forum 7pm Monday 2nd July at BSix College, Kenninghall Road. Every ward in Hackney now has a ward forum at which local residents and councillors can discuss what we want done to improve the area and how we can work together to achieve it. These will meet four times a year. At our first session we will be discussing 1. Hackney Downs park - the balance of uses, how we'd like to see the park develop 2. Crime and safety - what can we do to make our area safer and reduce crime? 3. How should the ward forum develop? What sorts of issues would you like to see tackled? Should we develop a ward plan setting out a number of objectives for the next few years? Please do come along and have your say. If you can't make it please just email us and let us know your views. We will keep residents updated via this blog and our email list.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Hackney to welcome Olympic torch

See here for details of the Olympic torch route and the corresponding Hackney One Festival on Saturday 21st July

Clapton Mile Festival 15, 16, 17 June

The Clapton Mile Festival is taking place this year on 15, 16 and 17 June. The line up includes a launch party at Chats Palace, a reggae sound blast concert, a community meal, local business networking (all at the Round Chapel), a classical concert at Sutton House, theatre in St Johns church, a heritage walk throughout Clapton, and a soundstage at Clapton Square with numerous artists. Do get involved! See for all the details.