Hackney More-in-common Festival


It is on 17 June, it is at Hackney Community College (Falkirk Street N1 6HQ) from 11:30am till 5pm.

What is #hackneymoreincommon? it is our response to the anniversary of the murder of Batley MP Jo Cox: who famously said: ‘we have more in common than that which divides us’. It is our way of celebrating her vision and recommitting ourselves to both challenge discrimination and value our neighbours.

There will be art, performance, debate, discussion, campaign stalls, and food (did we mention the food), all at the fantastic venue of Hackney Community College.

On 17 June, one year after her murder, we are celebrating the life and vision of Jo Cox MP. She famously said ‘we have more in common than that which divides us’ and she was murdered by a man who hated her for it. The judge when sentencing said he had acted ‘for the purpose of advancing a political, racial and ideological cause, namely that of violent white supremacism and exclusive nationalism most associated with Nazism and its modern forms.’
What better way to celebrate her life than to bring the many diverse communities of Hackney together for a day of celebration, fun and contemplation. Over 60 community organisations are determined to demonstrate that we do indeed have ‘more in common’ than that which divide us.

Groups who will be present include Hackney Refugee Forum, Day Mer, Halkevi, the Musallaa An Noor Mosque, London Gypsy and Traveller Unit, the Claudia Jones centre.

Gus John will be speaking on the legacy of legendary Black Radical CLR James. There will be workshops and exhibitions.

There will be a creche and activity for children. There will be aerial yoga (yes you read that correctly) . There wil be campaigners and service providers, there will be a discussion on ‘the future of Hackney’ and there will be Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (as well as food stall).
For more details visit http://hackneyunites.org

FREE TICKETS : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hackneymoreincommon-tickets-34658437319

Tenants and Residents of Alden and Broadway Estate’s Join us at this Important Meeting on Monday 10th APRIL 2017.


Tenants and Residents Join us on Monday 10th April 2017 .

We need 20+ Residents to attend for the ‘Annual General Meeting’ to take Place.

We need your Support so we can register for another year to Continue as ‘The Alden and Broadway Tenants and Residents Association’ (TRA).

Social Activity’s  like Coach trips and days out, Estate Inspections, The Vegetable garden and more is only possible if our Estates has a T.R.A .

Please Put the date in your Diaries and join us for tea and Cakes.

” MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017 ”


Election of TRA Commitee  members.       Discuss our Accounts/Treasurer Report.   Big Lunch Grant Activity Update.               The Community Vegetable Garden.           Summer Coach Trip.                                         Housing related Issues.                                 Any other Business.








Day out to ‘London Transport Museum’

Tenants and Residents Join us for a day out on Saturday 04th March 2017

to London Transport Museum

See Flyer Below for How to Reserve Tickets.


Tickets can be reserved Only on :




6.30pm to  7.00pm    at :   59 ALDEN HOUSE, E8 4RA.



Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden – Needs Volunteers

 Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden  flowerpink

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Come and Join us this Spring and Summer – Every Sunday

A new Community Vegetable Garden area created specially for the tenants and residents of Alden and Broadway Estates, so we can grow Produce, Herbs and Salads together as a community.

Local Residents from the Surrounding area also welcome to attend the Gardening Sessions

Spread the word to  other residents,  you think might be interested!


To find out More or to get Involved : Email : aldenbroadwaycommunitygarden@gmail.com


Or  Visit The Vegetable Garden Page  and use the ‘Contact Form’ at the bottom of the ‘Vegetable Garden Page’

Gardening Sessions will take Place every Sunday.

Starting:  SUNDAY 9TH APRIL 2017 AT 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM 

What Future for Our NHS – Open Public Meeting in Hackney ~ 16th Feb 2017


The NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) aims to cut £587m from hospitals and GP’s across north east London including Hackney.

Come and ask managers from the north east London STP how they plan to do this.

See Link Below to ‘Book your Free Place’ and for more Information



Best wishes for 2017 – New Year Meeting for Tenants and Residents of Alden and Broadway Estates – Come and Join us !


Tenants and Residents of Alden and Broadway House

Your Invited to the Next TRA Meeting

 Monday 23rd January 2017

6.30pm – 8.00 pm

The Pensioners Hall. 33 Brougham Road, London Fields, E8 4PD.


Venue :

The Pensioners Hall. 33 Brougham Road, London Fields, E8 4PD.


Housing related Issues and Problems, Have a Issue regarding your Flat or Estate, Let us help you sort it out. Come to the Meeting and Share your Problem(s) with us.

Your chance to meet a Hackney Housing Representative or Estate Manager to discuss Important issues regarding our Estates. Your TRA – Your Voice .

Join us : 

Monday 23rd January 2017   6.30pm – 8.00 pm

Doors Open:  6.00pm Sharp

Hackney One carnival ~ Sunday 11 September 2016


The Hackney One carnival returns on Sunday 11 September with spectacular costumes, energetic dance, sound systems and live music from around the world.

More than 20 carnival and community groups will join residents in celebration of Hackney’s thriving cultures and outstanding creativity in a procession weaving its way throughout the borough, the carnival will feature Hackney’s best young musicians, an all-day play area in Gillett Square and a carnival party at Ridley Road with global food, arts and crafts.



Hackney One Carnival

St Augustine’s Tower open day

Sunday, 28 August 2016 2pm – 4.30pm  – St Augustine’s Tower open day


Hackney’s oldest building will be open to the public. Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney. Disabled access to ground floor. Admission free. . Age group: All ages. St Augustine’s Tower, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HR.

Disabled access: yes.

Contact: Laurie Elks.  Email: l.elks@btconnect.com .

Visit website


Bulky Waste and fly tipping Update from Councillor Glanville‏


Dear Tenants and Residents,

You may have noticed that we have been making improvements to the way fly-tipping is tackled on estates as we try to beat dumping in communal areas and improve the look and feel of where you live.

Bulky waste that has been discarded on estates – such as furniture and old electrical items – will now be logged and monitored in more detail to try to identify offenders and take action against them.

Inspections and collections have now begun to take place at weekends and there is also an increased weekday service. This is in order to target the days when offenders are most active. At the same time, larger vehicles and smarter ways of working means clearance and removal is getting quicker and better.

The changes are part of the Council’s aim to create a cleaner, more pleasant outdoor environment on blocks and estates through integrating the external cleaning service, which is responsible for communal outdoor areas, with the borough’s well-regarded street cleaning service.

As part of this new integrated service, which will be introduced gradually over the coming months, weeds on estates have also been targeted and treated, and once they have died off, they will be removed by cleaners.

Bulky waste, which you can arrange for us remove for you for free, has been a problem on estates for years and we’re determined to crack it and target those few who are making communal areas unpleasant for everyone else.

This improved removal service forms part of a programme of change to bring our housing environment up to the same standard as street cleanliness, and ensure our estates and blocks are cleaner, greener, safer and more attractive for everyone who lives, works and visits them.

To book a bulky waste collection, go online: www.hackney.gov.uk/bulkywaste

or call: 020 8356 6688. We will usually collect it within 48 hours.

Cllr Philip Glanville,

Cabinet Member for Housing