Corona Virus Info and Advice + Update

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‘Protect Yourself and Others’

Below is some useful information and advise. ‘Alden and Broadway tenants and residents association will do all it can to help our local community through this difficult time“. We have included some useful links from the Hackney Council Website and the Housing Contact number and lots more below. The TRA can be contacted by email alden-broadway-tra@live.com = ‘Click for Contact us Page’.

The TRA Can also be contacted on : 07954428269 . Call or Text, if it goes to answering machine Please leave a message and Your Flat name and  number, we will try to respond to your message asap.

The NHS advises you, among other things, to wash your hands regularly, cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

You only need to stay away from public places if advised to by the NHS’s specialist 111 online coronavirus service or by a medical professional.

There is currently no evidence that you can catch coronavirus from parcels and letters or from food. Viruses like coronavirus cannot live for very long outside the body.

NHS advice

Check if you have coronavirus symptoms – ‘Click Here’

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* Vulnerable Residents needing Additional Support *

Those that are identified as needing additional support are being asked to do the following;

  • Residents who identify as vulnerable for other reasons and require assistance are to register on the Councils website.

  • Among them will be those that have received the ‘shielding letter’ from the government requiring them to self isolate for 12 weeks.

    • If they require any help or assistance particularly with food, we get them to register on the following website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable.

    • They can also ring: 0800 028 8327.  This will ensure that they will get food parcels as promised by the government to help them through this period.   

* Self Isolation and Helping Your Neighbours *

If anyone can help elderly and Vulnerable People who may need assistance with buying food, collecting Prescriptions or medication or just someone to talk to  then reach out to your neighbours who may need a helping hand, Below is a Slip that can be used Printed and posted through letterboxes, filling in your contact details. 

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COVID-19 MUTUAL AID UK

‘Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK’ Is a group of Local London Fields residents  who have come together to Support each other in these difficult times, available for a friendly chat or to help with daily errands such as shopping .  Facebook : Hackney Covid-19 Mutual Aid

(They are not able to give medical advise or to enter your home or accept donations, they are not affiliated with Alden and Broadway TRA).

Call or Text (10.30am – 5pm)  : 07375 095 640

USEFUL  LINKS  +  +  +

Find support services map
The ‘Find support services’ map shows organisations that are open but providing an alternative to their usual activities in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://hackney.gov.uk/find-support-services

 

Mental Health Support

https://hackney.gov.uk/mental-health

If you need urgent help because you are worried that you might harm yourself or someone else, call the 24-hour City & Hackney crisis helpline on 020 8432 8020. You can also text Shout, a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. Text the word ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ and you will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV).

Or contact Samaritans – whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Tel: 116 123, or email: jo@samaritans.org.

Housing Neighbourhood Offices

https://hackney.gov.uk/housing-offices#contact

You can contact your housing officer at one of the neighbourhood housing offices. You can also email: neighbourhoods@hackney.gov.uk or tel: 020 8356 3330.

Repairs for Council Housing Tenants

https://hackney.gov.uk/report-a-repair

Phone the repairs contact centre on 020 8356 3691 Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm
email the repairs centre with your name, address, telephone number and details about your repair request (non-urgent repairs)
visit your neighbourhood housing office Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

 

https://hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus-support

Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden Improvement Works Update – March 2020

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The Planned Improvement Works

Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden

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Proposed Draft Plan of the New Vegetable Garden above

The Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden is Currently Work in Progress. There will be No regular Gardening Classes or Sessions this Spring/Summer of 2020 Until further Notice.

We have arranged for Corporate Volunteers to Kindly help us with some of the Improvement works in Cooperation with Resident Participation at Hackney Housing/Council. Date TBC. Further Information will be provided once we know more.

The Vegetable Garden Improvement Works will make the garden Disabled User friendly with higher raised Planters for wheelchair users, disabled and the elderly and a Path through the garden so it is easily accessible.

There will be a new Seating area with nice flowers and plants and grass,  for those who just want to relax and enjoy the garden but not do gardening. A new herb grow area  with all kinds of different herbs. and a Berry Grow area with all kinds of berries from Cherry to strawberry’s, Gooseberries and more.

We plan to have a shed/Green house big enough to hold gardening activities and art and craft activities and residents meetings in, and in winter to grow indoor plants.

We are looking for a ‘Volunteer Assistant Garden Co-Ordinator’ to work with myself to help develop the garden and to co-run gardening sessions and activities. Training will be available,  Some Knowledge in gardening will be required though not essential, DBS Certificate and checks and Safeguarding training will be provided. Do get in touch if your intrested.

Thank You.

Samina

Vegetable Garden Co-ordinator, Alden and Broadway Community Vegetable Garden.

Consultation on full fibre internet for social housing residents – Still time to have your say ~ 22/12/2019

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The consultation runs until 22nd December 2019.

Hackney Council is seeking the views of its tenants and leaseholders regarding work to install full fibre internet to social housing. The consultation asks residents for their views on the proposals to roll out full fibre, community benefits that could come as a result of installing full fibre, and barriers to accessing the internet. Views collected will shape the plans the Council takes forward.

To have your say, Click here

The consultation runs until 22nd December 2019.

NHS Community Voices event – Wednesday 16 October 2019

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Come and attend the NHS Community Voices event which aims to talk to residents about their health and wellbeing and where they access local services and support. This will help design the new social prescribing and navigation service. The event is running two drop in sessions for residents on:

Wednesday 16 October 2019 @ 2-4 pm and 6-8pm

Hawksley Court Community Centre, Albion Road, N16 0UA.

Please feel free to pass on this information to your local networks and community groups. If you need access/dietary requirements or would like more information, please contact andrew@healthwatchhackney.co.uk or telephone 020 3960 7458.

Further information about this programme of work can be found on the City and Hackney Community Voice.

 

100 Years of Council Homes Event – Tuesday 29 October 2019

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A free and exclusive exhibition and party to celebrate the past, present and future of council homes in Hackney.

This one-off event is strictly invitation only so please book early as spaces are limited.

There will be photo exhibitions, performances, never-been-screened-before films about Hackney Council’s estates and residents, music, free food and drink, and much more.

There are three ways to apply for tickets:

– If you are a member of a tenants and residents association (TRA), tenant management organization (TMO) or registered group, contact your resident representative.

Alden-broadway-tra@live.com   >> Only Four Places Remain for  Inclusion on the Guest List, for tenants or residents of Alden and Broadway Estates only ‘Please Email’ with the ‘Title of this Post’, and ‘Full Name and Address and Contact Number’.

– If you are not part of a group, you can book via hackney.gov.uk/100-years

– Or email consultation@hackney.gov.uk. Please write “100 Years Celebration” as the subject.

If you need any assistance, please call 020 8356 5067.

Have your say on Shoreditch Park improvements

Shoreditch Park

In response to feedback from local residents, Hackney Council is beginning a £2m project to improve your local park. The Council would love to know what you like about Shoreditch Park and your ideas for how it should go about improving it.

During October there will be opportunities for you to share your views online and at a series of events and workshops in the park, local estates, schools and colleges, and community events.

Once you’ve had your say they will use your ideas and feedback to shape our designs for the park – whether that’s what you tell us to prioritise in the project, what changes you’d like to see, or how they protect the things that you value and love about the park.

To take part, Click here.

Ways to take part?

As well as the online survey, during October they will be holding public events, workshops, information stalls and drop in sessions across Shoreditch to hear people’s views and ideas. A public event in Shoreditch Park will take place on Saturday 26th October from 12noon – 4pm, where you can come along to meet the landscape architects and take part in activities to help them design your improved park.

If you would like us to get involved in a local event, fun day, or community meeting please email emma.winch@hackney.gov.uk.

Tenants and Residents Meeting Monday 05th August 2019

All Tenants and Residents of Alden and Broadway House are Invited to attend the next Meeting. Discuss Housing Related Issues and More.

On the Meeting Agenda :

  • Vegetable Garden Update

  • Broadway House Waste and Recycling

  • Broadway House Communal Garden Issues

  • Any Other Business + +

Your Housing Officer and TRA representatives will be attending.

The Venue is on the ground floor and Suitable for disabled tenants and residents. Meeting Refreshments will be available. There are toilet facilities available.

MONDAY 05TH AUGUST 2018  ## DOORS OPEN AT 6.00PM # MEETING STARTS AT  18.30 (6.30pm) until 20.00 (8.00pm) ~ 90 Minutes.

THE PENSIONERS HALL. 33 BROUGHAM ROAD, E8 4PD

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Day Out to Whitstable – Reserve your Seats – Thursday 27th June ~ 6.30-7.30pm ~ Welshpool House Meeting Room.

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COACH BOOKING DAY ‘THURSDAY 27TH JUNE 2019

The Tower Block behind Broadway Market is Welshpool House, The Meeting Room is on the Ground Floor. Tenants and Residents of Alden and Broadway Estates Only Please.

£5 Deposit Reserves a SEAT. First Reserved Basis. Unable to attend Booking day, Email Us or get in touch.

Hackney and Tower Hamlets Gangs, Youth Violence and Knife Crime Community Event

Youth Violence and Knife Crime Community Event

This community event will provide information on Gangs, Youth Violence and Knife Crime in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. The event is open to young people, local residents, local businesses and parents, carers or guardians of young people who want information or support.

It is our aim to raise awareness of the current youth violence landscape in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, discuss risk factors and look at ways to keep young people safe.

13th June 2019   From: 5.00pm – 8.00pm 
Aviva Digital Garage, 33-35 Hoxton Square, Hackney, N1 6NN 

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13th June 2019   From: 5.00pm – 8.00pm 
Aviva Digital Garage, 33-35 Hoxton Square, Hackney, N1 6NN 

For further information, please contact Louise Horgan on Louise.Horgan@met.pnn.police.uk