Yesterday we had some Sign’s fitted to the fence at Alden House.During Summer we had many advertising boards from Letting or Sales agents tied to the fence at Alden house. We found out some do not have any flats to let or for Sale at Alden House, and it was just to advertise there business, so the Chair of the TRA decided we need to add signs to prevent this from happening also when there is a fair on at London Fields they tie advertising boards on the fence and have damaged the plants that were growing by the fence. the sign in the Photo is attached at the Corner of Sheep Lane as well as on Duncan road.
A Waste Bin was fitted at the Alden and Broadway Vegetable gardennear the bench as in the photo below. These are part of our Environmental Improvement Budget (E.I.B) grant, we also have a Planter for Alden House and other items for the Vegetable garden to receive at a later date.
Visit the Alden and Broadway Estate Community Vegetable garden page:
Recently we have noticed residents of Alden and Broadway Estates are not disposing of there waste properly! it may be just a few individuals, but we all need to be reminded at times about how to dispose of waste in a proper way, that includes disposing of Cooking Oil and Fat’s.
Most household waste is recyclable and can be put in the mixed recycling bins.Please only throw away rubbish that cannot be recycled.
Please put all your waste and recycling inside the bins. Do not dump anything next to the bins or anywhere else on your estate or street. Dumped waste is dangerous, against the law, attracts rats and ruins the area for everyone.
Oil doesn’t make everything run smoothly
Avoid Fatbergs – This is what happens when you pour Cooking Oil and Fats down your Sink and Toilet, take a look ->Click here
Fat, oil and grease in liquid form may not appear to be harmful as they don’t get stuck in the plughole, but as they cool they congeal, harden and stick to the inside of drains and sewers, which can cause drains to block, flooding you and your neighbours, like it did recently in Alden House!
All fats are equal. Whether it is saturated fat (like lard), mono-unsaturated fat (like olive oil) or vegetable oil – they all congeal and harden.
How to Dispose of Cooking Oils and Fats the Proper way :
Your kitchen checklist:
Fat, oil and grease – leave to cool and then scrape into a sealable container and put it in the bin.
Give plates, pots, utensils and containers a quick scrape or wipe with some kitchen towel before washing and use a sink strainer in the plughole to catch any bits of leftover food going down the sink*.
Believe it or not soup, stocks, sauces and milk products all contain fat, which can also congeal and harden in your drains – leave these to cool/harden, scrape into a container and put them in the bin*.
Peelings – put any waste food and peelings into your household rubbish.
By taking some simple steps to help minimise waste, you can make a big difference to the environment, and help reduce the demand on raw materials like trees, oil and aluminium. Prevent waste now, and help make Hackney cleaner and greener. Read more at : Reduce Your Waste
A FREE weekly drop-in session explores various techniques for relaxation and well-being.
Starting with gentle Tai Chi exercises and some guided mindfulness meditation and blissful relaxation.
Open to staff, patients, carers, family, friends of St. Joseph’s Hospice and anyone you know who might benefit.
The sessions are led by the Complementary Therapies Co-ordinator at St Joseph’s Hospice.
Tuesdays 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Finding Space, St Joseph’s Hospice
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2015
Tuesday, 29th December 2015
For more information please contact Complementary Therapies on: 0208 525 3144
St Joseph’s Hospice is a charity and they provide all of there services FREE of charge.
Any donation, however large or small can really help make a difference to the most vulnerable people who really need there support. Thank you.
Hackney Volunteer Centre Helen 07340 102574 Shoreditch Trust Cook & Eat 020 7033 8529
Food-cycle Carly 07850 517 503 More Info Below
Hackney Council’s new OURSPACES full programme of health and well-being activities on 18 of Hackney’s Estates for the period up to Christmas.
. FREE “Cook & Eat Courses” starting this month taking place on 9 estates for adults or families
. Over 40 FREE or affordable exercise classes per weekincluding Zumba, Boot Camp, Box Yoga, Karate, Capoeira and more for kids and adults @ new venues including Pembury Community Centre, Marsh Hill and Redmond Centre.
The commemorations begin at 10.15am outside the Town Hall where a parade of 600 representatives, including members of the Royal British Legion, other representatives of the services and youth and will be led by the Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Sade Etti, will make its way to St John at Hackney Church Cenotaph for a wreath-laying ceremony.
At 11am the bugle will sound the Last Post marking the start of the two-minute silence;
followed by the Remembrance Service ceremony at the church.
Afterwards the parade will perform the traditional march-past and salute outside Hackney Town Hall at around 12.40pm. Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the First World War’s official armistice, which came about on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Family Learning Festival – 17-31 October 2015.
The Family Learning Festival is a fantastic opportunity for families to come together and take part in free, fun and informal learning activities in locations all over Hackney.
The theme for this year’s festival is Imagination Station. Come with your family and be inspired by the world of learning that you discover, and let your imagination run wild!, wide range of arts and crafts activities include kite making, story sacks, comic book creation, photography and sewing. You can also get tips about preparing inexpensive healthy food and keeping fit and a variety of health and wellbeing sessions. There is sure to be something new for you to try with your family! https://www.learningtrust.co.uk/…/Family%20Learning%20Festi…
The festival programme has been co-ordinated by Adult Learning Services at Hackney Learning Trust, Hackney Children Centres and Hackney Libraries in association with local heritage centres and community organisations.
For more information about Family Learning in Hackney, please contact Barri Disu on 020 8820 7119.
Manor House has some amazing green spaces and regular Wildlife walks.
Sunday, 11 October 2015 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get close to nature and join the free guided walk around the East Reservoir where you will learn about the natural environment and the wildlife living around the Manor House Reservoirs.
Walks are free and led by an expert guide.
East Reservoir Community Garden (Meet inside the center), Newnton Close, London N4 2RQ. Contact: Gloria Obilana. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org