St Augustine’s Tower open day

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

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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 .

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Bulky Waste and fly tipping Update from Councillor Glanville‏

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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

Residents Meeting : Monday 11th July 2016

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All Tenants and Residents of Alden and Broadway House are Invited to Join us at this meeting to discuss Issues that concern you. 

  • Update on the Closure of recycling chutes at Broadway House

  • Update and agree on the outstanding 2015 E.I.B items (See attached letter)

  • Agree and vote on the 2016-2017 E.I.B – Were to spend this

  • Reserve Coach Seats for the day out to Eastbourne (Saturday 30th July)

  • And other Issues – Refreshments will be avaliable

Monday 11th July 2016 – Starts 6.30pm – Ends 8.00pm 

Venue: The Pensioners Hall, 33 Brougham Road, E8 4PD

 

ONE YOU – Helping Hackney get healthy

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Hackney Council’s new health initiative of £1 fitness classes and other free activities, will encourage residents to take control of their health for benefits now and in later life.

This is a great opportunity for residents to get active and get healthy so get involved in ONE YOU Hackney today.

ONE YOU Hackney will help residents – from seven to over 70 – to move more, eat well, drink less and lead healthier lifestyles. Across the borough there are estate-based fitness classes for only £1, free fitness classes in parks and free healthy cooking and eating courses.

By taking an online health quiz called ‘How Are You’. This provides personal recommendations based on individual results. It directs people to tools and advice to help them take action where it’s most needed and it also provides a link to the Council’s Public Health webpage which lists fitness class and healthy cooking dates, times and locations as well as other healthy living support, advice and information.

Take the :  One You – How are You Quiz 

Free Chess in Springfield Park

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Universal Board Games hosts 10 chess playing events in Springfield Park this summer. They will have a giant chess board plus plenty of table chess games. From 11.30-2.30 in Springfield Park beside the Spark cafe.

Dates:  26th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 14th August and 21st August.

Everyone Welcome

Chess coaching available.

Contact Mem : 07981589881

info@universalboardgames.co.uk

https://lineupnow.com/event/lunchtime-chess-in-springfield-park

BEAT THE STREETS 8 Jun – 20 Jul 2016

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A fun, free game for the communities of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Park visitors to see how far you can walk, cycle and run around your area!

Score points and win prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping a registered and activated Beat the Street RFID (Radio Frequency ID) card on the Beat Box sensors which are placed on lamp posts around the Park and East London.

Pick up your card and a map from the information point on the Park, open daily from 10am – 3pm, with a map with all of the beat box locations from the four local boroughs.

Register your card online via the link below and get exploring!

https://www.beatthestreet.me/eastlondon

Drop the Knife: You Only Live Once Event

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Drop the Knife – Free Event – Monday 6th June 2016 at 18:00 

Drop the Knife: You Only Live Once – a event that will get communities talking about knife crime and how to  work together to help prevent more lives being lost.

If you have an opinion, this is your chance to be heard. Talk about your personal experiences and ask any questions you may have to a panel of representatives from police, local charities, campaigners and government.

The events takes Place on :  June 6 at Dunraven School, Streatham.

See a Map of the Location of the event and to Register Free more Information at : Drop the Knife You only Live Once

 

Alden and Broadway Vegetable Garden One Year Celebration

 

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Alden and Broadway Vegetable Garden will be One Year Old in June !

To Celebrate were having a One Year Garden Anniversary  fun day

On :  Sunday 05th  June 2016

GET INVOLVED – SEE BELOW

Next Residents Meeting

We are Having a Preparation Meeting on Saturday 14th May at 5.00pm

All Residents of Alden and Broadway Estates are Welcome to Attend.

We need Volunteers to help Cook Home made Food and lots more,  and help organize the Event.

Join us : Saturday  14th May  @ 5.00 pm  at : The Ground Floor Meeting Room, Welshpool House, Tower Block behind Broadway Market.

 

Community Garden Opening day Lunch

 

Vitality Run Hackney this Weekend 07th and 8th May 2016

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The Vitality Run Hackney  half marathon is taking place this Sunday bringing over 12,500 runners to the Borough.

 The race will start at 9.00 am from the Southern end of Hackney Marshes.

See Below for a Route Map.  Support the Runners,  Lots of Fun and Entertainment along the Route.

Vitality Run Hackney 5K, Saturday 7th May
The 5k launches the weekend’s events, with 2,000 free places available for local runners. This run starts and finishes at Hackney Marshes, taking in a flat route across the park in between. The straightforward approach contributes to the fun atmosphere as runners can enjoy the experience on the day without feeling daunted by the effort of a marathon distance. It’s the perfect opportunity for new runners to try the race experience.  All finishers will receive a medal to commemorate their achievement – as well as a bottle of water and a banana by way of instant reward!

Run Hackney 5k

This is a flat, fast half marathon that shows off Hackney and its many green spaces as well as the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon has firmly marked its position as one of the top ten half marathons in the UK. 

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Download / Save / Print ~ Run Hackney Route Map 2016

More Info :  http://runhackney.com/

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Hackney FoodCycle for a free Lunch

FoodCycle – a national charity that combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create tasty, nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation.

Come to FoodCycle Hackney. Lunch Every Thursday 12.30 – 2.30pm.

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Websitehttp://foodcycle.org.uk/location/foodcycle-hackney/

        Download/Save the Leaflet Above :    Food-Cycle-Hackney

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