A few word’s from the Chair Person of ‘The Alden and Broadway Tenants and Residents Association’

A few words from the Chair person of Alden & Broadway  Tenants & Residents Association: “The main aims of the Alden and Broadway TRA, is to work with Hackney Homes and its partners in order  too  improve services and our estate environment, to promote the residents involvement, to recognize diversity, Create Social activities for residents to […]

Boris Johnson: Withdraw your support for two luxury skyscrapers in Hackney – Sign the Petition!

Property developers Hammerson and Ballymore

have submitted plans for two high rise towers of up to 48 floors

 the same height as a Canary Wharf high-rise

at the Bishopsgate Goods-Yard site in Shoreditch,

this threatens to plunge parts of Shoreditch in darkness 


Hammerson’s Proposal in the colour circle, Councils Low-rise alternative Proposal in Dark Brown

They would contain mainly expensive, luxury flats well beyond the reach of most people and have a hugely detrimental impact on the local area, both residential and commercial. With one fell swoop this development could tear the heart out of the community and destroy the burgeoning creative and digital business cluster known as ‘Tech City’.

Sign the Petition Here !

Hackney Council had been discussing an alternative scheme with the developers. However, now that London Mayor Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind their proposals for two luxury skyscrapers the developers have reverted to their original plans. They know that Mr Johnson has intervention powers that could assist them.

Lets Support Jules Pipe Mayor of Hackney’s Petition 

Family Fun Day at Young Hackney Forest Road – Saturday 28th February 2015 – 12.00 – 3.00pm


Come along to a ‘Family Fun Day at  ‘Young Hackney Forest Road‘ E8 3BY.

 Saturday 28th February 2015 – 12.00 – 3.00pm

Face Painting, Climbing Wall, Raffle, Information Stalls and lots more  Fun for the Whole Family


See Below for directions





15 – 22 February

From Lego sculptures to track cycling, there’s something for the whole family to discover at the Park this half term.


Explore an exhibition of London-inspired models made entirely from LEGO® bricks before spotting the real things from the 80m viewing platform!


Explore the Park on a guided walking tour, boat ride or set off on your own adventure with a free trail guide!


Get active this half term with a range of indoor sports designed especially for the school holidays!


Bring the whole family along and explore the Park this half term!

Find out More – Click Here 

  • Introduce the children to new sports such as badminton and basketball at the Copper Box Arena.
  • Take a trip up the ArcelorMittal Orbit and view the amazing skyline as well as gaining a sneak preview on how the Stadium is transforming.
  • Take a cycle around the mountain bike course, experience the BMX course or try a lap of the Velodrome (suitable for older children as inductions are required) at the Lee Valley VeloPark.
  • Play a game of tennis or introduce the children to hockey at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
  • Swim in the world class London Aquatics Centre.
  • Try one of the classes at the Timber Lodge such as kids’ Zumba,
  • Re-live the spirit of the London 2012 Games through the 2012 Trail.
  • Play in the amazing play areas across the Park –  with Tumbling Bay in the north of the Park and the areas of climbing walls, interactive music rooms and more in the south of the Park.

Foodcycle Hackney FREE MEAL Every Thursday


The Hackney Hub opened it’s doors to guests on the 8th January 2015, They have had some brilliant volunteers and some amazing dishes being created.

A weekly meal takes place on a Thursday lunchtime at the New Kingshold Centre on Ainsworth St. They have a fantastic kitchen and dining space and have strong links with other community organisations. Offering a 3 course vegetarian meal for anyone who would benefit from it.

The Hub is a safe and welcoming place for you to come along and meet some friendly people and share a hot, nutritious meal. There are also opportunities available for you to volunteer!

 Open every Thursday lunchtime at the New Kingshold Centre on Ainsworth St in Hackney, The centre is just off of Well Street, and is easily accessible by bus.

Every Thursday 12pm  – See the Website Below

Foodcycle Hackney Hub


                   The Menu


Soup kitchen – every Tuesday evening


St John’s Soup Kitchen is open every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm.

  They provide a sit down vegetarian meal of soup and bread, followed by a pudding.

If You know anyone who is Homeless or a rough Sleeper on the Street Please do pass on the information to them or if you have no money for food the Soup kitchen is available every tuesday, they are always looking for donations of Food, etc for the Soup kitchen and for Volunteers, thats the email below if you want to get in touch with them, or for more information.

No referral is needed, but they are not able to cater for children.

For more information please email stjohnssoup@gmail.com

 Download the Soup Kitchen flyer from the bottom of this page.


Download The Soup Kitchen Flyer Here

Visit there Website Here

The New Age Games – free sports activities for residents aged 50+

Free sport and physical activities delivered by specialist coaches

 in sport and leisure facilities across Hackney.


List of some of the activities available  below :

Archery, AthleFIT, Badminton, Boccia, Brazilian dance,

Chair-based activity, Cricket, Fit to tone, Gym, Pilates,

Swimming for beginners, Tennis, Walking football, Yoga +

Download the full programme (PDF, 464KB)

Read More at: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/new-age-games.htm

No need to book – just turn up at the first session. They will make every effort to accommodate you, but participation is on a first come first served basis.

If you’d like to try something new or haven’t participated before, just turn up at the session. You can print and complete your health declaration form (PDF, 29KB) and take it along to save time.


The Alden & Broadway Estate Inspection Walkabout – Wednesday 04th February 2015 at : 10.30 am

All Residents are Invited to attend :

The Alden & Broadway Estate Inspection Walkabout

Wednesday 04th February 2015 at : 10.30 am

Alden & Broadway Estate Inspection . Wednesday 04th February 2015 outside Entrance 1-35 Alden House.
Alden & Broadway Estate Inspection .
Wednesday 04th February 2015
outside Entrance 1-35 Alden House.


Residents are invited to join the Estate Inspection Officers,

 Housing Manager and  TRA  reps  from  the  estate.

Involving Cleaning & Ground Maintenance, Health & safety, Fire Risk and Communal Repairs.

If you have a Housing matter or a Communal repair issue that you feel needs to be addressed, Then Please attend the walkabout as your input would be of great value for the estate.