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


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. 


Download / Save / Print ~ Run Hackney Route Map 2016

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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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Greenery Day at Prideaux House ~ Saturday 7th May 2016

Greenery Day at Prideaux House


Saturday 07th May 2016 ~ 10.00am to 4.00pm


Situated in a beautiful location,  with Well Street Common directly behind  & Victoria Park only a stones throw away, sandwiched in the quite pocket of Victoria Park Village.

 Prideaux House is accessible by foot, wheels or public transport with the 277 and 425 bus routes stopping right outside.



The Big Dig in the Castle Garden


Saturday, 16 April 2016  11am – 4pm
Come and get your hands dirty for this year’s Big Dig.
Seasonal garden tasks, explore the garden tours – a closer look at composting and natural beehives, sow your own salad to take home. Plus, food growing games and crafts for children, a raffle, garden herb teas. and pizzas, served from 1.00pm.
Age group: all ages Welcome.

                                  The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes,                                Stoke Newington, N4 2HA.  Disabled access: yes.
Contact: Lauren Ballard. Email:

AGM (combined) Residents Meeting


Please Remember the date : Wednesday 13th April 2016

This is a Important Meeting, were we are required to register  for another year.          We need residents Support at this meeting. The TRA can only continue if we have residents who attend meetings and get involved.

This Summer we plan to have a BBQ and Bouncy castle  and lots of Fun to Celebrate the Big Lunch and to promote the Alden and Broadway Vegetable Garden we are claiming £500 from the National Participation Events Grant.

Alden and Broadway TRA also plans to hold a Social event with the Tenants Levy Grant of up to £750. Last Summer residents went to London Zoo.

Social activity  sand Fundays can only be possible if the TRA has residents involved as we are a Voluntary Association and we are all Volunteers giving up our time to ensure our estate has activity so , etc. And our estate is represented at regular meetings that take place with Hackney Housing . We need residents to attend the Meeting on Wednesday 13th April Starting at 6.00pm Doors open 5.30pm.

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I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards ~ Nominate by Monday, 28th March

The Council is launching its first-ever I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards, on the 10th Anniversary of the I Love Hackney civic pride campaign, to recognize, celebrate and reward the special people of our borough.

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Do you know someone remarkable?

Perhaps you know someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in the community? Somebody who has overcome an extraordinary difficulty; a fabulous teacher or carer; a person who has shown immense courage; a tireless fundraiser or volunteer; or an individual who has gone that extra mile to better their neighborhood. 

Nominate now

Nominees for the civic awards can be of any age and from any background. However, if you are nominating and are under 18, please make sure you have a parent’s or guardian’s permission to do so. If your nominee is under 18, please make sure you have their parent’s or guardian’s permission.

Email the form to:


You can also pick up a form at libraries across the borough and at Hackney Town Hall and post it to: Jane Ball, 1st floor Maurice Bishop House, 17 Reading Lane, E8 1HH.

All nominations will be considered by a panel of judges.

Closing date: Monday, 28 March.


Return 100 police officers to Hackney’s streets


Over the past five years Hackney has lost 170 police officers. In October 2010 we had 770, now we have about 600.

Hackney’s 2014/15 crime statistics show a 26% increase in Violence with Injury, an 18% increase in Criminal Damage, and the long-term downward trend in Robbery almost plateauing.

Comparing the first three months of this financial year with the same period in 2014/15 raises further concerns: Violence with Injury up 10%, Criminal Damage up 30%, Robbery up 17% and Theft from Person up 46%.


Please Sign the Petition :  Return  100 Police Officers to Hackney

No to the Housing Bill! ~ National Demo for Housing SUN 13 MARCH

The Housing Bill aims to destroy council and social housing. 

The Housing Bill will take away public funding from affordable homes for rent, instead funneling money into ‘Starter Homes’ that only the rich can afford. It will make it easier for private landlords to evict renters, and do nothing to control private rents.

The bill will also force cash-strapped councils to hand over millions of pounds to housing associations to allow them to sell their properties cheaply, and replace secure tenancies with ones as short as 2 years

Social housing has been the bedrock of many communities for the past 70 years. It pays for itself and 30 years ago provided homes to one in three British people, allowing people and communities to thrive. We are not against people buying a home, but this must not be at the expense of social housing for those who can’t afford to buy.

National Demo for Housing :  SUN 13 MARCH.

Join us to march against the Housing Bill this Sunday 13th 12 noon at : Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3TL

Secure Homes for All – Control Rents – Homes for People not Profit.
Final push to stop the nasty and disastrous Housing Bill




Join the Demonstration : 

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Letter from Cllr Glanville and The Housing and Planning Bill

Monthly update from Cllr Glanville (Cabinet Member for Housing)  to members and TRA chairs + Housing and Planning Bill Presentation 

See  Demonstration Info + Petition details below



Download/Save Cllr Glanvilles Letter above  by Clicking Here


Housing and Planning Bill What is it?

Why it is important ?

Please See the PDF Presentation below to find out more !

Please Save/Download it.


Demo + Please Sign the Petition ~ See Below


Save/Download  Above Flyer Here



Download/Save the Above two page PDF Here


Please Sign the Petition


WW1 Project Launch Event – Hidden Histories! Saturday 27 February

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Thirty one acres of beautiful and atmospheric woodland in the heart of East London. Opened in 1841, The City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries, is now a designated park, Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.

Saturday 27 February | 11am – 4pm | FREE

Exciting World War One research project!  The Hidden Histories day is an ideal opportunity for people of all ages who are interested in local history, World War 1, have family members buried in Tower Hamlets Cemetery or anyone interested in the Great War connections in their own family.

There will be various displays by local History Societies, along with WW1 memorabilia on show, lectures, children’s activities, guided walks, tea and cake and much much more!

Find Out more : More Information