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Thursday, September 13, 2018

There’s some new kids on the block at Clissold Park, as two new goats have joined the rest of the enclosure.

Extraordinary levels of fly-tipping coupled with a rogue bin diver are causing chaos for people living in a Kingsland Road housing block.

An application to open an off-licence in an area already suffering from excessive street drinking and anti-social behaviour (ASB) has been given the go-ahead.

It’s official – Hackney now has a whopping 29 of the UK’s best parks you can visit during this summer’s heatwave.

A group of nature enthusiasts are hoping to raise £10,000 to transform the Regent’s Canal into a “living waterway” to entice in voles and otters from the Lea Valley.

A delighted campaigner who came up with the idea to turn parking bays into mini-parks has praised “radical” Hackney Council for rolling out her scheme.

With a rape and a murder in Finsbury Park in the last seven months, the Friends of Finsbury Park held a heated meeting for neighbours to discuss safety – but floor time was dominated by concerns about festivals. The Gazette was there.

Hackney Council is inviting idea submissions for mini-parks, in a trial to “reclaim the roads from cars”.

Parents fighting Stoke Newington road closures because traffic will be diverted past their children’s already polluted school say the council got their traffic data wrong and want the scheme stopped.

Lunchtime gardening by office workers has turned a littered patch near London Fields into a blooming community project.

Wireless could be forced out of Finsbury Park if a campaign group’s latest efforts to see off the festival are successful.

Plans to improve cycling provision and air quality around Stoke Newington by closing more streets to rat-running traffic have proved controversial – but neighbours say the benefits are obvious.

Plans to replace derelict garages and parking spaces in Lower Clapton with 11 “genuinely affordable” homes have been signed off – but neighbours have threatened legal action.

Orthodox Jewish women have been recruited to help the council drive down food waste.

Unwanted terrapins have been dumped in the ponds at Clissold Park by their owners – and the town hall says the “voracious predators” will be removed.

Dozens of catering students got their hands dirty in a “field to table” course in Suffolk.

Pupils from 40 schools across Hackney will take place in the annual Bike Around the Borough event next week.

The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden could be “plunged into darkness” now that plans for a high-rise development next door have been given the green light.

Hundreds of youngsters have learnt the value of campaigning after a lollipop lady and repainted zebra crossing were finally promised for their schools.

An LGBT gardening group will compete against professionals a national flower show – despite not having an allotment of their own.

Hackney will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Council officers are having to patrol Kingsland Road to stop a man from diving into bins and tipping food waste onto the pavement for pigeons.

“Stop throwing rubbish on the floor – NOW!” These strong words come from a nine-year-old girl who is sick and tired of people littering in Finsbury Park.

A much-loved community garden in Dalston will be plunged into darkness if plans for a new high-rise development get the green light, campaigners say.

Three remarkable women in Hackney have been honoured at the third annual I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.

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