Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hackney’s environment chief says he stands by the council’s “firm commitment” to tackling the climate emergency and looks forward to discussing its decarbonisation programme with activists.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists are hosting a “farewell” party at the weekend to bid adieu to the garden they created on derelict council-owned land, where a second entrance to Hackney Central Station will soon be built.

Hackney Council has launched a campaign to highlight the impact fireplaces and wood burning stoves have on London’s toxic air.

A consultation has been launched into whether another school street should be implemented outside Queensbridge Primary School.

Plans to hold a major dance music festival next to the Waterworks Nature Reserve off Lea Bridge Road have not gone down well with environmental campaigners.

Major plans to redevelop the Lee Valley Ice Centre have now been submitted to Waltham Forest Council.

Hackney is getting 182 new electric vehicle (EV) charging points this year, and the council wants people to help decide where to put them.

An ambitious project has been launched aiming to make Broadway Market the most sustainable street in the UK.

The sound of a Stoke Newington church bell ringing the hours for the first time in 80 years has been met with noise complaints from two neighbours.

Protecting the Eastern Curve Garden is one of the key issues flagged up by 4,000 respondents to a consultation about Dalston’s future.

The number of on-the-spot searches by police in Hackney skyrocketed in 2019 – but officers caught fewer people carrying anything of note.

Youngsters have designed and built a new play structure at Homerton Grove Adventure Playground and nicknamed it ‘Netageddon’.

Volunteers are being sought to help plant 6,500 edible trees on Hackney Marshes, as part of Hackney Council’s commitment to plant 36,000 trees in the next two years.

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form celebrated its new state-of-the-art theatre renovation with a sold out performance of the musical Oliver.

The New River is neither new, nor a river. Built when Shakespeare was alive, the aqueduct is Thames Water’s oldest man-made asset, pre-dating some of London’s more famous historic sites like Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral by decades.

A Stoke Newington mother has helped launch a national petition calling for clean air, after she collapsed with respiratory failure on the day pollution reached its highest levels last year.

A group of Brownswood residents have raised concerns about a proposed conservation area saying it will increase pressure from developers on the rest of the ward.

Six water fountains have been installed at leisure centres and libraries across Hackney as part of the council’s effort to install 26 by 2022.

An illustrated map of Hackney features on Christmas cards sent by the council to all of its looked after children.

Planning permission has been granted for an £80million student housing development in Hackney Wick, which guarantees the future of community arts group Stour Space for nearly 150 years.

Hackney families put their boots on and wrapped-up warm to welcome the winter at a free community event at Hackney City Farm.

Climate campaigners have called for a halt to plans to build an incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste, after the cost figures quoted by the waste authority skyrocketed – almost doubling from £650m to £1.2bn.

Gideon Corby’s passion for nature prompted him to jack in his job as a university lecturer to study himself. Emma Bartholomew speaks to the man who won a European award for greening up the Regent’s Canal

A community initiative to brighten up Wordsworth Road with “a host of golden daffodils” will celebrate the poet after which the road was named.

All Hackney South and Shoreditch candidates attended the Extinction Rebellion Climate hustings at The Urswick School on Thursday night.

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