Sunday, October 25, 2020

Protesters are out yet again this morning to try and stop a big mechanical digger churning up the heritage Arnold Circus.

Olympic Park has been given an international award honouring the best quality parks.

An ancient Woodberry Down tree, set to be felled for redevelopment, has been voted England’s tree of the year.

Wick Woodland’s paths have been transformed into “rivers” because of a burst Thames Water pipe.

More than 70 NHS doctors have called on the Prime Minister to pull the plug on plans to build a new incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste, claiming he could save more lives than they all would in their entire careers if he prevents the toxic emissions it would belch out.

Traffic filter vandals “with zero respect” have defaced planters and bollards in Hackney.

An ethical butcher in Stoke Newington has taken part in a video for Farms Not Factories to highlight the importance of buying high welfare meat.

A Hackney-born app is teaming up with Co-op to distribute zero emission online grocery deliveries across East London.

Nominations are now open for the best new buildings and public spaces in Hackney.

Hackney’s Happy Man Tree, a 150-year-old London plane whose planned felling sparked street protests, court injunctions and the vocal opposition of over 25,000 petitioners, is set to be cut down.

Power-generating solar panels have just been installed at the West Reservoir water sports centre in Woodberry Down in a bid to tackle climate change.

Hackney Downs residents were “delighted” after the council took “urgent action” to restrict traffic in the area.

Bus lanes in Hackney and Islington will become operational 24/7 as part of a trial to encourage public transport use as the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted.

Hackney residents could win £50 as part of a zero-waste challenge.

An ancient Woodberry Down tree has been nominated for England’s Tree of the Year.

Proposals to fell an ancient tree in Woodberry Down will be delayed and possibly reconsidered after the adoption of a new Local Plan.

Residents are invited to have their say on Hackney Council’s new transport plans.

A Stoke Newington group campaigning for cleaner air has called the council’s plans for through-traffic closures a “scandal”.

With many of us stuck indoors during the pandemic, our brief opportunities to head outside for exercise have been more precious than ever. But these green spaces are under threat from an army of invasive plants, against which the council is battling.

Government funding to tackle the climate emergency is “woefully inadequate”, a Hackney councillor has said.

Cassland Road Gardens is going to be one of the first public spaces in Hackney to get a name change to ditch its association with the “toxic history” of slave trader Sir John Cass.

A Dalston community garden just launched a fundraiser to reopen its doors and it has already raised almost £60,000.

An independent Shoreditch music venue is set to be transformed into a cycle storage space during the coronavirus pandemic.

Environmental campaigners have been transporting supplies to the HS2 protesters camping in trees.

Swimmers have been warned against wading into the Hackney Marshes river or risk catching diseases and disturbing the wildlife.


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