Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hackney neighbours have rallied their numbers to “occupy” a tree and stop developers from chopping it down.

Environmental protesters presented more than 600 pairs of children’s shoes to Hackney Town Hall today (26 May) to push for government action on climate change.

A Hackney councillor has slammed a group of “degenerates” partying on Hackney Marshes and was shocked at the rubbish they left behind.

A volunteer group in Hackney is demanding changes are made to key routes in the borough to make them “safe for walking and cycling”.

A charity has called for the “commercialisation” of Finsbury Park to be reviewed in light of Wireless Festival 2020’s cancellation.

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden will be boosting east London’s bee population by adopting flowering show plants this summer.

Seven north London have reaffirmed their support for a new waste incinerator in Edmonton after calls from Extinction Rebellion for the project to be paused over soaring costs.

Angry members of the public are taking legal action over the closure of Victoria Park during the pandemic which they claim is unlawful.

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.


The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

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