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Sunday, July 26, 2020

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.

Environmentally-conscious residents have been litter picking at their local Hackney green, and are asking for others to follow suit.

A driver has been left to pick up a bill worth thousands of pounds after a tree fell onto his car in Hackney.

Hackney Council is taking action through the courts to temporarily ban drinking alcohol in London Fields.

The Town Hall’s Labour administration has successfully defended a formal challenge from Hackney Conservatives over its plans to have non-recyclable rubbish collected fortnightly from street-level properties while continuing to collect recycling and food waste weekly.

Twenty more roads in Hackney will shut to through-traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.

Hackney council is once again urging residents to respect the borough’s parks after “unacceptable scenes” of people urinating, defecating and littering at London Fields continue to be reported.

The head of the project to rebuild an incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste refused MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith’s request today that he carry out a cost review of the £1.2bn project, even though its cost has doubled since last July.

A group of residents are delivering a petition to the Mayor of Hackney signed by 22,000 people in support of a London Plane tree now known as The Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down.

A Hackney nature reserve has appealed for help to get back on its feet following the coronavirus pandemic.

Thomas J Price and Veronica Ryan have been commissioned to create the first permanent public sculptures to to honour the Windrush Generation in the UK, which will be unveiled next year.

A petition to create traffic-free routes across Hackney has reached 800 signatures.

People gathering for unlicensed raves on Hackney Marshes now face arrest.

“Confusing” governmental lockdown advice has led to some businesses in Hackney encouraging street drinking, which has exacerbated a spike in anti-social behaviour.

Architects have come up with a solution for a school to cope with getting pupils back into the classroom after lockdown.

Hackney Council issued so many fines in one of its parks over the weekend that enforcement officers ran out of paper.

Environmental activists made their voices heard with a silent protest in Hackney.

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.

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