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11 Residents are being asked to take part in a ‘Question Time’ style debate about the future of the borough on 18 March at the City Academy, Homerton

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ESIDENTS are being encouraged to take part in a ‘Question Time’ style debate about the future of the borough, which will feature a panel of local experts. The event on 18 March will give people the chance to air their views and ask questions about the challenges that Hackney faces over the coming years. It is being held to launch a major year-long resident engagement programme, during which the Council aims to talk to thousands of people about their experience of the rapid social and economic changes that have affected the

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borough in recent times. The panel will be chaired by Guardian journalist and longtime Hackney resident Dave Hill. He will be joined by resident and Open University academic Melissa Butcher, who has worked closely with young people in Hackney to research their sense of place, identity and belonging using film and theatre; barrister Tunde Okewale, who was brought up in Hackney and took part in the commission that examined the 2011 riots; resident and policy maker Robbie de Santos, who is a trustee of Generation Rent, a campaigning organisation representing private tenants; and

the Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe. Mayor Pipe said: “So much has changed in Hackney in recent years. We want to give local people the chance to share their thoughts and feelings about the change, and this debate is just the start of that. “Much of the change has been positive, but Hackney faces many challenges: an affordable housing crisis, a growing population, and massive central government cuts to local public service budgets. This is the beginning of a big conversation with residents about how we tackle all of that.” Panel chair, Dave Hill, added: “I have lived in Hackney for

many years and all my children have been to Hackney schools. I think many people, like me, care very much about the future of this place, and I think this is a debate that is long overdue. I hope that lots of people will want to join us for what promises to be a very interesting debate.” The event, which will be held at the City Academy, Homerton, from 7-8.30pm on 18 March, is open to all residents, although numbers are limited to 200. To book, visit: http:// hackneydebate.eventbrite.co.uk Those wishing to ask a question, will be asked to register it when booking a place.

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Calls to cap private rents Cllr Philip Glanville, Cabinet Member for Housing, with the Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe

HE Council is calling on the next government to reform the privaterented housing system to improve standards and reign in rogue landlords, rent hikes and letting agency fees, and protect struggling families. It has laid out a 10-point plan which would be of great benefit to the millions of private renters across the country. An online petition has also been launched for residents to sign, which will be presented to the new government after the General Election in May.

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There is now a clearer case than ever for reform of the private rented sector The 10 recommendations are: inflation-capped rent rises to ensure greater security for tenants; longer tenancies; stopping retaliatory evictions; fasttracking licensing schemes, by cutting red tape for councils; exploring further incentives for responsible landlords; creating a national quality kitemark; establishing a public

register of landlords and properties; a national ban on rogue landlords; costs transparency, making it mandatory for landlords to publish related costs of a property, such as utility bills; and improving safety, including mandatory installation of fire and carbon monoxide detectors and annual electrical tests. Cllr Philip Glanville,

Case study: Windowless studio flat for £900 a month ON 10 February, Cllr Glanville accompanied Council officers investigating conditions in a privately-rented flat off Chatsworth Road. The windowless studio flat (pictured), for which £900 a month rent was being paid, was found to fail minimum space standards, as well as

breaching electrical and fire safety regulations. Following the visit, the landlord is now working with the Council to improve the conditions. If you know of a property that may need inspection, call: 020 8356 4866; or e-mail: [email protected] hackney.gov.uk

Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “A generation of people in this country are being priced out of the property market, and forced into private rented accommodation. “Children and families are being uprooted every six months by insecure tenancies and beyondinflation rent increases. There is now a clearer case than ever for fundamental reform of the private rented sector, to allow individuals and families to make secure homes for themselves. “Everyone in Hackney and across the country deserves to live in good quality accommodation, and while the Council does what it can locally within existing legislation, we are calling on the next government to take these steps to help improve conditions both for tenants and for landlords.” Since 2011, private rents in Hackney have risen by 21 per cent, outstripping inflation. The annual income needed to afford the average rent for a one bedroom home in the borough is now £42,937. A review by The Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission found that the number of privately renting households has doubled in Hackney in the past decade. Private renters campaign group Digs presented the commission with a report of evidence collected from Hackney tenants. One renter told of a letting agent revaluing a home in Hackney Wick with a 50 per cent rent increase. Another said: “We spend 50 per cent of our income on rent. We plan to stay here until the summer, when I will leave my teaching job and move somewhere cheaper.” To sign the petition, visit: bit.ly/rent-reform

MORE INFO For more info on private renting, visit: www. hackney.gov.uk/ private-sector-housing

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News in brief Man arrested for inciting racial hatred in Stamford Hill

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New 20mph speed limit on all roads

Grace Baldock-Carty, seven, Cllr Feryal Demirci, and Jordon Olarewaju, nine, at Orchard Primary School, E9, launch a new 20mph speed limit for all of Hackney’s roads. The Council hopes to improve safety when it brings in the speed restrictions later this year

ACKNEY is preparing to roll out a 20 mph speed limit on all its main roads. Following the introduction of 20mph limits on residential roads in 2008, traffic accidents plummeted by up to 50 per cent. Now the Council hopes to further improve safety by extending the speed restrictions to its main road network later this year. Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “As London’s top walking and cycling borough this 20mph roll-out makes sense. Lower

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Lower speeds will see a calmer and safer environment, and we hope to have more walking and playing outside

speeds will see a calmer and safer environment, and we hope to have more walking and playing outside, which in turn will have a positive impact on health and community. “Speed limits and 20mph zones have already cut casualties on our residential streets but we can always do more to prevent accidents and improve the quality of life for our residents.” Research shows that Research people hit by cars shows that people hit by travelling at 20mph cars travelling have a 97 per cent at 35mph have chance of survival

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a 50 per cent chance of survival, those struck at 30mph have an 80 per cent chance, but the survival rate jumps to 97 per cent when hit at 20mph. Tom Platt, London Policy Manager for pedestrian charity Living Streets, said: “Hackney’s rollout of 20mph is good news for everyone who lives, works or visits the borough. “Councils across London are now recognising that lower speed limits

significantly improve the quality of our streets, reducing road danger and creating more inviting places to walk and spend time.” The limit will not apply to Ruckholt Road or any Transport for London red routes which make up around 8.5 per cent of the borough’s road network. Signs and road markings will be used to alert motorists to the new limit. Enforcement will be carried out by the police. There will be a statutory consultation on the 20mph roll-out launched on 9 March. Representations should be sent to the Assistant Director (Public Realm) at the address below by 30 March.

MORE INFO To view proposal documents, visit Keltan House, 89-115 Mare Street, E8 4RU. For more info, call: 020 8356 2897

A MAN said to be planning to hold an anti-Semitic rally in Stamford Hill has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred. The 22-year-old, from Yeovil in Somerset, was detained by police on 13 February after allegedly trying to organise a march to ‘liberate’ Stamford Hill. He was also questioned on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment and malicious communications, said to be towards a Jewish MP. The man was released on bail until the end of March. Deputy Mayor of Hackney, Cllr Sophie Linden, said: “We are proud of the rich and diverse communities that have made Hackney their home. Anti-Semitism is unacceptable and has no place in our borough.” Chair of The North London Muslim Community Centre (NLMCC), Mohammed Munaf Zeena, added: “The NLMCC expresses its unreserved solidarity with the Jewish community over this unjustifiable provocation. We and Hackney’s Muslim community and organisations will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Jewish neighbours and friends to ensure that their faith, religious, ethnic, cultural and social identity remains protected and respected.”

Man given Hackney’s first Criminal Behaviour Order A MAN who targeted vulnerable residents and took over their homes has been given Hackney’s first Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO). Desmond Rodney, 38, from Dalston, had preyed on a number of Hackney Homes and housing association tenants over the past five years. He would befriend them and abuse that relationship by taking over their homes, using it as his own. The Council worked with the housing associations involved to obtain the evidence necessary to remove him from the properties indefinitely. On 3 February, Desmond appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court for breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order that had been in place since 2012. He had entered a part of the borough he was banned from and was also charged with possession of Class A drugs. The Council and police went on to apply for a CBO to prevent him entering any residential property in Hackney other than an address specified in the order. Deputy Mayor, Cllr Sophie Linden, said: “If anyone is approached by or feels threatened by Desmond they should contact the police or Council wardens.”

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1. Snowdrops at the East and West Bank Nature Reserve; 2. Kate Griffin, Stefan ZnottiWallgren, John Yeudall, Lorraine Tillett and Grace Znotti-Wallgren, from the East and West Bank User Group; 3. Trees on the site; 4. Stamford Hill station in past times; 5. The nature reserve flanks the Liverpool Street to Enfield railway line

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Nature spot is a rail gem Volunteers have turned a dumping ground into a valuable haven for wildlife ID you know that Hackney harbours a magnificent secret garden? Tucked away in Stamford Hill is a little-known green gem punching above its weight biodiversity-wise. The East and West Bank Nature Reserve, between Dunsmure Road and Stamford Hill, flanks just 2,000m of the Liverpool Street to Enfield train line, but it is hugely significant. The railway cutting, which is jointly owned by Network Rail and the Council, is home to about 40 species of birds, including tawny owls, peregrine falcons, nightingales and greater

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spotted woodpeckers, and 70 species of plants and flowers. Incredibly, between five and 10 per cent of all the borough’s mature trees grow along this tiny strip and, in parts, Good King Henry – once a common vegetable like asparagus but now a rare species – can be seen poking through the

It is a valuable green lung for the local community and a bird nature reserve of exceptional importance undergrowth. The reserve has been designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation since 2002. John Yeudall, co-founder of the East and West Bank User Group, said: “It is a valuable green lung for the local community and a bird nature reserve of exceptional importance.” It is an incredible achievement, considering a

little over a decade ago the reserve was an abandoned piece of land that was ‘badly littered’ and supported limited plant, bird, insect and animal life. The amazing turnaround is thanks to the doggedness of the user group which in 2002 offered to help the Council and Network Rail manage the site. They are a hardcore group of six, who have toiled, planted and championed the land.

“We turned a rubbish dump into a bird reserve,” said member Kate Griffin. Adding: “Residents now have a soundtrack to their lives, sometimes so loud you can hardly believe it’s real birds and not a highvolume recording.” The group, helped by about 50 residents on their mailing list, continues to play guardian to the land, planting native trees and shrubs and bidding for funding, including a recent grant from the Council. The site is generally closed to the public because of its proximity to a working railway line, but the group holds monthly activity days, usually on the first Sunday

of the month, which allow visitors to get a glimpse inside this green oasis. John adds: “We also organise annual tree and bird walks, led by experts, and these normally attract a big crowd.” The group is always looking for more volunteers to help plant, water and build owl, hedgehog and insect homes, put up notices and clear rubbish.

MORE INFO Those interested in getting involved can call John on: 020 8800 8209; or e-mail: eastwestbankreserve @gmail.com

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News in brief Pop-up choir for the vulnerable receives a £10K lottery grant

Bishopsgate proposal CAMPAIGN has been launched against a 48-storey luxury development, which threatens to plunge parts of Shoreditch into darkness. It is feared that a proposal for Bishopsgate Goods Yard, put forward by property developers Hammerson, threatens the unique character of the historic area. The two high rise towers will be nearly the same height as One Canada Square at Canary Wharf. The Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, is concerned that the height will have a detrimental effect on local tech businesses and the

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The repercussions of this development could... lead to the fragmentation of the local cluster of design and tech firms character of the area. Mayor Pipe said: “These towers are completely out of scale for Shoreditch. These luxury flats, which are well beyond the reach of ordinary Londoners, will cast a shadow over the whole of Tech City, and threaten to damage the local, creative economy.” The Council has worked with a local firm of architects to produce an

alternative, viable scheme which would be more in keeping with the area and provide much needed employment space. The Mayor of London has indicated that he supports Hammerson’s original plans so he may well intervene in the matter. Mayor Pipe added: “The repercussions of this development could be so severe that they lead to the

fragmentation of the local cluster of design and tech firms, leading to the loss of thousands of local jobs, and damage to London’s reputation as a global leader in these industries. “I’ve written to businesses and residents throughout Tech City to alert them to these plans and to urge them to write to the Mayor of London, asking him to withdraw his support for these damaging plans.”

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Hammerson’s proposal for Bishopsgate Goods Yard (sketched out in light brown) and the Council’s low-rise alternative proposal (in dark brown)

A POP-UP choir that welcomes marginalised people has been awarded a Big Lottery grant of £10,000. Rev Niall Weir, Rector of St Paul’s West Hackney, founded the Cantignorus Chorus in 2013 in order to bring together the community and various charities that use the church hall during the week. Groups include North London Action for the Homeless, Narcotics Anonymous, and the Open Doors charity for vulnerable women. Rev Weir said: “I’m so pleased that we’ve got another opportunity to bring this remarkable group of people back together for more music-making. What better way to get us out of our small corners and into the wonderful, wider world that we are so fortunate to have here in Hackney?” Over 120 people joined the choir in 2013, including homeless men and women, recovering drug addicts and the elderly or isolated. They ultimately recorded and released a single, ‘Holding Out A Helping Hand’. Choir member Heather Richardson said: “This is one of the best things I have done for a while, reminding me of who and what is most important and valuable in the community in which I live.” The latest grant enabled the choir to reform on 4 February. Rev Weir aims to rehearse a new song, ‘It’s My Life’ for seven weeks before recording it in March, and releasing it in order to raise money for the charities and organisations represented in the chorus.

MORE INFO For more info, or to sign the petition, visit: bit.ly/bishopsgatepetition

Cantignorus Chorus has been awarded £10K from the lottery

2,000 free places in Run Hackney 5K up for grabs

The Run Hackney 5K is set to return on 9 May with 2,000 free spaces

IF the idea of a marathon makes you want to run away rather than run for miles, then a shorter, five kilometre race might be what you need. The Run Hackney 5K is returning this year on 9 May with 2,000 free places up for grabs. It has been designed for new runners, and features a flat

route and fun atmosphere, starting and finishing on Hackney Marshes. The race will kick start a weekend of running in the borough, with the Run Hackney half marathon, Schools’ Challenge and Company Challenge all taking place the following day, on 10 May. Pioneered by the

Council, and sponsored by Vitality, the events aims to bring the community together and encourage people to exercise their way towards a healthier lifestyle. Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, said: “We are delighted to be offering

the free Run Hackney 5K to the borough for the second time. We hope that some of this year’s 5K runners might even think about signing up for next year’s half marathon.” Registration for the event opens at 9am on 23 February. For more info, or to register, visit: www. runhackney.com

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Below are just some of the objects on display as part of the [email protected] exhibition

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1. Rock against Racism poster for an open-air music festival in Victoria Park, 1976; 2. The Rio presents badge, 1980-1985;

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3. Brass tiffin brought to London from India in 1946; 4. Keep the Hackney Empire Open badge, 1986; 5. The Samuel Beckett pub sign, late 1980s; 6. Hackney changes map by illustrator Jane Smith; 7. Nautilus fossil found in Stoke Newington; 8. Diaries by Victorian teenager; 9. Wooden Thai elephant

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Celebrate Hackney at 50 VICTORIAN teenager’s diary and an ancient fossil excavated in Stoke Newington are just two of the fascinating items in a new exhibition called ‘[email protected]: The People’s Choice’. In 1965, the London boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington were merged to form the Hackney we know today. In April, the borough will be 50 years-old and, to mark this milestone, 50 objects illustrating 50 stories are now on display at Hackney Museum, as part of a conversation. Fifty local individuals, organisations, groups and schools from across the

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borough have selected an object – either from the museum’s collection or lent their own – to offer an insight into what Hackney means to them. The diaries of a Victorian teenager tells the story of 16-year-old Lizzie Hudson who lived in Dalston between 1871 and 1879. Her words give visitors to the exhibition a fascinating glimpse into what being a young woman in Hackney in the 1870s was like. An old pub sign, from The Samuel Beckett, which existed in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Stoke Newington, is also on display. The pub was famous as a live music venue for punk bands.

It is a fascinating glimpse into Hackney’s past through myriad objects that have significance to the people who chose them

The Stoke Newington Peace Quilt, 1985

Other objects include a brass tiffin brought to Hackney from India in

1946; a ‘peace quilt’, made in 1985 reflecting anxieties about the Cold War; and

a Thai wooden elephant that has lived in Yum Yum Thai restaurant in Stoke Newington since 1992. Restaurant proprietor Atique Choudhury chose this exhibit. He said: “This elephant comes from Chiang Mai in Thailand but has been in our restaurant since 1992. Children used to play on its back then and now they’ve all grown up and bring their own children here.” Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, added: “This charming exhibition tells the story of Hackney at 50 from the perspective of the people who live, work and go to school here.

“It is a fascinating glimpse into Hackney’s past through myriad objects that all have significance to the people who chose them. We want everyone to get involved with the exhibition by telling us what item they’d choose to reflect what Hackney means to them.” Hackney Museum wants residents to ‘join the conversation’ by visiting the exhibition and suggesting an object they would put on display, or tweet ideas using #Hackney50.

MORE INFO Search Hackney Museum’s collection online: www. hackney.gov.uk/museum

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1. Cycling Club Hackney’s London Youth Games team; 2. Alex Peters (right) with team member; 3. Tao Geoghegan-Hart; 4&5. Hackney Primary Schools Cycling League. The club promotes cycling for all abilities and ages

The great Hackney bike off Cycling Club Hackney is made up of people from all ages and backgrounds YCLING Club Hackney was born on 28 November 2007; four months after the world’s greatest bicycle race, the Tour de France, set off from London’s Hyde Park. It was no coincidence. The sight of 200 professional riders speeding along the streets of his home city had caught the imagination of Council youth worker Keir Apperley. “I thought some of Hackney’s youngsters could benefit from getting out of town on regular training rides, just like I did whilst growing up in Hackney during the 1980s,” said Keir. “At first I was considering referring our young cyclists to a club in Walthamstow, but it occurred to me: why not

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create a cycling club for Hackney?” Seven years later and Cycling Club Hackney boasts some 250 members, both young people and adults, with Keir as its manager and head coach. Members’ achievements include winning medals at the London Youth Games; an adult team win in French four-day stage race, The Tour l’Ain; and having two of the club’s young riders, Alex Peters and Tao Geoghegan-Hart, snapped up by professional teams. “Alex and Tao have both been winners of a Hackney Sports Award,” says Keir. “Their success encourages and inspires our next crop of riders to aim high as well.” A steady influx of young riders has allowed the club to thrive over the years, with waves of

Hackney is a recognised national hotspot for cycling... people are looking to do more on two wheels interest peaking following the opening of Lee Valley VeloPark, inside Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and after the Tour de France passed through the borough last year.

Keir says: “Hackney is a recognised national hotspot for cycling, so it’s no surprise that people are looking to do more on two wheels. “Membership is

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made up of people from diverse backgrounds and professions who are proud to wear the club colours and promote Hackney as a place where cycling is valued highly.” The club and Council have worked together since 2008, when Keir began managing the borough cycling team for the London Youth Games. The legacy of that commitment can be seen in the success of collaborations, including with the ever popular Hackney Primary Schools Cycling League. So what does the future hold? Since last year the club is targeting, with financial help from the Council, more wouldbe riders who might not otherwise access the sport. “Cycle sport in the UK has become something

of an elite pastime, but it does not have to be,” says Keir, who would like to see more Hackney’s businesses getting involved by sponsoring ‘local bike champions’. Adding: “The club is looking to support new young riders from hardpressed backgrounds to realise their ambitions to do more cycling, be it sports, commuting or riding for leisure.” The club meets at Olympus Square, Nightingale Estate, Clapton, every Sunday from 8am. The youth group meets on Saturdays at 9.30am.

MORE INFO For more info, or to sponsor the club, visit: www. cyclingclubhackney.co.uk

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The Council offers free cycle training for people who live, work or study in Hackney

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The (literal) ups and downs of learning how to ride a bike “WHAT? You don’t know how to ride a bike?” Unfortunately, I have grown very accustomed to hearing this question; it’s as if everyone in Hackney was born a cyclist except me. Truth be told, before 7 February I didn’t care for it much either. ‘What’s the point?’ I always asked myself. ‘A bus is just as good as a bike, maybe even better.’ Boy, was I wrong. My editor wanted me to try something new

and suggested I attend one of the Council’s free cycle training sessions. I was very pleased to see that a variety of lessons, both on and off roads, are offered for a range of levels – including complete beginner. When I first arrived at Hackney Downs Park and met David, my instructor, I felt relieved – he is one of the nicest and most patient people I have met. Before I actually made contact with the bike we went through some quick checks: what to wear when on a bike, what to look out for, and how to

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term and short-term goals for cycling. I told him that by the end of the lesson I would like to be able to ride a bike, to get on and off. My long-term goal is to eventually commute by bike, going to and from school. David first showed me how

Dila Tumer, at Hackney Downs Park, with cycling instructor David – who taught her to learn to ride a bike in just one afternoon

to get on and off. Now, I know this sounds simple, but it’s more technical than it sounds. I had to hold down the brakes, lower the bike and get on, using my other leg to balance so that I didn’t fall. Once I had mastered the art of getting on and off the bike, it was time to practise my balancing skills. I was worried that I would hurt both David and myself as he was holding the handles while I pedalled, but as the session went on I grew more and more confident.

As soon as David thought I could pedal on my own he supported me gently by my shoulders, and then let me ride on my own, although he did stay close by in case I needed help. After a shaky start, I managed to stay on the bike and it was one of the best feelings: moving without walking. I never expected to enjoy it so much! For more on free cycling training with the Council, visit: www. hackney.gov.uk/cycletraining; or call: 020 8356 6594.

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Hackney is one of the most diverse places in the UK. In this regular feature, we profile the borough’s great & good or just plain interesting

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OU could say that Hackney gave me my first big break,” says playwright Alecky Blythe. “I realised I wanted to work in theatre because of a teacher, Mrs Blythe, who was head of speech and drama at my junior school. She had such an influence on me that I went on to adopt her surname. I was inspired to be an actor but, after graduating, no one would give me any work so I decided to make my own.” Alecky had been, in her own words, ‘scrabbling around on the fringes’ for about seven years when she enrolled in a workshop run by Mark Wing-Davey. A Hackney resident himself, he taught the technique for which Alecky, 15 years on, is now famous; recording testimonies from real people. Plays are built around their words and, when performed, those words are played to the actors through headphones and recited aloud for the audience to hear. “After the workshop I asked Mark if I could use the method to write my own play,” says Alecky. “The idea was just to make a piece to show off my acting skills to agents and then maybe get a part in ‘The Bill’ and I’d be off!” It didn’t quite happen that way, however. She continues: “I had just moved to Hackney and heard about a siege going on locally. I thought it might be an interesting setting to explore the idea of fear for a piece of theatre. When I arrived I got caught up in an entire story

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Playing it straight Hackney has served me well! I think there’s something about the mix of people here that is inherently good for drama unravelling around me.” The siege was caused by gangster Eli Hall, who, at the end of 2002, barricaded himself inside a bedsit on Marvin Street in what was to become one of the longest armed sieges in British history. Alecky arrived at the police cordon and began to talk to, and record, members of the crowd that had gathered, eventually securing an interview with the hostage, Paul Okere. The result was her first play, ‘Come Out Eli’, which was staged at the Arcola theatre in Dalston. “It didn’t get me an acting agent,” laughs Alecky, “but it did get me one for my writing, and I decided to run with it.” Plays that followed include ‘Cruising’, ‘The Girlfriend Experience’, ‘Do We Look Like Refugees?!’, ‘Where Have I Been All My Life?’ and musical ‘London Road’, which was named Best Musical at the Critics Circle Awards after it was staged at the National Theatre. Last year she returned to Hackney for inspiration with ‘Little Revolution’ which focused on the effects of the 2011 riots. Alecky took her camera and microphone to document what was happening in and around Clarence Road, when the civil unrest began. The police had kettled rioters into the road, which runs through Pembury Estate. There was only one

shop on the street being looted, and she began to take pictures. “I accidentally caught two looters on camera as they came out of the shop, laden down with crates of beer. They confronted me, with their hoods up, and demanded to go through the photos on my camera. They were actually quite polite but it was kind of scary...” That shop was to become the focus of ‘Little Revolution’. When she went back, a couple of days later, she discovered that neighbours had started an action fund to help its owner, a Tamil refugee called Siva, to reopen it. The play documents the process of a community coming together, but also reveals the cracks within. It looks at the reactions of the mums on the estate, its older generations and the wealthy residents of Clapton Square. “The shop serves people from both sides of the street,” she explains. “The beautiful square of millionpound town houses on one side and, on the other, the poorer Pembury Estate.” Alecky continues: “Hackney has served me well! I think there’s something about the mix of people here that is inherently good for drama. The richness of its community, and some of the tensions within that. I’m working on my next piece and some of those characters live in Hackney too.”

Playwright Alecky Blythe; stills from musical ‘London Road’ (above) and play ‘Little Revolution’ (below)

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Born in Epping Graduates from Warwick University Sets up her theatre company, Recorded Delivery Her first play, ‘Come Out Eli’, is staged at the Arcola and wins Time Out Award for Best Production on the Fringe Her musical, ‘London Road’, is staged at the National Theatre and wins Best Musical at the Critics Circle Awards ‘Little Revolution’ is staged at the Almeida. The play is currently shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

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Green tips for the spring SPRING is just around the corner! Here are the Green Genie’s top tips for a greener Hackney this spring: Get ready to start gardening: The green waste from your garden is recyclable so don’t put it in with your general rubbish. The Council collects garden waste every two weeks and provides free wheeled bins. The green waste is turned into compost which is used in Hackney’s parks, allotments and gardens. Order bins or bags and check your collection dates at: hackney.gov.uk/brown-bin; or call: 020 8356 6688. Pick up some free compost: If you want some free compost to help your garden grow greener, go to South Millfields Park on 22 March. Bring some bags and take as much as you like from 11am to 3pm. Clear out your wardrobe: If your hats, coats and gloves have seen their last winter, take them to a textile and clothing bank. There are almost 100 of them in the borough. For more info, visit: hackney.gov.uk/recyclingon-the-go Recycle your electronics for free: Thousands of tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment ends up in landfill every year. But 123 Recycle for Free will collect all your electrical items and either reuse or recycle them. To book a collection call: 0800 085 1050.

MORE INFO To ask the Genie a question, e-mail: recycling @hackney.gov.uk, or write to: Green Genie, Recycling, Keltan House, 89-115 Mare Street, E8 4RU. For more information on recycling in the borough call: 020 8356 6688, or visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/recycling

Fairtrade Fortnight N award-winning documentary film about Ethiopia’s coffee industry will be screened for free to mark Fairtrade Fortnight. ‘Black Gold’, a 2006 film which exposes the multi-billion dollar coffee industry and traces one Ethiopian man’s fight for a fair price for his produce, will be shown at Hackney Picturehouse on 1 March from 3.30pm. Fairtrade was created as an alternative way of doing business by offering a better deal for producers in developing countries. It is based on partnership, which means that the interests of farmers and workers are just as important as other

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Fairtrade Fortnight is an opportunity to commit to a more ethical way of trading commercial considerations. The Hackney Fairtrade Group, which was set up in 2008 to promote the ethos to local businesses and organisations, will talk about their work and host a question session in the Mare Street cinema following the show. It is one of a number of activities being held in Hackney to promote Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs between 23 February and 8 March. This year, it focusses on the impact of Fairtrade

and asks people to ‘shine a spotlight on the producers who grow the products we love’. The Hackney Fairtrade Group will have also have a stall in Broadway Market on 7 March where residents can taste Fairtrade products, talk to the group about the movement, and play a part locally by buying Fairtrade products in the borough. Schools will also be taking part in the fortnight, including Skinners’ Academy, N4, which will

be running a Fairtrade chocolate shop. Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, said: “Fairtrade Fortnight is an opportunity to commit to a more ethical way of shopping and trading.” The Hackney Fairtrade Group would like to start a directory of businesses which stock Fairtrade products. For more info, e-mail: [email protected] gov.uk

MORE INFO To book a free ticket for Black Gold on 1 March, visit: bit.ly/ black-gold-film; or call: 087 1902 5734

Save money on energy bills for Hackney Homes tenants VULNERABLE tenants could see significant savings to their energy bills as a result of a pioneering green project by Hackney Homes. The Green Estates scheme, in partnership with Climate Energy, provides free, personalised and independent energy advice to older and

vulnerable residents including those who do not have English as their first language. After a successful launch on four estates, the scheme has now expanded to eight estates. As part of the scheme, information sessions are held for residents on estates. Tenants are offered free

energy monitors and an opportunity to book a home visit from an energy saving expert. Information on special discounted fuel tariffs and details of grants to help with fuel debt are also available. More than 200 tenants across the eight Green Estates are set to benefit from face-to-face, energy

saving home visits. Resident Osman Keser said: “I learnt a lot from the energy advice session. The new monitor allows me to control the amount of energy I use throughout my house.” For more info, call: 020 8356 2291; or e-mail: [email protected] hackneyhomes.org.uk

Residents from Nisbet House learn how to save money on their energy bills with the new Green Estates programme

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what’son TOP FIVE There’s so much to do in and around Hackney. From theatre to club nights, art exhibitions to community events. Here’s our pick of what’s on this fortnight:

1. WORKS BY ALFREDA BENGE Paintings, illustrations, collages and lyrics by the wife of musician Robert Wyatt See Art & Exhibitions

2. INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING Skills to decorate cakes using butter cream and sugar paste See Courses

3. SELF HELP HOMEOPATHY Learn how to use remedies to heal in first aid situations See Health, Fitness & Sport

4. JUST BLAZE RnB legendary producer does DJ set at The Nest, Dalston See Nightlife

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5. CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

Molly Parkin’s Playground

Until 21 March, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, Stour Road, E3

A cultural feast of events to mark the Year of the Sheep See Theatre & Live Entertainment

Molly’s extraordinary journey from the Welsh Valleys to bohemian muse is detailed in her autobiographical exhibition at Forman’s

Smokehouse Gallery, Hackney Wick. Entitled ‘Molly Parkin’s Playground’, the 83-year-old says it will explore all facets of her ‘amazing life’ – from learning to paint in 1949 to sleeping with hundreds of men in the 60s and 70s – and has subtitled it, suggestively, ‘my top-shelf shop’. Now celibate, she focuses her time on creating art. You can catch some of it, as well as a taste of her adventures, sexual and otherwise, until next month.

For more info, visit: http://smokehousegallery.org

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ART & EXHIBITIONS CINEMA COURSES HEALTH, FITNESS & SPORT YOUNG PEOPLE NIGHTLIFE THEATRE & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NOTICEBOARD

OF ALL the entries on Molly Parkin’s CV – including selling her paintings at the Tate Gallery, making hats for 60s boutique Biba and becoming an award-winning fashion editor – ‘sexual adventurer’ is probably the most unique.

Harry Potter actor Harry Melling stars in his own play ‘Peddling’ at the Arcola Theatre

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GLOW Until 28 Feb, various times Working exclusively with oil on paper, artist Darren Floyd’s pieces feature two abstract portraits continually refined, each time retaining at least one identifiable feature, the curve of a neck or the gasp of the mouth. Free. Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson St, E2 8JD. Info: 020 3602 7973; [email protected] hundredyearsgallery.com; www.hundredyearsgallery. com/exposed-n-3/

DRAY Until 8 Mar, Thurs-Sun, 12noon-6pm A new body of work by Natalie Dray combining stereotypical patterns of automated engineering processes and human gesture typical of computer customisation. Free. Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9DA. Info: 020 7241 3600; [email protected] cellprojects.org; www. cellprojects.org/showspresent P.L.A Until 5 Apr, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun, 12noon-6pm A retrospective exhibition of paintings, illustrations, collages

Station, Dalston Lane, E8 1LA. Info: 07958 996 834; [email protected] bannerrepeater.org; www. bannerrepeater.org/now

and lyrics exploring works by artist Alfreda Benge and the creative partnership she shares with her husband, musician Robert Wyatt. Space Studios, 129-131 Mare Street, E8 3RH. Info: 0208 525 4330; [email protected] spacestudios.org.uk; www. spacestudios.org.uk ACTIVATING THE ARCHIVE Until 25 Apr, various times Banner Repeater gallery collaborates with Hackney Archives for an exhibition promoting the richness of artists’ publishing across the borough. Most works can be handled to allow visitors to explore this medium at its best. Free. Hackney Downs Railway

SEX SHOP 28 Feb-29 Mar, Fri-Sun, 12noon-6pm Curators Sarah Gillham, Jack Stokoe and Darren Nairn invited artists, designers and creatives to develop 40 creative takes on the sex toy. Free. Ages 18+. Unit 25a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Rd, E8 4QN. Info: [email protected]; www.transitiongallery.co.uk

RIO Love Is Strange (15); Birdman (15); White God (15); School Of Babel (PG). Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, Dalston, E8 2PB. Info: 020 7241 9410; www.riocinema.ndirect. co.uk

Win tickets to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at the Rosemary Branch Theatre SOME of Jane Austen’s most popular characters are set to tread the boards at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, with the adaptation of her classic novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Last year’s production of ‘Jane Eyre’ was celebrated as ‘fringe theatre at its best’ by The Stage magazine. Now, director Bryony J Thompson has turned her talent for adaption to the story of the five unmarried Bennet sisters and their quests for love, complicated by the expectations of the era and the timeless obstacle of a pushy mother. A cast of seven recreate all the characters, from the complicated Lizzy, sweet-tempered Jane, and silly Lydia, to their admirers the proud Mr Darcy, affable Mr Bingley, rakish Mr Wickham, and ridiculous Mr Collins. The performance runs from 10 March to 4 April, 7.30pm on Tuesday-Saturday; and 6pm on Sundays. Tickets cost £13/£11 (concessions) except on Tuesdays when all tickets are £10. For more info, visit: www.rosemarybranch.co.uk/ Hackney Today is giving away two pairs of tickets to the show. Send your entry to Pride and Prejudice competition, Hackney Today, Communications, Room 82, Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, E8 1EA; or e-mail: [email protected] by 12pm on 4 March. Submissions must include an address and contact number. Winners will be pulled out of a hat.

Emilia Williams, who plays Elizabeth

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WHAT HAPPENS WHILE YOU’RE WAITING Until 2 Mar, 9am-5pm An exhibition of paintings and exclusive prints by Hackneybased artist David Caines. His psychologically charged paintings bring together unlikely groups of curious and

seemingly unrelated characters in carefully arranged groupings against empty backgrounds. Free. Stour Space, Hackney Wick, E3 2PA. Info: 020 89857827; [email protected] co.uk; www.stourspace. co.uk/event/what-happenswhile-youre-waiting-davidcaines

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RICH MIX Cake (15); The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG); Night At The Museum: The Secret of The Tomb (PG); Annie (PG). Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA. Info: 020 7613 7498; www.richmix. org.uk

art history from 1945 to the present day. The five sessions will focus on global art practice, identity politics and the institutional frame. £195. Ages 18+. Iniva, Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA. Info: 020 7749 ; [email protected]; www.iniva. org

HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE True Romance (18); The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG); National Gallery (12A). Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, E8 1HE. Info: 0871 902 5734; www. picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/ hackney_picturehouse

ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN’S BOOKS 28 Feb, 9.30am-5pm An intensive one-day course, covering picture books, black and white fiction and graphic novels suitable for children aged 9 to 12. Learn about book-making, drawing as storytelling and how to stimulate original ideas. Welcome to bring own drawing implements. Paper provided. £100. Ages 18+. Victoria Park Books, 174 Victoria Park Rd, E9 7HD. Info: 07771 686 519; [email protected] victoriaparkbooks.co.uk; www.victoriaparkbooks. co.uk/

LIFE-DRAWING Every Mon, 7-9pm Further your understanding of this drawing practice, whether a complete beginner or practising artist. The classes rotate up to eight models, male and female, throughout the term to set new challenges each week. Each class is self-contained so people can drop in at any point during the term. Equipment and materials included. Book in advance. £10. Ages 18+. A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT. Info: 07792 126 195; [email protected] asidebsidegallery. com; www.eventbrite. co.uk/e/life-drawingclasstickets-15019987186

INTRO TO CAKE DECORATING 28 Feb, 10am-1pm Gain the knowledge and skills to decorate cakes using butter cream and sugar paste. The workshop includes cake covering, paste colouring, using piping strokes and cutouts. Suitable for beginners and refreshers. £40. Ages 18+. Unit 24-25, The Forum Independent Place, Shacklewell Lane, E8 2HE. Info: 020 7249 4542; [email protected]; www. htea1.com

MAKE YOUR OWN CLOTHES Every Thurs, 2-4pm Students will gain useful design and garment construction skills such as dart manipulation, draping on a stand, and fashion illustration with a masterclass on appliqué. Classes include design, textiles, pattern cutting and sewing. £3. Ages 50+. Wayside Community Centre, 69 Lower Clapton E5 0NP. Info: 07729 127 272; [email protected] REVISIONIST HISTORY OF ART Every Thurs, 26 Feb-26 Mar, 6-7.30pm An introduction to international

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what’son Build confidence in selfprescribing homeopathic remedies for anxiety, food poisoning, exhaustion, hormonal imbalance, insomnia and more. This 18-hour course spread over five sessions is taught in the home of an experienced homeopath and teacher. Booking essential. £120/25 for a short session. Conc prices available. Ages 18+. Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0JL. Info: 020 7254 0456; [email protected] yahoo.co.uk

experienced teacher. All levels. Free. Ages 16+. St Josephs Hospice, Mare St, E8 4SA. Info: 020 8525 3144; [email protected] stjh.org.uk; www.stjh.org. uk/event/tai-ji-quan TAO PAD BOXING Every Wed, 7.15-8.30pm A great all-round training regime, challenge yourself with exercises from skipping to core work and punching pads. £8. Ages 18+. Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AS. Info: 07905 614 256; [email protected] com MEN’S CARDIO CIRCUIT EXERCISE Every Thurs, 2-3pm Improve your physique and health and get stronger in a fun and supportive environment. Classes are taught by a male tutor. Ages 50+. 30 Queensbridge Sports And Community Centre, Holly St, E8 3XW. Info: 020 7923 0350; [email protected] thesharpend.org.uk; www. thesharpend.org.uk

SAMATHA MEDITATION CLASS Every Tues, 6.30pm-8pm Introduced from Thailand, these classes are based on the mindfulness of breathing and are an effective way of training the mind to develop inner strength and calm. Welcome to bring own cushion. All levels. Free. Donations welcome. Ages 17+. The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF. Info: [email protected] com YOGA FLOW Every Wed, 7-8pm The style is mindful, flowing hatha yoga, with a strong focus on alignment. Mats provided but limited. Feel free to bring own. All levels. £10. Conc prices available. St Peter’s Church, Northchurch Terrace, N1 4DA. Info: 07745 745 341; [email protected]; www. beloveyoga.net TAI JI QUAN Every Wed, until 25 Mar, 5-6pm Experience the graceful movements of this Chinese martial art and learn about the benefits to wellbeing and health, including releasing tension and stress. Led by an

JUST BLAZE 25 Feb, 9pm-2am Just Blaze can claim to be responsible for some of the noughties’ most well received albums. His CV includes working with Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z. DJ Budakan and Shoreditch DJs complete the line-up. £7/10. Ages 18+. The Nest, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, N16 7XJ. Info: [email protected] thecolumbogroup.com; www.ilovethenest.com

DUGOUT SOUL CLUB 27 Feb, 9pm-3am February marks the second anniversary of the club’s move to the Mascara Bar attracting an ever growing crowd of ‘soulies’. DJs on the night will be spinning Northern Soul, RnB, funk and Motown. Free. Ages 21+. Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16 6XS. Info: 07751 205 323; [email protected] co.uk; www.facebook.com/ dugoutsoulclub LITTLE ITALY 27 Feb, 7pm-3.30am Introducing a new night with music of various genres and styles brought to you by an exclusive line-up of Italian artists. Includes DJs and a movie screening. Free/£5/10. Ages 18+. Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Rd, E8 4AA. Info: 020 7241 4889; [email protected] openthegate.org.uk; www. passingclouds.org A NIGHT DEDICATED TO THE 80’S 7 Mar, 11pm-4am Midnight A Go-Go is an 80s dance party, for all the people who grew up during the MTV generation. Expect to hear a mix of pop classics, new wave anthems and synthpop sophistication from Madonna to Duran Duran and Springsteen to Hall & Oates. £5. Ages 18+. The Waiting Room, 175 Stoke Newington High St, N16 0LH. Info: 020 7241 5511; www. waitingroomn16.com

ORDINARY DAYS Until 28 Feb, Tues-Sat from 8pm, Sun from 5pm When Deb loses her most

PREVIEW Peddling 4-28 March, Arcola Theatre, Dalston, E8 IT’S a long way from Harry Potter to Hackney. Nevertheless, Harry Melling – the actor who played Dudley Dursley in the hit film franchise – is bringing his first piece of theatre to the Arcola in March. ‘Peddling’, a one-man play written and performed by Melling, sold out when it premiered at the HighTide Festival in Aldborough and again during its offBroadway tour in the States. Transferring to the Arcola for its London debut, the play centres around a peddler, known only as Boy, who wakes up, lying in the grass with a firework in his hand and no precious possession, she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turn the ordinary lives of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. A humorous story encouraging us to find beauty in the rush of city life. £11/9 conc. Ages 12+. The Rosemary Branch Theatre, 2 Shepperton Rd, N1 3DT. Info: 020 7704 2730; www. rosemarybranch.co.uk THE MIKVAH PROJECT Until 14 Mar, from 8pm The play, directed by Jay Miller, explores the limits of love. Two men, who are seeking change, immerse themselves in the holy water of the Mikvah, participating in a traditional Jewish ritual to help achieve purity. £12.50/10 conc. Ages 16+. The Yard Theatre, Unit 2A Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN. Info: 07548 156 266;

idea how he has ended up there. To answer that question, he must retrace his story, via the doorsteps of privileged Londoners and the cracks that swallow thousands of young people every year. An exploration of family, identity and the 6,000 Londoners who sleep rough every night on the city’s streets, ‘Peddling’ runs from 4 to 28 March. There will be a gala performance on 19 March, with proceeds going to the charity Kids Company to fund its playwriting and performance course. For more info and tickets, visit: www. arcolatheatre.com.

[email protected]; www.theyardtheatre.co.uk STAND UP & SLAM 26 Feb, from 7.30pm Merging two art forms for one night of spoken word. Six acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry go face-to-face as the audience decide who wins each round. £8. Ages

18+. Hackney Picturehouse, Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE. Info: 0871 902 5734; [email protected] picturehouses.co.uk; www. picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/ Hackney_Picturehouse/film/ Stand_Up_And_Slam/ CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS 28 Feb, 12noon-4pm Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with cultural performances, food and drink, stalls and children’s art and craft workshops. The event aims to bring together people from different communities and cultures. Free. All ages. Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, E1 6LA. Info: 020 7613 7498; [email protected] richmix.org.uk, www. richmix.org.uk

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PREVIEW Women’s History Month Throughout March & April, various venues MARCH seems an appropriate time for Women’s History Month, reflecting on a trajectory towards freedom and equality that has included a conspicuous amount of, well... marching. In Hackney, women artists, activists, writers, performers, community groups and organisations are celebrating with a remarkably diverse range of events. Cinema and arts venue Rich Mix marks the month with a four-week programme, starting on 6 March and a one-off showcase from Tamasha Theatre. In ‘Mothers and Daughters’, Tuyen Do and Elena Procopiu explore relationships between generations. The Clapton Salvation Army is hosting ‘How I See It’, an exhibition of large banner artworks by Alix Edwards and ‘Art in the

Community’, which runs from 3 March to 9 April. There will also be a free art workshop on 13 March. Meanwhile, a group show at the Darnley Gallery, E9, examines the thorny issue of how women view themselves. ‘MMMother’ runs from 23 to 27 March. At the Worldwrite Centre, E5, documentary film ‘Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything Is Possible’ examines the life and impact of this East End suffragette. The screening is on 5 March. Lastly, Hackney Central Library, E8, is hosting an exhibition exploring art’s relationship with protest. ‘What I Love About Summer’ by Alix Edwards runs from 4 March to 30 April. For more info, visit: www.alternativearts.co.uk

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DOUBLE BASS TUITION Every Sat, 10.30am Thirty minutes’ classical double bass one-to-one tuition. £135 per 10-week term. Instrument hire £40 extra. Concession prices available. Ages 7-21. Stoke Newington Media and Arts College, Clissold Rd, N16 9EY. Info: [email protected] co.uk DRAWING AND PAINTING Every Sat, 10.30-11.30am Learn to draw, starting with basic techniques and progress to different painting styles. Booking essential as spaces are limited. £10. Ages 10-16. A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney

LENNON DANCE ACADEMY Every Sat, 2.30-5pm A new dance school focusing on contemporary and jazz dance. Contemporary is the foundation of modern dance and explores freedom in movement, while jazz provides more structure, aiding the development of technical

dance skills. £90 for the spring term. Ages 11+. Haggerston Secondary School, Weymouth Terrace, E2 8LS. Info: 020 8882 8825; [email protected] org.uk; www.hmdt.org.uk/ hmdtmusic AUDITION FOR MIMBRE YOUTH COMPANY 25 Feb, 5-6.30pm Learn acrobatics and street dance with professional artists. Mimbre are currently auditioning for their dance company. Suitable for those who have some experience in dance, parkour or gymnastics. Free. Ages 8-16. The Boiler House Community Space, George Downing Estate, Cazenove Rd, N16 6BE. Info: [email protected] com; www.mimbre.co.uk/ participation/classes-foryoung-people

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ARE YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS STILL CONFIDENTIAL? 25 Feb, 6.30-8.30pm NHS Community Voice are the new patient forums for Hackney and the City. Have your say on the sharing of patient’s GP records with speakers Robin Burgess, from NHS England, and Phil Booth, from campaign group Med Confidential. Refreshments available. Ages 18+. Well Street Surgery, 28 Shore Rd, E9 7TA. Info: 020 7923 8367; [email protected] healthwatchhackney.co.uk; www.healthwatchhackney. co.uk

GET WARM STAY WARM 3 Mar, 2-7pm Have fun at an event raising awareness of fuel poverty focused around saving money, reducing bills and providing advice as part of Climate Week. Bring along a copy of your fuel bill to enter a prize draw. There will be stalls from Age UK and National Energy Action, plus children’s and exercise activities. Free. All ages. Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HR. Info: 020 3819 5615: gloria.

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LUNCH WITH HIP 27 Feb, 12noon-2.30pm This independent forum hosts a lunch for parents, carers and providers who look after Hackney children and young people aged up to 25 with disabilities, SEN and additional needs. Get in touch if a special diet or interpreter is needed. Free. Limited spaces. All ages. The Russet, 17 Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT. Info: 07985 739 851; [email protected] org.uk FAMILY FUN WEEKEND 28 Feb, 10am-4pm Meet new people and have family fun at a fundraising event with music, dance, face painting and games. Food and drink available to purchase. Booking essential. £2.50 children/ £4 adults. All ages. 33 Brougham Rd, London Fields, E8 4QL. Info: 07908 532 832; [email protected] co.uk GIVE AND TAKE DAY 1 Mar, 1-4pm A chance to pass on items you no longer need and pick up something new. Large furniture, books DVDs/CDs, garden ware, clothes, toys and more will be accepted. Free. All ages. The Boiler House Community Space, George Downing Estate, Cazenove Rd, N16 6BE. Info: 07811 237 329; [email protected];

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Richard Franklin, Kisharon’s fundraising and communications director; Student Naftoli Kahan (at podium); Dr Beverley Jacobson, Kisharon chief executive; Gweneth Preston, assistant principal, Hackney Community College at the launch of a new facility at Brenner Jewish Community Centre

New community links ACKNEY Community College (HCC) has celebrated the official launch of a partnership providing unprecedented opportunities for young Orthodox Jewish people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Students, parents, teachers and community partners gathered to mark the opening of a new facility at Brenner Jewish Community Centre, in Stamford Hill. It was developed through a collaboration between HCC and Jewish charity Kisharon, which provides

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We’re opening a pathway for young people with learning disabilities and difficulties to develop their independence support for people with learning difficulties. Dr Beverley Jacobson, the charity’s Chief Executive, said: “Today is a celebration. We’re not only opening a college, we’re opening a pathway for young people with learning disabilities and difficulties to develop their independence. “With HCC, we have built upon a really leading

edge provision for people with special needs.” Students, aged between 16 and 25, study in specially equipped rooms, including a kitchen with speciallydesigned appliances that accommodates people with varying levels of disability. Ian Ashman, Principal of HCC, said: “Everyone who has helped to make this happen shares a great passion for meeting the

needs of the community.” Staff from HCC’s specialist team visit the centre three days a week, teaching classes that focus on skills such as maths for everyday needs, literacy and practical skills for work and life. Students also follow Torah studies, central to the Orthodox Jewish culture. Bella Sharer, whose 24-year-old son Chaim Boruch Sharer attends the classes, said: “I am humbled to think of the efforts made for the benefit of my son. “I am really grateful to Kisharon and to HCC for their determination to bring structure into our children’s lives.”

CHILDREN from St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School, E9, enjoyed an unusual visit from Fudge the dog and its owner Ruth Thomas on behalf of charity Dogs Trust. Ruth introduced her Lurcher Fudge, who is four years old, the same age as many of the children, and explained how the charity looks after dogs who have no home. Ruth then talked about the best ways to care for dogs, and the role staff members at the Trust play, including feeding and grooming, ensuring the dogs have toys to play with and plenty of exercise. Pupils Jemima Lolo, Kevin-Prince Gomez, Favour Robert, Ryan Escobar and Alyanna Cadby helped Ruth illustrate her talk by taking it in turns to pick one of Fudge’s toys or a piece of equipment that is used to look after her, out of a large carrier bag. Ruth and Fudge were among several guests at the school on 3 February as part of Work Week, a programme developed and delivered by education charity Inspire! to teach primary school children about the world of work. The programme is one of Inspire!’s most successful, providing tailored lesson plans and workplace visits for primary schools. For more info, visit: www.dogstrust.org.uk; or www.inspire-ebp.org.uk/

Fudge the dog with owner Ruth visit St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School as part of Work Week

Where’s woolly? Grasmere pupils get their hats on for charity By Anne-Marie Oni-Olusola

Grasmere Primary School pupils wore hats to raise money for charity

CHILDREN from Grasmere Primary School, N16, wore colourful hats to help raise money for a charity which supports homeless people. Pupils and teachers at the school wore bobble

hats, beanies and berets to class in return for a donation to St Mungo’s Broadway, which has a hostel on Mare Street. Youngsters also held a collection and ran an assembly at the school last month to help raise £500 to support homeless people rebuild their lives.

Headteacher Mark Perrington said: “We are delighted to be working with and supporting St Mungo’s Broadway. It is important for children to understand the importance of supporting others and how the work of charities greatly benefits individuals, families and the local and

wider communities.” St Mungo’s Broadway, which is a community housing association, provides a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk of sleeping rough. For more info, visit: www.mungosbroadway. org.uk

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News in brief Youth hub fun day YOUNG Hackney’s Forest Road youth hub is set to host a family fun day on 28 February. It is the flagship hub of five Councilrun youth centres that offer different activities throughout the week for young people, aged eight to 19, or 24 for residents with a disability. The fun day is a chance for families to find out about the full range of services on offer at the centre, with entertainment for kids and sports sessions. There will also be stalls and workshops run by organisations from Dalston Children’s Network, giving careers and employment advice. The free fun day, with refreshments, face painting and a raffle, is set to take place from 12noon to 3pm.

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Hackney Opportunities Week starts on 2 March with a five-day programme of free activities for young people. Above: the Opportunity Hub

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WEEK-long programme of free activities and events to help young people develop skills to forge successful careers is being launched next month. Hackney Opportunities Week starts on 2 March with five days of free activities, workshops and events designed to equip young people with the skills to successfully search for, apply and interview for a job. As part of the Councilrun scheme, the young people will also have the chance to find out more about the new Hackney Opportunity Hub (pictured) that opened this month in Shoreditch. It is home to the Council’s Ways into Work team, which helps unemployed residents find full or part-

We hope that with the launch of the first Hackney Opportunities Week, many young people... will gain the support to succeed

time work. The hub has a suite of free computers, Wi-Fi access, and staff on hand to provide employment support and coaching. Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, said: “Some 9.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over in Hackney are unemployed, with some young people feeling that living and working in Hackney is beyond reach when they leave school. “We hope that with the launch of the first Hackney Opportunities Week many young people across the borough will

gain the support, skills and confidence to succeed when taking the first step onto the employment ladder and embarking on a career in the borough and beyond.” Hackney Opportunities Week highlights include: HOW TO GET A GOOD JOB Mon 2 March, 5-7.30pm An open event hosted by the Hackney Youth Parliament exploring local opportunities to improve a CV. Ages 13-19. 29 Forest Road, E8 3BY. Info: 020 8356 7650; [email protected] hackney.gov.uk TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER

Tues 3 March, 6-8.30pm Helping people develop the qualities and characteristics needed to get the best jobs, apprenticeships, internships and volunteering opportunities. Ages 13-19. The Edge, Woodberry Grove, N4 15N. Info: 020 8356 7325; [email protected] hackney.gov.uk FROM CV TO OPPORTUNITIES Thurs 5 March, 6-8.30pm Explore the importance of personal branding when looking for a job, apprenticeship, internship or volunteering opportunities. Ages 13-19. 29 Forest Road, E8 3BY. Info: 020 8356 4296; [email protected] hackney.gov.uk

MORE INFO For more info on Hackney Opportunities Week and Ways into Work, visit: www. hackney.gov.uk/wiw

A CHARITY that works with vulnerable young people to teach them media skills, has set its sights on Hackney’s students. Exposure, best known for its youth magazine, has secured funding to run workshops in creative writing, graphic design, and filmmaking for young people from the borough, aged between 13 and 21, or up to 25 for those with disabilities. Students will have the chance to see their work published in Exposure’s magazine and on its website. Meena Sears, 14, a pupil at Mossbourne Community Academy, said: “It’s great that Exposure is coming to Hackney. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to get involved in the media and take the first steps towards a professional career.” For more info, visit: exposure. org.uk

Young people Rep-Present By Dila Tumer

SEVEN teams of teenagers from five Hackney schools presented innovative community improvement project plans to a panel of judges at the Rose Lipman Building on 4 February. The event, called Rep-Present, was organised by youth charity Envision. It is one of a series of skills development challenges that students complete as part of a schoolsbased social action programme ‘Community Apprentice’. Themes varied from tackling homelessness to decreasing youth unemployment. The teams of 16 to 17 year-olds got up in turns to showcase their ideas. Paul Akintan, 17, said: “It’s interesting because it gets the youth’s voices heard – that’s why I like it so much.” Funding was given to all seven teams. For more info, visit: www. envision.org.uk

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News in brief Smoking in cars with kids is to be illegal from 1 October

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DRIVERS in England will be banned from smoking in their cars if they have children as passengers. The new law comes into force on 1 October, and aims to protect children from the dangers of second-hand smoke. Over 80 per cent of cigarette smoke is invisible, and opening windows and doors in homes or cars does not remove its harmful effect. Children are especially vulnerable to the dangers of second-hand smoke as they breathe more rapidly than adults, have less developed airways and lungs, and less developed immune systems. Free support to stop smoking is available in Hackney and there is a service especially for pregnant women based at Homerton hospital. For help to quit smoking, call: 0800 046 9946 or 020 3316 1085; e-mail: [email protected]; or visit: www.smokefreehackney.org

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1. Carolyne Barber’s best newcomer photograph ‘Is She Local’; 2. Rachel Sunderland ‘Yellow Daisy’; 3. Barry Wilcock ‘Through the Thistle’; 4. Leigh Ayres ‘Sunflower Abstract’; 5. Andrea Guilickx ‘Elegant Beauty’; 6. Jean Li ‘Like Feathers’

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HACKNEY hospice nurse has won a prestigious, international photography competition, despite only having picked up a camera five years ago. Carolyne Barber, an advancing practice nurse at St Joseph’s Hospice, E8, bagged the ‘best newcomer award’ in the new shoots category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Open to both professional and amateur photographers, the competition had over 20,000 entries this year. Carolyne was recognised for a photograph entitled ‘Is She Local’ (pictured, main) showing damsel flies peering over the edge of a leaf in Lee

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Valley Park. She said: “I know a little bush where the damsel flies hang out. I had to get up in the night in the dark, when they are still cold, and wait for sunrise. The timing is really important because as soon as they’re warm they fly off.” At St Joseph’s, Carolyne works with patients at the end of their lives and those with life-limiting illnesses. She believes that her photos have a therapeutic effect, by bringing the outside world

into the hospice. After a photography session in the park, she often comes into work with new pictures to show to patients and colleagues, and her work is displayed around the building. Michael Kerin, St Joseph’s Hospice Chief Executive, said: “Carolyne’s work is stunning. We’re very proud of her for winning this award and I’m sure there will be many more to come.” The gardens at St Joseph’s

have been one source of inspiration for Carolyne, who often uses them to observe the behaviour of different insects and animals. However, she said: “My inspiration also comes from all the other photographers who entered this competition. “The standard of photography is breathtaking and I’m honoured to be among this group.” Carolyne’s picture has been published in the ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year book’, Collection Eight, and will be exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew until 6 April, before touring different venues around the world.

Help shape Hackney’s GPs and fill out the Patient Survey RESIDENTS are being urged to take part in a survey that will help their surgery get a better understanding of patient experiences and see where improvements can be made. The national GP Patient Survey is taking place throughout February and March and uses a randomly selected sample of patients who have visited a surgery in the last six months. Residents who have been chosen to take part will have received a blue survey form in the post which can be filled in and posted back, or completed online. The survey includes questions about a range of issues, such as how easy or difficult it is for patients to make an appointment at their surgery, satisfaction with opening hours, the quality of care received from their GP and practice nurses, amongst other things. The deadline for completion is 27 March. For more info and guidance on how to fill in the survey, visit: http:// gp-patient.co.uk/ survey; or call: 0808 238 5385.

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1. Activating the Archive exhibition; 2. Arty issue no.24 ‘Entertainment’ edited by Cathy Lomax, by Transition Editions, 2008; 3. ‘Again, A Time Machine: from distribution to archive’ edited by Gavin Everall and Jane Rolo, by Book Works, 2012; 4. ‘Working Lives volume 1, 1905-45: a people’s autobiography of Hackney’, by Centerprise, 1976; 5. Hackney Against the Cuts no.2 1991; 6. ‘The Artist Book’ by Laure Provost, by Book Works, 2013; 7. ‘A Woman’s Work’ by Anne Spoke, by Centerprise, 1978; 8. ‘Liberties of the Savoy’ by Ruth Ewan, by Book Works, 2012; 9. ‘OMG’ the pilot issue of Three Letter Words, edited and published by Publish And Be Damned, 2011

Publishing as an art form ACKNEY Archives is currently hosting a fascinating exhibition celebrating independent publications created by artists and collectives based in the borough. The display has been created in partnership with Banner Repeater, the artist-run reading room and gallery based on platform one at Hackney Downs train station. ‘Activating The Archive: an exhibition of artists’ publishing in the borough of Hackney’ aims to raise the visibility of publishing as an art form. It acknowledges Hackney’s printing heritage by

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presenting contemporary artists’ publishing work. A call was put out between September and November last year asking local artists and artist-led groups to submit works for consideration. Books, pamphlets, and other formats that focus on creative ideas around the form of the book, art and writing were received, which expand the idea of how publishing might be creatively approached. Books made or conceived by artists as artworks in themselves have a long history. The works of poet William Blake in the 18th century are examples, as are those published

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publishing in the borough too, with such titles as ‘Hackney Against the Cuts’, ‘The Workers’ Circle’, and ‘Hackney Peoples’ Press’, as well as the many publications produced over the years by Centerprise, all held by Hackney Archives. Books are, of course, meant to be read, and those in this exhibition are no different. Visitors can handle the items to explore the ideas that the artists worked with in creating their very individual publications. Some items are unique, some are part of small

editions, all are connected in some way to living or working in Hackney. The exhibition also aims to show how archive collections are always changing, constantly being added to with material from today, not just dusty old documents from centuries ago, although they are important too. Some of the exhibits will be chosen for permanent preservation in the Local Studies Collection, as well as being added to Banner Repeater’s own digital archive, so that in years to come future generations will be able to see how artists of today interpreted the idea of what

a book can be. ‘Activating The Archive’ is supported by the Arts Council England. The exhibition is on until 25 April. The Archives is closed for stocktaking until 3 March.

MORE INFO Hackney Archives looks after Council administrative records and archives dating back to 1700. It also keeps records for individuals and organisations with links to Hackney. Call: 020 8356 8925; e-mail: [email protected]; or visit: www.hackney.gov. uk/archives

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The Mayor and councillors Councillors are elected by Hackney residents and serve for four years. The last borough elections took place in May 2014. Councillors have a range of responsibilities, including helping to oversee the Council and

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responsibility of another person or organisation, councillors can often point people in the right direction and tell residents who they need to see. Hackney has 57 councillors representing areas called wards – see map below.

Hackney has an executive Mayor, Jules Pipe, who is not a councillor, but is directly elected by the entire borough. The Mayor is the political leader of the Council, overseeing the budget and all Council services. Civic and ceremonial duties are undertaken by the Speaker of Hackney who is elected annually MAYOR JULES from among the borough’s 57 councillors. The current Speaker is Cllr Sharon Patrick. PIPE

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Cllrs Sophie Linden, Ben Hayhurst & Vincent Stops (on a rota basis) 1st Sat each month 11am-12noon, Room 37a, Hackney Town Hall, E8 1EA. 3rd Sat each month 11am-12noon, Wilton Estate Community Hall, Greenwood Road, E8 1BE.

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Cllr Abraham Jacobson 2nd Wed each month 6.30-7.15pm, North London Muslim Community Centre, 68 Cazenove Road, N16 6AA. LIB DEM

Cllr Ian Sharer 1st & 3rd Thurs each month 10.30-11.30am, North London Muslim Community Centre, 68 Cazenove Road, N16 6AA. LIB DEM

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Cllrs Sophie Cameron, Ned Hercock & Sade Etti (on a rota basis) 1st Mon each month 6.30-7.30pm, Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JS. 3rd weekend each month Roving surgery.

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Cllrs Rickard & Muir 2nd Sun each month 11am-12noon, Landfield Community Hall, Landfield Estate, Clapton, E5 8QZ. Call: 07875 546 155. 4th Sun each month Roving surgery.

Cllrs Chris Kennedy, Jess Webb & Nick Sharman (on a rota basis) 1st Sun each month 12noon-1pm, Wick OAP Hall, Lavington Close, Trowbridge Estate, E9.

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Cllrs Laura Bunt & James Peters (on a rota basis) 2nd Sat each month 11am-12noon, café in the precinct behind the Rose Lipman Building, Trinity Court, De Beauvoir Estate (off Downham Road), N1. Contact Cllr Peters on: james. [email protected]; or: 07748 629 977. Contact Cllr Bunt via members services on: 020 8356 3373.

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Cllrs Kam Adams, Feryal Demirci & Tom Ebbutt (on a rota basis) 1st Sat each month 10.30-11.30am, Shoreditch Library, 80 Hoxton Street, N1 6LP. 3rd Sat each month, 11am-12noon, roving surgery.

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Cllr Carole Williams 3rd Wed each month 6-7pm, Provost Community Hall, Murray Grove, N1 7QX. 2nd Sun every other month Roving surgery.

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Cllr Chapman Call: 07821 330 532. Cllr Nicholson 3rd Fri each month 6.30-7.30pm, Banister House Community Hall, Homerton High Street, E9 6BP.

Cllr Clayeon McKenzie 2nd Tues each month 6-7pm, The Bell Club, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitifield Street, N1 6EU.

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Cllrs Sharon Patrick, Tom Rahilly & Rebecca Rennison (on a rota basis) 1st Fri each month 6.30-7.30pm, The Kabin, Kingsmead Way, E9 5QG. 3rd Sat each month 11am-12noon, Vi Forrester Hall, Gilpin Road, Clapton E5 0LH.

Cllrs Margaret Gordon, Ian Rathbone & Deniz Oguzkanli (on a rota basis) 1st Thurs each month (not Jan) 6.30-7.30pm, St John Ambulance Hall, Mildenhall Road, E5. 2nd Sat each month 1.30-2.30pm, Venetia’s Coffee Shop, 55 Chatsworth Road, E5 0LH. 4th Sat each month 10-11am, The Community Flat, Jack Watts Estate, 10 Detmold Road, E5. Call: 07890 654 068; or e-mail: [email protected]

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Cllrs Soraya Adejare & Peter Snell (on a rota basis) 1st Thurs & 3rd Fri each month 6.30-7.30pm, Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London, E8 3BQ.

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Cllr Simche Steinberger 2nd Mon each month 4-5pm, Stamford Hill Library, Portland Avenue, N16 6SB. 3rd Sun each month 2.30-3.30pm, Asda Parade, U Marka Ltd, 158 Clapton Common, E5 9AG. Cllr Michael Levy 1st & 3rd Sun each month (on a rota basis) 11.30am-12.30pm, Webb Estate Community Hall, Clapton Common, E5 9BD. Cllr Harvey Odze: Mon 23 Feb, 7-9pm, Wrens Park Comm. Hall, Springfield, E5 9LN. Mon 23 March, 7-9pm, The Mount Comm. Hall, 21 Mount Pleasant Lane, E5 9DW. Call: 07790 902 513.

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Cllrs Anntoinette Bramble, M Can Ozsen & Emma Plouviez (on a rota basis) 1st Mon each month (except Bank Holidays) 6.30-7.30pm, Queensbridge Leisure Centre, 30 Holly Street, E8 3XW. 3rd Sat each month 10-11am, Regents Pensioners Hall, 30 Brougham Rd, E8.

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Cllrs Brett 1st Mon each month 7-8pm, Pitcairn House Community Hall, St Thomas’ Square, E9 6PT. No surgery in January. Cllr Hanson 2nd Wed each month 7-8pm, New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7JE. Cllr Taylor 3rd Wed each month 2-3pm, Salvation Army Building, 70 Mare Street, E8 4RT.

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Cllrs Jon Burke & Caroline Selman (on a rota basis) 1st Sat each month 10-11am, Joseph Court Community Hall, Joseph Court, Amhurst Park, N16 5AJ. 2nd Sat each month 10-11am, Woodberry Down Community Organisation office, Unit 2c Rowan Apartments, Seven Sisters Road, N4 1NS. 3rd Sun each month 10-11am, Ben Simons Community Hall, Block 1-66, Lincoln Court, Bethune Road, N16.

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Have your say on improving access on Marlborough Avenue THE Council is asking residents to give their views on proposals to improve Marlborough Avenue for cyclists. The road, between London Fields and Haggerston, is a location where cycle access is restricted due to gates at both ends. As a way to open up the route, the Council is proposing to replace the existing access gates with heavy duty lockable bollards; remove the road humps and improve the carriageway; replace all concrete bollards at both entrances with new metal bollards; refresh double

yellow lines; install a ‘motor vehicles prohibited’ sign; and improve the landscaping and plant trees in the open space. The proposals are part of the Council’s Transport Strategy to help cyclists find quieter back streets, and encourage people to use sustainable modes of

transport, such as walking and cycling, as alternatives to private car use. To view the proposals, or complete the survey, visit: consultation.hackney.gov. uk/streetscene/ marlborough-avenue-cyclepermeability The consultation closes on 2 March.

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Meetings COUNCIL MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY 23 Cabinet 24 King’s Park ward forum 24 Licensing sub committee 25 Council 26 Licensing sub committee 26 Hackney Wick ward forum COUNCIL MEETINGS IN MARCH 2 Woodberry Down ward forum 2 Stamford Hill West ward forum 2 Victoria ward forum

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LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1) AND 16A: PROPOSED AND MADE NOTICES ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1) AND 16A: NOTICES OF PROPOSED AND MADE ORDERS WE, THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY, GIVE NOTICE THAT WE INTEND TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING ORDERS IN THE FIRST PART OF THE TABLE BELOW, AND HAVE MADE THE ORDERS IN THE SECOND PART OF THE TABLE, IN EACH CASE FOR THE REASONS AND DURATION DATES STATED AND WITH ALTERNATIVE DIVERSION ROUTES AVAILABLE ANDY CUNNINGHAM, HEAD OF STREETSCENE, 23 FEBRUARY 2015 PROPOSED RESTRICTION (PROPOSED NOTICE) REF NO.

ROAD NAME

RESTRICTION

REASON

LOCATION

DIVERSION ROUTE

WORK START DATE

WORK END DATE

P1718-8

Alconbury Road N16

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a south easterly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1706

Belsham Street E9

Footway and Road Closures

Crane Operation

From its junction with Morning Lane in a south easterly direction for a distance of 80 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

09-Mar-15

P1712

Crossway N16

Road Closure

Utilities Installation Works

Eastbound direction, From its junction with Stoke Newington Road (A10) in a south westerly direction for a distance of 50 metres

Via local signage

14-Mar-15

22-Mar-15

P1709

Firsby Road N16

Road Closure

Crane Operation

From its junction with Braydon Road to a point in line with the property boundary no 44 & 46

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

13-Mar-15

P1718-6

Geldestone Road

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

North side, From its junction with Northwold Road in a north easterly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1718-5

Geldestone Road E5

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

South side, From its junction with Northwold Road in a south westerly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1707

Hearn Street EC2A

Road Closure

Utilities Installation Works

From its junction with Curtain Road to its junction with Plough Yard

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

09-Sep-15

P1718-11

Kyverdale Road N16

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a north easterly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1684-2

Marlborough Avenue E8

Road Closure

Road Resurface

From its junction with Regent’s Row in a northly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

16-Mar-15

31-Jul-15

P1718-10

Maury Road N16

Road Closure & Introduction of Two way

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a south easterly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1719

Mintern Street N1

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with New North Road in a north easterly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

16-Mar-15

16-Apr-15

P1718-4

Narford Road E5

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a south westerly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1718-9

Norcott Road N16

Road Closure & Introduction of Two way

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a south easterly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1718-1

Northwold Road N16

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Upper Clapton Road to its junction with Stamford Hill (A10)

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1707-1

Plough Yard EC2A

Road Closure

Utilities Installation Works

From its junction with Hearn Street to its junction with Shoreditch High Street (A10)

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

09-Sep-15

P1720

Reading Lane E8

Footway Closure

Building Works

North west side, From a point in line with the under Railway Bridge to in a south westerly direction for a distance of 32 metres

Opposite side of Footway

09-Mar-15

09-Mar-16

P1684-1

Regents Row E8

Road Closure

Road Resurface

From its junction with Marlborough Avenue to its junction with Broadway Market

Via local signage

16-Mar-15

31-Jul-15

P1718-3

Reighton Road E5

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a south westerly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1718-2

Rossendale Street E5

Road Closure & Introduction of Two way

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a north westerly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1718-7

Rossington Street E5

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a north easterly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

31-Oct-15

P1708

Shelford Place N16

Road Closure

UKPN Works

From its junction with Stoke Newington Church Street to along its entire length

Via local signage

21-Mar-15

22-Mar-15

P1717

Shore Place E9

Road Closure

Building Works

From its junction with Well Street in a south easterly direction for a distance of 25 metres

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

13-Mar-15

P1710

Taplow Street N1

Road Closure

Crane Operation

From its junction with Prestwood Street to its junction with Micawber Street

Via local signage

09-Mar-15

09-Mar-15

P1698

Waterson Street E2

Road Closure

Thames Water Works

From its junction with Kingsland Road (A10) to its junction with Union Walk

Via local signage

11-Mar-15

13-Mar-15

CONFIRMED RESTRICTION (MADE NOTICE) P1699-1

Charlotte Road EC2A

Road Closure

Crane Operation

(1). From its junction with Rivington Street to its juction with Mills Court (2). From its junction with Rivington Street in a northly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

28-Feb-15

01-Mar-15

P1701

Clifton Street EC2A

Road Closure

Building Works

From its junction with Worship Street to its junction with Dysart Street

Via local signage

02-Mar-15

02-Aug-16

P1682-2

Downs Road E5

Road Closure

Traffic Calming Work

From its junction with Powell Road in a north westerly direction for a distance of 20 metres

Via local signage

23-Feb-15

27-Feb-15

P1703-2

Dysart Street EC2A

Footway Closure

Building Works

From its junction with Clifton Street to its junction with Wilson Street

opposite side of Footway

02-Mar-15

01-Aug-16

P1688

Eleanor Road E8

Road Closure

Traffic Calming Work

From its junction with Richmond Road to its junction with Wilton Way

Via local signage

02-Mar-15

06-Mar-15

YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION AND MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT THIS PROPOSED AND MADE ORDERS BY CONTACTING THE HELPLINE ON 020 8356 2897

www.hackney.gov.uk

To display a notice on these pages call David Roberts on 020 8356 2416

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LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1) AND 16A: PROPOSED AND MADE NOTICES ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1) AND 16A: NOTICES OF PROPOSED AND MADE ORDERS WE, THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY, GIVE NOTICE THAT WE INTEND TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING ORDERS IN THE FIRST PART OF THE TABLE BELOW, AND HAVE MADE THE ORDERS IN THE SECOND PART OF THE TABLE, IN EACH CASE FOR THE REASONS AND DURATION DATES STATED AND WITH ALTERNATIVE DIVERSION ROUTES AVAILABLE ANDY CUNNINGHAM, HEAD OF STREETSCENE, 23 FEBRUARY 2015 PROPOSED RESTRICTION (PROPOSED NOTICE) REF NO.

ROAD NAME

RESTRICTION

REASON

LOCATION

DIVERSION ROUTE

WORK START DATE

WORK END DATE

P1705

Graham Road E8

Bus Lane Suspension

CCTV Cable Installation Work

From a point in line with the property boundary no 169 to a point in line with the property boundary no 199 & 201

Not Required

23-Feb-15

01-Mar-15

P1694

Green Lanes N4

Zebra Crossing Suspension

Gas Works

At its Junction with Greenway Close

Not Required

23-Feb-15

16-Mar-15

P1700

Mare Street E8

Footway Closure

Railway Bridge Parapet Repairs Works

Both Sides, From its junction with Amhurst Road in a southern direction for a distance of 16 metres

Opposite side of Footway

02-Mar-15

06-Mar-15

P1696-1

Monteagle Way E5

Footway Closure & Wating Restriction

Building Works

From a point in line with the property boundary no 17 in a north easterly direction for a distance of 17 metres

Not required

23-Feb-15

22-Feb-16

P1704-2

Narford Road E5

Road Closure

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a south westerly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

23-Feb-15

09-Mar-15

P1682-1

Powell Road E5

Road Closure

Traffic Calming Work

From its junction with Cricketfield Road in a north westerly easterly direction for a distance of 30 metres

Via local signage

23-Feb-15

27-Feb-15

Not required

23-Feb-15

22-Feb-16

Via local signage

28-Feb-15

01-Mar-15

(1). Between points 20 metres and 28 metres north east of from a point in line with the property boundary no 16/17 (2). Between points 42 metres and 48 metres north east of from a point in line with the property boundary no 16/17 (1). From its junction with Charlotte Road in a easterly direction for a distance of 10 metres (2). From its junction with Charlotte Road in a westerly direction for a distance of 10 metres

P1696

Rendlesham Road E5

Waiting Restrictions

Building Works

P1699-2

Rivington Street EC2A

Road Closure

Crane Operation

P1704-1

Rossendale Road E5

Road Closure & Introduction of Two way

Traffic Management Work

From its junction with Northwold Road in a north westerly direction for a distance of 15 metres

Via local signage

23-Feb-15

09-Mar-15

P1702

Spurstowe Road E8

Road Closure

Installation of New Foootbridge

From its junction with Marcon Place to along its entire length

Via local signage

28-Feb-15

01-Jun-15

P1703-1

Wilson Street EC2A

Footway Closure

Building Works

South east side, From its junction with Dysart Street to its junction with Worship Street

opposite side of Footway

02-Mar-15

01-Aug-16

YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION AND MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT THIS PROPOSED AND MADE ORDERS BY CONTACTING THE HELPLINE ON 020 8356 2897

TRAFFIC LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY THE HACKNEY (WAITING, LOADING AND STOPPING RESTRICTIONS) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT No.20) ORDER 2015 THE HACKNEY (PARKING PLACES) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT No.17) ORDER 2015 TT1057 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the on the 20th February 2015, the Council of the London Borough of Hackney did make the above-mentioned Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended. 2. The general effect of the Orders will be to introduce new carriageway cycle parking spaces in the following locations; a) Clifton Street outside 110 Stapleton House replacing existing double yellow lines and pay and display parking. b) Clifton Street outside 109 to 123 replacing existing pay and display parking bays. Replacement pay and display bays will be located at the western end of the remaining bays. c) Phipp Street outside 1 to 11 Cosmopolitan House replacing existing double yellow lines. d) Micwaber Street junction between Wharf Road & Thoresby Street: replacing existing double yellow lines. 3. Copies of the Orders, which will come into force on 2nd March 2015, other relevant Orders, and other documents giving more detailed particulars of the Orders, can be inspected during normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays inclusive, until the expiration of a period of six weeks from the date on which the Orders are made, in the reception area, London Borough of Hackney Keltan House 89 -115 Mare Street London, E8 4RU. Further information may be obtained by contacting Helpdesk on 020 8356 2897. 4. If any person wishes to question the validity of either of the Orders, or of any provision contained therein on the grounds that it not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 or that any requirement of the Act or of any instrument under the Act has not been complied with, that person may, within six weeks of the date on which the Orders are made, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY ROAD HUMPS - HIGHWAYS ACT 1980 - SECTION 90C

TT1060 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the London Borough of Hackney, in accordance with the Section 90C of the Highway Act 1980 as amended proposes to introduce raised entry treatments, as detailed in the schedule 1 of this notice. 2. Plans of the proposed measures can be inspected during normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays inclusive until a period of 21 days from the date, on which this notice is published, in the reception area, London Borough of Hackney, Keltan House, 89-115 Mare Street, London, E8 4RU. Further information may be obtained by contacting Helpdesk on 020 8356 2897. 3. Any objections or other representations should be sent in writing to the Assistant Director (Public Realm) at the address specified in paragraph 2 above until the expiration of a period of 21 days from the date on which this Notice is published. All objections must specify the grounds on which they are made. SCHEDULE 1 RAISED ENTRY TREATMENTS: SCHEDULE Note: The carriageway will be raised to form a shared surface. The ramp gradients will be between 1:10 and 1:15. Mintern Street

From the junction with New North Road Lane for a distance of approx. 8.4m

Lockner Estate

Trelawney Estate

Somerford Estate

Broadway Market Estate

Jack Dunning Estate

Frampton Park Estate

Mountford Estate

Webb Estate

Landfield Estate

Lordship North Estate

**Changes to disabled bays are intended to bring disabled parking places within the same conditions of use as existing disabled parking in areas outside estates. Disabled bays are to remain at locations where there is an expressed requirement. 3. Plans and schedules of the proposed measures can be inspected during normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays inclusive until a period of 21 days from the date on which this notice is published in the reception area, London Borough of Hackney, Keltan House, 89-115 Mare Street, London, E8 4RU. Further information may be obtained by contacting Helpdesk on 020 8356 2897. 4. Any objections or other representations about the proposed Order(s) should be sent in writing to the Assistant Director (Public Realm) at the address specified in paragraph 3 above until the expiration of a period of 21 days from the date on which this Notice is published. All objections must specify the grounds on which they are made.

LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY THE HACKNEY (WAITING, LOADING AND STOPPING) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT NO. *) ORDER 201* THE HACKNEY (PARKING PLACES) (MAP BASED) (AMENDMENT NO. *) ORDER 201* TT1071 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the London Borough of Hackney proposes to make the abovementioned Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended 2. The general effect of the Orders will be to; a) Propose the implementation of no waiting at any time restrictions and estate parking bays as part of a planned review of parking and waiting in the roads within the following housing estates in Hackney. Shrubland Estate

Mountford Estate

April Court Estate

Dinmont Court Estate

THE HACKNEY (WAITING, LOADING AND STOPPING RESTRICTIONS) (MAP BASED) (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT NO.*) ORDER 201* THE HACKNEY (PARKING PLACES) (MAP BASED) (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT NO.*) ORDER 201* TT1066 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the London Borough of Hackney proposes to make the abovementioned Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended. 2. The general effect of the Orders will be to; a) Change the single yellow line outside 46 Charlotte Road to a double yellow line no waiting at any time. b) Change the motorcycle bay opposite 17-19 Mehetabel Road to a shared use bay 4 hour maximum stay. c) Remove the permit bay outside 16-20 Dereham Place and replace with double yellow lines. d) Introduce shared use bays 4 hour maximum

stay and no waiting at any time restrictions on the newly developed Road off Woodberry Down. e) Amend the restrictions on Woodberry Down in line with amended restrictions on street. Reducing the resident permit bay and extending the double yellow lines. f) Amend the current traffic management order to represent restrictions in place on the following streets. Chatsworth Road, Homerton Road, Queensbridge Road, King Edward’s Road, Roding Road, Chelmer Road, Rushmore Road, Glyn Road, Powerscroft Road, Churchill Walk, Fenn Street, Wardle Street and Clarissa Street. g) Clissold Crescent – extend the shared use bay opposite Taverner House by 1 metre north replacing a section of waiting and loading restrictions. h) Introduce disabled bays Outside No. 2A Trehurst Street, 55 Cazenove Road, 7 to 11 Dunn Street, 2 Stamford Grove East, 21 Marlborough Avenue, 10 Hillstowe Street, 8 and 144 Daubeney Road. Opposite 136 Lea Bridge Road. Reinstate Disabled Parking Bay outside No. 37 Sharon Gardens. i) Remove disabled bays at the following locations: Nos. 86 Alkham Road, 28 Belfast Road, 2A Bethune Road, 188 Brooke Road, 5 and 71 Casimir Road, 44 Chardmore Road, 70 Cleveleys Road, 27 Darenth Road, 122 Daubeney Road, 5 Durlston Road, 118A and 240 Evering Road, 22 Forburg Road, 23 Holmbury View, 29 and 63 Ickburgh Road, 249 Kyverdale Road, 15 Leweston Place, 23 and 38 Linthorpe Road, 33 Moundfield Road, 36 Narford Road, 9 Northdene Gardens, 35 Northfield Road, 108 Olinda Road, 48 Oswald Street, 26-48 Pedro Street, 25 and 47 Reighton Road, 29 Southwold Road, 18 Theydon Road, 46 Lingwood Road, 15 and 26 Thornby Road and 47/49 Warwick Grove. Opposite Millfields Community School - Hilsea Street, Outside Morriss House and 15 Wrens Park - Warwick Grove, and Derby Court - Overbury Street. At the side of No. 18 Millfields Road on Alfearn Road. 3. Plans of the proposed measures can be inspected during normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays inclusive until a period of 21 days from the date, on which this notice is published, in the reception area, London Borough of Hackney, Keltan House, 89-115 Mare Street, London, E8 4RU. Further information may be obtained by contacting Helpdesk on 020 8356 2897. 4. Any objections or other representations about either of the Orders should be sent in writing to the Assistant Director (Public Realm) at the address specified in paragraph 3 above until the expiration of a period of 21 days from the date on which this Notice is published. All objections must specify the grounds on which they are made.

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THE HACKNEY (WAITING, LOADING AND STOPPING RESTRICTIONS) (MAP BASED) (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT NO.19) ORDER 2015 THE HACKNEY (PRESCRIBED ROUTES AND 20 MPH SPEED LIMIT) (AMENDMENT NO.1) ORDER 2015 TT1043 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on 20th February 2015 the Council of the London Borough of Hackney did make the above-mentioned Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended. These Orders will come into effect on 2nd March 2015. 2. The general effect of the Orders will be to; a) remove the no waiting at any time restriction on both sides of Evering Road either side of the junction with Maury Road to facilitate the introduction of a new Zebra Crossing b) Formalise existing north bound contra flow cycle lane and provide signage along the one way section of Maury Road from Evering Road to Brooke Road. 3. Copies of the Orders, which will come into force on 2nd March 2015, other relevant Orders, and other documents giving more detailed particulars of the Orders, can be inspected during normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays inclusive, until the expiration of a period of six weeks from the date on which the Orders are made, in the reception area, London Borough of Hackney Keltan House 89 -115 Mare Street London, E8 4RU. Further information may be obtained by contacting Helpdesk on 020 8356 2897. 4. If any person wishes to question the validity of either of the Orders, or of any provision contained therein on the grounds that it not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 or that any requirement of the Act or of any instrument under the Act has not been complied with, that person may, within six weeks of the date

LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY THE HACKNEY (PARKING PLACES) (CYCLE PARKING) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2015 TT1072 1. NOTICE is hereby given that on 20th February 2015, the London Borough of Hackney made an Experimental Traffic Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”) and all other enabling powers. 2. The effect of the Experimental Traffic Order, which comes into operation on 2nd March 2015, will i. Convert 2.5m of parking bay opposite No.11 Allen Road into a cycle hangar space ii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Ashenden Road

(to the side of No.94 Glyn Road) into a cycle hangar space iii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Ayrsome Road (5.5m from the intersection with Oldfield Road) into a cycle hangar space iv. Convert 2.5m of double yellow line outside texryte house in Balmes Road into a cycle hangar space v. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in outside No.24 in Barretts Grove into a cycle hangar space vi. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.22/24 Beatty Road into a cycle hangar space vii. Convert 2.5m of carriageway in Bergholt Crescent (to the side of No.68 Cranwich Road) into a cycle hangar space viii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.113 Bouverie Road into a cycle hangar space ix. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Brighton Road (between No.100 & No.18 Nevill Road) into a cycle hangar space x. Convert 2.5m of parking bay/double yellow line in Burma Road (to the side of No.40 Clissold Crescent) into a cycle hangar space xi. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.94/96 Cecilia Road into a cycle hangar space xii. Convert 2.5m of double yellow line in Chelmer Road (to the side of No.77 Glyn Road) into a cycle hangar space xiii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.5 Clapton Square into a cycle hangar space xiv. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.107 Clarence Road into a cycle hangar space. xv. Convert 2.5m of parking bay/double yellow lines in Clissold Crescent (to the side of No.271 Stoke Newington Church Street) into a cycle hangar space xvi. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.12 Clonbrock Road into a cycle hangar space xvii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.24 Darville Road into a cycle hangar space xviii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.26 Digby Crescent into a cycle hangar space xix. Convert 2.5m of carriageway in Durlston Road (to the side of No.52) into a cycle hangar space xx. Convert 2.5m parking bay in Dynevor Road (to the side of No.1 Chesholm Road) into a cycle hangar space xxi. Convert 2.5m parking bay outside No.121 Elderfield Road into a cycle hangar space xxii. Convert 2.5m parking bay in Finsbury Park Road (to the side of No.17) into a cycle hangar space xxiii. Convert 2.5m of single yellow line in Forburg Road (to the side of No.13 Upper Clapton Road) into a cycle

LONDON LEGACY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY CHARGING SCHEDULE Approval and publication of a charging schedule In accordance with Regulation 25 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), the London Legacy Development Corporation gives notice of the approval of the London Legacy Development Corporation Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule at a meeting of its Board on the 29th January 2015. A copy of the charging schedule and a copy of the report recommending approval of the schedule is available for inspection at the following locations: F`1*,,',% -*'!7# .%#B&22.BGG queenelizabetholympicpark. [email protected])G.*,,',%Q32&-0'27G .*,,',%Q.-*'!7 F-,"-,#%!7#4#*-.+#,2 www.hackney.gov.uk

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hangar space xxiv. Convert 2.5m of double yellow line in Fremont Street (to the side of No.30 King Edward’s Road) into a cycle hangar space xxv. Convert 2.5m double yellow line opposite No.62/63 Gore Road into a cycle hangar space xxvi. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.12 Greenwood Road into a cycle hangar space xxvii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Jenner Road (to the side of No.45 Brooke Road) into a cycle hangar space xxviii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Laurel Street (to the side of No.439 Queensbridge Road) into a cycle hangar space xxix. Convert 2.5m of single yellow line outside No.22 Lavers Road into a cycle hangar space xxx. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Mehetabel Road (to the side of No.10 Isabella Road) into a cycle hangar space xxxi. Convert 2.5m of double yellow line in Milton Grove (to the side of No.77 Allen Road) into a cycle hangar space xxxii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Nevill Road (to the side of No.61 Kynaston Road) into a cycle hangar space xxxiii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.85 Palatine Road into a cycle hangar space xxxiv. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.4 Penpoll Road into a cycle hangar space xxxv. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.10 Perch Street into a cycle hangar space xxxvi. Convert 2.5m of double yellow line outside No.147 Queens Drive into a cycle hangar space xxxvii. Convert 2.5m of double yellow line outside No.55 Queens Drive into a cycle hangar space xxxviii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay opposite No.35 Queensdown Road into a cycle hangar space xxxix. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Roding Road (to the side of No.13 Ashenden Road) into a cycle hangar space xl. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Rowhill Road (to the side of No.159 Lower Clapton Road) into a cycle hangar space xli. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.26/28 Sandringham Road into a cycle hangar space xlii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.15 Sigdon Road into a cycle hangar xliii. Convert 2.5m of carriageway outside Stamford Mansions in Stamford Grove East into a cycle hangar space xliv. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.27/29 Sydner Road into a cycle hangar space xlv. Convert 2.5m of carriageway in Thistlewaite Road (across from No.188 Lower Clapton Road) into a cycle hangar space xlvi. Convert 2.5m of parking bay outside No.13 Trehurst Street into a cycle hangar space xlvii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay/double yellow line in Warneford Street (to the side of No.18 King Edward’s Road) into a cycle hangar space xlviii. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Wilberforce Road (to the side of No.70 Mountgrove Road) into a cycle hangar space xlix. Convert 2.5m of parking bay in Wilberforce Road (to the side of No.31 Somerfield Road 3. The reason for proceeding by way of an Experimental Traffic Order is to assess the effects of providing this new facility. 4. These changes will be introduced for a trial period before consideration is given to whether the provisions of the Experimental Traffic Order should be made permanent. 5. Plans of the proposed measures can be inspected during normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays inclusive until a period of 6 months from the date, on which this notice is published, in the reception area, London Borough of Hackney, Keltan House, 89-115 Mare Street, London, E8 4RU. Further information may be obtained by contacting Helpdesk on 020 8356 2897. 6. The experimental provisions can continue in force for a maximum of 18 months trial period before a permanent Order is considered. Within a period of 6 months from the coming into operation of the Experimental Traffic Order any person may object to the making of a permanent Order. Any objection should be in writing, giving the grounds on which it is made and be addressed to the Assistant Director (Public Realm) at the address given in paragraph 5 above. Any comments in support of the Experimental Traffic Order are also invited during this period. 7. Any person wishing to question the validity of the Experimental Traffic Order or any of its provisions on the grounds that it is not within the powers of the relevant enabling Act or that a requirement of any such enabling Act or of any relevant regulations made there under has not been complied with may, within six weeks from the date on which the Experimental Traffic Order was made, make application for this purpose to the High Court.

Unless otherwise stated all traffic notices are as follows: Dated this 23rd day of February 2015 Tom McCourt, Assistant Director (Public Realm) (The officer appointed for this purpose)

PLANNING LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY NOTICE UNDER THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACTS AND RELATED ORDERS

EC2A 65-75 Scrutton Street and 45 Curtain Road London EC2A 4PJ Minor material amendment to planning permission 2011/3593, dated 31/03/2012, for the following development: Demolition of existing building(s) and redevelopment of the site to provide part 4, part 5, part 6-storey building (plus roof terrace) for mixed use development, comprising 6707sqm of boutique hotel (Use Class C1), with ancillary conference centre, restaurant and cafe/bar; design studios (Use Class B1), parking (6 spaces), plant and associated works. Variation of condition 14 (operational management plan) including hours of opening between 0700 and 0300. Inclusion of a private members club and amendment to the development description to read as follows: Demolition of existing building(s) and redevelopment of the site to provide part 4, part 5 storey (plus roof terrace) for mixed use development, comprising 6,707sqm of boutique hotel (use class C1); with ancillary conference centre, private members club, restaurant and cafe/bar; design studios (use class B1), parking, plant and associated works. 2014/3728 Major Development The Griffin 93 Leonard Street London EC2A 4RD External and internal alterations comprising refurbishment of entrance door on Ravey Street elevation, amendments to plan form on upper floors, installation of noise attenuation to windows, re-routing of services to public house together with internal repairs and alterations at basement, ground, first and second floor level. 2015/0346 Listed Building

E2 37 - 41 Hackney Road London E2 7NX Construction of a four storey (including Mezzanine) over basement building adjoining the existing building to accommodate a total of 222 sq. m. B1 floor space. 2014/4136 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 112 Kingsland Road London E2 8DP Erection of double mansard roof extension to three storey rear elevation to provide a 1x1 bedroom flat 2015/0031 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 2 Kingsland Road London E2 8DA Installation of new aluminium shop front to east and south elevations at ground floor level. 2015/0207 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area The Hangar Unit 1& Unit 2, Perseverance Works 38 Kingsland Road Hackney London E2 8DD Erection of a part-1, part-2 storey roof extension at first and second floor level to provide additional office (use class B1) floor space at the western end of the property and conversion of two mono-pitched roof to the southern end of the property to a flat roof 2015/0317 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area

E5 Yard r/o 1-19 Lower Clapton Road London E5 0NS Retention of change of use from car park (Sui Generis) to car wash (Sui Generis) with opening hours 09.00 to 19.00 7-days a week including Bank Holidays. 2015/0235 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area Leagrave Street, Off Chatsworth Road, London, E5 9QX Demolition of existing retail (A1) building and erection of part 3, part 4 storey buildings to provide 270sqm of flexible commercial (A1/A2/B1) space, 48 self-contained dwellings (8x1, 26x2, 14x3 bed), landscaped amenity space, cycle parking, plant and refuse storage 2014/4092 Major Development

E8 408 Mare Street, Hackney London E8 1HP Erection of new shopfront and new entrance door, 2015/0206 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 408 Mare Street Hackney London E8 1HP Erection of new shopfront and new door in association with 2015/0206 2015/0210 Affects Setting of a Listed Building 44 St. Mark’s Rise London E8 2NL Erection of a single storey extension (creating second floor level) above the existing two storey building; erection of a first floor extension; erection of ground floor extension; erection of 3 new terraces/balconies at first floor facing west; part demolition and extension of existing residential building at first floor; demolition of existing industrial building; change of use from workshop (B2) to office (B1) at ground floor; overall associated redevelopment of site to provide 4 new residential apartments comprising of 1x1bed, 2x2bed and 1x3bed flats (proposed) and existing 1x1bed and 2x2 bed split over three levels (3 existing units so total of 7 residential units overall), and 1 new office unit at ground floor . 2014/3760 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 404 Kingsland Road London E8 4AA Erection of a retractable awning at ground floor level; erection of a rear

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LICENSING Notice is given that Mr Bright Antwi-Boasiako applied to HACKNEY COUNCIL for a premises licence at: 103b Dalston Lane, London, E8 1NH In order that the following licensable activities can take place: supply of alcohol (on sale) from10:00 to 23:00 Monday to Sunday The licence register listing details of the application is held at the Licensing Service, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London E8 1DY (Tel No. 020 8356 4970). Details are also available on-line at www.hackney.gov.uk/licensing Any representations against this application must be made in writing and received by the Licensing Service at the above address, by no later than the 9th March 2015 Residents and businesses in the vicinity of the premises, or their representatives, may make representations on licensing objectives grounds only, i.e. the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance, public safety and the protection of children from harm. Copies of all representations will be sent to the applicant. It is an offence, liable on conviction to a fine up to £5000 for an applicant to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with the application.

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London Borough of Hackney Notice under the Town and Country Planning Acts and Related Orders The Applications can be inspected between 9am and 5pm at 1 Hillman Street London, E8 1DY. They can also be viewed on the following website: www.hackney.gov. uk/planning. Representations should be made in writing within 21 days to the Development Control Manager, 2 Hillman Street, London, E8 1 FB. All representations will be acknowledged in writing. John Allen Assistant Director Planning 23-02-15

Notice is given that LOCALS CLUB LTD applied to HACKNEY COUNCIL for a premises licence at: THE GUN 235 WELL ST E9 6RG In order that the following licensable activities can take place: PROVISION OF ALCOHOL & PLAYING OF RECORDED MUSIC FROM THE FOLLOWING TIMES: SUNDAY TO MONDAY 10.00 – 00.00 & FRIDAY TO SATURDAY 10.00 T0 01.00 10.00 TO 02.00 ON ALL BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY’S 10.00 TO 01.00 ON ALL ONE OFF PUBLIC HOLIDAY ( ST PATRICKS DAY / ST GEORGE’S DAY ) The licence register listing details of the application is held at the Licensing Service, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London E8 1DY (Tel No. 020 8356 4970). Details are also available on-line at www.hackney.gov.uk/licensing Any representations against this application must be made in writing and received by the Licensing Service at the above address, by no later than the 16 March 2015 Residents and businesses in the vicinity of the premises, or their representatives, may make representations on licensing objectives grounds only, i.e. the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance, public safety and the protection of children from harm. Copies of all representations will be sent to the applicant. It is an offence, liable on conviction to a fine up to £5000 for an applicant to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with the application.

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N1 33-35 Hoxton Square and 13-21 Hoxton Street London N1 6NN Change of use from residential flat to B1 office at

N16 66C Osbaldeston Road London N16 7DR Erection of a three storey rear extension at ground, first and second floor levels. 2014/3714 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 17-21 Pitfield Street, Charles Square London N16HB Internal alterations to the ground floor restaurant 2014/3834 Affects Setting of a Listed Building 217 Stoke Newington High Street Hackney London N16 0LH Erection of a single storey rear extension at first floor level and relocation of an existing terrace at first floor level to the rear at second floor level with associated timber screening. 2015/0129 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area Basement floor 162-164 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 7JL Change of use of basement from retail (use class A1) to restaurant (use class A3), opening hours 0700 to 2200 Mon-Sat and 0900 to 2100 Sun and Bank Holidays, erection of rear external extract flue and retention of window in east elevation. 2015/0253 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 139 Evering Road Hackney London N16 7BU Erection of a rear dormer extension at roof level along with two conservation style roof lights to front and two to Rear 2015/0290 Affects Setting of a Listed Building 2 Forburg Road London N16 6HS Erection of a single storey rear extension at ground floor level, erection of new boundary wall (following demolition of existing boundary wall). 2015/0354 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 34 Forburg Road Hackney London N16 6HS Full planning permission sought for erection of a single storey side infill and side to rear extension at ground floor level. 2015/0410 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area Tawhid Boy’s School, 21 Cazenove Road, Hackney, London, N16 6PA Erection of four-storey side extension

at lower ground, ground, first and second floor levels; enclosure of rear fire escape staircase by erection of four-storey rear extension at lower ground, ground, first and second floor levels 2014/4219 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area

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E9 8 St Thomas Square, London E9 7PN Conversion of single dwelling house to provide 2 x self-contained residential units (1 x 2-bed and 1 x 3-bed). Associated works including insertion of front windows at basement level and creation of rear light well. 2015/0115 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 106A Lauriston Road London E9 7HA Erection of single storey rear extension at lower ground floor level. Associated works comprising external steps between ground floor and lower ground floor and between lower ground floor and garden levels. 2015/0355 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area

third floor level. 2015/0060 Major Development 21 Hoxton Square London N1 6NT Erection of a balustrade at fourth floor level to facilitate expansion of outdoor amenity space 2015/0345 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 1 B Bentley Road Hackney London N1 4BY Erection of mansard roof extension to form 1x1 bed flat. 2015/0391 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 213 New North Road Hackney London N1 6SU Installation of one internally illuminated projecting sign affixed to the uplift of the canopy, the installation of two Fascia signs and seven directional signs comprising four free standing and three wall mounted signs. 2015/0471 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area

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parapet wall (H: 0.5m); erection of an acoustic screen (H: 0.7m) and installation of an extract duct and air conditioning plant at first floor level 2014/4167 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 501-505 Kingsland Road London E8 4AU Demolition of existing three storey Class B1 (a) office building and erection of four storey building to provide 9 residential units (Use Class C3) across ground and three upper floors (1 x 1 bedroom, 5 x 2 bedroom and 3 x 3 bedroom) and 123sqm of retail space (Use Class A1/A2) at ground floor level fronting Kingsland Road, along with associated works. 2014/4207 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area 74 Lavender Grove Hackney London E8 3LS Erection of single storey studio outbuilding in the rear garden. 2015/0268 Affects Setting of a Listed Building 338 Acton Mews London E8 4EA Variation of condition 3 (House of opening) of planning permission 2014/1964 dated 01/09/2014 to vary the hours of use from 18:00 23:00 Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 – 23:00 Friday-Saturday and 12:00 - 22:00 pm on Sundays to 10:00 am - 23:00 Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am -23:59 Thursday to Saturday and 10:00 am-23:00 pm on Sunday . 2015/0321 Major Development 80 Sandringham Road Hackney London E8 2LL Full planning permission sought for erection of a linked single storey side infill and single storey side to rear Extension to ground floor flat. 2015/0353 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area Travelodge 7 Amhurst Road Hackney London E8 1LL Installation of 3 floodlights and 29m of LED strip light. 2015/0412 Affects the Setting of a Conservation Area

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