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Hatching Dragons

Hatching Dragons

Hatching Dragons, the UK’s first bilingual Mandarin-English early years daycare provision, is about to take flight and we’re hoping to open up our first setting right here where it all began – in Hackney. Whilst we’re waiting for the lease of our first nursery setting to be drawn up (watch this space as it’s a beautiful church hall with huge outdoor spaces for the chi... read more »

Experienced, independent contractors & handymen needed

Experienced, independent contractors & handymen needed

We are looking to add independent plumbing, electrical, carpentry, chippies, handymen (and women), decorators and more to our database to meet our ever-growing demand of residential property projects. Located in Shoreditch, we are a full services residential property company. We manage a sizeable portfolio of properties in London which we run generakl maintenance for but we also undertake redecora... read more »

Cleaner Wanted Clapton

Hi, I posted on here a while ago but didn’t have much luck. I’m trying again in the hope that something turns up. We are in need of a cleaner to do two hours per week at our flat in Clapton. We are looking for someone who is reliable and good. If you can recommend anyone, please let us know. Thanks!! read more »

Hackney New Primary School – opening September 2015

Hackney New Primary School – opening September 2015

In September 2015, Hackney New Primary School will open its doors for the first time and welcome 50 local children into the Reception year. The school will feature music and sports every day, children will eat breakfast, lunch and tea together with teachers and there’ll be a strong emphasis on academic excellence and instilling self-belief and responsibility towards others. You can now apply for a... read more »

Spate of burglaries in Clapton

Last week 3 of 4 flats in my building on Kenninghall Road were burgled (including mine) and police advised us that there have been a few in the immediate vicinity lately – possibly nothing new there but thought I’d give everyone the heads up. Ours was burgled in the daytime last Wednesday, and two doors down was burgled the following morning. The fact that they came back so quickly aft... read more »

Classes downstairs at Yellow Warbler Coffee Shop

Classes downstairs at Yellow Warbler Coffee Shop

Yellow Warbler will be holding classes downstairs starting from Monday: Rucksack music for 0-4 yrs (drop in) 10.30 Monday Funky music for 5yrs+ (drop in) after school 16.00 Monday Toddler Yoga (drop in) 11.00 Tuesdays (please bring a yoga mat if you have one – not essential) Coffee tasting and home brew course – Selected saturday’s booking required Coming soon; Ole Kids – S... read more »

Time Out Love London Awards

Time Out Love London Awards

Hello all. We’ve just launched a new feature here at Time Out London – the Time Out Love London Awards, or TOLLAs – our search for London’s best neighbourhood businesses and things to do. The feature is running over the next three months: Sept is nominations, October is public voting, and the results are revealed in November. http://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/time-out-love-london-awards-n... read more »

Looking for a Job. (part-time/full-time)

Hi, I am a dedicated and self-motivated individual who is looking for better opportunities, new challenges and who is prepared to work hard to achieve my goals both professionally and in my personal life. I can do almost anything. (I have Customer service experience and enjoying working with computer.) Need a little helping hand. If you know anything let me know, and I’ll send you a resume o... read more »

Couple looking for 1 bed to treat like a home

Hi there, We are a professional couple in our late 20s looking for a one bed flat in Homerton/Clapton/Victoria Park/Dalston – anywhere in Hackney really! etc Ideally from early October, but we could be flexible It would be fantastic to find somewhere that we could care for like it was our own home, and stay for a while – we are especially keen on gardening. It would be great to let through a... read more »

Someone to replace fence – recommendation?

Hi there, we need someone to replace one panel of our fence and our outside gate – all recommendations very welcome! Many thanks. read more »

Are parents in Hackney interested in Mindfulness courses for children and young people?

Are parents in Hackney interested in Mindfulness courses for children and young people?

Hello! I am a Mindfulness Teacher doing some research to find out whether parents in Hackney would be interested in Mindfulness courses for their children and teenagers (from 5 to 18 years old). These would be 8-week long with lessons of up to an hour once a week. Mindfulness helps children develop attention skills, regulate emotions and thrive. I would be really grateful if you could take a few m... read more »

Short and Sweet: A Guide to Short Filmmaking

Short and Sweet: A Guide to Short Filmmaking

4 week course every Monday 7 – 9pm from Sept 1at Hackney Picturehouse Course leader: David Lemon Tickets £65 / £60 concessions / £55 members Book online at www.picturehouses.co.uk/hackneycourses or on 0871 902 5734 Before they worked on features, countless film-makers, from Christopher Nolan to Andrea Arnold, first established themselves by making a short film. As well as serving as ‘calling cards... read more »

Home Coffee Brewing Course at Yellow Warbler Speciality Coffee Shop

Home Coffee Brewing Course at Yellow Warbler Speciality Coffee Shop

In this two-hour course you’ll get an introduction to tasting coffee, learn how to brew good coffee at home using three different methods, and get advice on how to buy coffee and equipment. Courses run on Saturdays 14.00-16.00 and are £35 / person (introductory price) For more information or to book please contact: [email protected] [email protected] read more »

Cleaner wanted in Clapton

Hi, we are looking for a good and reliable cleaner in Clapton. We need someone who will turn up every week and someone who can do about 2 hours per week. Do you have any recommendations? read more »

Part time cook

We are a new specialty coffee shop in N16 serving Venezuelan street food. We are looking for a part time Cook. The menu is very simple with most of the food pre-prepared by our offsite chef. Some experience in cooking would be preferable but full training will be given. Ideally must be able to begin week commencing 18th Aug as we have some holiday shifts which need covering. If interested please e... read more »

Will the Hip and over-priced continue in Clapton?

It’s amazing how both Lower Clapton and Chatsworth Rd have changed. Apparently there’s even a market on Chatsworth Rd. True there are a few market stalls who trade as market stalls but is it really a market? Chatsworth Rd is the scene of an unseen restaurant / cafe war between local ventures. A ‘Turkish’ restaurant has just opened up in addition to a bike/cafe and pizza pla... read more »

Public consultation for the Tram Depot development

Public consultation for the Tram Depot development

#LOVE CLAPTON? Be part of shaping Clapton’s future and come to the Mapify Upper Clapton Hackshop! Mapify Upper Clapton is carrying out the public consultation for the new development plans at 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, next to Lea Bridge Roundabout. The new proposals include commercial spaces, potential market stalls, public green spaces and the retention of the main Tram Depot building. The ... read more »

Looking for PT member of staff to join our new store!

We are looking for a part time member of staff to join us in our new store – The Hackney Draper- on Chatsworth Road, E5. We are a new textile shop selling beautiful fabrics from around the world as well as homewares and accessories that we have carefully curated. We also offer a full bespoke curtain making and upholstery service. We are looking for a permanent Weekend Sales Assistant to join... read more »

Haircut and hot towel shave.

Dear Hackney! My name is Ben and I’ve just opened “Strop and Blade,” a pop up barber shop at Hatch, a multipurpose space in Homerton. I’m writing to offer one active blogger a complimentary haircut and coffee as an opportunity for you to come down and see what we’re all about. If anyone is keen just reply to this post and I’ll pick one of you to experience the s... read more »

A Distant Momento From the Crooked Billet

A Distant Momento From the Crooked Billet

I found this large 2d brass disk about 30 years ago when I was doing a bit of metal detecting on Millfields, at the bottom of Southwold Road. Does anyone have any thoughts on what it may have been used for? (The 1p is just to give you an idea of the size of the disk.) Thank’s. Ken read more »

YARD SALE – 18 Millfields Road – Sunday 20th

YARD SALE – 18 Millfields Road – Sunday 20th

Hi! We are having another yard sale in our front room this Sunday . We are the new owners of the old upholsterers on Millfields Road ( the corner house just by the pond – 18 Millfields Road ) We are selling lots of old furniture , clothes and shoes for very cheap prices. And we would also love to meet our neighbours! So please come in and introduce yourselves! Ed and Val x read more »

Book keeping support

Hi all. I’m looking for some book keeping support in Clapton ideally. Initially there’ll be a set up and catch up piece of work. After that it’s probably maybe a day a month equiv to keep us on track. Probably a tick up in requirement around accounts prep time too. We are a very busy social enterprise (broadly defined) so the support would largely be working with volunteers and p... read more »

The Clapton Pot

The Clapton Pot

Our next dinner is on 12th July. You’re welcome to join us for some local loveliness, bring yourselves and a bottle, dinner is on us! Tix http://theclaptonpot.eventbrite.co.uk. More on our website and blog http://theclaptonpot.com/ read more »

Private Rentals (2 Bed required in Clapton Area)

Hi All… Was wondering if anyone can help…. Me, my wife and our little girl are having to to move from our 2 bed flat on downs road… we’ve been in the area for 5 years now, and love it… especially being that our little girl is settled in nursery now….. anyway, the area has obviously become crazy expensive over the years, and finding a two bed flat is proving diff... read more »

New Planning Laws: Changing a buildings use. HELP!!!

Hello all. I’ve been following this website for a while now but this is my first post. be kind….. I’m born and bred Hackney-ite and could not think of living (and working) anywhere else, which is why I want to set-up my business here. I am just wondering if there is knowledge out there about planning regulations that were created about a year ago about retaining retail shops (A1 ... read more »

KSS Charity BBQ & Party – At the Royal Sovereign, Clapton, E5

KSS Charity BBQ & Party – At the Royal Sovereign, Clapton, E5

KSS Charity BBQ Party to raise funds for Cancer Research and the Royal Berks Charity Free Entry: 2pm – 2am DJ’s include: Chirs, Aaron, Julian Liberator (Stay Up Forever), Tattoo John, Miss Monument, Ed Mooch, Dj Anita, Method 1, Thermobee, Rob Stinky Pink, Supernode, Dan Frasier The BBQ will be reasonably priced with a selection of quality salads and meats Family friendly during the da... read more »

Neighbourhood Shop is OPEN!!

Neighbourhood Shop is OPEN!!

Hello, We are now open! Neighbourhood 53 Chatsworth Road (crossing with Glenarm Road) London E5 0HP We have kids clothes and accessories in a range of prices for every pocket, Vintage, Second hand, Ethical, Upcycled Plus! Homewares from India, Upcycled cushions, Local original artworks and loads of Granny Square blankets! Body products coming soon. We are Pete from Born Again Kidswear (Broadway ma... read more »

Room to let

I have a double room to let for a few months from August 1st. I am looking for someone who loves cats, as part of the deal is looking after a very sweet cat, the rent will reflect this of course (no it won’t be higher because of it, but maybe it should!) Send me a private message if you are interested or know of someone who is. thanks read more »

Lea Row to Henley – 3 days, 2 boats & all the support we can get

I’m a local hackney resident and I row at the Lea Club. We are doing an epic row from the river lea on 2nd July all the way to Henley in aid of raising money to prevent our club from closing! This is going to be a long, difficult and challenging row over 3 days and over 100k. Do look at our planned route if wish to see just how far it is; https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zhtN8Wc_wH... read more »

A night of Art and Music

A night of Art and Music

A collaboration of all things artistic, mixing together music art and photography. Vinyl only sets from The Vortex Open Decks Allstars Miss Soxee Pam Hall Geoff ‘Geffhino’ Henry Tim Timma Si James Art drawings by Richard Wilson Artwork Photography by Owen Money Photography read more »

Excellent & Almost Free Comedy Previews in Clapton

Excellent & Almost Free Comedy Previews in Clapton

Every Wednesday in July, The Star of Hackney Downs plays host to some of the best comedy talent. Wednesday 2nd July – JOHN KEARNS – Winner of Fosters Best Newcomer Wednesday 9th July – MAT EWINS – ‘Delivers massive hilarity’ – The Guardian Wednesday 16th July – DAVID TRENT – ‘A searing blend of live rage and mashed-up video content’... read more »

East London Mornings art guide

East London Mornings art guide

Hi there! We would like to share with our neighbors the information about the second edition of the East London Mornings book, the art guide to the best atmospheric breakfast spots in East London. We run this project since 2011, and already released the first limited edition of 50. The guide includes 78 pages, 31 illustration by UK and international artists, poems by London based poets and six han... read more »

Calling all producers/cooks/artists/ideas makers!

I am currently volunteering at the Red Route Cafe on Lower Clapton Road: http://redroutecafe.org.uk/ which is a not-for-profit, social enterprise cafe set up to help young people gain skills and qualifications. Last week, I came up with the idea to help them make a bit more money which would be to have a section of the cafe set up as a shop, selling local produce. This can be from jam right throug... read more »

I trust we’ve seen this? Bonneville.

I trust we’ve seen this? Bonneville.

This is the attitude that makes me truly despise the exclusive New Hackney club these twats think the own. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bar-apologises-over-insensitive-tweets-3701438 read more »

Side return extension

Just wondering if anyone in E5 has had a side return extension done and whether they could recommend a builder and also let me have a look at their extension. read more »

World Cup

Hello! As the world cup is starting it would be great to know which pubs in Hackney are NOT showing it, or am I out of luck? read more »

Chelsea/Hackney aka Crossrail 2

There’s a new consultation on this, following last years, and it appears that the Regional option is the preferred one. The latest consultation will include decisions about the route of the service from Angel, which could be via Hackney Downs/Central or via Dalston. The former includes the potential for a station in Clapton, while the latter has potential for one in Stoke Newington. More det... read more »

Are people in Hackney interested in Mindfulness courses for children and young people?

Hello, We are planning to set up Wholehearted, a social enterprise delivering expertly conceived Mindfulness 8-week courses for children (from 5) and young people. We would love to hear from parents, carers, and people working with young people in Hackney if they would be interested in such courses. We would be really grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey http://tinyurl.... read more »

read chat drink

Lesbian book group meets monthly for two hours needs new members. Mostly fiction: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche:Americanah; Maggie O Farrell:The Distance Between Us; A L Kennedy: The Blue Book; Ali Smith:Accidental; Barbara Kingsolver:Lacunae. Also go to readings sometimes. [email protected]@phonecoop.coop. read more »

Lost cat

Lost cat

Windsor Castle are posting this on facebook so I thought I’d re-post. read more »

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