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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 »

FREE Natural Dyeing Workshop

FREE Natural Dyeing Workshop

A fantastic FREE workshop that will show you how with a few household items, some plants, barks, grinds and berries you can turn plain fabric into something wonderful. Come and try it but be warned it is highly addictive! https:[email protected],-0.0641515,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x48761cee79eb1ad1:0xded8bfe8e1df4217 read more »

Yard Sale / Jumble Sale

Yard Sale / Jumble Sale

A sale in our garden, under a giant fig tree! Pre-loved household treasures, home-made lemonade, baked goods and music. Rain or shine. Come hang out, browse and pick up a bargain. Sunday 17 August 12-6pm 42 Listria Park, N16 5SL Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/689583101123573/ read more »

London Cycling Survey

Hi guys I’m currently conducting a study on cycling habits for my uni dissertation and in particular what things might put people off cycling in cities like London. As Hackney is one of the city’s cycling hotspots, I’m very interested in getting the views of people from Hackney and if you could fill in the survey below I would be extremely grateful: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s... read more »

ARTISTs, URBAN PLANNERs, PSYCHOLOGISTs, COMMUNITY WORKERs, ALL those who LOVE TO PLAy

ARTISTs, URBAN PLANNERs, PSYCHOLOGISTs, COMMUNITY WORKERs, ALL those who LOVE TO PLAy

I am kicking off the ground an exciting community project which changes how we relate to our urban public spaces and to one another in those spaces. The project is a platform and a street movement of passionate people who know that a daily dose of PLAY in our public spaces is important for the health and well-being of ADULTS. We come together and act on our own initiative to use the power of PLAY ... 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 »

Help a local charity!

Help a local charity!

Calling all Hackney eBay account holders!! We are a small charity located just behind Broadway Market, where we refurbish second-hand bikes and donate them to destitute refugees and asylum seekers in London. eBay are running a competition for new charity users, with the chance of winning up to 10k. Please please please, if you have an eBay account, can you help us by simply logging in, and clickin... 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 »

We’re going on a nappy hunt, we’re going on a nappy hunt …

We’re going on a nappy hunt, we’re going on a nappy hunt …

Families in Hackney are being challenged to hunt down as many washing lines adorned with cloth nappies as possible in a bid to celebrate Real Nappy Week 2014 (28th April – 4th May) and raise awareness about the alternatives to disposables. The nappy washing lines have been hung in “top secret” family-friendly locations around the borough for the duration of Real Nappy Week. Famil... read more »

Therapy Room to Rent By The Day, Chatsworth Road, E5

Therapy Room to Rent By The Day, Chatsworth Road, E5

Hello! We are opening a shop June 2014 which will be for kids clothes, gifts and high quality craft, also a meeting place and friendly place to be. We are going to have many women, mothers to be and children so treatments which are aimed around families and pregnancy are perfect. The shop is on the main crossroads of Chatsworth Road, with a great corner presence and great footfall especially on Su... read more »

New Shop on Chatsworth Road!

New Shop on Chatsworth Road!

Opening June 2014 We are opening a new shop soon on Chatsworth Road, in the busy crossroads where the market is centred around. We are both former market traders who were with the market from the beginning of the re-launch in 2011. We are now excited to have our chance to curate our own shop on our favourite street! Now we are looking for beautiful and unique things to put in it. We are working wi... read more »

Bannister Estate launches Hackney’s first solar energy co-op

Hackney’s first energy co-op has been formed by residents on the Banister House estate in Homerton who are keen to benefit from internships and work experience as well as a ring fenced community fund. The project http://www.hackneyenergy.org.uk/ has received seed funding and is due to install solar panels. More at: http://news.hackney.gov.uk/banister-house-energy/ read more »

New loos on London Fields

New loos on London Fields

London fields has never been celebrated for it’s loos, but it now has some new ones, so the london field’s summer barbeque crowd can take care of business in comfort. “The new high profile public convenience building provide modern facilities for visitors to London Fields Park and the adjacent popular Broadway Market which comes alive during weekend trading periods. The project i... read more »

Green Woodwork Courses

Green Woodwork Courses

Introduction to Green Woodwork Courses at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington Green woodwork uses unseasoned timber straight from the tree and hand tools. Over a series of structured sessions, participants will learn green woodwork basics including axe and knife work, and tool sharpening. At the end of these courses we hope participants will be confident to do green woodwork on their own at home,... read more »

Start food growing this year

Start food growing this year

Connected Roots is a food gardening social enterprise that helps homes and businesses grow their own food. We design, install and help maintain food plots across London for those who don’t have the time, know-how or inclination to grow for themselves but want the taste, freshness and clear provenance that comes with home-grown food. No matter the size of the space you have, we’ll get y... read more »

Easter holiday fun at Nancy’s Pantry, Dalston Square

Easter holiday fun at Nancy’s Pantry, Dalston Square

We are a new family-friendly restaurant on Dalston Square; where the children are as important as the food. We have plenty of fun activities lined up for EASTER WEEK. Please see below: RUNNER BEAN RACES – Monday 7th April – All day – Help us plant and grow your own runner beans. BLAST OFF – Tuesday 8th April – Make your own rocket and blast it off in Dalston Square. C... read more »

The Made in Hackney food kitchen launch crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,500 – and are now less than £2000 from their target

The Made in Hackney food kitchen launch crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,500 – and are now less than £2000 from their target

Made in Hackney – a pioneering eco-community kitchen that offers food growing and cooking classes to groups such as young carers, low-income families, people in care and people with long term health problems – have launched a campaign on Crowdfunder.co.uk to raise £12,500 to carry on the work we do for people in the Hackney area. Since launching in October 2012 with the Big Lottery Loc... read more »

Hackney Hop Growers – Year 2 Call-out

Hackney Hop Growers – Year 2 Call-out

Hi everyone, We’re about to get started with year 2 hop growing! Year one has been great fun with brewing, bottling and a handful of ‘sampling’ sessions…. I hope many of you have had the chance to try the amazingly tasty ‘Hackney Homegrown’ in the local pubs and beer festivals that we brewed with Hackney Brewery. We are now recruiting new dedicated urban growers and beer-lovers t... read more »

Clapton Improvement Society fundraising for a hydro electric power station

Clapton improvement society, the group behind saving and reopening the public toilets on Chatsworth Road / Brooksby’s Walk http://www.yeahhackney.com/the-convenience-brooksbys-walk/ as @theconvenience are looking to raise money to create a hydroelectric turbine for Clapton using the water that flows over the Lea Bridge weir. They’ll be fundraising the entire £320,000 cost from Clapton reside... read more »

Groundscores

Hi guys, I am the Founder of Groundscores, an iPhone app for people who have stuff at home they no longer need or see things in the street that might be of use to somebody else. You can snap a photo of the item, which is then geotagged and uploaded so that other people can find the item on a map. I would love to get your feedback. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/groundscores/id804232782 Is this so... read more »

Olympic Park Volunteering

Olympic Park Volunteering

We are looking for volunteers to help contribute to the conservation and environmental management of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Under the supervision of Park gardeners you will have the opportunity to learn new gardening and horticultural skills and hear about the exciting plans for the Park in 2014. Activities might include woodland maintenance, tree and wildlife surveys and tending of the... read more »

New South Hoxton allotments available with vacant lot

New South Hoxton allotments available with vacant lot

Vacant Lot www.what-if.info/Vacant_Lot_allotment_programme.html have a bunch of new micro allotment spaces available in Chart Street. The open day takes place on Saturday March 1 from 11am to 5pm. via http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/south_hoxton_allotments_up_for_grabs_1_3322545 read more »

The Mayor of Hackney’s Business Awards

The Mayor of Hackney’s Business Awards

The awards are now open for nomination, the categories are: Best Hackney Entrepreneur Best Business Contribution to Hackney Best Creative Business Best Sustainable Business Best Hackney Business People’s Choice Award General criteria Businesses will be expected to show a commitment to the community and employees by getting involved in local activities and adhering to the principle of fair pa... read more »

Food for Health: Nutritional Cookery Course, Palm 2, 17/2/14

Food for Health: Nutritional Cookery Course, Palm 2, 17/2/14

The Good Food Cookery School: fun, hands on and interesting food courses, classes and events. TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO THE NEXT LEVEL! 17th February 2014 – Food for Health Course Visit: http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/food-for-health-nutritional-cookery-course to book your place on our Food for Health Nutritional Cookery Course today! Ditch the gym and the trendy diet: try something different for ... read more »

Bimea P2P Food Distribution pop up 11th jan

I travel very frequently for work, so I began importing special food from Italy, Greece, Russia,Etc. read more »

Tree planting on Hackney downs 30th November

Help plant more trees grown at the Hackney Community Tree Nursery. The group will be planting: rowan read more »

Restart Hackney party 16th Nov

Want to learn how to repair and reuse your broken electronic and electrical devices? Have repair ski read more »

Community energy in Hackney?

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Planting to absorb pollution

Hi everyone I've just posted in the Stoke Newington group about a public meeting I'm organising read more »

Just 2 days left the catch the first photo exhibition on environmental sustainability in Hackney!

Just 2 days left the catch the first photo exhibition on environmental sustainability in Hackney!End read more »

Just how environmentally sustainable is Hackney?

Hackney has the largest expanse of green space (815 acres) within inner city London but can we take read more »

Invite to new photo exhibition – Environmental sustainability in Hackney

Hackney has the largest expanse of green space (815 acres) within inner city London but can we take read more »

Sustainable Hackney logo competition

Sustainable Hackney have launched a logo design competition for young people, more info on the Hackn read more »

Unpackaged: the UKs first zero-packaging grocery shop

On 6th December, 2012: Unpackaged opened on Richmond Road E8. It boasts to be the UK’s first gr read more »

Introduction to Permaculture course at the Russet 25th Nov

Saturday 24th November to Sunday 25th November 2012 from 9am to 4pmThe Russet Cafe, Amhurst Terrace, read more »

Showcase local green projects in photo competition

www.apictureofsustainability.com Hackney residents are encouraged to submit photos of lo read more »

Give or Take Day

The next Give or Take Day will be taking place on Saturday 16 June at Grazebrook Primary School, N16 read more »

Introduction to Permaculture course at Hackney City Farm

Introduction to Permaculture26th and 27th May 2012  Hackney City Farm read more »

Second Greener Hackney Event – Saturday 12th May

There will be another opportunity to discuss how to make Hackney a greener place to live and work at read more »

Urban gardening blog

 Hi everyone, I've just joined this group and think it's fab! My name is Natasha, I'm read more »

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