Clapton

Can anyone recommend an electrician?

I’ve got two new light fittings I’d like installed, but don’t know where to go to find a decent sparky. I live in Homerton so someone local would be good. Thanks »

Double room in Clapton for rent for two months

Double room in Clapton for rent for two months

Some of our housemates are fleeing the country for the summer so we have a furnished double room available to rent for approximately two months in our lovely, recently redecorated flat. We have two bathrooms, a fully mod con fitted kitchen, lovely living room and a beautiful garden. We are also close to Clapton station for commuting. The cost is £700 a month all bills included, with a month’... »

The Clapton Pot – 31st May

The Clapton Pot – 31st May

Hello Hackney, and happy friday! The Clapton Pot is back again: come and meet some locals over dinner (on us, ie FREE!) and wine (BYO). Next dinner is Saturday 31st May (bank holiday) Sign up here https://theclaptonpot.eventbrite.co.uk and find out more over here http://theclaptonpot.com/. See you soon! Violaine & Anna »

Where to Stay in Hackney

Where to Stay in Hackney

Hackney. The name conjures up images of gritty, urban bars, retro antiques markets and artisan, organic, home-brewed coffee in eco-friendly, up cycled, recycled cups. This borough might be known by the uninformed as just a hipster mecca, but HouseTrip.com’s insider resident, journalist and blogger Donald Strachan knows better. He’s written his own, personalised journey through Hackney ... »

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... »

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... »

Clapton Square: shop to let

Anyone fancy opening up their own business on leafy Clapton Square? The small retail unit next to Dreyfus has been occupied by the lovely Shop On The Square since the building was redeveloped in summer 2012, but the Shop On The Square team is moving on in June, freeing up the unit. It’s a great location, looking out directly onto the square, and gets a lot of business from Dreyfus’s cu... »

Carpenter needed

Hello, can anyone recommend a carpenter in the local area? It’s for a relatively straightforward job – to repair or possibly replace a doorsill. Thank you, Sally »

McDonalds on Chatsworth road set to go through.

I cannot believe it. It seems the meeting at the town hall went really badly for Hackney last night and the initial plans for a McDonalds with Drive-Thru opposite Homerton Hospital have been approved. They’ve been really sneaky and its gone pretty much unnoticed but I’m sure there will be a petition soon and I’ll post asap. A sad day. L »

Free shelves up for grabs

Hi all, I’m doing some redecorating and I have some shelves that I no longer have room for. They are in a good condition and free to the first taker. There are two sets: birch coloured EXPEDIT shelves 79×149 cm (4 x 2 shelves) http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50103086/ and a billy bookshelf in a mahogany veneer (which they don’t make anymore) 40x28x106 cm http://www.ikea.com/... »

why no Heart in N16?

Due to social changes that have occurred in recent years in East London we have the Clapton Hart and the Hackney Heart. Why is there no Stoke Newington Heart? Is it too far north to bask in the full glow of suburban hipsterness? Let’s leave Dalston out of this. »

Clapton Career Changers

Hi all, I recently moved to Lower Clapton and am currently undergoing a mid-life crisis… I mean career change! I’ve been a photographer for the last 8 years but now want to do something more rewarding and fulfilling. I wondered if there were many in the Hackney area that are considering a career change, and would fancy getting together locally. I think it would be rewarding meeting new... »

Ghana taste Mauritius – pop-up restaurant

For one night only, Taste Mauritius is going head to head with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen to bring you a 12 courses (6 Mauritian & 6 Ghanaian) pan-asian taste explosion! Tickets are extremely limited so if you want to come along, get your tickets soon. Details: Date: Saturday 22nd March Time: 19:30 – 22:30 Cost: £36 (bring your own drinks) Location: Lower Clapton (full address on booking)... »

Gardener needed in Clapton

We live in a rent shared house near to Chatsworth Rd in Clapton and have a small garden that is overgrown, with weeds, vines and unruly bushes. We are looking for a gardener who can come and clear the garden lawn and borders of weeds and trim back the tree/bushes, so that we can re-seed the currently non-existent lawn. Does anyone have a reasonably priced gardener they can recommend? Thanks all »

Tesco express Lower Clapton Road illuminated signs application

Tesco express Lower Clapton Road illuminated signs application

Not a big planning application, but I’m interested in this as it’s so close to me. I also clearly remember a condition being put on the planning application that it shouldn’t have an illuminated sign as it’s so close to a conservation area, hence the slightly nicer one that is there right now. I’ll do some digging around and see if that note was actually recorded at t... »

1910 Edwardian dresser for sale

1910 Edwardian dresser for sale

This 1910 Edwardian dresser is in Fab condition. I’m selling it for £120, collection only. Let me know if you’re interested 07886945415 »

Looking for someone to custom make curtains

I have a big bay window in my bedroom and am looking for someone to custom make some good quality curtains for me. The hand-me-downs I have are getting me down and I don’t have the haberdashery skills to do it myself. Can you recommend anyone? »

Millfields User Group AGM

Millfields User Group is having its AGM next Sunday 16th, 4pm in Chat’s Palace ( 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk ). It’d be good to see lots of people there, and the Council is giving a presentation on its spending plans…. revamped playground for North Millfileds etc – so do come along to have your say, and vote for a new committee. »

Bench space available to rent in shared workshop, ideal for a carpenter, metalworker, artist.

Bench space available to rent in shared workshop, ideal for a carpenter, metalworker, artist.

Located on Grosvenor Way , just off Lea Bridge Road in Clapton. £100 for bench, storage space plus communal bench and certain communal tools. – Personnal Space 165cm wide /350cm high /100cm deep £15 deposit on front door key Being a live-work space there is a timetable for loud work (power tools/hammering): 9am-10pm weekdays 9am-8pm Saturday 11am-8pm Sunday Varnishing/Painting/Sanding ok at ... »

Does anyone know what this stone was at Clapton Pond?

Does anyone know what this stone was at Clapton Pond?

For an imminent book of Hackney photos from the 1980s, I wonder if anyone knows anything about the strange piece of stone in this picture at north Clapton Pond https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201383812541565&set=o.207670989263807&type=1&relevant_count=1 »

Randy’s Wing bar

Randy’s Wing bar

Looks like The Star on Hackney Downs is breaking free of the pizza grip on Clapton and has Randy’s Wing bar in residence Monday – Saturday. Baked, not fried crispy wings from Norfolk hens. More details at: www.facebook.com/randyswingbar »

New restaurant opening on Chatsworth Road?

Have noticed that where the Workmen’s cafe used to be (no.8) has been in the process of redevelopment for a few weeks now. Walked past today with the sign Prima Poi up. Couldn’t see clearly inside but looks like it’s going to be a restaurant. Tried googling the name but only got as far as it means ‘sooner or later’ in Italian. However with there being Venerdi opposite... »

Little free library

Little free library

Spotted this on the corner of Elderfield Rd and Powerscroft Road, more at http://littlefreelibrary.org »

57 Chatsworth Road Planning application

57 Chatsworth Road Planning application

The shop at 57 Chatsworth Road, currently “General Store” has a planning application in: Application Number: 2014/0441 Current Status: REGISTERED Proposal: Change of use of ground and basement from light industrial use (use class B1c) to an alternate use as either retail (class A1), financial and professional services (class A2), or Office (class B1a), change of use of first and second... »

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... »

Clapton Women’s Institute (WI) coming soon

Clapton Women’s Institute (WI) coming soon

Spotted out and about. Looks like a new women’s institute is coming to Clapton and are looking for members On twitter as @claptonwi »

Cave of Plunder to add a restaurant?

This has just popped up for the Cave of Plunder shop: Application Number: 2014/0572 Current Status: REGISTERED Proposal: Prior notification for change of use of the basement and ground floors from Class A1 (Shops) to Class A3 (Restaurants/Cafes) Site address: 201 Lower Clapton Road Hackney E5 8EG Applicant: LB Retail Ltd T/A Cave of Plunder Comments until: 28-03-2014 Date registered: 21-02-2014 Pr... »

Join the Tree Circle Cinema

Join the Tree Circle Cinema

The Tree Circle Cinema on Milkfields park E5 is now in its 3rd year and we are starting to plan exciting events for summer 2014. We need help to make it even bigger and better this year. Please get in touch to join in the planning and the doing! Email us at thetreecircle@gmail.com (also, please like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/thetreecircle and follow us on twitter @thetreecircle) Thanks! »

4 bed apartment available in Upper Clapton…

…for six months. £600p/w unfurnished. For more please see: http://www.gumtree.com/p/flats-houses/newly-renovated-4-bed-flat-hackney/1049521038 »

What’s happening to the Jackdaw and Stump?

Rumor the Jackdaw and Stump is closing to make way for flats, hasn’t been open for the last couple of days, so guess this might be the case. Not a great pub, but shame to lose another building to flats. »

Desk wanted

I’ m looking for a desk in an office with the ability to expand in the Hackney area »

The Clapton Pot – 22nd February

The Clapton Pot – 22nd February

Hello Hackney, the Clapton Pot supper club is back again. It’s friendly, local, and free! Next dinner is on 22/02, tickets are over here http://theclaptonpot.eventbrite.co.uk. More info on http://theclaptonpot.com/ »

Woman’s Frank Thomas Leather motorbike jacket size 10

Woman’s Frank Thomas Leather motorbike jacket size 10

I have a leather motorbike jacket that I am getting rid of. I did originally list this on ebay, but the buyer messed me around. I’m selling it for the bargain price of £10 for Yeah! Hackney members. » Super warm woman’s leather motorbike jacket » double breasted to keep the wind out » double zip to allow for more layers underneath » padded elbows » padded shoulders » quilted lining Thi... »

Recordable DVD player FREE

Recordable DVD player FREE

Hi all, I have a PANASONIC DMR-E55EB-S DVD RAM /DVR recorder / player in working order with a remote up for grabs. This is a DVD player as well as a DVD recorder. It has a remote control, but is missing a lead, it takes a standard AC (kettle) mains lead It has 2 scart sockets as well as S-video and standard phonos. Instructions are herehttp://www.partsforyou.co.uk/downloads/DMR-E55EB-EBL.pdf It pl... »

Competition to win a Good Food Cookery School class

Competition to win a Good Food Cookery School class

Our friends at The Good Food Cookery School are offering one of our lucky readers a chance to win a free cookery class. Based in the lovely community food space above Palm 2 in Clapton, The Good Food Cookery School is dedicated to using local, organic and seasonal produce wherever possible. They create bespoke hands on cookery classes to suit a range of interests, with their range of “Food f... »

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 ... »

Floor Tiler Needed

Hi, we are looking for a local floor tiler (E5) to tile three rooms (all are of small size). Does an »

Retro Dressing Table from Homerton £20, Must go!

Vintage/ retro dressing table for sale, might be from 50's / 60's/70's not sure exactly.A great piec »

February Guided Tree Walk – Springfield Park

From the Springfield Park user group mailing list: Springfield's 200 year old oaks, veteran mul »

Palm2 Live Music Thursdays

Hi, The Palm2 Events will be hosting regular free live music nights every Thursday from March. »