For the community-minded among you…

Have just received a couple of emails about local events… and thanks to Tired of London Tired of Life for this pic, which I sort of borrowed, hope that’s OK.

Those who oppose the 44 million pounds (sorry my pound sign is nowhere to be found on keyboard) may want to join Hackney Unites for just one pound a month. They have produced a tabloid newspaper which, if  you live on the east end of Graham Road, was delivered by yours truly, promoting the national demonstration against the cuts that will be taking place on 26 March.

As part of their contribution to making that event a success they will be holding a meeting from 7 to 8.30pm, on Tuesday 20 March in the basement room of Café Mostra (86 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7PA).

Hackney Unites is also supporting an initiative to make Hackney into a recognised ‘Borough of Sanctuary’, welcoming those fleeing violence and persecution in their own countries.

Sign the petition online:

And for those who live or play around the Lea Valley Park, have a look at the Lea Valley Federation website at They have just published details of new developments planned for the area, and will be holding a meeting on Tuesday night (March 15) at 7.30 at the Round Chapel Schoolroom, Powerscroft Road, E5 to discuss the future of the park.


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One response to “For the community-minded among you…

  1. Thank you for drawing attention to our meeting. We had an excellent one, and attracted around 40 new supporters, all concerned about the current threats to the open space of the Lee Valley Park.

    Three days later came the appalling news that Eric Pickles, the Minister for Local Government and Communities, has refused to intervene in the dispute between the LV regional park authority, which looks after the park as green open space and which we make contributions to in our council tax, and Waltham Forest Council which has given agreement for high-rise flats to be built at Essex Wharf, a key landmark site of the Park, and which was earmarked by it for riverside leisure use. The Hackney Gazette will be covering this story in its edition of March 24th, and our website reference you gave has all the info.

    Somebody had better do something about the madness of all the main parties (Labour in Waltham Forest, and the coalition in government) , or there’ll be no “countryside in the heart of London”, no “green lung”, for your child to enjoy days out in during the years to come!

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