Thursday, 8 October 2015

Local job opportunity - Building Manager/Administrator/Caretaker - Old Fire Station

Building Manager/Administrator/Caretaker. The Old Fire Station Stoke Newington CIO is looking for a person or people to take on this varied work. The current, single role of Building Development Manager is 27.5 hours a week, but there are a lot of ways to do this job, including splitting it up, depending on skills and interest. This could even include the use of a rooftop flat for the right person. For more information go to:

Brendan Devlin
Building Development Manager

The Old Fire Station
61 Leswin Road, 
Stoke Newington, 
London N16 7NX

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00-12:00

020 7254 0050

Registered Charity Number 1153643 

Friday, 3 October 2014

Hackney Housing Debate

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 Hackney Housing Debate on Sunday 19th October at Chats Palace, 6pm.

An evening of debate and discussion about the current cost of housing crisis, and what needs to change for the situation to improve. 

The MP for North Hackney, Diane Abbott, will be discussing the situation with with speakers from three local organisations concerned with addressing the cost-of-housing crisis:Hackney Digs (Hackney Renters)Priced Out and Positive Money. There will also be an open floor with Q&A.

Places are limited  Book a FREE ticket here.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Stoke Newington ward forum meeting - 30th Sept - one way system and transport issues in our area

Dear all

Our next Stoke Newington ward forum is on Tuesday 30th September, 7pm at St Paul’s Church, Stoke Newington Road (enter via main church door).

We will be discussing future transport plans in Stoke Newington, so if you are interested in anything to do with the one way system, walking, cycling, public transport and road safety in our local area, please do come along. We will spend the meeting:

•       Receiving an update on the latest plans to remove the one way system from Hackney’s Streetscene officers – there are different options that are being modelled and there is a commitment from Transport for London to take forward the plans

•       Hackney’s Transport Strategy which is currently being consulted on – we will look at the implications for Stoke Newington and gather your ideas so we can make a submission before the consultation closes.

Ward forums are an opportunity to bring people together with your local councillors to identify priorities for improving our area.

We look forward to seeing you on 30th. If you know any other residents who might be interested - please do forward this on – all are welcome!


Cllr Louisa Thomson
Labour councillor for Stoke Newington
Twitter: @welovestokey

Ps – if you want to take a look at the draft Transport Strategy, it is online here:

Monday, 8 September 2014

Stoke Newington Common Fun Day

As well as craft activities there will be:

·       A cafe and lots of other food stalls
·       Lots of stuff for children – including Albion Kids show, ...  
·       Flint knapping – make your own stone age stone tool
·       Hackney Museum showing archaeological artefacts found on S N Common and locally
and collecting oral histories
·       Football
·       Traditional and new board games
·       Eco-active craft making from recycling
·       Music,
·       Sock wrestling
·       Table tennis
·       And more

2- 5pm

Please sign up to the SNUG website, facebook page, twitter account etc:

Spread the word!

And see you on the 14th

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

West Hackney Recreation Ground - Re-opening Party on Saturday 6th September

Dear Friends,

Greetings from West Hackney - I hope that all is well and that you are enjoying the summer.

You’ll be aware that for the last 7 years, St Paul’s Church and the people of West Hackney have been working hard to bring about the re-ordering and regeneration of the 2.5 acre site that is West Hackney Recreation Ground and St Paul’s Churchyard.

I’m delighted to say that having secured funding of around £800,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the London Marathon Trust, West Hackney Parochial Charity and St Paul’s Church coffers, we’ve achieved our aim and now, this site is ready once again to reclaim its place at the heart of West Hackney, offering the people of this area a magnificent and much-needed open green space.

We will be celebrating this achievement with a re-opening party on Saturday 6th September in the company of the Mayor of Hackney and the Bishop of Stepney, who have graciously agreed to declare the site ‘re-opened’.

We very much hope that you might join us for this great occasion in the life of West Hackney. I’m attaching a flyer giving details - we’re encouraging people to come along and bring some food to share in a massive picnic. There’ll be lots of fun things to do and see and we’d love to have your company.

Maybe you’d drop me a one-liner to let me know if you can make it?

With every good wish,


From: The Revd Niall Weir - Rector of West Hackney
306 Amhurst Rd : London : N16 7UE : 020 7254 3235 : 07840 762783