Saturday, 28 May 2011

millfields garden and allotment

not sure who is responsible for the work setting up the millfields garden and allotment (at the bottom of millfields road by the millfields estate) - but they are looking really lovely.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

only in hackney (part III)

If tamara drewe has lost her cow, she'll find her at millfields.

leabridge walkway - almost there!

a little late - but british waterways have almost finished the new walkway and railings under lea bridge. millfields blog looks forward to its opening and a safer journey home from the princess of wales!

And, although it took it forever, British Waterways does seem to have done a good job repairing the railing near the entrance to south millfields. It seems to have made a good effort to match it up with the existing railing.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

give, got given

Good to see so many young people turn up for today's event  middlesex filter beds to clean and paint the railings!

Sunday, 15 May 2011


National Grid's cynicism seemingly knows no bounds. After 5 years of misery and disruption inflicted on, and forcibily endured by residents of Hillstowe Street during the upgrade of Hackney Substation, their lives (and properties) will again be blighted for at least another 5 years to accommodate National Grid's London Tunnels Project and subsequent North London Reinforcement Project.

Despite 2 flawed public consultations to identify an ALTERNATE route to that of Hillstowe Street during these projects, and innumerable time consuming - and as it turns out time wasting - meetings with residents to resolve this problem, the outcome of National Grid's "considerations" is now in. No surprise, residents have again been betrayed by National Grid!

National Grid's two chosen Access Routes - both completely inappropriate - and indeed contradictory to the result of the second consultation are:-

1. Route 4: along Millfields Road - although this is supposed to be the "Main Access Route", it will carry only Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs).

2. Route 10: along Hillstowe Street which will carry all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).

In view of the Materials / Equipment / Plant to be transported to and from the site, Hillstowe Street will again bear the brunt of this traffic.

We wish it could be said that the "Consultation" at Nye Bevan on May 17th will shed any light or hope on this scandalous situation. It won't, because it's yet, and has been, another DONE DEAL!

It remains another explained mystery as to why planning permission was not sought for a TEMPORARY ALTERNATE ACCESS (using Route 8) was not pursued nor applied for.

More details to follow shortly.

Beating the Bounds

Monday, 9 May 2011

Update on National Grid's London Cable Tunnel Project

Following leaflet National Grid's recent (confusing) leaflet on its reinforcement project, it was distributed the following letter to a smaller number of households living near Millfields. 

In the earlier leaflet, NG indicated that the exhibition it will be holding on Tuesday 17 May was about how we (the public) could have our say on the proposals and options. The NG website talks about a consultation process going on inot the Autumn.

What was not made clear earlier in the earlier leaflet or NG's website is that:

  • work on the cable tunnel project will begin this June. There's no details provided on how the debris from tunnelling will be remove from the site or an calcualtion of the impact on local residents;
  • The letter also indicates that the event on the 17th May will also display the outcome of NG's extensive and flawed consultation for an alternative route through the park.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

OurSpace has launched!

Message from OurSpace:-

A series of creative workshops available for young people- by young people.
Using existing exciting spaces in east London...and supported by the professional creative industry!! 

Our Dance workshops launch at Nye Beven Hall, Overbury St, E5 0AW. 
So we thought you would be interested.... Please feel free to spread the word. If you need any posters/flyers etc- Let us know! 

For more information, please read the attached information pack. 

OurSpace press release

See you there..... OurSpace is Your Space!