Saturday, 5 November 2016

Millfields Gym Equipment Consultation

The Council would like to hear your views on potential alterations to the trim trail at Millfields. The trim trail runs around the perimeter of the park’s north-east corner and consists of equipment such as monkey bars, balancing beams and pull-up bars. It is designed to be used sequentially.
The trim trail at Millfields is in need of updating and replacement. There are two options that the Council would like to explore for this, with funding available to implement one of the options:
• Option 1 - retain the existing types of equipment and layout (the trim trail), replacing or repairing equipment where needed.
• Option 2 - remove the trim trail and create a dedicated exercise area within the park, comprised of fixed equipment such as parallel and pull-up bars. The proposed location for the dedicated area would be adjacent to the play area on Casimir Road (see map below).
Have your say
Hackney Council would like you to have your say on the options before an application for Common Land consent is submitted to the planning inspectorate. 
The consultation ends on 9 December 2016. 

Survey can be found at: gym-equipment-consultation






Monday, 1 August 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Ranger Ramble - Walthamstow & Leyton marshes - Sat 7 May

A leisurely paced walk exploring Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes with Lee Valley ranger. All ages are welcome.

There is no need to book; just turn up!
starting point for walk: Ice centre.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Mandeville Primary School Hackney 1974

Children from Mandeville Primary School (Hackney) campaign for a blue plaque to commemorate Alliot Verdon-Roe who, in 1909, became the first Englishman to fly an all-British machine with a triplane on the Walthamstow marshes.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

The Park

A lovely short film by Ruari Muir about how parks play a vital role in our health and wellbeing.
The Park from Ruari Muir on Vimeo.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

pie 'n' mash

Shortly before the closure of his Pie 'n' Mash shop on Well Street, Len Cook shows how this traditional East End dish is made, and shares his experience and memories of the business.

Pie 'n' Mash from Hackney Museum on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Colour the Capital - Coppermill Lane

If you're wandering to Walthamstow across Walthamstow marshes - do look at for this lovely mural when you get to Coppermill Lane. It was organised by Global Street Art with support from the Forest Recycling Project and lottery funded with the Colour The Capital program.

Video shot and edited by Nick J.S Thompson.


Saturday, 13 February 2016

Freed of Hackney

Freed Of London from Jack Flynn on Vimeo.

A short documentary film by Jack Flynn and Nick David, shot at Freed of London ballet shoe factory in Hackney.

Friday, 8 January 2016

hackney wassail - sunday 10th january

Hackney wassail this Sunday (10th January) 

Noon @ Springfield Park,

Millfields - 1pm, 

Hackney Downs ~2pm 

Sing, drink, toast orchards



Sunday, 3 January 2016

2016 Apple Yowling at the Ferry Boat Inn - 17 January


Ferry Boat Inn, Ferry Lane, N17 9NG

17 January at 17.00- 22.00

The 2016 Apple Yowling. Come and Wassail the oldest Apple orchard in Watham Forest, lots of traditional entertainment, spiced cider and singing in the 17th century (English Heritge Listed) Ferry Boat Inn.