Hackney Central

Triple vision – Mare Streets optical war

Triple vision – Mare Streets optical war

As if being looted and having your store wrecked by looters during London’s summer riots in 2011 wasn’t bad enough, the owner of EYE London, an independently owned opticians on Mare Street, claims she faces the possibility of being swallowed up by national chain, SpecSavers, before long. Eight years ago Margaret Asare set up her […]








Amhurst Road to re-open to Pedestrians

Amhurst Road to re-open to Pedestrians

  Hackney Council have announced Amhurst Road will re-open later tonight Tuesday 26 November, to pedestrians, but will remain closed to traffic until early next week as work on unsafe buildings continues. Hand demolition began on 5 Amhurst Road to ensure no further damage is caused to the terrace and to allow for the retrieval […]








Amhurst Road: View images of visible damage to Gibbons Building

Amhurst Road: View images of visible damage to Gibbons Building

All images are courtesy of Rick Perry, except for first photo of scaffold laden trucks arriving at Amhurst Road by Cllr Vincent Stops Numbers 1-5 Amhurst remains structrually unsafe and the road between Mare Street and Pembury Road will remain closed unil sometime in the week and the Narrow Way has re-opened  to buses.   […]








Gibbons Building demolition: Concerns over Amhurst Road terrace is nothing new

Gibbons Building demolition: Concerns over Amhurst Road terrace is nothing new

Hackney will soon be loosing a much treasured building and one of it’s oldest landmarks this week, but some residents are speaking out via social media over concerns they have had for a long time. One Hackney resident, Pete North claims he has been so concerned about the  general safety of the site, especially the […]








BREAKING: Partial demolition of old Gibbons Building on Amhurst Road

BREAKING: Partial demolition of old Gibbons Building on Amhurst Road

  A section of Amhurst Road has been closed to allow for the demolition of a terrace which has become structurally unsound. Access to Hackney Central Overground station has also been restricted to pedestrians via the Northern entrance. A council spokesperson said: “Hackney Council has arranged for the urgent controlled demolition of 1-5 Amhurst Road […]








Battersea to microchip dogs for free in Mare Street

Battersea to microchip dogs for free in Mare Street

Earlier this year, the Government announced that all dogs in England must be microchipped by April 2016. To support and promote this vital initiative, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is working with Hackney Council to offer free microchipping, name tag engraving and advice about responsible dog ownership on Wednesday 30th October in Mare Street, Hackney. […]