gentrification

The Bonneville in Clapton: Some of you share the same sentiments

The Bonneville in Clapton: Some of you share the same sentiments

The Bonneville, a new French bar and brasserie on Lower Clapton Road tweeted something others in gentrified Hackney think but would not have the balls to utter in public or online. It was not well thought out or executed and their apology was very begrudging which threw a spanner into their damage control.  By all […]

Hackney Council Seizes African-Caribbean book store Centerprise

Hackney Council Seizes African-Caribbean book store Centerprise

At a recent meeting with Centerprises Chief Executive, Emmanuel Amevor, I wasn’t kidding when I commented “if Hackney council was a lover, you’d have to sleep with one eye open”.  He roared with laughter and nodded, I assume agreeing with me.  Following a protracted legal fight with Hackney Council, it came to pass on Wednesday […]

Harassed hounded and marginalised in Hackney: St Marys of Zion church claims

Harassed hounded and marginalised in Hackney: St Marys of Zion church claims

The new owners of 229 Lower Clapton Road, are not receiving the same ecstatic and warm welcome the pub next door which opened on Thursday has.  Much of Clapton and afar have been quite giddy about the prospect of  the Clapton Hart opening.  By Thursday morning it reached fever pitch and judging by the twitter […]