hackney central

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 […]

Date for public consultation on new Fashion Hub in Chatham Works announced

Date for public consultation on new Fashion Hub in Chatham Works announced

Two of the principles involved in developing the new fashion hub in Hackney,  Manhattan Loft Corporation and Chatham Works Limited, have launched a consultation on their vision for Chatham Works and the immediate area. The initial phase will be held on Thursday, 25 October, at St Luke’s Church in Homerton, where residents will be able […]

See the Olympic torch parade in Hackney and enjoy street markets and fetes

See the Olympic torch parade in Hackney and enjoy street markets and fetes

Just a week before the games begin, folks in Hackney get their chance to witness the torch come through their borough –  one of the Olympic boroughs. Although the planned event in Clissold Park have been cancelled due to the site being waterlogged, you can still enjoy several others in and around Hackney. Please click […]

World War Two bomb discovered in Hackney

World War Two bomb discovered in Hackney

A world war 2 bomb was discovered in an Eleanor Road garden near Hackney Central, by builders this morning at around 10 am. Nearby residents were moved to safety, while police closed Eleanor Road and part of Wilton way. Bomb disposal experts examined the artillery shell and are removing it for further tests. The area […]

Nintendos For Afro Caribbean Children

Nintendos For Afro Caribbean Children

Year six Afro-Caribbean pupils in Hackney are being given computer game consoles to help them do better in maths. Under a new Learning Trust pilot scheme, twelve primary schools will be given Nintendo DS consoles for brain training games under a new Learning Trust pilot scheme. They will be available to take the consoles home […]

14 Week Closure Of Hackney Stations

14 Week Closure Of Hackney Stations

Commuters using some Hackney Stations will be inconvenienced until 1st of June while they undergo essential engineering works.  They are Hackney Central, Homerton, Hackney Wick and Dalston Kingsland. Rail replacement bus services will run instead and will operate every 20 minutes except for Sundays when it will be every 30 minutes. A time table can be […]