Hackney rolls out first phase of community parklets
The first resident-designed community parklets arrived on Hackney’s streets earlier this month.
In July this year, the Council invited individuals and community groups to apply for a micro-grant to design and manage a parklet in place of a car parking space.
Since November, the Council has been helping residents to install five community parklets since November. Each will be managed by local residents.
The new parklets are located at Trehurst Street, Princess May Road, Marcon Place, Malvern Road and Nightingale Road. They include a community herb garden, a sun porch, and two on street flower gardens. Four more will follow shortly in 2019.
Hackney commits to 50% renewable energy supply
Hackney Council is taking decisive action to reduce carbon emissions and fight global warming with the announcement that it will obtain 50% of its electricity from clean, renewable sources by April 2019.
This significant increase in renewables as part of Hackney Council’s energy mix will be delivered alongside a range of other radical decarbonisation measures, including: the implementation of a world-leading energy efficiency management system, which will significantly reduce carbon emissions and save the Council money and through the creation of a publicly-owned, renewables-focused, energy company.
Abney Park Cemetery comes to life
Plans are underway to transform and restore parts of the well-loved Abney Park – the magnificent Victorian Cemetery in Hackney, London.
The Abney Park restoration project will take a holistic approach to conserving and developing all aspects of the Park, its built and natural heritage and the experience of Park users.
We’d like feedback on the plans to help shape a fundraising bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.