Hidden River Festival, Saturday 24th September 2022 

A free day of entertainment designed by locals to celebrate the neighboring communities of Woodberry Down, surrounded by an extraordinary urban wetland oasis.   The Hidden River Festival is back with a free, vibrant day of live music, art, crafts, food and events for the whole family. The 7th annual festival celebrating the Hidden River running … More Hidden River Festival, Saturday 24th September 2022 

Updates on the Covid-19 autumn booster 

Vaccine updatesThe Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) published advice that eligible people will be offered a Covid-19 booster this autumn, and also confirmed a new vaccine that offers protection for both the original Covid-19 variant and Omicron will be available. Those eligible to receive the booster include:  All adults aged 50 years and over.Those aged 5 to 49 … More Updates on the Covid-19 autumn booster 

Council Tax Rebate The deadline to apply is Today: 31st August

The government is providing a council tax rebate to some eligible households to help combat the rising cost of living. Hackney residents who live in a Council Tax Band A – D property could be eligible for £150. Those over 65 who get Council Tax Reduction could also receive an extra £75. Visit the Hackney Council … More Council Tax Rebate The deadline to apply is Today: 31st August

Polio vaccinations for children aged one to nine

Poliovirus is spreading in the community in North and East London. Following the discovery of type 2 poliovirus in sewage in north and east London, all children aged one to nine years in London will be offered a dose of the polio vaccine.  The announcement comes following a recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and … More Polio vaccinations for children aged one to nine

From the Old Church

Our first newsletter since the thing that happened to us all, happened. We are here and open in the heart of Stoke Newington. A space to come together, celebrate the creativity of our local community, produce great events and enjoy. First, a Little Update So far this year we have launched several EPs, promoted music … More From the Old Church

Council shelves “Fair Vote” motion

Hackney Council have shelved until the September debate and decision on a motion to promote the introduction of proportional representation in Council elections. The motion would have made the introduction of a single transferable vote Council policy. Hackney Council notes: The full motion was: The UK’s First Past the Post voting system curtails voter choice … More Council shelves “Fair Vote” motion