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21 floor “walkabout” Brassett Point 

19 Aug 18

On Friday I went on a “walkabout” with residents and Newham Housing officers from the top to the bottom of Brassett Point in my ward.


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In the garden: how our community gardening sessions work 

18 Aug 18

We’ve had a number of people ask us at our Triangle Market events how the garden works.


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Market, garden: our third Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens 

18 Aug 18

Goodies galore, colourful crafts, delicious food, history, poetry and live music from Natasha Kirke  – our third Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens has been full of wonderful things.


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‘Into the Woods’ Open Day 

17 Aug 18

At the August open day we’re celebrating the woodland biodiversity at our Hawkwood site.


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Local history and people’s poetry: free activities on Saturday 18 August 

16 Aug 18

Local history session Saturday 18 August 1pm – 2pm – help start a local history society Hear about local history in the setting of Abbey Gardens, which is itself a historical site containing the ruin of the Stratford Langthorne Abbey Gatehouse.


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Children’s nature sessions are a Wanstead Park first 

16 Aug 18

This week (14 and 15 August 2018) 60 children participated in sessions run by the Field Studies Council in cooperation with the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.


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Wanstead Historical Society programme 2018-9 

15 Aug 18

The Wanstead Historical Society, which is affiliated to the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, has published its programme of lectures for the coming year, starting in September.


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New Fighting Fund for rivers thanks to Thames21 supporters 

15 Aug 18

Thames21 has raised£2,145 in its recent Crowdfunder towards our Fighting Fund to protect rivers.


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Food, crafts, music, poetry, history: Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens, Saturday 18 August, 12 noon – 4pm 

14 Aug 18

Triangle Market is back at Abbey Gardens on Saturday 18 August, 12 noon-4pm There are even more stalls to explore and enjoy: Busra and Kubra Uz – Food Stop Food Stop sells delicious and healthy Turkish food, cooling watermelon drinks and beautiful…


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What’s in the bags this week – 15 August 

13 Aug 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


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People and species: valiant volunteers and colourful wildlife at Abbey Gardens 

11 Aug 18

In the weeks of heatwave, we’ve been hoping that a good burst of rain could give the garden a proper soaking… and it’s all come at once, a classic British summer in a day, soaking our valiant corporate volunteers from UBS.


News
Hackney becomes first council to pass Windrush motion as leading activist urges others to follow suit 

10 Aug 18

Windrush Day: Caribbean elders with the Mayor and local councillors at the Town Hall.


Blog
Bee Wild 

10 Aug 18

From September 2018 Organiclea is starting a new project focused on the importance of bees and other pollinators.


Outdoors
The written word and the reading voice 

9 Aug 18

This is mostly a post for writers, though I think it is equally interesting for pure readers too.


Outdoors
Insects abound 

7 Aug 18

My herb bed has finished being edible for the year and is flowering like crazy – of particular attraction to legions of hoverflies and hordes of Tachina Fera is the mint.


Outdoors
An armchair full of Magpies 

6 Aug 18

I am writing this sat in my armchair, which is where I retire to whenever IOC revisions are on the cards.


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What’s in the bags this week – 8 August 

6 Aug 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Outdoors
Sunset over the Flats 

5 Aug 18

The rest of my birding weekend did not live up to the glory of Saturday morning, but no matter.


Blog
Made by our community 

4 Aug 18

Who’s gardening? At our drop-in gardening sessions, we garden and harvest together, giving as much or as little time as we can spare.


Hyperlocal
Solar panels for homes in Highgate – 22nd Aug deadline 

4 Aug 18

Would you like to have solar panels on your home? But don’t know who to trust and how expensive they would be? The Highgate boroughs of Camden, Haringey and Islington have all been included in the second phase of the Mayor of London’s Solar …


Event
Playbour: Work, Pleasure, Survival 

4 Aug 18

Open Sat – Sun, 11:00 – 17:00 or by appointment  Admission Free  Would you like to monetise your social relations? Learn from hostile designs? Take part in (unwitting) data extractions in exchange for public services? Examining the way that the…


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Fairland Park Open Air Movies – 15th September 

4 Aug 18

The FREE annual Fairland Park Open Air Movies will be on Saturday the 15th of September .


Outdoors
Black(wit) Gold 

4 Aug 18

Last night I made a plan.


Blog
Cat sitter 

3 Aug 18

Hello all:-) Paradise For Animals is a small company who offers dog walking and pet sitting services  Our company was created for comfort of animals.


Outdoors
Financial planning 

2 Aug 18

I have never really been one for budgeting, but the recent Chateau improvements have been so painful that I have been forced to actually keep track of outgoings.


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Seeking a thorough cleaner 

2 Aug 18

Hi all, I know this is a common question but I also feel as though this environment changes quite quickly and people move/get too busy, etc so I thought I’d ask again! I’m looking for a reliable and super thorough cleaner who we can hire biweekly.


Outdoors
Office palaeontology 

1 Aug 18

I work in an accountancy function for a very large company.


Outdoors
Harvest 

31 Jul 18

I don’t just grow tropical plants.


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The People’s Strength 

31 Jul 18

We were proud to be part of the Co-operatives UK film to celebrate co-ops, made by Blake House Filmmakers Cooperative.


Outdoors
The arrogance of squirrels 

30 Jul 18

For a long time I had no feeders in my garden.


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Natural Fabric Dying workshops at the farm 

30 Jul 18

Moderneccentrics are a creative partnership made up of Ross Belton (textile artist) and Jonathan Dredge (print maker and photographer) We are both really excited to be joining forces with the Stepney City Farm to deliver creative workshops in the …


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What’s in the bags this week – 1 August 

30 Jul 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Outdoors
Signs of life 

29 Jul 18

With five posts in the space of a week you would be forgiven for thinking that the title of this blog post was self-referential.


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Music, stalls, making and tasting: Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens 

28 Jul 18

Guitar music, figs grown right here in the garden, pretty-as-a-picture cakes, delicious Turkish food, tropical drinks, aloe vera products, tutoring, making mediaeval hats and Ayurvedic tea tasting: it’s been variety all the way at our second …


Outdoors
The Rainham tick trail redux 

28 Jul 18

There was news yesterday evening of a Marsh Sandpiper at Rainham.


News
‘Trapped in our homes’ – London Fields residents’ fears over barbecue air pollution 

28 Jul 18

Up in smoke: London Fields BBQ_area Residents living close to London Fields’ BBQ area are up in arms over the sheer volume of smoke from the barbecues billowing into their homes.


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New wetlands proposed to transform river health in North London 

27 Jul 18

Thirty four sites suitable for new constructed wetlands and SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) have been identified by communities in north London, with the potential to boost the health of three heavily polluted rivers.


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Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens: meet the stallholders 

24 Jul 18

Triangle Market will be at the garden again on Saturday 28 July 12 noon – 4pm .


Outdoors
Parakeet Central 

24 Jul 18

I am being eaten out of house and home.


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What’s in the bags this week – 25 July 

23 Jul 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Outdoors
Romania and Bulgaria, May 2018 

23 Jul 18

This is a trip report about an unashamedly photographic trip to Eastern Europe – Romania and Bulgaria.


Outdoors
The aftermath of the Wanstead Flats fire 

22 Jul 18

I ventured out to Wanstead Flats this morning, a week after the fire took told.


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Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens: health, history, food, crafts and costume making 

20 Jul 18

A collaboration between new West Ham food and makers’ market Triangle Market and Abbey Gardens, this is the second in our series of Summer events: 12 noon-4pm: fresh produce and makers’ market 12 noon-2pm: costume making for a history walk 2pm-…


News
Meet the six-year-old ‘innovator’ on a mission to save the environment 

20 Jul 18

A six-year-old girl who fished out bundles of rubbish in her net on a trip to her local lake has set up a litter picking club to encourage her neighbours to join her in taking action.


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Nature Notes: Why I love being a volunteer on the Schools Project at Railway Fields 

19 Jul 18

As the summer term draws slowly to its end and schools wind down for the holidays, we volunteer Environment Officers can look back on a wonderful three months of leading Haringey children from 16 different Primary Schools and nurseries on walks and …


Event
Open Art Group In The Coffee Shop 

19 Jul 18

Open Art Group  Some Materials supplied feel free to bring your own  Art in a relaxed environment  Time: July 20, 2018 from 10am to 1pm Location:Shine 89-91 Turnpike Lane N8 0DY Street:89/91 Turnpike Lane City/Town:Haringey Website or Map: http://…


News
Politician criticises governments environment strategy 

19 Jul 18

A politician praised Londoners for reducing plastic waste but said the government’s strategy to eradicate it by 2042 needs to be brought forward by “at least” 10 years.


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Peter Adams MBE 

19 Jul 18

Yesterday (18 July 2018) a memorial service for Verderer Peter Adams MBE, who died in April, was held at the beautiful church of St John the Baptist, Epping.


Outdoors
Golden 

18 Jul 18

I was alerted recently by Rick’s mate Dave to a Golden Plover ID article on Birdguides which apparently featured a photo I had sent in.


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What’s in the bags this week – 18 July 

17 Jul 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.







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