North East London AWL

Hackney's Academies: Sponsors, Selection and the Social Etiquette of Dining

From Del-Boy Trotter's flat in Nelson Mandela House to the CLR James library here in Hackney, you would like to think that if a public building carried a person's name, it was a tribute to some contribution they had made to humanity.

But now, you can get your name over the portal by making a different sort of contribution - of the monetary variety. How? Sponsor an Academy.

BNP thrashed in Becontree

The nazi British National Party thought it could benefit from stirring up racism and Islamophobia after the London bombings with a disgusting official election leaflet showing a picture of the wrecked bus, and an illegal hate sticker that used the local council's logo. The voters of Becontree saw through them and voted overwhelmingly against the BNP.

Round One to the Residents

Residents of Aspland estate and Marcon Court have forced Hackney Council to back down from its plan to privatise their estates.

The Council's Cabinet will discuss the issue on 25 July, and was going to vote on a recommendation to transfer the estates to a new landlord, and to demolish Marcon Court and rebuild it with a majority of private flats for sale.

Haggerston Pool newsletter June 2005


This year's Laburnum Street Party to celebrate the 101st birthday of Haggerston Pool will be on Sunday 3rd July from 12 - 6pm. There will be a big stage in the street with djs, mcs (including Haunted House from Kiss FM), r&b singers, elvis singalike, chinese childrens dancing and much more. Also lots of stalls with food, games, bric-a-brac, plus the playbus, bouncy castle, facepainting, clown and a football tournament. To book stalls or take part, please call on general number below.