Friday, September 25, 2009

Hackney One Carnival 27th September

The Hackney One Carnival, Hackney's main Cultural Olympiad activity, will take place on Sunday and will celebrate the diverse cultures that make Hackney so special.

The Route
The Carnival procession will start from the Town Hall at 11.30am, going north along Mare Street, Amhurst Road, Pembury Road and Hackney Downs Park. Arriving at Downs Park at approximately 12.30pm.

Sixteen Carnival groups will be taking part and the majority are a mixture of local community and voluntary sector groups and small enterprises. Each carnival group will contain 20 – 40 carnival participants. The groups' participants would consist of a wide range of Hackneys residents from all age groups, cultures and inclusive of disabled persons. With in Hackney there are some organisations that are not able to fully participate in the Carnival procession, so there is the opportunity for them to make a cultural offering at the park. They will be able to showcase their heritage/culture through their preferred medium such as dance, song poetry or theatre.

Volunteers and stewards
The event is providing volunteering opportunities for up to 50 individuals who have been drawn from the graduates from the Hackney 2012 Personal Best volunteering programme and it will give them invaluable work experience and form part of their accreditation assessment. The event will also be assisted by 30 professional stewards who will ensure safety measures along the the route.

Hackney 2012 Youth Ambassadors who are all young Hackney residents and have been part of a programme of peer to peer education and advocacy for the 2012 games and the opportunities available will also be actively involved in the day's events. They will support many of the activities will be taking place in the park.

Activities at Downs Park
Sporting activities for all abilities

All of the activities listed below will be available for Hackney's resident to participate in. There will be traditional sporting games that are intergenerational and fun. This will be delivered by the 2012 Unit and the 2012 Sports Coaches and school children that have taken part in the "2012 Personal Best" programme across Hackney.

Activities will include:
  • Hackney's fastest man/woman
  • Personal Bests
  • Olympic sports – Discus, Shot putt, Javelin, Sprints
  • Traditional sports events
  • Egg and spoon race
  • Sack race
  • Wheelbarrow race
  • Bean bag race
  • Obstacle race
  • Adults and Children's races
  • Children's play/ activity area.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Audio Interview with Hackney's 2012 Olympic Champion, Dervish Konuralp

Dervish Konuralp is Hackney's Ambassador for the 2012 Olympics. He is also a Hackney resident and on 16 September he attended the full council meeting in Hackney Town Hall and agreed to be first interviewee on the newly launched Hoxton Labour audioBoo, which is a new online recording facility.

Dervish answered questions about being an Ambassador, volunteering for the 2012 Olympics and sporting facilities in the borough. You can listen to his interview below or by clicking here.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Following last months Million Moms March, Hackney is also preparing for another annual London Week of Peach March.

London Week of Peace march has been taking place since 2001 in Haringey and now takes place in thirteen London boroughs.  Hackney has been holding a peace march for a number of years now and, this years march will be starting the Community College on Falkirk Street at 11:30am.

If you are coming along, you can register here.  If you are coming along and are a tweeter, tweet Hoxton Councillors here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Current Consultation

Do you want to have your say on council services.  Hackney is currently consulting on a review of the gambling policy.  Your views on how gambling affects the borough could help shape future council policy so get involved, click on the link.  Gambling Policy Review

    Wednesday, September 02, 2009

    Did you know?

    Did you know that agendas for all council meetings are available on the council website. Click the link for access.

    Overview and Scrutiny Commission meetings
    Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission
    Shoreditch Neighbourhood Meeting
    Full Council Meeting

    How to Contact Us

    Hoxton Councillors are Clayeon Mckenzie, Philip Glanville and Carole Williams. We can be contacted in a number of ways.

    By email
    By phone
    • At the Town Hall 020 8356 3207
    At one of our surgeries:
    • Cllr Philip Glanville will hold his surgeries on the 3rdWednesday of the month between 6 pm 7 pm at Provost Community Hall Murray Grove, London N1 and 3rd Saturday of the month between 11am and 12pm at The Bell Club on Bowling Green Walk, Pitfield Street
    • Cllr Clayeon McKenzie will hold his surgeries on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm atThe Bell Club on Bowling Green Walk, Pitfield Street

    Or, you can contact us by writing to us at the Town Hall
    By Post:
    London Borough of Hackney
    Town Hall
    Mare Street