New Pond Play Area opened today

The new Pond Play Area was opened today (3 December 2021) by Cllr Caroline Woodley, (right) Cabinet Member for Green Spaces, and Lea Bridge Ward councillors Margaret Gordon and Ian Rathbone. As Chair of Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group, Cllr Rathbone said: It’s taken us some years in campaigning for this moment to happen and I am very pleased we...

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Volunteering Opportunities

Shout out with a couple of specific opportunities to get involved with us at Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (If these don’t appeal and you just want to find out about getting involved, get in touch as well). Opportunity 1. A local resident is volunteering their time to collate a large library of old photos of the area into a...

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Walk – Lower Clapton and the Round Chapel

Lower Clapton Guided Walk with visit to the Round Chapelled by Julia LaffertySaturday 16 October11am-1pm For our first physical event in 20 months, Julia Lafferty will take us on a walk around the Clapton Square Conservation Area, revealing the area’s radical past, including the visits made by Lenin to a Bolshevik sympathiser in Clapton and the women’s suffrage campaigner who...

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Clapton Pond Refurbishment

Great news! The works to refurbish the play area at the Pond are due to commence on 4th October. Congratulations to members of the Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) and Lea Bridge Labour councillors for all their work on this project, and thanks to Green Spaces officers for their work in moving things along.As a result the whole of...

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Local History: Ritz Cinema

The Ritz Cinema at Clapton Pond opened on 23 October 1939 with Gary Cooper in “Beau Geste” and Rosella Towne in “The Adventures of Jane Arden”. It was built by Associated British Cinemas (ABC) and designed in typical Art Deco style. It changed its name to ABC in 1962 to bring it into line with all the other cinemas on...

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Coronavirus vaccination – walk in clinics

Walk-in Clinics Starting on Sunday 27 June, community groups across Hackney are running nine pop-up walk-in clinics for those 18+ who need their first dose and those who need their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. To guarantee your appointment ring 020 8356 3111. Walk-ins are available subject to availability. Morningside Community Centre, Cresset Road: Sunday, 27 June, 12-4pm Pembury...

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Vaccination clinic for Hackney’s Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities

A vaccination clinic for Hackney’s Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot communities is being organised by local GPs to help encourage uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine. Hackney Council and the NHS, including local doctors want to make sure all communities in Hackney can take up the offer of the free COVID-19 vaccine, which is the best way to be protected from...

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