Work on trees around the Pond

There’s been some activity today (Monday 1 Oct) on various trees at the pond. After the recent failure of a mature Willow in the south part of the Pond area, a site visit was carried out to undertake a visual tree assessment of the gardens. On completion of this inspection a number of health and safety based tree works have been identified.

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Bishops Wood Almshouses

We have been in discussion with the Trust of Bishop Wood Almshouse concerning its future. They told us informally a short while ago:

Please rest assured that we have no plans to demolish Bishop Wood! They are listed buildings, and so no one can just demolish them. The Trustees are ascertaining the right way forward for the best use of Bishop Wood. Before we can do this, we are getting the residents settled into the new Almshouses that we have just completed, and then seeing what the needs and funding opportunities might be. This process will take some time, as it needs to be right, so there is likely to be no action at Bishop Wood for the immediate future.

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Clapton Pond receives the Green Flag award

Clapton Pond has once again secured the Green Flag award (the flag flies on the mast at the northern end of the Pond area), which means it meets high standards of maintenance and care, judged by independent experts. Hackney Council also gained two new Green Flag awards, which recognise the UK’s best green spaces. National environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy...

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Clapton Festival – Update and an Event at Clapton Pond

Preparations for the Clapton Festival (Our All Inclusive Right Royal East End Hullaballoo!!), on June 15, 16 & 17 are proceeding with momentum and an initial programme will be posted on-line within the next few days. An exciting line up of events currently include a launch party at Chats Palace; a reggae sound-blast concert, a community meal, a business networking...

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Pond House – Update

One Housing Group, who have purchased the site last December, have said that work should start on Pond House in July. Their contractor has now taken possession of the site and is currently carrying out the pre-commencement planning conditions – hence the new signs up on the hoardings. Pond House has a listed building consent for refurbishment and a full...

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Millfields Road Toilets Block – Submit your comments online

Further to yesterday’s post referring to the appeal over Millfields Road Toilets Block, we have additional information as to how you can submit your comments, should you wish to.  They can be submitted: online here: or via email to quoting the case reference 2171673. And they should be received no later than the 25th May.

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