Thursday 19th October 2017, 10am - 1.30pm
Developing & Managing a Community Project
Wednesday 1st November 2017, 10am - 3.30pm
To find out more and book on to either course please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0208 356 7845 (option 2) and ask for Coralie. You must be a tenant or leaseholder in a Hackney Council property to attend.
Amanda Inniss and Tracey Booth of the Friends of Woodberry Downs group have been nominated for the Hackney CVS Adiaha Antigha community achievement awards. This nomination is for their work to increase membership at the club. They do this using food and singing as a way to encourage people top attend. The awards celebrate and recognise the positive impact that the voluntary and community sector (VCS) has on people in Hackney. To find out more and to cast your vote visit the website.
The theme for the Friends of Woodberry Downs group outings this year was walking. This included encouraging older people aged 50 years and over to step out for the day, meet new friends and take in the glorious fresh air as we walk around our English seaside towns.
In total 152 participants joined the group over the summer to take part in seaside walking activities. The group visited Clacton-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea and Eastbourne. Each participant was provided with refreshments, and the entertainment kept going on board the coach with exciting raffles and The Amity’s Project bespoke group sing-a-long session - 'Musical Memories'.
Participants also received printed handouts, with suggestions about places of interest to visit whilst walking on the various day trips, and a selection of songs to sing on the coach.
Friends of Woodberry Down.
The first stop was Clacton-On-Sea on 18 July 2017, a very sunny day and members were able to stroll along Clacton sea front and admire the seafront and the famous Clacton garden walk.
On 15th August the group visited Southend famed for the longest seaside pier in the world extending to an impressive 1.3 miles long. Grandparents and grandchildren came along to spend the day walking in Southend.
As one of the participants said:
"Its always so nice going on a Friends of Woodberry Downs day trip, I don’t want to miss any, we have a lot of fun on the coach, I like the music they play and the singing too, I get lots of help from the organisers they are very friendly".
On 5th Sepbember they visited Eastbourne, the precision of the planting in the Carpet Gardens was spectacular. Group members were able to view the array of beautifully laid flowers. There was a little rain, however it was fleeting and did not dampen their spirits.
The trips by encouraging walking contributed to the well being and health of all those that took part over the summer. The group expressed their thanks to Siovhan Crombie from the Resident Participation Team for all her support enabling us to provide three summer coach trips to areas of natural beauty for older people in Woodberry Down.
The Family Learning Festival this year runs from 17 to 31 October 2015. It is a fantastic opportunity for families to come together and take part in free, fun and informal learning activities in locations all over Hackney.
To book your free place on a workshop, please visit www.learningtrust.co.uk/familylearningfestival.
If you do not have access to a computer at home or in the community, or if you experience problems with
the online booking system, you can call us for support on 020 8820 7047. To find out more about Family Learning in Hackney, contact 020 8820 7119.
To promote your newly created TRA website, we have designed a simple eye-catching poster that you can display on notice boards, distribute at meetings, events or community halls. The poster will help to create awareness and boost visitors to the website.
The poster is available in A3/A4/A5 sizes and will be customised with your website address. You can request them by emailing email@example.com
We promised to help you all the way on your MyHackney journey. If you have any other ideas on how you can increase awareness about the website, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch
The Hidden River Festival is an free annual waterside festival, giving local people a chance to enjoy a mix of live music, food stalls, art and fun for all the family with the aim of connecting the communities living alongside the New River, which runs through Hackney and Haringey.
You can read more here.
Have your say and vote for your favourite park!
This year a record breaking 1,582 UK parks and green spaces were awarded the prestigious, international Green Flag Award. Because we all know how much parks mean to people, the annual People's Choice award is now open - giving the public a chance to vote for their favourite.
Read more here.
Artburst is running free workshops for Hackney Homes families. Days filled with fun events for the whole family to get involved in; from storytelling, arts and crafts to singing and more!
To book and to find out more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hackney Council have a range of free opportunities delivered by qualified and experienced leaders who will help you get the most from your sessions: