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ASB and youths in estates near Clapton Pond

PCSO Nicholas Sicard-Askey (7209 GD) noted they used to receive calls from residents to target their patrols more effectively.
Nick added that: “As residents have made us aware we have patrolled the areas in question. If any residents from the blocks in question have something to report, they can contact me
at Hackney Downs SNT
0208 721 2940
or email “




MAIN Hackney Homes ASB phone number

0208 356 3310




Estate Management update

March 2013

New Neighbourhood Office phone number: 0208 356 4440

 Address to write & visit in person:

North East Neighbourhood Office
149 Stamford Hill
London N16 5LG

New staff for Clapton Team:

Details as known on 28th Feb 2013 – will be updated in due course:

Team Leader – Mark Hickson

Estate Manager – Maria Rosa Job Share – additional Estate Manager to join us on 11 March 2013 (details to be advised) – Patch – Landfield – includes Landfield & Beckers

Estate Officer – Tony Williams – Patch – Nightingale – includes Nightingale & Hunsdon

Estate Officer – Ellen McCarthy – Patch – Leabridge – includes Beecholme & The Mount

Estate Officer – Phaulyne McCalla – Jack Watts – includes Jack Watts & Wrens Park

Estate Officer – Abdul Gesod – Northwold – includes Lea View & Tower Gardens

Estate Officer – appointment made details to be advised – Lower Clapton – includes Gooch House and Powell


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Details see

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(for “Leabridge” you can substitute any Clapton ward)

In fact, much of Hackney falls into the Multiple Index as being among the 20% most deprived in the country, with Leabridge itself, as I say, being ranked as the 41st most deprived in London.

That is, among the most deprived of the most deprived nationally!!


Leabridge has approx 23% green space – London as a whole has over 38%.


Leabridge has over 16% domestic buildings, London has just over 8%.

But we are


than nationally average population and


with at least 31% of people having at least a first degree (level4/5)

compared with less than 20% nationally.

Below is the full profile in pdf for you to download:



As secretary of the panel, local resident and secretary of the Beecholme & Casimir TRA I am keenly aware of the high density nature and poor quality of re-developments both in planning and being planned.

Given the opportunity I hope to find out that if there is a long term vision or plan for Clapton as it seems to to be a “free for all” for developers. The designs submitted that were now under review for the Old Tram depot were proposed after consulting closely with planners, which is quite disturbing news.

Residents long term welfare and quality of life is paramount.

High local density new builds with rooms barely big enough to swing the proverbial cat will be creating slums for the future, as it always has.


Pond House

Thanks to the work of the Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group and others the current planning application addresses the issues and instead of being replaced by the blocks of flats pictured below,  the facade and house will be retained along with many original features and in Mildenhall Rd there will be 6 townhouses:


Planning Application Number: 2011/0696

Site Address: Pond House 162 Lower Clapton Road London E5 0QJ

Application Type: Full Planning Permission
Comments until 13th June 2011
• Online council comments page
• Online council website Pond House planning documents
I’ve selected 15 drawings and photos from the much larger combined planning drawings pdf available on the planning documents page, which you can download here
Here is a selection of the 15:

I’ve also included the pdfs that show which original features are planned to be saved and restored.
For more and updated info see the Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group website Pond House page:
I understand the developer, in this case. has listened to the community and produced plans that deal with virtually all the issues raised.Consequently the Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group are supporting the application.

I think CPNAG (and others) deserve our sincere thanks for their years of fighting for Pond House.


Hackney historic buildings trust:

Hackney HBT


English Heritage – “Heritage at Risk” register page on Pond House:

Pond House, Hackney, London


Hackney Gazette article

Pond House concern





OPEN is the trading name for Organisation for Promotion of Environmental Needs Limited, a not for profit membership company limited by guarantee.

OPEN’s objects are to promote excellence in the quality of the built environment, the provision of transportation & the provision of amenities and to ensure that changes to these have proper regard to the needs of residents and businesses and the maintenance of a sustainable residential and business community.

For more information please email:


“Open Dalston has lots of information, photos as well things you can do to have your say on a list of planning applications and planned re-developments all over the North East, not just Dalston.

They’ve had articles on The Old Tram Depot in Upper Clapton Road, Dalston Mill, Queens Market, Ridley Road and a lot more.

If you are concerned about our dwindling heritage, this is a good site to check out” – ed.




The hackney society logo1b

The Hackney Society works to preserve Hackney’s unique heritage and make the area a better place in which to live and work

With Projects, Conservation, Planning and Photographic Survey main pages.


The Victorian Society

Championing Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales.
Suggestions about running campaigns to save buildings



London 21

Sustainability Network

Promotes, supports and networks community-based initiatives

London 21 header

Featured Project this Month:

Residents tackle Neighbourhood Noise


With news and events all over London

From river clean-ups to theatrical performances to homemade mapping


London 21’s Map of groups

Map with a multitude of local groups & organizations pinpointed.

London 21 map

There are also detailed


including this one for Hackney Wick:

London 21: Registered Charity No.1100406




IF you have a TRA website

and would like to be mentioned here please email:

If you have photos, notes or articles about

your estate or neighbourhood

on Flickr, Photobucket or blog, why not get

them posted here as well?



1. The Beecholme Estate, Prout Rd, Clapton E5.

The Beecholme & Casimir Tenants & Residents Association.


with all sorts of estate related matters and general items spanning some 2 years.


The Beecholme TRA have are commissioning Arts-Express and sculptor Tim Norris to produce some sculptural seating as the major EIB project.

Tim is a member of the RBS and has a long list of public works.




Your DOG could cost you £1,000.00!

Introduction of a Dog Fouling Control Order will see those in charge of a dog liable to a £1000 fine if they fail to remove the dog’s faeces from a public place.

The Council will also give an £80 Fixed Penalty Notice. Of course the Order will not apply in the same way to disabled people who have support dogs.

I think the Order is a great idea as it shows people how seriously the problem is being taken, and will persuade people who haven’t previously done so to clean up after their dogs.

The signs are being printed as we speak and are due to go up shortly.


Decent Homes Schedule

If you want to find out when Decent Homes work is scheduled for your residence, this link will take you to this search page:

the search page looks like this:

Decent Homes timetable search

Decent Homes timetable search



Safer Neighbourhoods

Just enter your postcode to find your local team page, with
a list of  your local drop in centres & CAP meeting places, dates and times at:

or click on the…

…direct link to local Teams in Hackney:

BrownswoodCazenoveChathamClissoldDalstonDe Beauvoir

Hackney CentralHackney DownsHaggerstonHoxtonKing’s Park

LeabridgeLordshipNew RiverQueensbridgeSpringfield

Stoke Newington CentralVictoriaWick

British Blogs


The Clapton Panel Training Weekend

In 2010, as we do each year, Panel members went on a training weekend to learn more about subjects relevant to the panels work on behalf of residents. In this case it was how anti-social behaviour is handled by Hackney and what the law is and what can be done. We felt we needed to know a little more as ASB is taking a higher profile and things like fixed penalty tickets for littering and noise, issued by council officers to anyone over 10 years of age come in to play. Pinnacle are also enlarging their dedicated ASB team soon to target so called ” low level” asb in particular.

I will be adding more photos as I permission from the members included in them, but these will give you an idea.

Pierse House, where the training took place.

Photo below and bottom right above: George Richards, now sadly lost to us, but fondly remembered.


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