More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Which improvements would you like?

Under consideration are various improvements.
It is up to us, the residents to ask to have the work done.


The funds available are initially only a maximum of 3 thousand pounds (which can be doubled to £6k from another budget if appropriate) but there are additional grants available for work that "enhances a public space".
The work can be carried out by either Hackney Homes or an approved organisation or private company.

Suggestions so far are:
1. A secure bicycle shed for residents
2. An enclosure for the bulk rubbish
3. (Start) redecorating the estates stairwells and entrance hallways

Do you have a suggestion?
Do you have a pet project?
or would like to see a particular addition or alteration
done to the estates grounds or buildings?

Please leave your ideas in "COMMENTS" below
or email them to

more to come soon, including photos & plans for the different contending projects.

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