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.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

next TRA meeting

NEWS about the gate sign

The work order has been issued, so at the next meeting - Poster above - we'll decide which version we want then get it printed and fitted.
I've asked if the GERDA gate(s) can be painted first to match the street furniture and railings - I'll keep you posted.

The redesign for the estates main large sign is coming along - with a 3D map oriented to match its placement. If approved it will be housed it the new wrought frames and printed in colour and covered with a vandal proof plastic.


Hackney Homes, with a little push from Ron Devoti, chair of the Clapton Panel, have consented to refurbish and decorate the tall block's ground floor lift lobby.
This means plastering the bare brick walls, boxing in the cables and painting.
They had originally asked it be put off until the proposed new lift is installed, but as it was supposed to be in last year and this year is uncertain their agreement to redecorate now is very welcome.
It's the main entrance for the bulk of the residents in that block and is currently terrible.
Thanks also go to Gary Lane of Hackney Homes who also had the vision to see it needed doing.

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