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.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Cycle shelter approved by TRA

Here's is an example of what we're after.
This one is outside the Nightingale Practice in Kenninghall Rd.

Well, the Beecholme Spring newsletter secure cycle shelter ad had a good response and we now have enough residents wanting a space to warrant getting one.
It will be either a 10 or 12 bike shelter similar to this one:

It's hard to see on the photo but it is covered with a heavy transparent plastic which is vandal and graffiti proof - as well as keeping the cycles out of the weather.

The 2008 EIB (Environmental Improvement Budget) has yet to be set by Hackney Homes so there will be some delay. I hope it will be before the best of the warm cycling weather passes.

It will probably be installed outside the hall, on the bitumen. However, there are a couple of other possible sites around the estate. We will ask residents their preferred spot.

I will keep you informed of developments here.

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