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, 21 April 2009

Bike shelter up & Clapton Panel NEWS + UPDATE

(see the article below this one to find out how to object to the Pond House demolition application!)


UPDATE Thur 23rd April:
The bike shelter is ready to occupy!


Thanks to match funded grants
from The Levy Special Projects and the EIB
 with help from procurement to source the Broxap shelter as we wanted instead of the usual galvanized sheds

I had a chain welded to the padlock and secured it to the shelter and
bitumen has gone down over the footings.
I have already contacted those people who reserved a space and who
had given me a phone no.
I will be knocking on your door if you reserved a place but haven't heard from me yet.
Try and have £30 on hand for the key deposit (refundable).

If you have any queries or would like to put your name down on the waiting list
just email:


reminder of previous post
Update Wed 8th April
I've just been told that the bike shelter is being delivered to site to be erected next Thursday 30th April and should be up that day. I will try and buy the DOD rated padlock before then.
(Below: finished "footings" for the bike shelter)

To those who have a space reserved: have at least £30 deposit (returnable) for the key ready.
The lock with 10 keys will be somewhere over £300 and perhaps up to £400.
If you lose a key you will lose your deposit and have to pay another £30+ to get another one, so be warned - don't lose your key.

Update Tue 31st March

As noted yesterday (below), the prep work for the bike shelter is going in now.

Mon 30th March: Secure Bike Shelter preparations.
Tomorrow morning at about 8.30am I will have the pleasure of showing the crew who are digging the holes for the shelters corner concrete pockets where to place them.
That is, within the bitumen area in front of the community hall.

We're still waiting for a delivery date from the manufacturers but the order has gone out so it's just a matter of time. For those who reserved a place, be prepared to pay between £25 and £35 as a deposit for the key - which will be refunded when you hand the key back in - which will pay for the £250 to £350 high security padlock and extra keys. This is a DOD approved padlock so bolt cutters would just be blunted in the attempt.


By the way, as a member (and sec) of our TRA I was elected to
the Clapton Panel, the neighbourhood panel for Clapton along with our TRA chair.

I have now been elected to the position of secretary to the Panel and elected onto
the Residents Liaison Group which meets with councillors and the
heads of Hackney Homes and Pinnacle.

I'm also on the Neighbourhood Investment Board.
As sec of the panel I have created
a new website with
a lot of info you
may find both interesting and useful.

Check it out at

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