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.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Millfields Masterplan - next Pavilion Area Design meeting

Update 12 April
Bruce Irving, the Parks Development Officer has kindly made notes* (see below) of the 2 meetings about the park especially relating to:
12) Village Green
14) Tennis Courts
15) Basket Ball / Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
16) Pavilion Square 
21) Vehicle Entrance and Access Route

and the National Grid access for the new sub station.

If you want to have a say, the "Millfields Park Users Group" is the best forum. 

This is from Bruce Irving:
"Millfields User Group is the way for all park users to be informed and involved in the park. Please sign up to our mailing list.
Email <> and please include your name(s) and alternative contact details such as address and/or phone. Or contact Brian Weller (020 8806 6753). The more people are involved, the more chance we all have to protect and improve Millfields."
 * This is the link to view the first meetings notes
This is the link to the second meetins notes 
The meeting notes have lots of info, links to Hackney Council web pages and contact details.

See the latest full size map of the Masterplan at

It is the lastest map available
with my note (red text box) about the Natural Play Area
but without the Pavillion Area marked as above.


2nd Pavilion Area Design meeting

18.30-20.00 hrs, Thursday 25th March 2010

at Millfields Community School, Hilsea Street, E5 0SH

Robert Camlin - Camlin Lonsdale (Landscape Architect)
Bruce Irving – P/arks Development Officer LBH


The area in question includes the following projects listed on the masterplan:

12) Village Green

14) Tennis Courts

15) Basket Ball / Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

16) Pavilion Square

21) Vehicle Entrance and Access Route

The edges of the design space will change.

The southern edge would provide access to the new pavilion and potentially the substation.

The western edge would have the gated and locked vehicle access point and a pedestrian crossing to improve access and safety between the two southern sections of the park. 

The eastern edge would change profoundly due to the current National Grid access route disappearing and the railings being removed.

The northern edge would remain the same.

National Grid access route to substation

There was concern over the impact of the potential relocation of the National Grid access route upon the park at the first meeting.
National Grid are carrying out an ongoing consultation on route options, all consultation information can be found at

Enquiries regarding the National Grid consultation should be made directly to their community relations team on 0800 731 7645 or  


UPDATE 14th April - Nation Grid in Millfields

(Click on the poster above to see it full size)


Arguably the best way to safeguard our green spaces is with
an Area Action Plan.

See the main
"How to"
for Clapton
with letter to copy & paste
plus posters, notes & background material  
 further down the blog
(may be on next page - click "Older posts" at the bottom)

 Scroll down or click:

at least

make sure you
sign the petition
for an Area Action Plan!

click on this:




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