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.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Beecholme 184 (communal repairs) walkabout Wed 9th June

Each year somewhere around 1% of the total yearly Hackney Homes repairs budget is set aside for resident designated repairs & additions - the 184 budget.

Every estate in Hackney is walked around by Hackney Homes staff
with residents & TRA members where possible.


UPDATE 12th JUNE - Beecholme 184 walkabout

I can confirm that the railings in front of block 10-21 requested last year will be going in sometime in the next month or so.
This includes a more decorative smaller loop top border around the raised beds at either end of the block. This should offer some protection to the plants from people sitting on the low wall. 

As secretary of the Clapton Panel I also accompanied officers while walking around Radleigh Square, Jack Watts and Southwold Road, where
I took this photo:

(click on the picture above to see it full size) 

The 184 walkabout continues in Clapton until Tue 15th when it takes in Chardmore, Kier Hardie (about 10.30am) Lea View and Springfield in the morning and Bakers Hill, Mt Pleasant, Shelford Court and Leaside in the afternoon, ending around 2.40pm


Around 1.30pm next Wed 9th of June
Hackney Homes officers with TRA members will be
walking around the Beecholme estate
to identify, record and request repairs and new additions
(like railings or lighting) to the communal (external) areas.

If you are a Beecholme resident you are welcome to join us.


Estate walkabout dates and times for the whole of Hackney
is available to view online at:

NOTE: The spreadsheet has 5 pages for diff areas of Hackney
See the bottom left of the spreadsheet for your area


Estates in Clapton with no TRA still get a resident contingent
as Mavis McGee, chair of the Clapton Residents Panel
along with one or two other Clapton Panel members usually accompany
officers on these walkabouts to try and make sure that
no estate is left out and the worst estates are improved.

The estates that need the most work are nearly always the estates with
no TRA or estate resident spokesperson.
The Clapton Panel tries to speak for those estates.


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