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.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Lower Clapton Rd/Downs Rd crossing

An art installation painted on the road has highlighted once again the need for safety at the Downs Road/Lower Clapton Rd E5 junction.

Ian Rathbone, Chair of Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG), said:
‘Although this is some horsing around by persons unknown, we would like Transport for London (TfL) to hoof it on down to this crossing and carry out the long overdue safety work to it that we have been pressing them for and which they have promised would be done.’

However, it’s not a zebra crossing they’ve promised – it’s a pelican!!!

Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) and Leabridge Ward councillors have been campaigning for a safe crossing on Lower Clapton Road/Downs Road for almost seven years.

TFL originally promised that they would investigate in 2006 with improvements being planned in 2007.

Next there were four plans for pelican crossings drawn up
by TFL in 2008 (PDF download here)

Then a public consultation last year, after which TFL proposed a 3-phased approach to the work.

They now have around 6 weeks to complete this work, although residents are yet to see any changes to the junction.

The e-petition
We urge TFL to carry out its promise to make the Downs Road/Lower Clapton junction safer for pedestrians.

Please sign the petition:

There's only 3 lines to fill - takes 20 seconds
so sign the petition right now!

For more details
please contact Ian Rathbone Chair of the Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group on

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