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.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Clapton Festival 2011 video

Read the letter from film maker Graciela Watson
on the

•  •  •

Near the start of the video, one of the Festival's founders, Louise Goodison, talks about the wealth of community organisations & groups locally and hopes the high street at Lower Clapton Road (opp. Clapton Pond), will become a destination rather than somewhere you drive past. 

The Clapton Arts Trust agrees whole-heartedly and is working to produce a "Vision for Clapton" which suggests ways in which the focus might be returned from the road to the pedestrian spaces, giving people the priority instead of cars and buses.

The visual environment, street furniture and signage as well as under used & inappropriately used public spaces are addressed.
There's even a long term hope and plan to return the roundabout to a crossroads.

The trust hope to have the presentation posted for comment in the not too distant future. It will be on their website  

David White (secretary CAT)

•  •  •

Watch the Clapton Festival 2011 video on YouTube

•  •  •

 Here's looking forward to an even bigger & better
Clapton Festival 2012

No comments: