Next steps to create a strong communtiy voice in Dalston
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Last week ten people attended a planning meeting for the Dalston Futures project.

It became very clear that the key issue for the community at the moment is redevelopment and the impact this is having on the existing communities and our facilities (not least the risk to the Eastern Curve Garden).

We agreed to hold a further meeting in four weeks’ time: on Thursday 14 November at 6.30pm at the Trinity Centre Beechwood Road, London E8 3DY.  (
The objective of that meeting will be to:
  • Choose two or three issues we want to take action over
  • Create a local voice that cannot be ignored and
  • Work on a plan to take us forwards
We aim to have at least 25 people at the next meeting.
  • The key steps we agreed to take between now and then were:
  • To prepare a leaflet for distribution through every door in Dalston
  • To promote our on-line survey:
  • Arrange to speak to people by door knocking, leafleting down Ridley Road Market/

More generally we want to
  • Create a space for people to post their ideas (a big Canvas for people to write concerns on.
  • Bring together local groups
  • Develop some ‘myth-busters’ about regeneration
  • Create a series of ‘asks’ for developers to create opportunities for the community
  • Engage with school, parent associations, estate and community groups
  • Plan a ‘summit’ and invite representatives of every group in Dalston
You can help us create a new voice for Dalston
Complete our survey: and register to attend the next meeting, volunteer for leafleting and offer to help generally.

Please also promote this initiative on facebook, email, word of mouth and twitter.

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Thanks for your support.

John Page
Hackney Unites