Local events

Stay up to date with events on the estate in the Rose Lipman building, and elsewhere in the area, by keeping an eye on our Events pages.

Did you know that the Rose Lipman currently hosts regular film screenings, as well as talks, workshops, discussion groups, and more?

And if you know of any local events that you’d like to see publicised here, do get in touch!

Crime alerts

From the De Beauvoir Safer Neighbourhood Team:
A distraction burglary occurred in the Lockner Estate on Thursday at around 12.30 pm. A male suspect claiming to be a plumber pursuaded an elderly resident to allow him into their house to repair a leak. Once inside it is believed the suspect squirted water on the kitchen floor before pretending to work on the sink. He then stated he needed to leave speak to the neighbours before stealing property on the way out.
Please ensure that you not allow individuals purporting to be tradesmen, gas, council or waterboard officials into your property without seeing proper identification and making checks with the relevant company, particularly if you are not expecting a visit.

There were also thefts of mobile phones in the Downham Road area by people on scooters at the weekend. Please take care when using your phone in the street.

De Beauvoir from above

Follow the link below to see footage of De Beauvoir Estate from the skies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vDu5kokm8

Upcoming events

There are lots of interesting events coming up over March and April in de Beauvoir – including the Enhanced Meeting of the TRA on Monday 9 March, 7.30pm, and a pre-election hustings on Monday 20th April, also 7.30pm. Both take place in the Rose Lipman building, and everyone is invited.

Click here for details of TRA meetings, and here for other events in the area.

Comments about repairs

Do you have any questions or complaints about repairs on the estate? We are gathering feedback about repairs in advance of the next Enhanced TRA meeting, which will hopefully be attended by a Hackney Homes representative who deals with repairs, and we would like your input.
Please get in touch with us with any questions or concerns about repairs, by 23 February 2015. Click here to be redirected to the contact form.

De Beauvoir TRA Planting Project

In 2008, members of the De Beauvoir Estate TRA had the idea to replant the 8 round concrete containers outside St Brelades Court and St Lawrence Court with plants. The containers had been empty for many years and were filled with litter, making them unsightly for residents and passers by and a health hazard for children.

The TRA decided to organise a Gardening Fun Day so that residents could come together and choose what plants would be in the containers, help plant them and meet other residents. There would also be activities for children. The TRA applied to Hackney Council for a “Special Projects Grant” to buy the plants and earth, organise the day and also for professional gardeners from Charity Groundworks to advise on what plants would be suitable and prepare the beds for replanting.

The Gardening Fun Day took place on a Saturday afternoon and was free of charge. As well as the planting the containers themselves, there was flower pot painting for children in which they were able to paint flower pots and fill them with bulbs and seeds to take home. Refreshments were provided along with tools, gloves, watering cans needed to do the job. The Groundwork gardeners provided help, advice and showed everyone how to use the tools safely.

De Beauvoir planters Freshly planted containers

Adults and children from all over the estate attended, some of whom had lived on the estate for years and some who had only moved in a few weeks before. Many people said how nice it was for the containers to be replanted after laying empty for so long and how much they enjoyed meeting their neighbours. In particular, having a joint physical activity meant neighbours were able to work together even though they could not speak each other’s languages.

The project was such a success that in 2010 the TRA won another Special Projects Grant to plant out the large rectangular container by St Lawrence Court. They organised a similar Gardening Fun Day to do this which was attended both by those who had attended the previous one and new people as well.

De Beauvoir planters 2

Do you have an idea for a project that you would like to organise? If so the TRA would like to hear from you! Contact us here.

Film screening of Greyhawk – filmed on the estate!

28 January 2015, 7pm – Free film screening!

There will be a screening of Greyhawk, followed by discussion and pizzas from Sweet Thursday in the Rose Lipman Hall

Open School East are pleased to host this screening of the newly released film Greyhawk, shot on De Beauvoir estate.
Greyhawk tells the story of Mal Walker, a reclusive army veteran who is forced onto a housing estate after his beloved guide dog goes missing. On his quest to find him, Mal meets a series of oddball characters, learning about himself, and what it is he’s really searching for.
Presented in collaboration with The De Beauvoir Association. The screening is kindly supported by Bold Turtle Productions.