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Planning: go to Planningfinder for  current planning and licensing applications in De Beauvoir
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Our newsletter for September 2016 is out
Thanks to everyone who helped with our 2016 Party in the Park. Some photos from the event are here.

Coming events

All the events below  are held at St. Peter’s Church Crypt or Church, at the junction of De Beauvoir Road and Northchurch Terrace

AGM/Kate Malone

Tuesday 27 September, 7.30 pm Crypt, Adnission free

The DBA’s annual general meeting will be followed by a talk by long-time local Kate Malone, British studio potter, ceramic artist and judge on BBC2’s The
Great Pottery Throw Down (second series to come). Kate is known for her large sculptural vessels and rich, bright glazes. She has two studios in De Beauvoir, and will be joined by two of her colleagues, to talk about their work and the future for British studio pottery.

De Beauvoir Prom

Sunday 16 October, 5.00pm Church, £5 (Under 18s free)

The Olympics have been awesome but what about The Proms? If you are inspired, READ ON! De Beauvoirites will be performing an exciting mix of  musical styles and genres in the first De Beauvoir Prom. Please put the date in your diary.Our neighbourhood is full of talent, both professional and aspirational, but there is still some space in the programme, so if you or someone you know would like to take part, please get in touch with Cec
Darker: cecilia@rosemarybranch.co.uk. Proceeds to the planned new Maggie's Centre at Bart's Hospital

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De Beauvoir Christmas Fair

Saturday 27 November, 11am–5pm, admission £1, Crypt

The ever-popular De Beauvoir Christmas Fair is back again, so don’t buy your Christmas presents until you’ve paid us a visit. Stallholders will be selling delectable eats, Christmas cards, housewares, pet treats, garden must-haves, children’s toys and games, ‘made in De Beauvoir’ items and a host of other lovely things. As usual, there will be refreshments on sale to sustain you as you shop. Any DBA profit will be donated to Mission with a Vision.

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We held an Autumn Nature Day with St Peter's Church on Saturday 17 October 2015. Pictures by Roger Till are here.
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Party in the Park 2015
The party on July 11 - our 11th - was another storming success. Many thanks to all who helped organise and run it and thank you to you if you came and supported the event. We hope you enjoyed it. Thanks too to the many local businesses who helped support the party including donating generous raffle prizes.

It's hard to single out organisations but the firefighters from Shoreditch who let children play with their hoses for hours - and showered many to help them cool off in the hot weather - were a great hit.
We are grateful to the Benyon Estate for financial support again this year too.
The Proud Archivist venue on the canal generously supported the Pimms stall.
As usual all the children's activities - including the bouncy castle and face painting (we had four wonderful face painters from Mush Arts) and book and toy stall - were free. The money spent on the raffle and tombola helps support future events as does as profit from sales at the Pimms, barbecue and cake stalls and the second hand book stall. (The cake stall was run by De Beauvoir Women's Institute.)

Special thanks too to De Beauvoir-based man with a van Davies Direct (07588 107140) for transporting gazebos, tables and chairs efficiently to and from the party.

There is some video from the party on Youtube https://youtu.be/iDfPeo-kbqI
The photo album, from the 2015 party is here
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Some lovely photos of De Beauvoir in the snow by Stephen King are here.

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De Beauvoir's day in the torchlight

The Olympic torch was carried along Kingsland Road, a parade timed to meet it processed through De Beauvoir, and part of the Shoreditch Festival took place in the south of the area. Kirsty Norman, Stephen King and Paul Bolding tell the story in pictures here.

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DBA discussion

Energy saving homes in a conservation area

Listen to recordings of the discussion held on 23 November 2011
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A DIFFERENT VIEW
A panorama from the tower of St Peter's Church looking east

Panorama

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BORIS SITE - SEE WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE
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DE BEAUVOIR AUTHORS

Two local authors, John Turner and Paul Bolding, have contributed to the latest publication by the Hackney Society
Hackney - Modern, Restored, Forgotten, Ignored: 40 Buildings to Mark 40 Years of the Hackney Society.                                
                                                           

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PLANNING

The Kingsland Conservation Area Advisory Committee, which has an official role to comment on planning applications and covers De Beauvoir, has its own website.  It publishes its comments on applications. Email them if you would like to get involved.

 
If you want to find details of a planning application, or see what has been proposed for your road, look at the Council's planning website. You can search by street or by individual application if you know the number. Then you can comment online on an application.

 
If you hear from the Council or some other way about an application in De Beauvoir, please let us know by email and we will spread the word.

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REMEMBER DE BEAVER, the area newsletter from the 1970s and 80s? We have scanned the whole set.

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OUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

News from Meg Hillier MP (June 2011)

Local Hackney councillors have a blog at http://debeauvoircouncillors.blogspot.com/

They are: 
James Peters
Laura Bunt

Click on the name to email or at DeBeauvoir@Hackney-Labour.org.uk or tel 020 8356 3350;

Postal address is

Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA

They tweet at @LoveDeBeauvoir

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