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Our latest Newsletter for October 2014 is out.
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DBA Table Top Sale 2015

We will once again be holding our very enjoyable Table Top Sale, in the Crypt of St. Peter's Church, De Beauvoir Rd. This will be from 11am-4pm on Saturday February 28th, and we hope to see many of you back again. The TTS is the place to sell unwanted Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac, collectables, vintage/secondhand clothes, secondhand CDs, DVDs, toys.... it's a great opportunity to have a sort-out.

We will be using the main hall, cafe area and corridor, but not the Pink Room, to get the best circulation of buyers. Tables are provided, but not clothes rails, though you are welcome to bring your own.

Tables/spaces available:

18 Medium rectangular tables: 1.20m x 68cm            £10 each
2 Large round tables: 1.22m diameter                        £12 each      
6 Extra large rectangular tables: 1.75m x 75cm          £15 each
6 Clothes rail spaces                                                   £5 each

Bookings aren't confirmed until paid for.
If there are any queries, please contact Kirsty via the contact link above.

Book here via Paypal; you can use any normal debit or credit card or a Paypal account.

To buy more than one category, press Continue Shopping when the Cart screen appears before checking out.

Table sizes

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Families had a great time at our 10th annual  Party in the Park, on Saturday 5 July with all the usual attractions AND a fantastic carnival parade.

Thanks to all who donated time and in other ways before and on the day.

Many great photos from the party are here.


Our table top sale on Saturday March 15th was a great success, raising about £510 for DBA funds. Many thanks to all who donated items for us to sell, or gave their their time or those who came to sell.

That sum is made up of the surplus after we have paid to rent the space for St Peter's Community Partnership and comes from tea and cake sales, sale of bric a brac on our stall and table fees paid by sellers.

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Party in the Park 2013
What a fantastic time we had in De Beauvoir Square on Saturday July 13.
Our photo album is here. (More added Thursday 18 July)

Picture of Marawa's Majorettes entertaining children at the 2013 party by Stephen King
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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 panorama from the tower of St Peter's Church looking east


Click for a bigger version

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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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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? There is a copy of the first edition here (big pdf file)

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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

Councillors have agreed to make sure one of them deals with each message