Community gardens plot in Clissold Park, part of the successful Growing Communities social enterprise project through which local people can get involved in growing and distributing produce via organic veg box schemes, a farmers' market and a range of urban gardening sites. Attribution: ceridwen
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The London Borough of Hackney is a London borough in Inner London. Hackney is bounded by Islington to the west, Haringey to the north, Waltham Forest to the north-east, Newham to the east, Tower Hamlets to the south-east and the City of London to the south-west. Hackney was one of the host boroughs of the London Olympics in 2012, with several of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park venues falling within its boundaries. W

Hackney topic articles: Food activism Hackney

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Community resources[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

  • Zero Emissions Network,, "multiple award-winning air quality business liaison initiative... helps businesses and more recently, residents in London's City Fringe area save money, reduce emissions and improve local air quality.", added 15:25, 11 March 2022 (UTC)

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Woodberry Wetlands is a nature reserve and designated Site of Metropolitan Importance on the site of the East Reservoir in Stoke Newington, Hackney. The site opened to the public for the first time in 200 years on 1 May 2016. Covering 4.5 ha (11 acres) and situated close to the Lee Valley, Woodberry Wetlands was acquired as a nature reserve in 2014. The site is owned by Thames Water and run by London Wildlife Trust. W

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of Hackney, (category) W

Communities online[edit | edit source]

Shakepeare Neighbourhood and Butterfield Green

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]


Hackney has the highest rate of commuters travelling by bicycle in London as of the 2011 census. W

Cycle routes in or around Hackney include National Cycle Route 1 W Due to the increase in cycle commuting since the 2005 London Bombings and increasing environmental awareness, the Regent's Canal's towpath has become a busy cycle route for commuters. National Cycle Route 1 includes the stretch along the canal towpath from Limehouse Basin to Mile End. British Waterways has carried out several studies into the effects of sharing the towpath between cyclists and pedestrians, all of which have concluded that despite the limited width there are relatively few problems. W

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Recycling and Waste, information from Hackney Council

Sharing[edit | edit source]

see: Community resources

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Xenia, Connect, share, learn, added 17:14, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Hackney Borough of Sanctuary

Every ward remains among the 10% most deprived in the country, with 47% of children living in low-income households.


Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

  • Footways, network of quiet and enjoyable routes for walking in London. Free printed maps or follow routes on your phone. Maps include Central London Footways, Camden Green Loop, Hackney Central Footways, and London Nature Trails. added 08:36, 16 July 2023 (UTC)

65% of households in Hackney are car free. W

The Lea Valley Walk is a 50-mile (80 km) long-distance path located between Leagrave, the source of the River Lea near Luton, and the Thames, at Limehouse Basin, Limehouse, east London. From its source much of the walk is rural. The walk was opened in 1993 and is waymarked throughout using a swan logo. W

Regent's Canal is a canal across an area just north of central London. It provides a link from the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal, 550 yards (500 m) north-west of Paddington Basin in the west, to the Limehouse Basin and the River Thames in east London. The canal is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) long. W

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]


Play streets, Hackney Council, Hackney Play Association

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  • London Borough of Hackney W

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