How to find the perfect rental property

Trying to find a new home can be tricky, with lots of factors to consider before you make your decision. Here’s our advice on how to find a home that suits you. When looking for a new place to live, consider the transport options. Use apps like Google Maps or City...

Using energy meters in your rental home

With the growth of renewables as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels, the dangers of climate change and the impact of global warming, there is a need for all of us to be more energy efficient. As a tenant, one way to monitor your energy efficiency and...

New Year’s resolutions to improve the community

In the New Year we all start thinking about how we can improve our lives and the area that we live in. Hackney and De Beauvoir Town are vibrant communities and there are many ways you can connect with, support and contribute to it. 1. Start a class or a group –...

How social media can bring the Hackney community to you

Moving to a new country, a new area or new part of town can be daunting, but thanks to social media now offering real-time information at our fingertips, you can start to become part of your new community before you’ve stepped out of the front door. Following your...

Young artists convert construction site perimeter into community canvas

The perimeter of the Hackney New Primary School construction site has been converted into a “community canvas” for the art work of creative teenagers as part of a project that is linking commercial enterprise with the community. As part of the fledgling Open Art...