From community events and business news to tips on maintaining your garden over the winter, here we have something for everyone. Our community is a busy, active one. We support residents in their own events as well as host special seasonal events in the park at De Beauvoir Square and in the De Beauvoir Block. We also get involved in wider community events such as the Hackney Half Marathon.
Our 'Insights' are written by our expert in-house team and our special monthly guest bloggers who cover some first-hand stories from people in De Beauvoir town. Our news will keep on coming - at The Benyon Estate there is never a dull day!
Sharing her passion and knowledge for the local area, De Beauvoir resident and qualified local history guide Lesley Thompson offers guided walks in and around Hackney and Islington.
We spoke to garden designer Leon van Rooyen in August 2020, where he shared some advice on how to prepare your garden before the winter months set in. The Benyon Estate tenant Leon started his garden maintenance business ‘The Ultimate Plant Guy’ in May last year after his career in HR ended due to COVID-19.
A new wine boutique store and bar opened its door and we are happy to introduce you to our new commercial residents!
We’re pleased to have welcomed two new tenants into the fold, with STBY and The Liminal Space taking up residence at the De Beauvoir Block earlier this year.
Ambitious youngsters from in and around Hackney are benefitting from expert coaching at Impact Football Academy, a community focused, grassroots football club teaching boys and girls from ages 5 to 15.
Earlier this summer, across De Beauvoir and beyond, residents celebrated Swift Awareness Week, which aims to raise the profile of the plight of the birds - which have an amber conservation status - and educate people on how to care for them.
A new style of post-pandemic co-working space has been opened in Hackney’s De Beauvoir Town, in response to a growing demand for flexible workspace options.
Artist and designer Ayesha Mansour runs Aah Yes, an art and design studio based in the heart of De Beauvoir Town creating visual identities, marketing collateral, branding materials and artwork for a wide range of clients.
Swift Awareness Week is almost upon us - taking place on 3rd-11th July - to celebrate the birds and help to reverse their decline. Hackney and De Beauvoir Swifts Group have organised evening swift walks in the local area..
Following the success of the Christmas shopping trail in 2020, the De Beauvoir Spring Shopping Trail took place on Sunday 16th May, to encourage residents to shop local and support their neighbours.
After almost 20 years at the Benyon Estate, maintenance supervisor John Bell retired in March 2021.
Tucked away just off Southgate Road is De Beauvoir Workshops, a network of light industrial and workshop units designed for traditional craft and design businesses and individuals.
Over the past months, the creative community - our De Beauvoir Block tenants have been working on some remarkable projects. Here is a taste of just a few that you won’t want to miss.
In what has been a challenging year, it is encouraging to see many businesses in the De Beauvoir Block and across De Beauvoir Town innovating, adapting and doing what they do best. There is certainly no shortage of talent amongst the creative community.
To spread some much-needed festive cheer, the De Beauvoir community organised a magical Christmas Shopping Trail which took place on Sunday 6th December and saw hundreds of locals wrap up warm and turn out for the celebrations.
Determined to spread some Christmas cheer despite the Covid-19 restrictions, the De Beauvoir Association has organised an online Christmas Fair to promote local sellers.
At the start of the first lockdown, the De Beauvoir Association, along with an army of local volunteers and supporters, set up a De Beauvoir foodbank to provide food and other supplies to those in need.
Local artist Caroline Griffiths has been providing some colour to the streets of De Beauvoir Town over recent months with displays of her artwork in her windows.
Benyon Estate tenant Leon Van Rooyen, known locally as ‘the ultimate plant guy’, launched his gardening business in July 2020 and has since been busy transforming gardens and terraces across De Beauvoir Town. Leon has shared some tips for keeping your garden looking great over autumn and winter.
De Beauvoir Town resident, Richard Turnbull, has been keeping bees for more almost 10 years, with two hives on the roof on his De Beauvoir Road home.
De Beauvoir resident 91-year-old Joan Miller has been featured on billboards, hoardings and bus shelters across the globe alongside her daughter Alison Hall, as part of an international campaign to share love and support.
Daria and her boyfriend Kit, who live in an apartment in a townhouse on Southgate Road, decided to try their hand at growing their own vegetables during lockdown.
In this series of blogs, we’ll be speaking to the residents who have been doing something different throughout lockdown and finding out about some of the people who make up our wonderful community.