THE BENYON ESTATE

News & Insights

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!

 

 

 

FROM THE ESTATE

Children With Voices community food hub

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.

3 November 2020

FROM THE ESTATE

How to care for your garden this autumn

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.

FROM THE ESTATE

The sweet success of Hackney Honey

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.

31 August 2020

FROM THE ESTATE

Southgate Road neighbours grow their own during lockdown

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.

FROM THE ESTATE

Introducing the De Beauvoir Community - Part 3

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.

29 June 2020
22 June 2020

FROM THE ESTATE

De Beauvoir Town raises funds to support local literacy charity

The De Beauvoir Town community has come together to raise funds for local charity The Literacy Pirates which helps local children with their reading and writing.

FROM THE ESTATE

Making new homes for swifts in De Beauvoir

Buckingham Road residents Tim Moss and Lama Hashem have installed integrated swift nesting bricks in an extension to their home, the first of these bricks to be installed in De Beauvoir.

FROM THE ESTATE

De Beauvoir Covid-19 Mutual Aid Support Group

Since this crisis hit, around the country thousands of neighbourhood mutual aid societies have sprung up, including De Beauvoir’s own organisation which is now fully operational.

3 April 2020
26 March 2020
11 March 2020

FROM THE ESTATE

Fashion designer Markus Lupfer moves to Hackney

Womenswear Designer brand Markus Lupfer has moved into the De Beauvoir Block in Hackney to house its growing team.

FROM THE ESTATE

Setting sail with the Literacy Pirates

The Literacy Pirates is an innovative charity offering an after-school, year-long programme to improve the reading, writing, confidence, and perseverance of children who are falling behind at school or have fewer opportunities.

10 February 2020

FROM THE ESTATE

Yammy yammy yammy: Foody friends create homely café at The Block

In parts of rural Cumbria, the locals still use the word ‘yam’ for home. Add an ‘m’ and you get Yamm, which is the name of the new café in the De Beauvoir Block run by Andrian Iftodi and Scott Pattinson who set out to create a homely environment for their customers.

11 December 2019

FROM THE ESTATE

Award winning musician opens Hackney Primary School’s new building

The award-winning double bassist Chinyere (Chi-chi) Nwanoku, who was awarded an OBE for services to music, was back at school last week (Friday 29 November) to open a new community school which has a focus on music.

FROM THE ESTATE

Happy tenth birthday to the De Beauvoir Deli!

Ten years ago, De Beauvoir Town resident and self-confessed foodie Harry Davies launched a new venture on Southgate Road – the De Beauvoir Deli.

20 November 2019

FROM THE ESTATE

Construction completes on 98 De Beauvoir Road

The transformation of 98 De Beauvoir Road from mixed use commercial and residential space to a contemporary office has completed.