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!
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 Islington 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.
The challenging times brought by the Covid-19 pandemic have had one clear positive: communities coming together to support each other and make new connections.
The community spirit of De Beauvoir has been thriving during the Covid-19 pandemic, with neighbours coming together to support each other in a variety of ways.
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.
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.
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.
Our friends at the De Beauvoir Association (DBA) have been rallying the De Beauvoir Town community to help support those most in need during the coronavirus pandemic.