Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dalston Futures meeting tomorrow night (Thurs)

Dalston Futures
In Dalston developers are circling, hoping to transform the current shopping mall (Sainsbury, Matalan and the car park behind) into a massive new shopping complex, with seven tower blocks on top. The development has the potential to bring benefits to the local community, but, it could also simply create an island of privilege squatting in the centre of Dalston. The Eastern Curve Garden is already under threat, so the big question is: what benefit can this development bring to the community and how do we ensure that it potential benefit is realised? Hackney Unites, with funding form the National Lottery,  is working to bring the community together and establishing a strong, inclusive, local voice over redevelopment and other issues.

We have a Dalston futures meeting this coming Thursday at:  6.30pm at the Trinity Centre Beechwood Road E8 3DY (the centre is at the Forest Road end of Beechwood Road.

The planning meeting will discuss results of our on-line survey, how we can begin to bring the community together and agree some practical steps (such as leaflet distribution, and organising meetings with existing community leaders across the area).

You can help in two ways: come along to the meeting (even if you are not from Dalston, you can still help)
Help promote the event on facebook, twitter, or by displaying a poster in a local shop, bar or community space, a poster is available for download here:

If you are from Dalston then please take our survey:

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