Here are links to other projects in the Walthamstow and Hackney area - please email me at to add a project to the list. - Exists to defend and preserve the ancient Lammas Lands of Leyton as public open space, free from enclosure, encroachment, and inappropriate use. We also aim to promote their use and enjoyment, and increase understanding of their history and significance, by such means as guided walks, historical talks and social events held on the Lammas Lands. - Manages the parks. Their website is a good resource for finding out about more of the parks and the events that happen there. - An online resource for everyone interested in the fauna and flora of the London borough of Hackney. - A blog for local bird sightings in Hackney - Lee Valley Riding Centre - Hornbeam environmental Centre in Walthmastow. A base for food and environmental education projects. - A worker’s cooperative growing food in the Lea Valley area. - Community business promoting social and environmental justice through practical initiatives to reuse, recycle and reduce waste in East and North London. - Walthamstow project inviting people to build their own bike from recycled bike parts. - Transition Town in Waltham Forest. Transition Town’s aim is to work together to reduce oil dependency and find creative ways to transform the local community. - Transition Town in Hackney - Hackney cyclist hub - Local food growing and veg boxes in the Hackney area - Great Cafe in Springfield Park - Delicious Vegan food in Hackney - Leaside Wood Recycling Project - an amazing place that salvages wood in Bromley by Bow. - Hackney Environment Forum - ecoACTIVE environmental education services - Hackney Permaculture! - Promoting ‘real nappies’ in Hackney - Lea Valley Allotments -  Support website for Manor Gardening Society Allotments in Hackney Wick, whose future is in jeopardy due to pending eviction from the current site. - Local community resource network - fosters fellowship and challenges the commercialisation and isolation of modern life. They host talks and discussions and meet monthly in Leytonstone. - keeping an eye on the Olympics! - The amazing Chatsworth Road has a Traders and Residents Association. It also has up to date information about the Chatsworth Road street market. - Blog from around the Clapton Pond - The Hackney Society Works to preserve Hackney's unique heritage and make the area a better place in which to live and work. - Hackney Freecycle. Internet forum for people to exchange items they no longer want. - Youth Centre in Homerton - Theatre projects on Estates in Hackney - Photography project with school children on Kingsmead Estate - Non-profit community arts organisation - A community arts centre in Homerton - A charity in Homerton that exists to promote the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience mental health problems - Community Arts project in Leytonstone. They also hold workshops and events. - Walthamstow Folk Club at the Plough Inn in Walthamstow every Sunday from 7.30pm - A great arts space in Homerton - Interdisciplinary arts practice and collaboration. Amongst other things explores dirty water politics and other radical histories. - Waltham Forest Arts Club - runs an art trail in Walthamstow bringing together and highlighting many local artists in the area! - Arcola Theatre is a great theatre in Dalston. They run great events like Green Sundays and on Tuesday night it is pay what you can. - Started in 1983 Waltham Forest Oral History Group is a voluntary organisation who have a database of oral histories from the local area dating back to the 1970’s. - Walthamstow Historical Society - Vestry House Museum is a local history Museum in Walthamstow. - William Morris lived in this house in Walthamstow. This house is now a museum and gardens where you can find out more about him. - Time Line Lifelong learning project, centred on Hackney , working with local communities, ordinary people discover and present a kaleidoscope of information about the history of their own area.