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De Beaver 1971-1984

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New to the site? Click on About Us to learn more.
Planning: go to Planningfinder for  current planning and licensing applications in De Beauvoir
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Our newsletter for February 2018 is out

The  DBA Christmas Fair on 25 November 2017 raised £1,775, which goes to De Beauvoir Welcomes Refugees, supporting a Syrian refugee family already housed in the area. Thanks to all who came and/or helped and/or traded. A great result.


Party in the Park 2018
This year's party is on Saturday July 7 2-5pm. Save the date.
The party on July 8 2017- our 13th - was another storming success. Many thanks to all who helped organise and run it and thank you to you if you came and supported the event. We hope you enjoyed it. Thanks too to the many local businesses who helped support the party including donating generous raffle prizes.
Party 2017

Party 2017
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We held an Autumn Nature Day with St Peter's Church on Saturday 17 October 2015. Pictures by Roger Till are here.

Some lovely photos of De Beauvoir in the snow by Stephen King are here.

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De Beauvoir's day in the torchlight

The Olympic torch was carried along Kingsland Road, a parade timed to meet it processed through De Beauvoir, and part of the Shoreditch Festival took place in the south of the area. Kirsty Norman, Stephen King and Paul Bolding tell the story in pictures here.

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DBA discussion

Energy saving homes in a conservation area

Listen to recordings of the discussion held on 23 November 2011
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A panorama from the tower of St Peter's Church looking east


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Two local authors, John Turner and Paul Bolding, have contributed to the latest publication by the Hackney Society
Hackney - Modern, Restored, Forgotten, Ignored: 40 Buildings to Mark 40 Years of the Hackney Society.                                

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The Kingsland Conservation Area Advisory Committee, which has an official role to comment on planning applications and covers De Beauvoir, has its own website.  It publishes its comments on applications. Email them if you would like to get involved.

If you want to find details of a planning application, or see what has been proposed for your road, look at the Council's planning website. You can search by street or by individual application if you know the number. Then you can comment online on an application.

If you hear from the Council or some other way about an application in De Beauvoir, please let us know by email and we will spread the word.

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REMEMBER DE BEAVER, the area newsletter from the 1970s and 80s? We have scanned the whole set.

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News from Meg Hillier MP (June 2011)

Local Hackney councillors have a blog at

They are: 
James Peters
Laura Bunt

Click on the name to email or at or tel 020 8356 3350;

Postal address is

Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA

They tweet at @LoveDeBeauvoir

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