Balconies in Bloom 2019

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Hale Village London invites the local community to enter into this free competition.

Recognising the individual efforts of residents brightening up the estate by gardening in confined spaces.

To enter, simply send a few images of your gardening space accompanied by a short description of your project.

Email to –
Enter before – 30th June 2019

Awards to be presented at the Summer Festival 2019Balconies in Bloom 19

Engine Room recognised for inspirational work

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Congratulations to St Francis at the Engine Room, here in Hale Village, for receiving the Gold Award in the Best Building Project category at the Christian Funders’ Forum Awards at Mercers’ Hall in London.

The team fought off stiff competition at the annual awards which celebrates the great work done by grassroots organisations across the UK.

The Revd. Andrew Williams, Priest Missioner, St Francis at the Engine Room, said: “It is fantastic to be nominated for this award. There are a lot of people from the Diocese of London and locally here at the Engine Room who have put months and even years of hard work into getting the new Community Centre and Church off the ground.”

The awards showcase powerful initiatives that have been at work in communities through the UK and demonstrate how faith groups contribute at least £3 billion worth of social and welfare support to the UK every year, helping 48 million in the process.

This award is totally deserved.  St Francis at the Engine Room is an important and central part of the Hale Village community. gold award picture

Haringey Pirates

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Volunteer once a month with The Haringey & Hackney Pirates

The Haringey & Hackney Pirates are an innovative education charity supporting young people aged 9-13 to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance that will help them achieve both in school and the world beyond.

In their unconventional learning spaces (pirate ship themed buildings in Tottenham and Dalston), young people work on reading and creative writing projects with one-to-one support from volunteers. The Young Pirates collaborate with professionals to publish their writing in the form of storybooks, studio recordings and films which are premiered in a local cinema.

On average Young Pirates improve their reading age 52% faster than age related expectations – so in 9 months aboard the ship they make an average of 14 months progress. You can hear more about the impact from the Young Pirates themselves and sign up to join their volunteering crew here:


Hale Village Information Sessions at The Engine Room

Haringey Pirates will be holding special information sessions at The Engine Room for residence of Hale Village interested in supporting. You will be able to hear more about volunteering, begin the DBS application process and sign up for a training to become a Volunteer Crewmate. These sessions will take place on the following days and times:

Friday 2nd November

  • 1 pm – 4.00 pm
  • 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Sunday 4th November

  • 3 pm – 6.00 pm


What Do Volunteer Crewmates Do?

Volunteers work one-to-one or in small groups with our Young Pirates, playing games and supporting them on reading and writing activities.

All sessions are planned and led by an experienced teacher so no experience or preparation is required.

Volunteer Crewmates receive full training and ongoing development for skills in supporting and motivating young people.


Time Commitment

They offer volunteers flexibility and a low rate of commitment. Volunteer Crewmates commit to completing a minimum of 1 session a month (3.45pm to 6.45pm, Mon-Fri).


Benefits Of Volunteering

As a result of volunteering with us many Crewmates report improvements in their own confidence and skills beneficial to their careers such as public speaking, presenting and team leadership.

They run regular inclusive social events for Crewmates so there are always opportunities to meet new people.

They process a free DBS application for all volunteers.

They are happy to provide references upon request once you have completed 6 sessions.


Location Of Pirates Ships

Hackney Pirates (Daslton) – Ship of Adventures, 138 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2NS.

Haringey Pirate (Tottenham) – Enterprise Centre, 639 High Rd, London, N17 8AA.


Join the Crew

Find out more and sign up to volunteer by visiting:

Volunteer Crewmates are central to our project, and we are looking to take on 250 new recruits as we expand to support more and more children across Haringey and Hackney. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in supporting local young people.Inspire Haringey - Web-page-001

GOLD again for Hale Village! London in Bloom Award

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Hale Village has recieved the London in Bloom award for the forth consecutive year!

‘This is a remarkable Village and a shining example of a residential development that is working for and with the community.

The Church of St. Francis and The Engine Room and their associated workers and volunteers are the ‘glue’ that will cement this diverse community together.

Creating a pleasant and green environment and keeping the estate safe, clean and tidy will encourage pride in their environment and help residents understand their place in the local community and develop a responsibility, hopefully, towards the open spaces right on their doorstep.

The achievements and enthusiasm of the Management Team shines through and we were so pleased to see attention being paid to training and qualifying horticultural apprentices and practitioners.

Thank you for showcasing your Village with such pride and we wish you good luck for the future and look forward to seeing more growing together in every sense of the word. Congratulations to you all.’


Tottenham Café Connect goes outdoors

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Support Living Under One Sun’s crowdfunding campaign to transform a disused bowling green into an all season outdoor community space.

This is the next phase of the wonderful Café Connect project, the community hub and café in Downhills Park.

Funds are needed to help create covered spaces for events, classes, community meals and film nights. Place your pledge at

Hale Village has helped support this growing community by donating recycled building materials. LUOS have utalised these supplies to create a conservatory space. LUOS Conservatory 2LUOS Conservatory

Open House 2018

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Hale Village is participating in Open House again this year.


Open House centers upon bringing city-makers – architects, developers, engineers, contractors – and the public together.


This architectural festival gives free access to London’s best buildings, a way of inspiring the public about the benefits of great design.


And because we believe that great design – in architecture, urban design, planning and infrastructure – can transform the lives of ordinary people for the better.


Hale Village Compact

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Hale Village Compact Launch!

A program designed to support young people from Hale Village and Ferry Lane Estate with their career development and employment opportunities.
The program will introduce local young people to buisnesses and employers. Creating direct networks with organisations including; Anthology, Barclays, Hunters Property and Lee Valley Estates to name a few.
There will be a range of workshops available to get involved with;
Interview techniques
Job training workshops
CV application advice and guidance
Skill development
Mentoring and other activities…
Targeted at 14-18 year olds.
Give Obi a call to find out more – 07983 726493
This program has been funded by Lee Valley Estates.

Compact Portrait

Green Flag Award for 3rd year running!

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Well we’ve done it again. Hale Village has received the coveted Green Flag Award for the third year running as one of the UK’s best green spaces in the world!

The Green Flag Award is an international award and recognises green spaces that are beautifully maintained, have the highest possible environmental standards and excellent facilities.

HV-GreenFlag1819-4Well done and many thanks to the hard working Hale Village team that works tirelessly to maintain the Village to such high standards for us all to enjoy.