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  • Time is right for “second steppers”

    Market conditions are looking good for flat owners with ambitions to upgrade to a house in and around Stoke Newington. For years substancial house price growth meant making the leap from owning a flat to a house in this area was unattainable for many. But stamp duty reforms have seen less steep value increases for houses and the price gap between houses and flats is the lowest it has been for ages.

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  • Campaign for a new community centre in Stoke Newington

    A church in Stoke Newington is on a mission to improve its offering to locals and charities by creating a new building. The people of St Mary’s are looking to demolish the present rooms (behind the iconic Victorian church) and construct a new St Mary’s Centre in their place. The plans are to create a larger space for charities and community groups to use as well as smaller rooms for private meetings and improved wheelchair access.

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  • Campaign to stop devastating school cuts

    Schools in Hackney face cuts of almost £26 million by 2019 and a local campaign for fairer funding is gathering momentum. Banners protesting the proposals have begun to appear outside Stoke Newington’s schools, campaigners are leafleting locally and action is being coordinated via a Facebook group. Parents can check how much individual schools will lose via www.schoolcuts.org.uk.

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  • Boom time for builders as renovations on the rise

    Renovation fever is spreading fast and it’s fuelled by a shortage of homes for sale and higher stamp duty charges.

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  • Designer charity boutique heading for Stokey

    Fashion lovers are in for a treat as Save the Children prepare to launch a Mary’s Living and Giving Shop in Stoke Newington’s Church Street. Spearheaded by Queen of Shops Mary Portas, these stores are filled with designer clothes and accessories, which are donated by premium and luxury brands and by the public.  

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