What’s Clapton Commons for?
Clapton Commons is a group of diverse local people that exists to foster community cohesion and improve the environment for everyone. We’re a sharing network – resources, ideas, enthusiasm, needs and solutions. We believe that through our membership of this network we are all enlarged.
Who’s behind it?
As residents along Clapton Terrace and the people from St Thomas’ Church, we have been working with Hackney Council to bring the toilet block on Clapton Common back into use as a community resource. We want to involve the wider community in this initiative – and to strengthen relationships between neighbours more generally.
What does it look like?
Starting with this disused toilet block our proposal entails turning it into a community café and village hall. As Clapton Commons develops we hope to host other local activities, organise campaigns and convene training events – depending on the interests and resources of the organisation’s membership.
Who can join?
We welcome anyone and everyone who lives or works in the wards of Cazenove, Springfield and Lea Bridge to become a voting member, for a one-off fee of £1. Otherwise you can become a Friend. It is non-partisan group, open to everyone who supports its purposes.
What are they joining?
‘Clapton Commons’ is a registered company – Clapton Commons Community Organisation Ltd. We, the members, elect Directors and officers according to the Constitution. As much as possible, Clapton Commons is member-led. In due course we hope to employ an organiser.
Want to join?
To become a member, simply download the membership application form here and then send it, with your £1 to:
1 Clapton Terrace
London E5 9BW
“Local people for the Common Good”