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Wise Wick Community Research Project

Social isolation and loneliness is recognised as a problem for individuals as well as communities and is a cause of serious health problems. Staying socially connected as we age, not only increases our well-being and quality of life but means that we can keep sharing the good stuff with our friends and neighbours. Wick Award Community Researchers are talking to

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Hackney Wick Town Hall

Wick Award has backed  an initiative to connect local residents to tackle local issues and explore solutions. Hackney Wick Town Hall sessions took place in October at Trowbridge Seniors’ Hall and in December at The Old Baths, facilitated by local activist, Gil Wildman and supported by young people from Hackney Wick Youth Voice, the sessions brought residents together to talk

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Winter Warmer

over 900 hundred residents from across Hackney attended the Winter Warmer on the 27 November. Residents got the opportunity mingle with neighbors and find out about the different services and activities accessible to them in the borough. The infamous event saw a packed schedule that involved a pop up afternoon tea club, a panto performance of Cindyrella. Gascoyne 2 crafters

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Strictly Trowbridge

The Trowbridge Seniors Tea dance is becoming an institution. This Christmas the focus was on the Classic Viennese Waltz. Mr Chan and his dance team led the way as members of the community joyfully followed along. Wick Award used this opportunity to promote our new community research project looking at the experience of older people in the ward.

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Build Up Hackney Wick

Build Up have raised an incredible £50,000 to fund an exciting youth led project to improve the outside space on the corner of Wick Road  and Flanders way. Wick Award is contributing £15,00 to the project which will support young people to re-design their own corner of Hackney Wick. Mateenah, 14, a Wick resident said ‘This project can bring everyone

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Gascoyne 2 hall redevelopment

Local residents have contributed to plans to redevelop Gascoyne 2 Community Hall re-opening March 2019. The new building will be an important community hub as it will provide a first class venue for community groups and estate residents to host their own meetings and events, including day-time activities. Alongside the activities which will be held at Gascoyne 2 Community hall, 

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Chair Disco🕺💃

Chair disco starting Friday 2nd November

A new fun fitness class has proved popular with residents. Weekly Chair Disco sessions are being hosted at Adelaide Court every Friday morning at 10.30 am. The sessions are free and fun and a great way to get active and meet new people. One Adelaide Court resident said – “This class has been a hit. I love the music –

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