|Hi IanYou may have heard about Siva, a local shopkeeper in Clarence Road, Hackney, whose shop was devastated in the riots. With buildings insurance but no contents insurance, he has been left with 25 pence to his name, and no means of income. Yesterday a group of local people set up www.helpsiva.com.
There will be a Community Tea Party on Clarence Rd, a week after the riots, on Monday 15th of August from 5pm onwards. The street will be closed to traffic. This could be a chance for reflection, or a time for socialising and catching up: No speeches, no agenda – this is whatever you, as a member of the local community, want to make it. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to volunteer to help move tables and chairs or help in any way. Please bring cake!
Hackney Homemade Markets on Saturday and Sunday will be going ahead as usual. We will be fundraising for Siva, so please come along to show your support and have a cup of tea.