Hackney community engagement project offers events for young residents over half term

Hackney Council has teamed up with Peabody and other local partners including the Met Police, Arsenal FC and Leyton Orient FC to host a programme of events for young people in Pembury, Clarence Road and the surrounding area over half-term week.

The activities are part of a joint project to engage with young people positively and help support their career goals. The initiative supports the Mayor’s priority to make Hackney a safe and welcoming place for everyone by reducing gang and youth violence. 

Throughout the week, young residents will be able to take part in: 

  • Football coaching sessions
  • Dance classes
  • Cooking lessons
  • Arts and crafts workshops 
  • Cinema trips 
  • Trampolining sessions

The programme will conclude on Friday 18 February with a community event in Pembury Community Centre from 3-7pm. 

Residents will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from Hackney Council, Peabody Housing the Met Police, Arsenal FC and Leyton Orient FC to get expert advice on employment training, apprenticeship schemes, leadership and mentoring programmes, and mental health support. The community event also offers face painting, a raffle draw, free food and merchandise.

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