London,
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September
2009
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Join the Hackney Peace Walk 2009

Hackney Peace Walk 2009 will see residents unite with Mayor Jules Pipe and Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Muttalip Ünlüer, local businesses and community and faith groups to celebrate, and make a stand, for peace in our community.

The walk takes place on Saturday 19 September and is the borough’s annual contribution to the London Week of Peace which this year runs from 20 to 27 September.

Starting at Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street N1 at 11am, the route takes in Hackney Road, Goldsmiths Row, Andrews Road and Mare Street before ending at London Fields where there will be stalls, refreshments and performances from local musicians and Hackney school pupils between 1pm and 2pm.

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney and Chair of Team Hackney, said:

"Every year the Peace Walk is a real demonstration of the commitment that people in Hackney have to peace and cohesion. I am really pleased to see that once again, individuals and representatives from the wide range of community and faith groups in the borough have signed up to take part. This event sends a clear message - that we will all stand together to say no to crime and anti-social behaviour in Hackney -and I would welcome everyone to join in."

Starting at 2pm, the Robert Levy Foundation will be showcasing their work with young people in the borough as part of their event at Hackney Empire.

For more information about Hackney Peace Walk, or to register your interest, email: michelle.flood@hackney.gov.uk or call 020 8356 3334. You can find out more about London Week of Peace at www.weekofpeace.org.

The walk is supported by the Police, Hackney Council and its partners with funding from Team Hackney, the borough’s local strategic partnership.