Hackney residents get advice on keeping warm as icy blast hits London


Temperatures are predicted to dip as low as -2c this month but residents will be able to get advice on keeping warm and staying healthy in the colder months with the annual Winter Warmer showcase.

The popular free event, which this year will be held on Thursday 26 January, from 11am-3pm, at Stoke Newington Town Hall N16, is organised specifically for the borough’s over-55s.

On the day, attendees will be able to:

  • Get advice on saving energy and keeping warm
  • Speak to many of Hackney’s community groups, including gardening and health clubs
  • Eat delicious hot food and grab some refreshments
  • Have a free head, neck and shoulder massage
  • Book a free eye test and win a pair of free spectacles
  • Find out what’s on at Hackney’s Libraries
  • Learn more about recycling
  • Find out details on courses at Hackney College
  • Pick up some free fruit , vegetables and herbs available to take home
  • Win some fantastic prizes

Geoff Gleadhill, 80, who volunteers at the Winter Warmer wants to encourage residents to come along to the event: “I thoroughly enjoy going to the Winter Warmer, it’s a great chance for people to come together, see what’s on offer and give it a go. The Winter Warmer is also a great event to socialise at I’ve been told by people that they have been to the Winter Warmer and made friends that they have stayed friends with and met up with afterwards. You can meet loads of new people.”


Cllr Clayeon McKenzie, Cabinet Member for Housing Services
I would encourage our older residents to sign up and come along to the Winter Warmer, which this year has lots of stalls, with something for everyone.

Not only can you get useful information on keeping warm and staying healthy, you can also see the wide array of activities on offer in Hackney for older people and even give some of them a go on the day.
Cllr Clayeon McKenzie, Cabinet Member for Housing Services

To book, residents over-55 should contact Hackney Council Resident Participation Team on: 020 8356 7845; or email: get.involved@hackney.gov.uk. Bookings will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information residents go here or visit a neighbourhood office.