Sustainable Hackney has developed a Greenprint for Hackney setting out a vision of a sustainable future for Hackney. Launched on 26 March 2014,the Greenprint provides strategic direction and a detailed workplan covering:
Fri 9/5/2014 at 10:14 by Audrey
In 2009, the Castle pledged £6000 to Community Action Nepal (CAN) towards the development of a health outpost in Ghap, Nepal as part of our 2009 Environmental Awards. But, we were never able to send this money as the project, following a trial, was never realised because there were too few patients to make it viable. However, we've been keeping up with the good work that CAN are doing and we are very pleased to send them the pledged funds for the management and upkeep of the other health outposts that they are
Fri 2/5/2014 at 13:27 by Audrey
The Castle is supporting Real Nappy Week 2014 with a display and information on our main staircase provided by the Hackney Real Nappy Network.
Thu 24/4/2014 at 14:32 by Audrey
You may notice our new card payment terminals in Reception and in the Cafe. Yes, you can now pay with cards in the Cafe too!
Mon 7/4/2014 at 15:10 by Claire Lee
A big thanks to Aimee Feenan for giving us permission to link to her article "A Short View from the Ground" about the BMC YCS Series, recently held here at the Castle.
The British Mountaineering Council’s Youth Climbing Series at The Castle
A Short View from the Ground
By Aimee Feenan - 5th April 2014
Fri 4/4/2014 at 11:31 by Audrey
The Castle Cafe, for the second year running, has won the Sustainable Food Award at the 2013-2014 Sustainable City Awards, announced on the 27th of March. This is a great achievement, considering that we've come out above dedicated restaurants and cafes! Our congratulations go to the Cafe, Kitchen and Garden teams for making this happen.
Wed 26/3/2014 at 14:30 by Ida Fabrizio
This season the Castle Garden are looking for two volunteer apprentices for our garden;
A herb apprentice (Mondays) and a Kitchen garden apprentice (Thursdays) to work with the Castle garden team and learn to manage a productive and fun food growing project that grows vegetables, fruit and herbs for a commercial kitchen and café.
Wed 5/3/2014 at 10:31 by Audrey
The One Show's Alex Jones has been training at The Castle Climbing Centre for her 2014 Sport Relief challenge- climbing the infamous Moonlight Buttress in Zion National Park with Andy Kirkpatrick. When Alex came to The Castle six weeks ago she had never climbed before.
Fri 28/2/2014 at 14:34 by Claire Lee
The Castle is looking for enthusiastic, flexible people to join our Duty Managing team.
Duty Managers have responsibility for the operation of the centre during opening hours and act as the designated First Aider when the centre is open. They provide a reference point for all the day’s activities for both staff and customers; they ensure that safety procedures are followed and they provide a friendly, efficient service for our customers while supporting the staff in the centre working in their specialist roles.
Tue 18/2/2014 at 16:33 by Audrey
Looking forward to the next set? Want to know how much longer you can work on that project for?
Below is the provisional bouldering area setting schedule for 2014. Please note that the dates/setters may be changed.