Community Projects

Hackney is full of welcoming community and volunteering projects. 

Krista is our wonderful Community Development Officer. With Hackney VC she runs weekly activities and exciting projects. Check out the Community Noticeboard in the surgery for projects & activities, speak to our reception staff to find out more, or email Krista at


Community Wellbeing Wall Picture

Elsdale Street Picture


  • Art for any age, fortnightly. INDOORS at Frampton Park Church until March 2022
  • Coffee Morning drop in at the surgery. Come on by anytime between 10 and 12.
  • Gardening Group every Tuesday 10-12.
  • Exercise for ladies, fortnightly. INDOORS at Frampton Park Church until March 2022
  • Walking Group, weekly
  • The Elsdale Canal Project (Planting, weeding, painting and boat trips) -  Each month on the first Friday of each month, partnered up with Canals & River Trust.
  • Cooking Class, monthly
  • Art for Young People, fortnightly. INDOORS at Frampton Park Church until March 2022.

Elsdale project schedule


11am-12pm - Frampton Park Church

  • Tuesday 16 Nov
  • Tues 30 Nov
  • Tues 14 Dec

Walking Group

11am-12.30pm - Elsdale Surgery

  • Thursday 11 Nov
  • Thurs 18 Nov
  • Thurs 25 Nov
  • Thurs 2 Dec
  • Thurs 9 Dec
  • Thurs 16 Dec

Starting Jan 2022!

Ketchup Cafe

  • Weekly Stay & Play for parents and kids under 5



  • Weekly men's mental health drop in support group

Coffee Mornings

10am-11.30am - Elsdale Surgery

  • Tuesday 16 Nov
  • Tues 23 Nov
  • Tues 30 Nov
  • Tues 7 Dec
  • Tues 14 Dec
  • Tues 21 Dec

Cooking Club

11am-1pm - Frampton Park Church

  • Saturday 11 Dec

Canal Nature Team

10.30am-12.30pm - Parnell Rd Lock, E9

  • Friday 3 Dec

Ladies Exercise

11am-12pm - Frampton Park Church

  • Wednesday 17 Nov
  • Wednesday 1 Dec
  • Wednesday 15 Dec


Elsdale Garden Group

Our volunteer team has recently built an amazing garden space! We have a new gardening group to care for it. All are welcome! Speak to patient services on get in touch with Krista.

Elsdale Gardening Flyer


Image of the Elsdale Walking Group

Images of the Elsdale Coffee Club


You can contact Hackney VC for guidance on how to get more involved in the range of community projects and events in Hackney.

Visit our Community Page for more information on other great organisations active locally.