Author: The Lockner Estate TRA

About The Lockner Estate TRA

The Lockner Estate Tenants and Residents Association represents the community living on the Lockner Estate in Hackney. The TRA liaise with Hackney Homes and Hackney Council on behalf of the tenants and residents regarding the upkeep of the estate. The main aim is to improve the level of service received relating to maintenance and repair issues. It also organises events. The TRA has forged close links with other community groups in DeBeauvoir and East London.

The Big Lockner (cArNiVaL!) Lunch 2018!

Sorry for the delay in posting this, but better late than never! Since writing this, Lockners Big Lunch has been used as a case study (again) for the National Lottery: Project Big Lunch 2018. You can see more information, and some pictures from Lockner on their website here.

Thank you to everyone who came to share food and neighbourly love yesterday. The sun shone and the Jerk just kept coming! A huge thank you to everyone who made this day possible, particularly Lorenzo, who spent days tirelessly preparing and hours cooking his amazing Jerk, bream and rice and peas for us all. Neighbours all contributed to our lunch table and we sat, talked, shared and laughed together well into the evening.
We are all so lucky to live here in this little bubble in the middle of the city, with such a strong and friendly community.
All of this is possible because of our residents association – so please get involved if you haven’t before.


Open House Lockner

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22-23rd September 2018

We are hosting our own ‘Open House’ on Lockner.

A chance to look at what other residents on Lockner have done with their properties, or showcase your home and share experiences, ideas and tips for home improvements.

If you would like to be involved – either looking into peoples homes for inspiration, or to share your home with others – please get in touch by emailing with the subject line “Open House”.


Lockner’s 9th annual Big Lunch

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This will be our 9th Big Lunch on Lockner. This year the theme is all things carnival, so we can expect Notting Hill vibes, plenty for the children and Lorenzos famous jerk.
Feel free to bring along some food to share, chairs, tables – anything you like (or just your self, no pressure!).
If you have any energy or time on the morning we will be setting up in the GREEN park (each park has different coloured railings) from 11am and any extra hands would be much appreciated.

Resident Led Improvement Budget Walkabout

We are given a fund every year from the council to spend on estate improvements, the majority of this is billed to leaseholders. These can be anything from bike locking areas, planters to playground improvements.
There is a “walk about” the estate on Monday 9th July at 11.15, meet at the community flat, 23 Blandford court.The walkabout is for council reps and residents, for us to give them a “wish list” of what improvements we would like to see.
Please attend if you have any requests or ideas.

Competition Time!

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We are ordering FREE Tote bags (ethically sourced) to give to every resident on Lockner.
We need a design for our bags! It could be anything from a picture to a Logo for the Estate.
Under 16’s – a £20 JD voucher
Over 16’s – dinner for 2 at our local friendly gastro pub
Submissions by email to by 1st July 2018

Come Dine with me – on Lockner

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Do you like cooking and entertaining? Like your neighbours or would you like to get to know more?
We are organising a “come dine with me” experience here on Lockner Estate. The idea being that you host a supper in your home for a small group – and hosting is rotated within that small group. No pressure to do 3 courses – we could even do a “Safari dinner” where we move to a different course with a different host.
If you’re interested, and would like to be involved – reply to this email with “come dine with me” in the heading and we will create a small email group to coordinate.
This could be a lovely fun way to meet neighbours and boost our community here on Lockner.

Pets of Lockner

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Do you live on the Locker Estate and have an adorable furry friend?

If so, we want to hear from you. Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, lizards … We want to run a feature for our website about all the various creatures who live on Locker. No matter how big or small!

If you’d like to take part, send an email to with ‘pets’ in the subject line. We’ll get in touch to arrange an appointment with Tom, our pet photographer and interviewer.

We’ll put these together for a feature on our site. So if you’ve got a pet, why not take part? And if you don’t, stay tuned to find out more about your four-legged neighbours.

Next Meeting

Date for your diary – Wednesday 25th April will be our rescheduled AGM. It will be held at 7pm in the community flat, 23 Blandford court.

The AGM is the most important meeting of the year. We need to get a quorum (minimum number of people attending) to be a registered association.

If you appreciate things like the Big Lunch, the Christmas Panto and having a voice with the council over housing matters – please come along.

Please support us so we can carry on supporting life on Lockner for us all.