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Automated payments Wednesday 18 September

Due to maintenance of our payments services, our automated payment line (020 8356 5050) will be unavailable today, Wednesday 18 September. The service will return to normal tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.

Parking fines and PCNs

Please note that customers will still be able to pay parking fines and PCNs by telephone: 020 8629 1232.

Clapton Pond

Clapton Pond has existed since the 1600s. The pond was re-landscaped for public use in the late 1800s to the pattern that largely survives today. In 2004 funds were successfully raised by the Clapton Pond neighbourhood action group to implement modern improvements to this historic space. As a result of the restoration project, Clapton Pond has become a vibrant and well used community park.

The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high. In 2010 Clapton Pond was also awarded a Silver Gilt in London in Bloom in the small park category. Check Clapton Pond Facebook page for events like the Clapton conference and information on Clapton Pond and the resident ducks.

History

The history of the park was unearthed by our archives department and was featured in Hackney Today. The article gives the brief history of the pond from its construction in the 1600s when James I was on the throne up to its present day, complete with play area, duck houses and Green Flag.

Clapton Pond neighbourhood action group

Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) was formed in 2002 to help improve Clapton Pond and the surrounding area. CPNAG hold regular meetings to discuss ways to improve the area. Contact: Ian Rathbone (chair) at ian.rathbone@tiscali.co.uk.

Barbecues

Barbecues are not allowed in Clapton Pond. The use of all barbecues in London Fields has also been suspended following safety advice to all London councils from the London Fire Brigade.

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Page updated on: 12 July 2019

Clapton Pond

Address

Lower Clapton Road
E5 0QA

Telephone

Opening times

  • Clapton Park opens at 7.30am
  • Closing times:
  • 1 Jan to 13 Jan: 4.30pm
  • 14 Jan to 27 Jan: 5pm
  • 28 Jan to 10 Feb: 5.30pm
  • 11 Feb to 3 Mar: 6pm
  • 4 Mar to 17 Mar: 6.30pm
  • 18 Mar to 30 Mar: 7pm
  • 31 Mar to 7 Apr: 8pm
  • 8 Apr to 21 Apr: 8.30pm
  • 22 Apr to 12 May: 9pm
  • 13 May to 4 Aug: 9.30pm
  • 5 Aug to 18 Aug: 9pm
  • 19 Aug to 1 Sept: 8.30pm
  • 2 Sept to 15 Sept: 8pm
  • 16 Sept to 29 Sept: 7.30pm
  • 30 Sept to 13 Oct: 7pm
  • 14 Oct to 26 Oct: 6.30pm
  • 27 Oct to 24 Nov: 5pm
  • 25 Nov to 31 Dec: 4.30pm