What’s on in Hackney


London Borough of Hackney has joined the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme to offer parents an incentive to use real nappies.  Parents living in Hackney can claim a free £54.15 voucher towards the initial cost.  You can use the voucher to buy nappies from participating businesses across London, or to get started with the  Nappy Ever After laundry service.

Around 6% of waste in Hackney comes from disposable nappies. This is equivalent to the weight of nearly 456 double decker buses each year!  Reusable nappies can make an important contribution to waste reduction in the London Borough of Hackney.

All nappuccinos are at Hackney Central Library on the 4th or last Friday of the month during term time – 10.30 am to 12 noon.   You can apply for a voucher in person on the day, please make sure you bring along supporting documents.

Upcoming Nappy Events

You can attend events happening in other borough too!

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Are you a member of Hackney’s Recycling Rewards scheme? If so, you can gain a huge 2,000 points for using Real Nappies. To gain points or to join the scheme contact: info@localgreenpoints.com or 0207 326 5055 (Mon –  Fri, 9am – 5.30pm). Fore more information on the scheme visit: hackney.gov.uk/recycling-rewards

Local Real Nappy Advisors

Hackney Real Nappy Network

The Hackney Real Nappy Network is a group of real nappy users who offer free advice, based on their own experience. They hold real nappy demonstrations at antenatal classes in Homerton Hospital, and attend many events across Hackney to show people how easy real nappies are to use.

Washable Nappy Company

The Washable Nappy Company attends the Hackney Real Nappy Network’s nappuccinos at Hackney Central Library.  They provide a pop-up shop where you can purchase real nappies or redeem your real nappy voucher.  Impartial advice is provided on all the different types of real nappies.

Nappy Ever After

Nappy Ever After hold drop-in demo’s every Tuesday from 2pm till 6pm and once a month Saturday demo’s (booking advisable) at their shop located at 81 Murrary Grove, London N1 7QJ.  You’ll be given impartial advice on all the different types of real nappies available as well as having the opportunity to redeem your real nappy voucher.   Nappy Ever After also offers parents living in North London with a cloth nappy laundry service.  Please contact them for further information.

 East London Sling Library

The East London Sling Library is a not-for-profit volunteer run facility, collecting and offering for hire many different types of baby carrier to parents and expectant parents.   They offer advice and support you to use the carriers comfortably and safely. At each session experienced babywearers attend to help ensure you and your little one are comfy and safe.   Advice is free and hires cost between £5 and £10 for 2 weeks hire.   The money they charge for hires goes directly back into the library to get more carriers in order to help more people!

Where: Farmilo Road, Walthamstow, E17 8JP
When: Every Friday – 10.30am –  12.30am
Contact: To book your appointment –   info@eastlondonslings.co.uk  |   www.northlondonslings.co.uk/eastlondonslings


Contact Info

London Borough of Hackney

Waste & Recycling Team
020 8356 6688

Washable Nappy Company

Juliet Wickham
01424 434 580
07833 927 210

Nappy Ever After

Claim your real nappy voucher