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Enfield tears up rules in radical attempt to ease housing problem

Enfield tears up rules in radical attempt to ease housing problem

Pushed into a corner by soaring prices, greedy landlords and a cap on benefits, one London council has embarked on a daring set of untested policies to provide more public housing

Video: a week inside Enfield’s emergency housing office








 

Teenage Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall in Hackney

Teenage Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall in Hackney

New figures released yesterday show the number of teenage pregnancies in Hackney is continuing to fall. The Public Health England statistics report a 6.2 per cent drop in the teenage pregnancy rate during 2012, which follows a 26.4 per cent drop the year before. Since the national teenage pregnancy strategy was launched in 2000, the […]








 

Hackney pays respect to Nelson Mandela

Hackney pays respect to Nelson Mandela

A remembrance book will will be available at Hackney Town Hall from Monday 9 December in memory of Nelson Mandela. Flags were flown at half mast today as a mark of respect to the former South African leader who died yesterday Thursday 5th December, at his home in a suburb of Johannesburg. Mayor Jules Pipe […]








 

Planning in Hackney Gone Wild: Two harassed residents speak out

Planning in Hackney Gone Wild: Two harassed residents speak out

Back in January I was approached by a Hackney resident who was very concerned about the formation of  a neighborhood Forum in North Hackney, which would have included his neck of the wood.  He wrote a piece for  Hackney Hive which I had every attention of publishing, but didn’t, as I needed more evidence.  To […]








 

New mentoring programme launches search for black professional males, to be role models

New mentoring programme launches search for black professional males, to be role models

  At a time when Britain is seeing  a record  number of young boys and men of African Caribbean heritage not reaching their full potential educationally or employment wise, there has never been a better time for an innovative, culturally responsive intervention and mentoring program created to address this social and human deficit.  Which is […]








 

Hackney residents get a chance to have their say on Fashion hub plans

Hackney residents get a chance to have their say on Fashion hub plans

Like it or not it looks like Hackney will be dragged screaming (or not) into one of Londons most ambitious and out of left field projects, and so far the usual suspect neighbourhood warriors and NIMBY’s haven’t put up much of a fight.  The borough has long shed its loony left image, (although some locals […]