hackney council

Nimbyism gone wild in Homerton or hate group

Nimbyism gone wild in Homerton or hate group

Protesting against some big corporations or big developments coming to our neighborhood, is nothing new in Hackney and is understandable, but there is something about a Homerton groups tactics, that reminds me of spiteful games children play in the school yard.  For them,  protesting the 25 room budget hotel Silk House also known as Sacred […]

Cash boost and uplift for Kynaston Gardens

Cash boost and uplift for Kynaston Gardens

The Friends of Kynaston Gardens have been awarded £48,225 from Groundwork UK and the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces programme to improve the site. The gardens, in Stoke Newington, are owned and managed by Hackney Council. Unfortunately it has suffered from anti-social behaviour and street drinking. The new design includes community food growing beds to […]

Hackney Councils woeful nil policy on sex establishments

Hackney Councils woeful nil policy on sex establishments

In going after adult establishments, Hackney Council have gone for easy prey. The sex industry does not have the lobby power or open support, other industries  such as gambling have … On Wednesday 12 January, the licensing Committee voted to approve a new ‘nil’ policy on ‘sex’ establishments. If approved by full council on 26 […]

Strippers & Adult Establishment Workers March on Hackney Town Hall

Strippers & Adult Establishment Workers March on Hackney Town Hall

Dancers from Hackney’s four lap dancing clubs along with club workers such as bouncers, DJ’s and bar workers marched to the town hall on Mare Street yesterday, to protest Hackneys proposal of a ‘nil’ policy on adult entertainment venues and shops in the borough. They say amongst their many concerns,  are the approximately 400 people […]

Hackney and Haringey Council; a risky marriage of convenience?

Hackney and Haringey Council; a risky marriage of convenience?

What began as a rumour following the savage Government Spending Review of October 20th 2010 has now gained more credence. Last week, an anonymous Council source spoke out about a proposed merger between Hackney and Haringey Council to take in certain core Benefit services. These could range from Council Tax Benefits to Employment Support Allowance […]

Hackney to continue free swimming programme

Hackney to continue free swimming programme

Despite the new coalition Government plans to withdraw funding to Councils, for the Swim4Life free swimming programme (16 and under and over 60s), Hackney Council has decided to continue providing free swimming to older and young people in the borough. Mayor Pipe said: “Residents aged 60 and over, plus under 18s, can swim for free […]