hackney council

Volunteers Needed To Help Create A Safer Hackney

Hackney Council and the Police are asking residents to take part in a project, where they will be helping to look into some of the problems related to anti-social behaviour in Hackney. From now until 23 April, Hackney Council wants to find fifteen volunteers from across Hackney to support the community project, which has received […]

Hackney Council Releases 2010/11 Budget

A RECORD-breaking fifth year of frozen Council Tax with no cuts to frontline services is the cornerstone of Hackney’s budget for the coming financial year. For the fifth successive year Hackney’s part of the Council Tax will not increase, as part of the 2010/11 budget agreed at a meeting of full Council on 3 March, […]

Stamford Hill Charedim Demand Hebrew, Not Yiddish, Census

Stamford Hill Charedim Demand Hebrew, Not Yiddish, Census

After a 110-year absence, the appearance of Yiddish in the 2011 Census has provoked controversy among the strictly Orthodox Stamford Hill community – who would prefer it to be Hebrew. Stamford Hill community leaders Rabbi Avraham Pinter and Ita Symons decried the measure, achieved after a lengthy consultation process between the Office for National Statistics […]