A unique volunteer recognition scheme is launching in Hackney and Havering after securing funding from the National Lottery. ValueYou (www.valueyou.org) provides a volunteer discount card for individuals volunteering 100 hours or more per year to charities, hospitals and community groups. The scheme launched in Hackney at the start of Volunteers’ Week 2018 in Hackney. Click on this Volunteer Centre Hackney web page for details
It is that time of year again Hackney Housing services are offering grants of up to
£500.00 to our resident groups to take part in hosting a Big Lunch style event during May-June 2019. This can be a daytime event or a Lunar Lunch event to include those that may be fasting (Ramadan will be observed by the Muslim community during this period).
The purpose of the day is to encourage residents on your estate to come together
and interact. When organising your events please be mindful that your activities
should be inclusive and benefit all local residents.
All Hackney housing residents groups have been contacted - however, if you think you're eligible and have been missed out or if you have any queries do feel free to get in touch at email@example.com
The Community Development Fund for 2019-20 is now open. It will remain open till 31st September 2019. Groups applying should ensure that have finalised their reconciliation for 2018-19.
The CDF is an open funding stream open to all Hackney Housing estates. Residents and resident groups are encouraged to come up with community development and engagement activities that will bring residents together.
To find out more visit the Hackney Housing Grants web page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting from today there are a series of resident walkabouts on every part of the Hackney Council Housing Services estates to identify improvements. The walkabouts that are advertised on noticeboards on every estate wills see residents walk round Hackney's estates with key local officers. If you want to know the date for your walkabout (they are from now until early May) please check your local noticeboard or email email@example.com
Do you know an unsung hero whose remarkable achievements are helping make Hackney a better place to live, work or study? Then Hackney Council want to hear about them.
The fourth annual I Love Hackney Mayor's Civic Awards will be taking place 22 May, celebrating civic pride, it recognises, celebrates and rewards the special people of our borough.
Do you know someone remarkable?
Do you know an unsung hero whose remarkable achievements are helping make Hackney a better place to live, work or study? Then the council want to hear about them. Find out more and submit your nominations at https://www.hackney.gov.uk/civic-awards by midnight on 2 April.
There will be a free chairing skills training session for Hackney Council tenants and residents on Monday 25th March 10.00-1.30 at a Hackney location to be confirmed upon booking. It will be a venue that is accessible and with good public transport connections. In addition a light lunch will be provided with refreshments available throughout. To book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A beautiful mural inspired by our involved residents on the Wilton Estate has brightened up the boundary walls. Residents worked with a very talented artist to come up with the mural which represents the constant change of the local area. Having residents involved in the design has lead to residents of all ages respecting and appreciating the artwork, which encourages them to keep a watchful eye out for potential vandals. If you are a Hackney Council tenant or resident with ideas for a project to improve your area please contact us on email@example.com
The new borough-wide local plan 2033, known as LP33, will be the key strategic planning document used to direct and guide development in the borough up to 2033. Our aim is to make sure that the right amount of development is built in the right place at the right time so that the future needs of the borough are met.
On 23 January 2019, Hackney's Local Plan 2033 was submitted to the planning inspectorate for examination. The submission documents and supporting documents, including summaries of the responses received during the consultation are available to view at https://hackney.gov.uk/LP33-exam
Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, joined by Cllr Rebecca Rennison and Cllr Caroline Selman, unveiled the first in a series of contactless donation points being rolled out across the borough this month, to help charities combat homelessness.
The points take a donation of £3 from contactless cards, with 100% of the donations split equally between the 22 charities within the London Homeless Charities Group. The money is spent on providing essential services across London, helping rough sleepers to cope with the day-to-day but also to forge a path away from life on the streets.
The terminals are run by TAP London, a non-profit organization which was founded in Hackney in 2017 and is supported by the Mayor of London. Thanks to a request from the Council, they are now being rolled out across the borough.
The first terminals have now been installed, located at Hackney Town Hall, Hackney Service Centre and at Climpsons on Broadway Market, with more sites set to launch soon. Find out more at www.taplondon.org
The Hackney Housing Resident Training Programme for 2019-20 is currently being worked on. As we put it together we would like your feedback on the courses you would like to see and if there are existing courses you would like us to prioritise. If you have feedback on this or any other element of the training programme please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Details on the current training courses available can be found at http://www.myhackney.org/resident-training
The latest news updates from the MyHackney team and the local community.