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
On Thursday 14 February from 10-3 there will be a training session on safeguarding children and adults delivered to Hackney Council housing tenants and residents. If you live in a council property (whether tenant, leaseholder or tenant of leaseholder) you can find out more and book your place by emailing email@example.com today.
On Saturday the Kings Crescents Residents Group brought the beach to their estate in Hackney with funding from the the council. The resident led event attended by over 100 people saw the Vince Murrain Community Hall decorated as a beach scene complete with palm trees, sea gulls and a tropical refreshments table. With Wheely Tots providing bike based family learning, large games, face painting (thanks to Source Partnership), a quiz and creative activities along with the chance to find out more about the Residents Group there was fun for all ages. Councillor Potter who was in attendance commented on how wonderful it was to see the hall transformed and the community coming together to enjoy the day.
City & Hackney Older People’s Reference Group has been raising a collective voice for older people to assert their dignity and resist ageism for sixteen years and is the largest older people’s group in the area.
Any local resident over 50 is welcome to join the OPRG. We hold regular large open meetings on important issues for older people with senior policy makers and managers, giving an opportunity for them to explain what they are doing on our behalf and for our members to quiz them on what does not work well in services from their own experience. Recent topics have included: ‘Caring for our Carers’, GP services and housing options for older people. Once a year we hold a larger event with lots of workshops, stalls and opportunities to share experiences.
The group welcome organisations and local groups to make contact and to meet with them. For example, the Hackney Housing Resident Participation Team recently gave a presentation on how tenants and residents can get involved.
To find out more see the Older People's Reference Group website
The first Hackney Street Properties Forum for the North of the borough took place at Clissold House last night. The event saw lively discussions on Anti Social Behaviour, Repairs, Recycling, Housing Management and Resident Safety. In the photo above Nigel Walker (Area Housing Manager) is bringing the Tenants Handbook to life. To learn more about how you get involved in future Street Properties Forums please email firstname.lastname@example.org
City and Hackney residents affected by stroke are being encouraged to share their thoughts on local support and services at a free workshop on 5 February.
The ‘Let’s Talk about stroke’ event, from 1 – 3pm in Hoxton, will give residents who have had a stroke, or care for someone who has had a stroke, the opportunity to talk about their experiences of local services that they have received at home or in the community and how they can be improved.
Hosted by City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group and Hackney Council, the event will feature a number of sessions to gather views about how local services can support residents after they have returned from hospital with:
Dr Mark Rickets, Chair of City and Hackney CCG, said: “Our latest Let’s Talk event is an opportunity for residents who have experienced stroke, to tell us where we can make improvements or changes to the services that they’ve received after they've returned home from hospital. We’ll use this valuable feedback to ensure services can be designed to help meet the needs of everyone that uses them now and into the future. I’d encourage anyone who has experience of stroke services to come along and share their views.”
The 'Let's Talk about stroke' event is taking place at: Graeae Theatre Company, 138 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8DY
Book a place by Wednesday 30 January by contacting Eeva Huoviala, City and Hackney CCG Engagement Manager, on: 020 3816 3227; or email: email@example.com Please share any dietary or communication needs.
The event is free and includes refreshments and lunch.
Last night a successful first Hackney Street Property Forum for the South of the borough took place. Residents attending had service briefings and expressed their views on topics including Anti Social Behaviour, Housing Management, Repairs and Recycling. One for the North-East of the Borough (Clapton, Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington) will take place on Wednesday 23 January at Clissold House. To find out more about future Street Property Forums contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest Over 50s Update newsletter produced by Jusleen Rai who works with all the wonderful local over 50s groups registered with Hackney Housing is available for download below. If you are interested in getting involved in a group or making contact with Jusleen please do contact us on email@example.com
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