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04
December
2018
Plans are underway to transform and restore parts of the well loved Abney Park - the magnificent Victorian Cemetery in Hackney, London. Abney Park covers 12.5 hectares and is one of the ‘Magnificent 7’ cemeteries in London. It is one of Hackney’s
03
December
2018
Over 350 residents from across the borough celebrated the start of the holiday season with the annual festive light switch-on at Hackney Town Hall this weekend. Ahead of the event the square was lit up by handmade lanterns, created by local
29
November
2018
Almost 100 residents and business owners turned out to raise their issues and ideas with the Mayor during the second annual Hackney Mayor’s Question Time. The event, in the Council Chamber, on Monday (26), was streamed live on YouTube and saw
28
November
2018
The Council’s proposals to build a new leisure centre, secondary school and homes by Shoreditch Park have been approved. The GLA gave the green light to the application on Monday (26). Hackney’s Local Planning Authority had approved the scheme on

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04
December
2018
Planning documents can sometimes come across as technical documents, and it can be difficult to understand what they actually mean or do. At first glimpse, Hackney’s draft Local Plan, agreed by the Council last month, could appear to be just that –
01
November
2018
Hackney is thought to be the first council in the country to pass a motion pledging to raise awareness of, and support training and research into, rare and uncommon cancers. There are more than 200 different types of cancer. A cancer is
14
August
2018
Today the Government published its Social Housing Green Paper, which sets out minor suggested reforms to national housing policy.  The Green Paper does not commit any new government funding to building Council housing, which the Council has
26
July
2018
Deputy Mayor, Cllr Feryal Demirci, responds to the London Fire Brigade's advice on barbecues in parks: