News releases

07
January
2019
Audrey Street in Haggerston and Detmold Road in Clapton could soon become Hackney’s latest School Streets in proposals announced today. Under the proposals, the two streets - home to Sebright Primary School, the City of London Academy Shoreditch
07
January
2019
Last year saw the highest ever number of Hackney children learning about local Black History through an exhibition at Hackney Museum. Over 2,600 local primary school children have visited the Museum since October, taking part in interactive and
04
January
2019
Hackney Council is giving away 2,000 free bike lights to cyclists in the borough as part of a campaign to encourage people to keep on cycling during the colder months. The lights will be handed out by roving volunteers from the Hackney Cycling
18
December
2018
Dozens of new homes for local families in Hoxton as part of a Hackney Council housebuilding project moved a step closer to completion this week as a key construction milestone was reached. Former residents of St Leonard’s Court, in New North

News blog

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: