News releases

08
February
2019
Hackney Council’s Public Health team will be carrying out a survey with 1,000 residents across the borough aged 16 plus between February and March, to get an updated picture of people’s health and wellbeing. Researchers will be carrying out a
08
February
2019
The Britannia Leisure Centre remains closed after a fire in its health suite on Monday. All customers were safely evacuated from the building, but the fire, which started at around 5.15pm, caused significant damage to the health suite and put the
07
February
2019
As part of the Council’s annual budget setting process, councillors will be asked to consider proposals to increase Hackney’s Council Tax by 4.99%, to ensure essential services can be delivered in the face of ongoing Central Government cuts. The
07
February
2019
Do you know an unsung hero whose achievements are helping make Hackney a better place to live, study or work? Then we want to hear about them. Make a nomination to the fourth ‘I Love Hackney’ Mayor’s Civic Awards, and help recognise, celebrate

News blog

24
January
2019
The Council operates the outdoor Ridley Road street market and we have pledged to protect and improve it. It is an essential, diverse and historic part of Dalston’s culture, and we are determined to be a champion for it. Last month, we announced
24
January
2019
The Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, explains the financial challenges facing the Council and looks ahead to the 2019/20 budget: As councils across the country finalise their budgets for the upcoming financial year, you will once again be
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 –