News releases

17
May
2019
The Hackney Festival of Fitness - which culminates in the half marathon - is set to return to the borough this weekend. With over 27,000 runners taking to the borough’s streets in the Hackney Half and Hackney 5K, it is expected to be the biggest
16
May
2019
Hackney Council has launched a guide to help councils across the country replicate its successful School Streets, which ban motor traffic outside schools at opening and closing times. School Streets have been running in Hackney since 2017, with
14
May
2019
18 year old singer and songwriter Angelina was crowned the winner of Alter Ego 2019 in front of a crowd of nearly 1,000 audience members of all ages, at the iconic Hackney Empire on Friday 10 May. Nine acts performed in the final of East London’s
13
May
2019
Hackney Council is looking for more than 20 local people of all ages to join its award winning apprenticeship scheme this summer. The programme, designed to give people a chance to start their career within different Council services, includes

News blog

18
April
2019
Our first homes for living rent are set to be available later this year, starting with eight new modern, high-quality homes at our Bridge House development in Homerton. You can register your interest on the Hackney Sales website. Compared to the
17
April
2019
Cllr Caroline Selman, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Policy and the Voluntary Sector, explains the changes to funding for advice services in the borough, and why this funding has been protected:   Hackney’s advice providers play a
12
April
2019
Cllr Clayeon McKenzie, Cabinet Member for Housing Services, writes: Residents living in council homes and estates may have been concerned after reading about an internal review by one of our scrutiny commissions two years ago which explored the
05
April
2019
Hackney Council uses glyphosate (in the form of Roundup) primarily to control weeds on pavements and paths, and to a much lesser extent in green spaces. The product is always administered by qualified staff or contractors following the application