Hackney,
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Help us make Hackney accessible for everyone

Hackney Access for Everyone

Residents, Council staff and Councillors will have the opportunity to make the borough more accessible, as part of the next phase of the Council’s Hackney Access for Everyone scheme.

Poor lighting, a lack of signage, level access or unsuitable facilities can sometimes make a trip to the shops challenging for people with limited mobility, vision, hearing, a learning difficulty or other type of mental or physical impairment.

The Council is looking for people who would like to help lead or participate in walkabouts around areas set for large-scale development. You will have the opportunity to share your ideas with Councillors and Council staff which will then be incorporated into the schemes’ planning and implementation. This will ensure that areas are developed in a way that is accessible for the widest possible range of people.

Sites that will be visited include the Woodberry Down, Colville, King's Crescent and De Beauvoir estates, the Stoke Newington Gyratory, Green Lanes, Cycle Future Routes, the Leabridge Roundabout and the Council's leisure centres.

We want Hackney to lead the way in creating a borough that is welcoming, accessible and convenient to all who live, work and visit. Please consider joining this innovative initiative and let's help make Hackney a truly accessible place for everyone.
Stephen Haynes, Director for Strategy, Policy and Economic Development

If you would like to get involved, please register your interest by signing up to the Council’s online residents’ panel, Hackney Matters. As a member of Hackney Matters you can also have your say on a range of topics that affect you.

To sign-up, please visit hackneymatters.org.uk/join_now, complete the short registration form, and once logged in scroll down on the homepage to “Activity List” and select “Hackney Access for Everyone”. Please note that the closing date for applications is 8 January, 2020.

For more information about the scheme, please contact Rachel Salmon on rachel.salmon@hackney.gov.uk or 020 8356 7732.