New digital noticeboards and modernised signs launch on selected estates
Hackney Council is piloting digital noticeboards across selected estates in Homerton and Hoxton in order to improve how it communicates with residents.
The noticeboards will provide a multitude of benefits including: faster, targeted and more responsive news direct to estates, such as immediate repairs and maintenance updates, information on local events and meetings, as well as updates from resident groups and housing officers.
The new noticeboards will also create closer relationships between housing staff and residents through increased visibility of housing officers, and allow the Council to save money on printed material and it will help improve the appearance of estates through decluttering.
Senior housing staff recently visited the Gascoyne Estate in Homerton to see the digital notice boards live in action. They were joined by local residents, who were very pleased to see their community notices displayed.
We are committed to using innovative methods to modernise the way we communicate and engage with our residents. The new notice boards will improve the look of our estates and build up closer relationships between residents and key housing officers who are responsible for their estates. We look forward to hearing residents’ feedback and thoughts on this exciting project.
In addition to installing the digital notice boards, the Council is also replacing and updating old and outdated signage and branding with new and improved notices and signs - including estate and block names, and estate maps.
The Council has worked with residents, design teams, housing staff and managers to help develop this new signage, opting for a clean and timeless design, with consistent lettering, fonts and colours.
New signage is currently being piloted on seven estates. The Council will be seeking feedback from residents as part of consultation on the new signage. Once consultations are complete, the project will be rolled out to all estates as part of planned building and maintenance programmes.