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The green light has been given for the council to build a new leisure centre to replace Britannia - a 40 year old facility. The proposal will replace the existing facilities to a higher quality and more modern standard, increasing the number of facilities such as the number of swimming lanes.

The sale of new private homes, will be required to deliver the leisure centre, new school and genuinely affordable homes on a ‘local first’ policy. By taking these steps sales on the international market will be restricted. The existing facility will remain open to the public and will only close when the new Britannia is up and running, causing no disruption to centre users.

The new Britannia will be open to all members of the community and priority will not be given to new residents in the adjacent development. A new school, which will provide 1,100 places, will give priority to pupils who live closest to the site and local ‘feeder’ primary schools. The new school will not rely on new leisure centre for sports classes.

You can read more about this exciting new facility in Hoxton West Labour's Spring Newsletter - check it out here

Leisure for everyone - a new Britannia

The green light has been given for the council to build a new leisure centre to replace Britannia - a 40 year old facility. The proposal will replace the existing...

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On Day 5 of Meet your Labour Team, say hello to the team from De Beauvoir - Cllr James Peters and Polly Billington! (And a familiar face sneaking into this photo!)

Cllr James Peters

James is a solicitor and a governor of a Hackney school for pupils with severe learning difficulties. 

He has been a councillor since 2014 and his priorities are to support the Council in providing high quality services to the people of Hackney, to work to safeguard vulnerable citizens in the face of Central Government cuts, and to be of assistance to De Beauvoir residents when interacting with the Council and other public bodies.

Polly Billington

Polly lives in Hackney, is a former journalist and an experienced campaigner on environmental issues. From air quality to green spaces, better housing standards and clean energy, Polly is standing to ensure that De Beauvoir is a healthy, safe and affordable place to live for everyone now and in the future. 

James and Polly are standing for election in the Local Election on 3rd May 2018!

 

Contact the team on:

Email: debeauvoir@hackney-labour.org.uk

Twitter: @LoveDeBeauvoir

Website: debeauvoircouncillors.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

If you want to go campaigning to help get James and Polly elected, check out our events page here and look out for Campaigning in De Beauvoir!

 

Not sure which ward you are in? Not to worry! Head over to our map to find your local Labour Team here.

Meet your Labour Team - De Beauvoir!

On Day 5 of Meet your Labour Team, say hello to the team from De Beauvoir - Cllr James Peters and Polly Billington! (And a familiar face sneaking into this...

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Here in Hackney, where cultural diversity is integral to our way of life, around 15% of our citizens – that’s 41,500 residents - are from other EU countries. Hackney had the third highest Remain vote in the UK (after Gibraltar and Lambeth), with 78.5% of people voting to stay in the EU.


This borough has been described as the ultimate global village; its part of what makes us who we are. We value our European citizens because of the cultural richness that they bring to Hackney. They are our friends, neighbours, and colleagues.


Our EU citizens are vital to life in Hackney. That's why Mayor Philip Glanville has started the #HackneyLovesYou campaign. Please write to me at mayor@hackney.gov.uk, or tweet us using the hashtag #hackneylovesyou, and we’ll send you a badge.

If you are an EU citizen, remember you can vote in the Local Elections on 3rd May 2018. Register to vote here:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

#HackneyLovesYou

Here in Hackney, where cultural diversity is integral to our way of life, around 15% of our citizens – that’s 41,500 residents - are from other EU countries. Hackney had...

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It's Day 4 of Meet Your Labour Team - say hello to Dalston's team, Peter and Soraya!

Cllr Peter Snell

Peter Snell is an Environmental Health Practitioner who has lived in Dalston for 30 years where he uses his house as a model for energy saving measures. He has been active in a wide variety of environment and residents groups. His priority as Councillor is to ensure that everyone in Dalston can benefit from future regeneration. 

A councillor since 2014, Peter believes that Dalston residents deserve more community benefits from the current development activity.  For 30 years he has campaigned with the community and worked on Housing, Planning & Regeneration for Newham Council.

Cllr Soraya Adejare

Soraya partly grew up in Dalston and has lived in Hackney all her life. She is now the elected Speaker for Hackney Council. She Chairs full Council meetings and is its formal public representative. She would love to support more community events in Dalston. 

 

Soraya and Peter are standing for re-election in the Local Election on 3rd May 2018!

 

You can contact them at:

Email: dalston@hackney-labour.org.uk

 

 

If you want to go campaigning to help get Soraya and Peter, check out our events page here and look out for Campaigning in Dalston!

 

Not sure which ward you are in? Not to worry! Head over to our map to find your local Labour Team here.

Meet your Labour Team - Dalston!

It's Day 4 of Meet Your Labour Team - say hello to Dalston's team, Peter and Soraya! Cllr Peter Snell Peter Snell is an Environmental Health Practitioner who has lived...

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It's Day 3 of Meet Your Labour Team, and today is Clissold's turn. 

Ned Hercock

Ned has a PhD in Modernism & Literary Theory from the University of Sussex and he is a civil servant.

He lives in the ward and loves living in Hackney because of its values of equality, solidarity and diversity. He is an active trade unionist, and his political priorities are housing and the local economy. When he’s not working he likes to cook and to cycle.

 

Sophie Cameron

Sophie Cameron has lived in Stoke Newington for 12 years, first on Brighton Road and now on Nevill Road. Sophie works as an editor for a global news and information provider and previously she practised as an employment and discrimination lawyer and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Fawcett Society, carrying out policy and campaign work on economic, social and workplace inequalities.

Sophie was Chair of a domestic violence advocacy project for 5 years and was a founding Director of Open Source, a not for profit company which raised funds from local businesses to put on Stokefest, a community arts and music festival in Clissold Park in 2003.  

Sophie wants to ensure that the people of Hackney continue to benefit from the excellent services provided by Hackney Council in recent years and to support job creation and a vibrant local economy.

 

Sade Etti

Sade is a mother of four children and has lived in Hackney for 9 years. She previously worked as a project worker with vulnerable adults with complex needs.

Sade is currently studying Oil and gas management with interest in environment. She has been active locally in the community. She was initially a member of  her Tenants resident association, attended neighbourhood meetings, and worked with a church in Upper Clapton to set up a food bank.
Her priorities are to continue helping wherever and whenever she can, and to foster positive changes in Hackney.

 

Ned, Sophie and Sade are all standing for re-election in the Local Election on 3rd May 2018!

 

You can contact them at:

Email: clissold@hackney-labour.org.uk

Twitter: @ClissoldLabour

 

If you want to go campaigning to help get Ned, Sophie and Sade elected, check out our events page here and look out for Campaigning in Clissold!

 

Not sure which ward you are in? Not to worry! Head over to our map to find your local Labour Team here.

Meet your Labour Team - Clissold!

It's Day 3 of Meet Your Labour Team, and today is Clissold's turn.  Ned Hercock Ned has a PhD in Modernism & Literary Theory from the University of Sussex and...

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It's Day 2 of Meet Your Labour Team, and today we're meeting our three candidates for Cazenove.

Caroline Woodley, Anthony McMahon and Sam Pallis are all longstanding Labour activists who are already working hard for Cazenove. As one of the few wards in Hackney with no Labour councillors, Cazenove residents are in desperate need of representation by active councillors who want the very best for them. Together Caroline, Anthony and Sam are working hard to turn Cazenove red!

 

Caroline, Anthony and Sam are standing for election in the Local Election on 3rd May 2018!

 

You can contact them at:

Email: labour4cazenove@gmail.com

Twitter: @CazenoveLabour

 

If you want to go campaigning to help get Caroline, Anthony and Sam elected, check out our events page here and look out for Campaigning in Cazenove!

 

Not sure which ward you are in? Not to worry! Head over to our map to find your local Labour Team here.

Meet your Labour Team - Cazenove!

It's Day 2 of Meet Your Labour Team, and today we're meeting our three candidates for Cazenove. Caroline Woodley, Anthony McMahon and Sam Pallis are all longstanding Labour activists who...

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Welcome to Day 1 of Meet Your Labour Team!

Today we're meeting Councillor Brian Bell and Councillor Clare Potter from Brownswood. Brian has been a councillor in Brownswood since 2006, while Clare was elected in 2014. 

Brian is Chairs of the Governing Board at Parkwood Primary School, the main one serving the area. He believes that giving an excellent start in life to children in the Borough is one of the most important things a council can do.

Brian also leads the steering group of residents and officers that oversees the regeneration of Kings Crescent estate, and recently twice obtained planning permission for the scheme to proceed. This will eventually provide over 550 new homes for social rent, shared ownership and private sale, as well as refurbishing all the existing flats.

Clare has been active in her local community for many years and is currently co-running the allotment scheme and playing out sessions on the Myddleton Grange estate.  She believes shared experiences in the community such as these are a strong platform on which to build mutual respect. 

Both are standing for re-election in Brownswood in the Local Election on 3rd May 2018!

 

You can contact them at:

Email: Brownswood@hackney-labour.org.uk

Twitter: @BrownswdLabour

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/149199999024293/

 

If you want to go campaigning to help get Brian and Clare re-elected, check out our events page here and look out for Campaigning in Brownswood!

 

Not sure which ward you are in? Not to worry! Head over to our map to find your local Labour Team here.

 

 

 

Meet your Labour Team - Brownswood!

Welcome to Day 1 of Meet Your Labour Team! Today we're meeting Councillor Brian Bell and Councillor Clare Potter from Brownswood. Brian has been a councillor in Brownswood since 2006,...

Since central government began real term cuts to the Metropolitan Police’s budget in 2010, Hackney has lost one in four of its police officers.  The short-sighted cuts have required £600m worth of savings between 2010 and 2015 with a further £400m worth of savings required by 2020/21.

These cuts have consequences.  In 2015, Hackney Council ran a public campaign warning that reductions in officer numbers was putting Hackney's long-term downward trend in crime at risk.  But with budgets squeezed, police numbers have continued to fall and overall crime rates are continuing to increase. 

This is a trend being played out across London (2,800 police officers and PCSOS lost, offences up 4.56% between FY 2015/16 and FY 2016/7) and nationally (20,592 police officers lost since 2010, police recorded crime up by 13% between 2015/16 and 2016/17).  The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has warned that police officer numbers in London could drop below 27,500 by 2012 - the lowest total since 2002.  

Cllr Caroline Selman (Cabinet Member for Community Safety) and the Mayor of Hackney have written to the Home Secretary to emphasise these concerns - joining the Mayor of London, the current and former Metropolitan Police Commissioners and many others in doing so.  

Hackney Council are now running a campaign urging residents to write directly to the Home Secretary to raise their concerns and to ask government to #FootTheBill.  This is particularly important in the run up to the publication of the Provisional Police Grant Report due later this month, where the amount of money each Police force is allocated is decided by the Home Secretary.

With under a month to go until the report is published, there’s lots you can do to help get our Police forces the money they need. You can visit the campaign website here, where you can send an email directly to the Home Secretary.  You can also tweet about the campaign using the campaign #FootTheBill.  

Hackney is a great place to live, and crime rates are well below what they were 15 years ago - but we believe Hackney deserves a properly resourced police service which has the tools it needs to keep us safe.  If you believe that too, please do use the link above to ensure your voice is heard.

Check out the campaign here: https://www.hackney.gov.uk/foot-the-bill

 

 

#FootTheBill - Hackney Council takes the lead on Police cuts campaign

Since central government began real term cuts to the Metropolitan Police’s budget in 2010, Hackney has lost one in four of its police officers.  The short-sighted cuts have required £600m worth...

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