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Welcome to my September to October Mayor’s Report

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – Sept- Oct 2017

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Welcome to my July to September Mayor’s Report.

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – July-September 2017

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New road improvements round Clapton Pond will make it safer for pedestrians and improve the landscape.  

Lea Bridge ward councillors have supported the Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group in their campaign to make access to the Pond easier.

And some recent problems in the area with drug dealing and prostitution have been dealt with in liaison with local Police and Hackney Council’s community safety unit.

Improvements for Clapton Road

    New road improvements round Clapton Pond will make it safer for pedestrians and improve the landscape.   Lea Bridge ward councillors have supported the Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action... Read more

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 Councillor Carole Williams, Cabinet member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources, launched the Council’s new apprenticeship programme in March, 2017,which will see 100 apprentices working across a host of council services by 2018/19.

In July the Council advertised for apprentices for a wide range of service areas across the Council including business and administration, youth work, customer services, multi-trade, gas engineering (commercial), electrical, carpentry, revenues and communications.

All of our apprenticeships last at least 12 months, combine work, on and off the job training, and study towards a recognised qualification in a relevant subject.

Hackney launches apprenticeship

   Councillor Carole Williams, Cabinet member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources, launched the Council’s new apprenticeship programme in March, 2017,which will see 100 apprentices working across a host of... Read more

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The governments proposed changes to education through the National Funding Formula (NFF). The introduction of the NFF  means Hackney could lose £26 million towards education ,this  equates to the lost 692 teachers. The government will then re-distribute the £26 to other schools. We welcome other schools should receiving more funding but believe more money should invested in Education to so, instead of removing funding from children in Hackney.  

Cllr Bramble and Cllr Ozen joined Cllrs, and parents/carers  from London Fields Primary school from the Hackney Fairer Funding Campaign to march outside parliament.  

The Deputy Mayor Anntoinette was  proud to lead the March and speak at the rally. She spoke about Hackney’s excellent results and the a rich curriculum giving children the opportunity to aim, aim, aspire and achieve. It was a good opportunity to hear from Hackney children what they feel about the proposed cuts!

We have been campaigning for some time for the cuts to be reversed. Alongside the Mayor, headteachers and and governors representing 50 Hackney schools co-signed our letter to Ms Greening, urging her to halt funding cuts and clarify the Government’s position, which shows how concerned those on the front line, teaching our children, are about the future funding of our schools.

It’s important that they know where they stand as soon as possible and we will continue to press for fair funding for our schools until we have a guarantee that Hackney will not be unfairly affected by future proposals. 

Justine Greening made an announcement on the 17th July pledging more funding! While we, cautiously welcome the announcement, the campaign will continue until we are reassurances that no Hackney School is worse off, when the National Funding Formula.

Well done London Fields Primary School they did a brilliant job campaigning!

London Fields leads the way!

  The governments proposed changes to education through the National Funding Formula (NFF). The introduction of the NFF  means Hackney could lose £26 million towards education ,this  equates to the...

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Welcome to my June to July Mayor’s Report. 

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – June-July 2017

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Welcome to my April to June Mayor’s Report. 

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – April - June 2017

Welcome to my April to June Mayor’s Report.  Read more

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You will have seen the news of the horrific attack in London Bridge. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and with the emergency services who responded.

Following the dreadful events of last night, all national campaigning in the General Election will be suspended until this evening. Please see the statement by Jeremy Corbyn below.

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“We are all shocked and horrified by the brutal attacks in London. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have died and the many who have been injured. Today, we will all grieve for their loss.
“I would like to thank the police and emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in acting to save lives and deal with these appalling acts of terrorism, as well as NHS staff and members of the public who sought to protect others.

“The Labour party will be suspending national campaigning until this evening, after consultations with other parties, as a mark of respect for those who have died and suffered injury.
“Those who wish to harm our people, divide our communities and attack our democracy will not succeed. We will stand together to defend our common values of solidarity, humanity and justice, and will not allow terrorists to derail our democratic process.”

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Solidarity with fellow Londoners

      You will have seen the news of the horrific attack in London Bridge. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and with the emergency services who...

        -- Hospitals and commissioning groups face staff exodus as Conservatives fail to guarantee rights of EU citizens --

New figures show hospitals and clinical commissioning groups in Hackney face staff exodus under a Conservative government

Crucial hospitals and healthcare commissioning groups across London could lose up to a fifth of nurses, doctors, and NHS workers.

Meg Hillier, Labour General Election candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch, said:

“These new figures reveal the human cost of the Tories’ relentless pursuit of a Hard Brexit.

“Not only are they failing to guarantee the rights and livelihoods of the many EU citizens who make such a huge positive contribution to our community here in Hackney – they are now also putting at risk everyone who relies on the NHS.”

She went on: “The Tories’ negotiation of Brexit has been inexcusably bad, and they are now playing politics with the safety and wellbeing of every single Londoner.

“Where the Tories have failed to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK – to the detriment of our NHS – Labour has committed to immediately guaranteeing existing rights for EU nationals.

“Only Labour is clear-sighted about the human cost of a Hard Brexit, and we will fight for a deal that safeguards our NHS.”

New figures show a Tory government could mean over 20 London NHS trusts and health commissioners losing more than ten per cent of their nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants and other NHS workers – seriously affecting patient care and waiting times. In Hackney, the NHS would face losing more than 400 EU-born workers.

Londoners may face a ‘catastrophic NHS staffing crisis’ if the Conservative Party wins the election on June 8, as the Government has repeatedly failed to guarantee the right to remain for EU workers currently in the UK.

The new data also shows that six of the top ten hospitals and clinical commissioning groups with most EU staff are in London. 67 London hospital trusts and NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), which are responsible for commissioning health services, rely on EU staff to deliver care for patients.

In one of the most extreme examples, London’s Royal Brompton Hospital could lose one in five of its staff if EU citizens are forced to leave the UK because of the Tories’ pursuit of an extreme ‘Hard Brexit’.

Not only will a Conservative government risk EU nationals’ right to stay in London, but their extreme ‘Hard Brexit’ approach is already deterring EU medical staff from coming to work in our hospitals.

13 per cent of London’s current nursing workforce is from the EU, and figures reported earlier this year show that the number of EU nationals registering as nurses in England has dropped by 92 per cent since the Brexit referendum. 2,700 EU nurses quit the health service altogether last year, adding to the strain which has seen waiting times escalate and patient care suffer.

Despite repeated calls from Labour and the Mayor of London for a cast-iron guarantee to protect the rights of the EU citizens already living in the capital, Theresa May’s Tory government has repeatedly failed to do so.

European NHS workers now face an uncertain future, with the Tories instead prioritising issues like repealing the ban on fox hunting, leaving the European Court of Human Rights, and placing additional charges on businesses which seek access to high-skilled talent from overseas.

In stark contrast, Labour’s manifesto promises to ‘immediately guarantee existing rights for all EU nationals living in Britain’ – rather than treating them ‘as bargaining chips’.

Further info: Ian Rathbone 07890 654 068

Note to editors:

EU staff figures are available from NHS Digital – NHS Digital Nationality Table Pack for Dispatches– and the relevant data is also pasted below:

 

 

 

NHS London Trust

Total number of staff (headcount)

Total number of EU/EEA staff

Percentage of EU/EEA staff

Borough

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

3,610

424

11.7

Hackney

NHS City and Hackney CCG

56

5

8.9

Hackney

Hackney NHS set to suffer staffing crisis under Tory government

        -- Hospitals and commissioning groups face staff exodus as Conservatives fail to guarantee rights of EU citizens -- New figures show hospitals and clinical commissioning groups in...

 

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Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the terrible events of last night. We stand in solidarity with the people of Manchester.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the Manchester bombing and because of the seriousness of the security situation, General Election campaigning had been suspended. 

UPDATE: General Election campaigning will resume in Hackney on 25/05/2017.

Hackney stands in solidarity with the people of Manchester

    Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the terrible events of last night. We stand in solidarity with the people of...

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