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Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – Feb - Mar 2017

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Welcome to my February- March Mayor’s Report.

Dear Member,

Welcome to my February- March Mayor’s Report.

This month started with the passing of the Council’s 2017-18 Budget, you will have by now received next year’s Council Tax Bill and my cover letter, more information about the Budget will be in the next issue of Hackney Today and was also covered in last month’s report. I was pleased we won concessions in the UK Budget on Business Rates, but it remains to be seen how the system of reliefs will work in practice and also what Hackney’s allocation of ‘new’ social funding will be.

Across the Cabinet we have been campaigning and lobbying the Government. Many of us took part in #OurNHS March and we have also written to the Government about police numbers and funding, the Dubs Amendment and education funding. I was privileged this month to meet one of the Syrian families the Council has helped to settle in the borough and we continue to work hard to reach the target of seven families.

I was pleased to join Cllr Williams in launching the Council’s new apprenticeship programme which is a significant step forward in meeting the commitments I made in last year’s by-election to increase the number of local opportunities for work experience, employment and training.

At the end of April alongside a team of councillors and staff I am running the Hackney Half Marathon for Speaker of Hackney’s charities North London Action for Homeless & Hackney Migrant Centre, please consider sponsoring us: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/hackneyspeaker/

Best wishes, 

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 The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for Feb  & Mar 2017 can be downloaded here

 

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