Welcome to my second monthly Hackney Labour Mayor’s Report for October & November 2016.
Welcome to my October and November Mayor’s Report.
It’s been a busy month with some excellent results only this week in response to our campaigning on the Housing and Planning Act and for better rights for private renters. The Government backtracking on Pay to Stay and their pledge to end letting agent fees is a great result for Hackney and our hard work. It turned my attendance at the Axe the Housing Act Protest at Parliament on Wednesday into more of a celebration, but we must continue to keep up the fight against the forced sales of Council Homes and attacks on social tenancies.
This month myself and the Cabinet have also been campaigning against the large rises in business rates, which could impact on local businesses and the threat that changes to school funding might have on the borough -; more on both can be found bellow. On Monday we launch a new engagement with residents about the future of our education, it will ask them what type of schools they want to see, whether they support selection and what role they think the Council should have in education.
In terms of new initiatives we will be agreeing a new Rough Sleepers Strategy on Monday, with plans for a new No Second Night Out hub in the borough. We are continuing to take forward our housing development plans at Nightingale Estate, Tower Court, Gooch House (new low cost homes to buy) and St Leonard’s Court. We have also launched the new Economic and Development Board that will be taking forward our ambitious agenda on investment, jobs, training and skills.
The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for October & November 2016 can be downloaded here