Welcome to my December to January Mayor’s Report
Welcome to my December to January Mayor’s Report. This week we passed the 100 days to go marker before the local elections in Hackney on 3rd May, while we are all now gearing up for the campaign and I have been proud to support our campaign teams across Hackney and in Wandsowrth, that doesn’t mean that we at the Council still don’t have a lot to do in the final few months of this administration.
Separately I have circulated an update on the manifesto, but the past two months have seen us delivering on significant pledges from my 2016 manifesto, including the first graduates of the Mayor’s Childminder Bursary, the setting up of a new wholly owned Hackney Housing Company to deliver Hackney Living Rent, the creation of two new Hackney Young Speakers and making good on a 2014 commitment with the first Housing Supply Programme homes getting planning permission in King’s Park. They are part of a wider programme that will see over 400 new Council homes built across the borough.
There remain difficult decisions to be made such as on the CTRS and SEND funding, which I cover later in my report, but at every stage we continue to respond and campaign against Tory cuts and will continue to do so. We have also set out ambitious plans to create a new framework for Hackney’s Family of Schools.
The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for Dec & Jan 2018 can be downloaded here
PS I hope to see you at one of the upcoming #HackneyatHome or #HackneyonTour campaign sessions.
PPS don’t forget to join me in signing up for the Hackney Half Marathon in May: