Welcome to my February-March Mayor’s Report.
Welcome to my February-March Mayor’s Report and the last of the current administration.
This month has been dominated by the finalising the manifesto (#100IdeasforHackney), local election campaigning and completing all the Council’s formal business before the start of purdah. As you can see from this packed report we have been busy completing a range of projects and policy developments before the elections.
I am really proud that we are continuing to see new council housing projects start on site, schools develop, the Britannia project goes into planning and the ongoing detailed work to tackle air pollution. All themes we return to in our Hackney Labour 2018 Manifesto. We have been reflecting on what we have achieved over the past four years and I am pleased to say that 98% of our 2014 and 2016 pledges have been met or are underway. Inevitably we local focus on political campaigning as the Council goes into purdah, but I am pleased we were able to launch one last Council campaign on safeguarding bus services in the borough.
The recent snow while beautiful, created some challenges, but I am pleased we were able to respond to help the most vulnerable, especially those who were rough sleeping and that we were also able to keep nearly all council services going, when many across London faltered.
This month, I’ve been going out to meet our key partners like the Homerton, CCG and police. I’ve seen first-hand the challenges faced by emergency services and we will continue to do what we can to support them and keep residents safe.
It’s been an honour to serve as your Labour Mayor over the past 18 months, myself and our council candidates need your help to continue this work. Please support us as we head towards election day on 3rd May and together we can ‘Build a fairer, safer and more sustainable Hackney’.
The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for Feb & Mar 2018 can be downloaded here