This is my first monthly report as Hackney Labour Mayor to keep members updated about what l’ve been up to, new cabinet team, what Hackney is doing as a Labour council, and the key issues facing us as a borough. It won’t be possible to cover everything so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, the cabinet or your local Councillors if you have any questions.
Welcome to my first monthly Hackney Labour Mayor’s Report. It’s a first attempt so no doubt it will evolve in the coming months both physically, on email and online. I hope you find it interesting and I hope to include what I’ve been up to, what Hackney is doing as a Labour Council, and the key issues facing us as a borough. It won’t be possible to cover everything so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, the Cabinet or your local councilors if you have any questions.
Let me first thank everyone that has been involved in campaigning over the past couple of months whether it was in the GLA/London Mayor Election, the various ward by-elections, the EU referendum, my Mayoral by-election, on the recent education campaign or the Hoxton West by-election (please get out and help if you can); none of us could do this without you and your support.
In this issue I cover my new Cabinet, my priorities as Mayor (including changes to the Manifesto), what we have achieved in the first few weeks and some key issues from the last few months.
Next week is Living Wage Week and while there will be more in next month’s report, I am very pleased to announce that Hackney is now an accredited Living Wage borough, meeting one of my manifesto commitments and building on the hard work of Jules to ensure that the Council paid London Living Wage not only to its staff, but also contractors.
The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for September & October 2016 can be downloaded here