Hackney Mayor’s Question Time cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic
- Credit: Emma Bartholomew
Hackney Council has cancelled Mayor’s Question Time on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision has been made “because of the additional strain it would place on council resources at this time, and in an abundance of caution”, said a council spokesperson.
Hackney’s elected mayor Philip Glanville would have been answering questions about anything that people wanted to quiz him on at the free public debate.
Huff Post news editor and former Gazette editor Ramzy Alwakeel, would have taken questions from the audience and led the discussion at the town hall in Mare Street.
Instead all ticketholders will be contacted directly, and anyone who has submitted a question will be given the option to either have it responded to by email, or be part of a live #GrillPhil session on Facebook and Twitter between 2pm to 3pm on Thursday instead.
You may also want to watch:
The event has become a regular fixture in the council’s calendar since it was introduced two years ago.
- 1 'They don't care,' says Hackney family living in mould-infested property
- 2 How Homerton Hospital staff took on the virus in the first year of Covid
- 3 Hackney Wick bar and restaurant opens with Two More Years to go
- 4 Crowdfunder for Prodigy's Keith Flint mural to raise mental health awareness
- 5 New traffic measures as school brings pupils onto a single site
- 6 Legendary east London graffiti pub to reopen after 26 years
- 7 Stamford Hill North and Shoreditch hardest hit during Covid waves
- 8 Eggslut food truck to bring 'edible breakfast cloud' to Shoreditch
- 9 Letter: Facilities needed to make LTNs work
- 10 Call for spare rooms and properties to help homeless people off the streets