Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hackney’s Mayor Philip Glanville has urged the government to fix its test and trace system, as cases soar in Hackney.

North Londoners will wake up on Saturday to tighter Covid-19 restrictions.

A Hackney MP criticised the government for “riding rough shod” over parliament and not being transparent with the public.

A Hackney MP has slammed the government for “failing” in its goal to remove all dangerous Grenfell Tower cladding and “condemning” residents to “lives of stress and fear”.

The Mayor of Hackney has called for a ban on unfair evictions for good, not just for Christmas.

Hackney’s Happy Man Tree, a 150-year-old London plane whose planned felling sparked street protests, court injunctions and the vocal opposition of over 25,000 petitioners, is set to be cut down.

Labour’s shadow minister for sport attended an online meeting with grassroots clubs in Hackney to address how they have been impacted by Covid-19.

Hackney Council is bracing itself for a budget black hole of £9m this financial year, even after government support, because it did “the right thing” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Music venues in Hackney and across the country have been thrown a “lifeline” as part of a £1.57 billion pot of emergency funding during the coronavirus crisis.

A formal complaint has been lodged with Hackney Town Hall by a domestic violence charity alleging the mayor has breached the council’s code of conduct and harassed the organisation on social media.

London MPs have joined a call for the ban on evictions which was introduced to protect tenants hit by the coronavirus crisis.

The London Assembly Member representing Hackney has warned that “unconscious bias” in this year’s A Level grading system could disadvantage BAME students.

Brent Central’s MP Dawn Butler has accused police of racially profiling her after a vehicle she was travelling in was pulled over for questioning.

Through-traffic closures are set to be implemented in an area of Stoke Newington, despite the majority of residents opposing the scheme in a consultation.

A Hackney nursery has called for tougher action to stop cars speeding down its road.

Government funding to tackle the climate emergency is “woefully inadequate”, a Hackney councillor has said.

Hackney Council’s income has been “decimated” by the impact of Covid-19, according to the deputy mayor.

A community partnership has been formed to ensure long-term support for vulnerable residents affected by the wider impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

A Hackney MP says it is “essential” that domestic abuse services understand and reflect cultural differences and the needs of victims with different backgrounds and ethnic identities.

Alcohol is now temporarily banned in London Fields Park following weeks of “unacceptably” high levels of litter, public urination and disturbance to residents living nearby.

An injunction and possession order to remove protesters ‘occupying’ The Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down has been given the green light.

Grassroots music venues in Hackney have warned they could face closure without a government support package.

Twenty more roads in Hackney will shut to through-traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.

Hackney Council has resumed face-to-face registration services - but has warned there is a “significant backlog” of 2,000 births and 500 marriage ceremonies - after coronavirus restrictions forced them to close for the past three months.

Cameras will start enforcing the closure of an important thoroughfare in Hackney from next week.

A Hackney nature reserve has appealed for help to get back on its feet following the coronavirus pandemic.

An application for a new gambling games shop near Finsbury Park has been rejected.

Hackney Council has applied for an injunction to remove peaceful protestors living in the 150-year-old Happy Man Tree in Woodberry Down.

A judicial review in the high court is being sought over the failure of the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to investigate alleged breaches of lockdown rules by the prime minister’s adviser, Dominic Cummings.

A petition to create traffic-free routes across Hackney has reached 800 signatures.

A statue of a slave trader in Hackney is now specifically under review.

Hackney council has pledged to help make carers more visible for National Carers Week.

A Willesden Green man has launched a crowdfunder to pay for a judicial review into why Dominic Cummings has not been penalised for breaking lockdown laws.

Hackney Council has launched a review into the naming of public spaces following the toppling of a statue celebrating a slave trader in Bristol.

“Confusing” governmental lockdown advice has led to some businesses in Hackney encouraging street drinking, which has exacerbated a spike in anti-social behaviour.

A spate of unauthorised events has prompted Hackney Council to apply for a court injunction to police a green space.

The ban on evictions has been extended by the government for another two months amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Hackney Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and issues in the borough under lockdown will be the subjects of a live online Q&A.

Hackney Council has been criticised for cleaning graffiti supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

MP Diane Abbott has called on people to demand a public inquiry the coronavirus crisis’s disproportionate impact on black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

The Hackney South and Shoreditch MP has branded Dominic Cummings’ controversial justification for travelling during lockdown as “incredibly damaging”.

Hackney, Camden and Barnet Councils are working with the government on the new ‘test and trace’ coronavirus system.

Hundreds of Hackney leaseholders are living with “considerable stress and anxiety” as they battle building owners, mortgage lenders and the government over the removal of potentially dangerous cladding.

The mayor of Hackney has written to the government to express his “deep concerns” over the possible reopening of schools in June.

MP Meg Hillier wants Hackney to be the next area to pilot the government’s new Covid-19 track and trace app.


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