Hackney’s disinfecting station was opened to deal with infestations and deadly infectious diseases before antibiotics, vaccines and the NHS came on the scene. Emma Bartholomew finds more about the gas chambers where bed bugs, lice and fleas were zapped
A bid to turn “what was someone’s house till a few months ago” into a club has been rejected after dozens of neighbours complained organisers had already been breaching licensing conditions and “plaguing” them with “breathtakingly loud music” until the early hours.
An independent adjudicator has ruled the signage at Hackney Council’s notorious “no left turn” into Richmond Road – which has racked up over a million pounds in revenue since being installed last summer – is inadequate.
Eco-campaigners have urged Hackney Council to take more drastic steps on global warming, as mayor Phil Glanville declared a climate emergency - despite his administration channelling £75m investment into fossil fuels.
Hackney Council is investigating how the huge metal underside of one of the balconies fell from the second floor of the ill-fated Bridport House development, two years after concerns were flagged up about them.
A Tory councillor enraged over parking tickets he claims were wrongly issued on New Year’s Day has vowed not to eat the complimentary supper at Hackney Council meetings – because Orthodox Jewish people are “forbidden” to eat food “paid for with stolen money”.
“The fact we aren’t totally overrun by enthusiastic councillors today doesn’t surprise me in the slightest,” said Cllr Jon Burke putting on a brave face despite the low turnout for his renewable energy procurement conference on the town hall.
Your series of articles on County Lines shone a light on one of the most challenging issues faced by the council, the police and our partners, writes Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, deputy mayor, Hackney Council.
Hackney Council has announced it will cancel all parking tickets handed out on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, when its own website mistakenly assured residents parking wardens wouldn’t be on patrol.