Hackney Council has announced measures to support the vulnerable and affected families throughout the coronavirus epidemic.

Hackney Council has announced it will support the borough’s businesses through the coronavirus pandemic with a £100 million financial support and relief package.

Hackney Council has threatened to prosecute anyone stealing from its public toilets, after panic over the coronavirus pandemic sparked a spate of loo roll thefts.

Hackney Council has cancelled Mayor’s Question Time on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hackney’s elected mayor Philip Glanville has urged the Chancellor to focus on filling “gaping holes” in frontline public services, rather than just potholes in the road.

Hackney Council hosted an inspirational careers workshop to mark International Women’s Day.

Hackney Council has launched a campaign to highlight the impact fireplaces and wood burning stoves have on London’s toxic air.

A consultation has been launched into whether another school street should be implemented outside Queensbridge Primary School.

Hackney’s elected mayor Philip Glanville will be answering questions about anything that people wish to quiz him on at a free public debate this month.

Nominations are open for this year’s I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.

Voluntary redundancy for council staff is just one of the ways Hackney has managed to plug a massive shortfall of £17m in this year’s budget after further central government cuts.

Housing campaigners have launched a petition calling on developers to come up with another plan for the Morning Lane Tesco site with at least 50 per cent council housing.

Parents have launched a petition against Hackney Council’s plans to build a block of flats in their kids’ school playground.

Hackney Council’s publicly-owned energy services company has launched a scheme offering free home insulation for privately-owned and rented homes.

Hackney Council held an award and graduation ceremony to mark National Apprenticeship Week and the contribution made by the 134 apprentices it employs.

Re-development of the council-owned Tesco site must include social housing urged campaigners, who have scorned current plans which only aim for 20 per cent so-called “affordable” homes.

Cllr Rebecca Rennison has been appointed Deputy Mayor of Hackney in a cabinet reshuffle, after Feryal Clark who used to hold the post was elected as an MP.

So-called ‘unregistered educational settings’ in Hackney, the vast majority of which are Jewish faith academies or yeshivas, have been “put on notice” by safeguarding bosses over child safety.

A bridge in Hackney Wick could be opened to the public for the first time under plans to provide safer and greener routes for pedestrians and cyclists.

Hackney Council hosted a volunteering fair to encourage people to give up their time for causes like looking after the environment, tackling social isolation and supporting people with additional needs, as part of a campaign urging them to make a positive difference in their communities.

Protecting the Eastern Curve Garden is one of the key issues flagged up by 4,000 respondents to a consultation about Dalston’s future.

London Fields Lido is set to get a new learner’s pool in a £4.5m upgrade.

Volunteers are being sought to help plant 6,500 edible trees on Hackney Marshes, as part of Hackney Council’s commitment to plant 36,000 trees in the next two years.

Hackney Council’s ninth school street scheme has launched outside William Patten Primary School – but some parents have complained it won’t do enough to combat air pollution there.

A “greedy” manager at contractor Lakehouse who funded his extravagant lifestyle by taking £800,000 in bribes from sub-contractors in return for securing them work with Hackney Homes, has been jailed for six years.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has welcomed a motion put forward by Labour Cllr Humaira Garasia calling for the Town Hall to adopt a parliamentary group definition of Islamophobia.

The council’s flagship Housing Supply Programme (HSP) could see a drop in the number of affordable homes it delivers, according to Town Hall officers.

Hackney Council has pledged to protect the rights of migrant children whose families can’t access traditional welfare support because of their immigration status.

Stoke Newington High Street’s “outdated and intimidating ” 1960s gyratory system will be ditched by next autumn to transform the town centre into a “safer, healthier and better place”.

Security guards barred the Mayor of Hackney and the vicar of St John’s Hoxton from delivering a Christmas card to Homerton’s chief executive on Tuesday, urging her to bring hospital cleaning services back in-house.

Hackney Council has expressed disappointment that disabled children’s bus drivers are about to go on strike yet again – this time over whether they should work on inset days.

The final phase of Kings Crescent Estate regeneration has been given the go-ahead by Hackney Council’s planning sub-committee.

Over 20 new water fountains are set to be installed in Hackney’s streets, parks, libraries and leisure centres by 2022 to help reduce single-use plastics.

Hackney Council has launched an eighth school street as it announced every single school in the borough could soon be in line for one.

A director who makes survival films with Bear Grylls was left fuming after thousands of pounds worth of expedition kit was cleared out of his garage by the council.

Hackney’s deputy mayor, Cllr Feryal Clark is set to stand as an MP in Enfield North.

Eco-activists are once again pressing Hackney Council to divest £67m it has channelled into fossil fuel firms, as the pensions committee reviews its investment strategy next month.

Hackney Council has been warned that it could ‘come to regret’ a promotional partnership with vape stores in the borough by a public health expert.

Hackney Council has warned asbestos is present in two thirds of its properties, and has urged residents to get in touch with the Town Hall before carrying out any work on their own homes.

A son “went willingly” along with a scheme which had the potential to release a “tsunami of cash” to him and his father, as they ‘bribed their way’ to land Hackney Council fire safety equipment deals, a court has heard.

Hackney Council has won two prizes at the regional heat of this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards, meaning it will now go forward to the national final next month.

A mass evacuation of volunteer actors from a simulated fire in a high-rise block of flats - with fake smoke – will take place on the Woodberry Down Estate on Tuesday – and Hackney Council is pre-warning residents to make sure no one panics.

Work has begun on a £4m revamp to improve Springfield Park.

A second entrance could be built in Graham Road to alleviate congestion at Hackney Central station.

Three years after its launch, most of the railway arches at the luxury fashion village Hackney Walk – which was developed with millions of pounds of public money to regenerate Hackney Central – are standing empty.

Hackney Council has insisted its flagship Kings Crescent Estate development is safe - despite admitting its walls contain the same insulation as some used at Grenfell Tower that has since been banned from use in high-rise buildings.

Neighbours have accused Hackney Council of siding with the borough’s biggest brewery rather than taking action to stop the “misery” they claim the firm inflicts on their lives.

Crowds of more than 60,000 gathered to celebrate the biggest – and greenest - carnival Hackney has ever seen.

Campaigners are fighting to block what will be one of the biggest incinerators in Europe from being built in north London. They tell Emma Bartholomew it will lock us into decades of low recycling rates, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

Trading standards officers from Hackney Council seized 13,700 cigarettes in a raid on a Hoxton shop last month as part of a clampdown on illegal tobacco.


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