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Cllr Claudia Webbe has told the Gazette she expects “no major opposition” to proposals to block off the Old Street corridor to through traffic.

Stoke Newington Church Street could end up out of bounds to the worst polluting vehicles as part of a £500,000 project announced today to clean up the air in the north of the borough.

A five-year-old schoolgirl organised a protest for action against climate change at Hackney town hall on Friday.

Hundreds of protesters took to Clissold Park on Friday afternoon to demonstrate against proposed road closures in Stoke Newington.

Disgruntled families living in Stoke Newington fear their voices supporting proposed road closures are being drowned out. Neighbours of all ages, and their pets, took to the streets on Tuesday to support Hackney Council’s plans to shut roads around Walford Road to rat-run traffic to improve air quality.

Another consultation will take place on plans to close roads in Stoke Newington because of a persistent campaign by parents who say their kids will be worse off.

Cabbies have held talks with the mayor of Hackney over their campaign to reverse the ban on polluting vehicles around Shoreditch and Old Street, the Gazette can reveal.

Transport chiefs are at last consulting on a “missing link” portion of Cycle Superhighway 1 that will connect Hackney to Islington along Balls Pond Road.

A four-year standoff over a 100-yard stretch of road will finally end when a missing piece of Cycle Superhighway 1 is built – in spring 2019.

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