New pictures from Springfield Park restoration project

New pictures from Springfield Park restoration project

New pictures have been released showing the £4m project to improve Springfield Park as it nears completion.  The project will see the historic Springfield House restored, a large new community and events space and workspace created in the park’s old stable block, a...
Camera enforcement to start at Homerton traffic filter

Camera enforcement to start at Homerton traffic filter

Drivers will face fines for driving through the Ashenden Road traffic filter from next week, as a camera is installed to support people to walk, cycle and shop in the local area. The filter on Ashenden Road is one of three installed in the Homerton area to protect...
Coronavirus cases are high in Hackney

Coronavirus cases are high in Hackney

Residents can view localised coronavirus data for the borough online and view the local coronavirus control plan and can view a list of the new ‘high’ tier level restrictions here.  The full guidance about what you can and can’t do under the London...
Supporting rough sleepers

Supporting rough sleepers

Some members of the local community have raised concerns about the welfare of an individual currently sleeping rough on Stoke Newington High Street, and we are doing everything we can to help them off the street and into a safe, secure place to live. Every example of...
Digital Divide

Digital Divide

As the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the importance of digital literacy, Hackney Council has launched a campaign to help residents improve their digital skills.  The campaign includes a toolkit of easy to follow step-by-step videos and a new intergenerational...
Keep covid-19 safe this halloween

Keep covid-19 safe this halloween

We know that many families across Hackney enjoy the tradition of going out trick or treating on Halloween, but it’s important your safety comes first this year. If you decide to go trick or treating, please make sure you only visit households that you know are...
Making Hackney a child-friendly borough – have your say

Making Hackney a child-friendly borough – have your say

Developers and architects who plan and design buildings, streets and public spaces in Hackney will have to put the interests, needs and activities of children and young people at the core of their plans, under innovative new design guidelines being consulted on by...
Coronavirus testing at Sandford Court

Coronavirus testing at Sandford Court

As part of efforts to support the increase in coronavirus testing capacity in Hackney, Hackney Council has given permission for the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) to open a walk through coronavirus Local Testing Station at Sandford Court. There has been...
STIK to fund new wave of outdoor artworks by diverse artists

STIK to fund new wave of outdoor artworks by diverse artists

Proceeds from the sale of STIK’s ‘Holding Hands’ maquette will be donated to Hackney Council to fund a series of sculptures by diverse artists. The bronze maquette will be auctioned this Friday at Christie’s auction house and hopes to fetch around £120,000.  The...
Cyberattack: Council service status update

Cyberattack: Council service status update

Hackney Council services are currently significantly disrupted due to a serious cyberattack, and you may experience difficulty contacting us or using our services.  Key essential services, including our coronavirus response, continue to operate, but some of our...
Update on cyberattack on Council services

Update on cyberattack on Council services

Council staff continue to work with the National Cyber Security Centre, National Crime Agency, external experts and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to investigate and understand the impact of the cyberattack on our servers. Our investigation...
Construction starts on new protected cycle lanes

Construction starts on new protected cycle lanes

Construction has started on new protected cycle lanes on Queensbridge Road and Balls Pond Road, as part of the Council’s ambitious plan to rebuild a greener Hackney in the wake of the pandemic.  The new protected cycle lanes on Queensbridge Road are being introduced...
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