Mayor’s Question Time: your chance to #GrillPhil

Mayor’s Question Time: your chance to #GrillPhil

Residents are invited to ask Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville questions about the issues that matter to them at a free public debate next week.After a break last year during the first lockdown, the third Hackney Mayor’s Question Time will take place online on...
Eid ul Fitr: Having a happy and safe Eid

Eid ul Fitr: Having a happy and safe Eid

As Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims will be getting ready to celebrate Eid ul Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is an incredibly important month in the Islamic faith, as it’s a month of fasting, prayer and spiritual reflection. For...
Eid ul Fitr: Having a happy and safe Eid

Eid ul Fitr: Having a happy and safe Eid

As Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims will be getting ready to celebrate Eid ul Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is an incredibly important month in the Islamic faith, as it’s a month of fasting, prayer and spiritual reflection. For...
Under 40s to be offered Moderna or Pfizer vaccines

Under 40s to be offered Moderna or Pfizer vaccines

As of Friday 7 May 2021, advice from Britain’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is that adults aged under 18-39 will be offered an alternative coronavirus vaccine to the AstraZeneca vaccine, such as the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. This is to...
Foster Care Fortnight 2021

Foster Care Fortnight 2021

Foster Care Fortnight (10-23 May) celebrates the remarkable work of everyone involved in foster care across the country. If you are interested in fostering with Hackney visit hackney.gov.uk/fostering or call the team on 020 8356...
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

The Council and local health partners are encouraging Hackney residents to take 5 simple steps every day this week to improve their mental health and wellbeing, during Mental Health Awareness Week (10 May- 16 May). This year’s theme is nature. Studies have shown...
Hackney local elections 2021: results

Hackney local elections 2021: results

Londoners went to the polls yesterday (Thursday, 6 May) to vote for their Mayor of London and representatives on the London Assembly.And thousands of Hackney residents also cast their votes in by-elections in four wards in Hackney. These local elections were held in:...
Have a safe Lag b’Omer

Have a safe Lag b’Omer

Hackney Council and the London Fire Brigade are urging members of the Jewish community to commemorate the festival of Lag b’Omer safely and considerately this year and in line with social distancing measures.The festival, which takes place between 29-30 April,...
New Speaker of Hackney

New Speaker of Hackney

Cllr Michael Desmond, has become the borough’s new civic representative, after he was elected as Speaker of Hackney for a second time at the Council’s Annual General Meeting last night (Tuesday 27 April). Having lived in Hackney for nearly 35 years, Cllr Desmond is...
Download the Shared Lives Cookbook

Download the Shared Lives Cookbook

Learn how to cook a prawn curry or try your hand at making a pizza with the new Shared Lives cookbook, with recipes designed by Shared Lives service users over the COVID-19 lockdown. Shared Lives is a supported living scheme, where vulnerable residents have a room in...
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