Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Enhanced TRA

There will be an ETRA conference on 9 and 10 June to review progress and to discuss issues to ensure continued improvements of the stucture. All TRA Chairs have been invited as have Service providers from Hackney Homes, neighbourhood partners and Resident Participation Officers who will provide their feedback on what they think of the process so far.

The conference will take place at Morley Hall, Mare Street. London E8 but each night will be limited to a maximum of 50 people.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

East London Line Extension

Anyone travelling down Shoreditch High Street today will notice a marked difference. There is a new bridge in place that was not there yesterday. The road was closed at 4am when the country's largest mobile crane dropped into place this new section of the East London Line Extension. The work will go on until 5am on 31 March. The action can be viewed live on the Transport for London webcam here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Murray Grove Post Office

Many local residents have received our latest news letter detailing how they can become involved in the campaign opposing the closure of Murray Grove Post Office and we would like to say thank you to the hundreds of residents who have already signed out petition.

We were out on Murray Grove last Saturday getting more signatures and passing out flyers and stickers and will be marching against the closure later this week. If you would like to take part, you can contact us via the Town Hall or by emailing one of us. Our email addresses are on the top right hand side of this blog.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Save Murray Grove Post Office

Following the announcment from the Post Office announced of the proposed closure of the Murray Grove Post Office as part of its London Area Plan, ward Councillors have started an online petition. We will continue to fight vigorously against the closure and we believe that six weeks isn't long enough to have a meaningful dialogue with the community about these changes.

The alternative post offices in Old Street and on Hoxton High Street are too far away for many elderly and vulnerable residents who value having this community resource on their door step. Post offices also play an important part in local social and economic life. In Hoxton where the levels of deprivation and poor access to financial services can be particularly high we need them more than most.

If you would like to support our campaign to keep the post office open, please sign our online petition by clicking here.

Online petition - Save Murray Grove Post Office

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Youth Crime in Hackney

The Children and Young People's Scrutiny Commission of Hackney Council has been reviewing issues surrounding youth crime in Hackney and are continuing to take evidence from on what youth crime means to community groups.

There is one more evidence session scheduled for 21 February and is open for all groups to attend. More information can be obtain from the Scrutiny Commission Officer on 020 8356 3029 or by emailing