- Hackney's Labour Council has frozen the council tax for FIVE years running - the only council in the country to do so.
- Crime in Hackney has fallen by 39% over the last six years under labour - the biggest drop in London.
- £225 million unlocked fro Decent Homes works providing new windows, roofs, kitchens or bathrooms for 14,000 residents so far.
- 27% of Hackney's rubbish is now recycled, collecting an average of FIFTY tonnes a day.
- FIVE brand new secondary schools have been built and last year Hackney's pupils got the best GCSE results EVER in the borough.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Yesterday we wrote about Hackney Labour's election manifesto. Today, we want to let you know about the 5 elections pledges that we are making to our electors Hoxton. They are:
- To invest in green spaces in Hoxton - the next phase of Shoreditch Park's renewal, more allotments and growing spaces on estates.
- Ensure Thomas Fairchild School is rebuilt
- Tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Hoxton, particularly street drinking and dog fouling
- Support the local economy, including local shops, the market and re-opening Murray Grove Post Office
- Continue to improve estates in Hoxton with residents' priorities at the heart of our housing service
We believe that our pledges build on the work that we've been doing in Hoxton over the last council term and we want to build on them.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The election manifesto for the 2010 local elections has been launched by Hackney labour.
Highlights of our commitments are:
- make it easier for people to report anti social behaviour and noise nuisance
- launch a campaign for responsible dog ownership
- commit to further support for victims of domestic violence
- increase drug and alcohol treatment places by 10%
- we will plant at least another 1,000 street trees
- we will look to expand our recycling service further
- all residential streets will be covered by a 20mph speed limit by 2014
- we will look to support those residents who want to grow more of their own food
- continue to provide free swimming for children and the elderly
- continue to work with the Hackney Empire to ensure it reopens
- we will complete the rebuilding or refurbishment of all our secondary schools
- six primary schools will be rebuilt or refurbished to the highest standards
- we will open five new youth centres
- we will complete Decent Homes on our estates by 2013
- we will use all our powers to bring empty properties back into use
- by 2013 - we will have created 100 council apprenticeships
- we'll increase the number of council services available online
You can read the full document here.
Monday, April 19, 2010
On 6 May 2010 you will have your chance to have your say in council elections, a Mayoral election and the parliamentary elections.
If you have not yet registered to vote, you still have time to do so. Click here for details.
You will have five votes on 6 May: 3 for your local ward councillors, 1 for the Mayor of Hackney and one for your Member of Parliament.
We will be asking you to vote for:
- Carole Williams, Philip Glanville and Clayeon McKenzie as your ward councillors
- Jules Pipe for Mayor of Hackney
- Meg Hillier as your Member of Parliament.