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Parents face fines for driving children to school

16 Mar , 2017  

Parents will be fined for dropping their children by car outside school gates, in a trial to improve child safety and reduce harmful emissions. Two Hackney schools, St John the Baptist and Tyssen Community Primary, have signed up to the trial in June, which will see the school street close to traffic at pick-up and […]


Hackney would support a blanket ban on diesel, says Councillor

16 Mar , 2017  

Hackney Council would support a blanket ban on diesel vehicles in order to tackle toxic air pollution in the borough, says the Town Hall’s transport lead. Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks, said London Mayor Sadiq Khan was not being “ambitious enough” with his environmental policy, and if he were to […]


Transitional fund will help companies affected by business rates hike

13 Mar , 2017  

£435m-a-year transitional relief fund will help companies worst affected by April’s proposed hike in business rates, the Chancellor has announced. The changes, declared in Wednesday’s budget, will be seen as a victory for Hackney campaigners. Their petition called for greater support for affected businesses, gathered over 10,000 signatures. However, there was no outright reform of […]

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1 in 5 cycling collisions in Hackney are hit-and-runs

9 Mar , 2017  

One in every five cycling collisions in Hackney are hit-and-runs, according to new research. Data taken from the website Stats19 reveal that of the 800 to 900 cycling collisions per year in Hackney, 20 per cent involved the driver speeding off afterwards. The figure is nearly double the national average of 11 per cent. The research, […]


Community campaigns to bring refugee family to De Beauvoir

22 Nov , 2016  

Four pensioners are rallying together, in the hopes they can bring a vulnerable family of refugees to De Beauvoir. They are seeking approval from Hackney Council to a house a refugee family under the Full Community Sponsorship Scheme, which allows community groups to sponsor a refugee family. If successful, the family will resettle in the UK […]

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“I haven’t got time to take pictures of dog sh*t” – new Hackney Council scheme panned by De Beauvoir residents.

23 Oct , 2016  

De Beauvoir residents are being encouraged to head out and take snaps of dog muck in the latest drive to clean up the area. The ward is now part of the ‘Love Clean Hackney’ campaign, which asks residents to report environmental incidents such as fly-tipping, graffiti and dog fouling to the council by sending a […]



‘Bake Off’ needs new recipe for Channel 4 move

6 Oct , 2016  

Celebrated cooking show the Great British Bake Off will not work on Channel 4 unless the network revamps the show’s format dramatically, a judge on a similar show has claimed. Kate Malone, De Beauvoir resident and judge on The Great Pottery Throw Down, said: “I don’t see how Bake Off can work unless they [Channel […]