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Monday, 10 August 2009

Your priorities for Hackney

Hackney Council recently conducted a survey with local residents on their priorities for the borough.

Crime, affordable housing, and keeping Hackney clean were the top issues that residents said were concerning them most.

49.8% of Hackney residents said priorities should include making the borough safer and addressing fear of crime; 41.5% said affordable housing and quality social homes; and 39.6% said keeping Hackney clean. Other topics included employment and the local economy (39.1%); public transport and traffic congestion (38.6%); education services for children and adults (31.4%); cultural, sports and leisure facilities (24.2%); pride in the community (20.8%); services for older people (18.4%); and the local health service (16.9%).

These findings have helped to set the programme of work for the Council's scrutiny commissions at the Town Hall (these are cross party and examine local issues and policies in Hackney). Amongst the issues being looked at over the coming months are: estate safety and anti-social behaviour; supporting vulnerable adults; tackling chid poverty; and a special one off meeting to consider street drinking.

More information about scrutiny in Hackney is online here.

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