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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Cycle pit stop on Palatine Road - tomorrow

Hackney Council's Streetscene team hold monthly 'cycle pit stops' across Hackney to offer cyclists free bike maintenance checks and advice on cycling safely.

Tomorrow, the team will be on Palatine Road on the bike lane section next to Butterfield Green.

If you're passing by - do stop and make use of this free service!

Don't forget to register to vote!

During August, Hackney Council has been delivering electoral registration forms to properties across the borough.

Every household must complete the form by November 2010 even if you have already registered.

For more information - click here.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Two events in Stoke Newington parks this weekend

On Sunday 15th August between 2 and 5pm the Stoke Newington Common User Group will be holding a local ‘Bike Afternoon’ for local residents near the playground on Stoke Newington Common.

Dr Bike will be there to provide free fixes for your bikes, there will be free TFL cycle maps to help you discover rides beyond N16 and the community police team will be on hand with security advice to prevent bike theft and free registration on the Immobilise register.

Also on Sunday - Transition Town Stoke Newington are putting on a fun day from 2pm on Sin Clissold Park. There will be rounders, boules, cookie/cake decorating, kite-making and all are welcome. The organisers are also encouraging people to bring food and something to sit on if they want to make an afternoon of it!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Successful crackdown on Rectory Road

A bit late reporting this - but residents near the bottom end of Rectory Road will have noticed by now that the snooker club at 9A has been closed down.

This was part of Operation Crackdown where the Council and the Police work together to coordinate the closure of properties where there is suspected drug dealing and anti social behaviour taking place.

Residents nearby had noticed people coming and going at all times of the day and following the operation the premises have now been closed.

More information in the flyer that went out to local residents

Remember you can get in touch with our local Safer Neighbourhood Team here.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Do we need a Special Policy Area in Stoke Newington - have your say

We are frequently contacted by local residents who are disturbed by venues on the A10 that are failing to adhere to the terms of the premises licenses. This is an issue that has got worse and we pledged during the recent election
to campaign for tougher action against anti social behaviour and noise nuisance from pubs and clubs.

One option was to introduce a Special Policy Area (a SPA) for licensing premises in Stoke Newington and Dalston. There is currently one in operation in Shoreditch. The aim of a SPA is to help to manage the night time economy and ensure there is a balance between successful businesses that attract people to our area and the right of residents living nearby to have a good night's sleep. It’s not aiming to stop new businesses or put an end to the vibrant night time economy in this area (which as local residents we enjoy too!) but instead make sure that when late licenses are applied for, the applicants demonstrate that they can run their venues responsibly and not contribute to cumulative impacts of public nuisance, anti social behaviour and noise in the local area.

The Licensing Service at the Council has now launched a consultation on the Council’s revised Statement of Licensing Policy which will come into effect on 7 January 2011. Alongside general licensing issues, the Policy contains proposals to extend the Special Policy Area to Dalston and Stoke Newington. We believe this would be a positive move and help to address a lot of the issues that local residents have been experiencing along the A10.

The consultation runs until 25 October 2010 and there are more details online here

There is an online survey here - do fill it in and have your say on licensing issues in Hackney.

New licensing application

An application has been submitted for the variation of a premises license in our ward:

McClane, 129 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0PH have applied vary their license for recorded music, making music and supply of alcohol from 10am to 3.30am from Thursday to Saturday.

The deadline for making representation is 31st August.

If you wish to make a representation these must address the licensing objectives:
  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • public safety
  • the protection of children from harm
Representations can be made in writing to The Licensing Service, 263 Mare Street, London, E8 3HT or by emailing licensing@hackney.gov.uk. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

One Carnival - this weekend

The third annual Hackney One Carnival takes place this Sunday 8th August.

The Carnival showcases Hackney’s cultural diversity and communities as part of the wider Cultural Olympiad. There will be over 1000 participants taking part, from 20 different organisations, made up of carnival and community groups from across Hackney.

The event kicks off from Ridley Road at 11am arrives at Downs Park at approximately 2pm and the overall event concludes at 6pm. More information, including the parade route, is available here.