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Monday, 27 February 2012

Free dog training and chipping

The Dog's Trust is offering free Dog Training and microchipping in the borough throughout March and April.

There will also be vouchers available for free or low-cost neutering.

The dates and locations are:

1st March – St Johns Church, Lower Clapton Road, E5 OPD – 11am-3pm
13th March – Hackney Downs Park, Downs Park Road, E5 8NP – 11am-3pm
12th April – Butterfield Green, Allen Road, N16 8SB – 1pm-5pm
26th April – St Johns Church, Lower Clapton Road, E5 OPD – 1pm-5pm

For further details no these free events please email: citydogs@dogstrust.org.uk, or phone 07539 863407.

The Dog's Trust website is here.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Walkabout surgery

We will out doing our monthly walkabout surgery tomorrow Saturday 25th February in the Church Street area.

This is part of our ongoing work to visit every resident across the ward and to make sure that everyone always has an opportunity to raise any concerns with their local Labour Councillors.

We'll be starting at 10.30am. Remember there are lots of other ways to contact us too if you have any issues you'd like to raise. Full details here.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Hackney Council Equalities Consultation

The Council is currently consulting on our Equality objectives. Under the Equality Act 2010, Councils are required to develop and publish Equality objectives and set out how they will measure improvement to take their commitment forward over the next 3 to 4 years.

Hackney Council is committed to ensuring that the services we provide are accessible to all and meet different people's needs. Improving life chances, and increasing prosperity and equality for all is at the heart of our Sustainable Community Strategy.

The consultation is open to all residents and the deadline for responses is 22nd February. Copies are available online here.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Radio 1 Hackney Weekend

BBC Radio 1 is holding its Hackney Big Weekend on Hackney Marshes on the 23/24 June.
Headline acts will include Leona Lewis, Jack White, D'banj, Jessie J, Will.I.Am, Florence and the Machine, Tinie Tempah and Plan B.

50% of tickets for this event will be allocated to Hackney residents.

Hackney Big Weekend will be a great opportunity for the borough. There will be workshops at the Radio 1 Academy in Hackney, open DJ sessions, visits from top artists and DJs and 20% of food concessions within the site will go to Hackney businesses.

Attendance is free for the event but a booking fee of £2.50 will be charged.

There is a two-step procedure for ticket allocation - registration is NOW OPEN.

Applicants must be over 16 years of age by 23 June 2012 and must first register their details online including uploading a recent photo.Once registered, applicants can then apply for tickets by phone or online starting on the 25th March.

Full details including frequently asked questions are available on the Radio 1 website.

Any new acts from East London interested in performing on the Introducing Stage can upload examples of their music at the BBC website.

All details of this exciting East London event are available at the special BBC Hackney Weekend website.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Hackney and the snow

This is just a quick update on the work Hackney Council has done over the weekend to ensure the borough coped with the inclement weather. Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Before the snow began on Saturday, both roads and pavements were treated. The Council's contractors, Volker Highways, began on the roads at 4.00pm, and a further gritting was carried out at 7.30pm. As snow was settling, a third gritting was carried out at around 11.30pm. Pavements were gritted during the day on Saturday ahead of the snow. Once the snow had begun, six waste crews were deployed to clear snow from high streets and town centres, and a further gritting on pavements was carried out over night. Crews worked until around 3.00am on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, Volker were out on three separate occasions. Between 8.00am and 11.00am, the main roads in both the north and south of the borough were gritted. Following completion of this, vehicles were deployed again between 12.00pm and 3.30pm to grit residential areas in the north and north-east of the borough. A final gritting took place between 5.00pm and 8.00pm on the main roads, again in the north and south of the borough.

Today, both the waste and recycling collection services continue function as expected. Roads in the borough continue to be running well, however the Council will continue to monitor the situation over the course of the next few days.

Stoke Newington Neighbourhood Forum - tonight

Stoke Newington Neighbourhood Forum is taking place tonight at 7pm at Stoke Newington Town Hall.

Preparations for the Olympics and the Waste and recycling commingling trial are on the agenda.

All local residents are welcome! More info here.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

London Olympics Recruitment Event

The University of East London is staging a recruitment event to provide information on paid roles during the summer Olympic and Paralympic games. The event is organised in association with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Attendees can find out about positions in catering, retail, security and cleaning as well as working within the London Organising Committee for the Games.

University staff will be on hand to provide information about the learning and training opportunities available.

This recruitment event takes place on Tuesday 7th February 10am to 2pm at: John Lewis (Stadium Suite), 3rd Floor, Westfield Stratford City, Stratford. Directions link.

The event is free and open to all.

For more information about the event and to reserve a place call 0845 266 8707