We Love Stoke Newington is for residents living in the local area providing updates about local meetings, campaigns and useful information. This site is maintained by your local Labour team for Stoke Newington.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Ways into Work

Ways into Work is Hackney Council’s single point of contact for unemployed residents looking for employment, training and apprenticeships.

You can register online here to receive updates. 

The Hackney Homes employment roadshow in partnership with Ways into Work is now open at Stamford Hill neighbourhood office throughout November every Tuesday and Thursdays from 11am - 2pm. All Hackney residents are welcome to attend. Employment advisors will be present to answer all your queries.

Current opportunities being advertised include: 

A Health and Social care apprenticeship - full time for residents of East London 

Journalism - a media organisation recruiting people to become community journalists

Railway construction training programme - three week training open to all residents over 18 years and in receipt of JSA.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New licensing applications

Two new licensing applications have recently been submitted in our ward:
Bar A Bar 133/135 Stoke Newington Road London N16 8BT
Application for variation of premises licence to:
  • extend live music, recorded music, performance of dance, anything of similar description, facilities for making music, facilities for dance, entertainment of similar description, supply of alcohol and late night refreshment to 01:00am from Mon to Thur, to 03:30am Friday and Saturday and to 00:30am Sun.
Deadline 29/11/12

Costcutter Express 144/150 Stoke Newington Road London N16 7XA

Application for a premises licence to: 
  • allow supply of alcohol from 06:00 to 23:00 daily and late night refreshment from 23:00 to 05:00am daily.
Deadline 27/11/12.

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
There is a guide to making representations here. Representations can be made in writing to The Licensing Service, 263 Mare Street, London, E8 3HT or by emailing licensing@hackney.gov.uk.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Have your say on the night time economy.

The Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission is currently carrying out a review of how the Council manages the impact of late-night entertainment in the borough. Cllr Susan Fajana-Thomas is a member of this commission.

As we know, Stoke Newington has a vibrant night time economy, but at times this can also cause problems for local residents who are disturbed at night and experience the increases in litter and mess on the streets. 

This has been a long standing issue for us as ward councillors, and we argued strongly in favour of a Special Policy Area (like Shoreditch has in place already) a few years ago.

The Commission is looking at how the night time economy is managed across the borough, (including the impact of the Special Policy Area in Shoreditch), what the relative costs and benefits of a vibrant nightlife are, and whether interventions are needed to maintain a positive balance between the businesses, visitors and local residents. 

It is important that local residents feed in their views as part of the review, as well as those using the night time economy. You can complete the brief survey online here.