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.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Your experiences of the private rented sector

The Living in Hackney scrutiny commission is currently carrying out a review of the private rented sector in Hackney.

You can also read more about the private rented review here. The key questions that are being examined are:

  • What evidence is there of poor tenant experiences in the private rented sector? 
  • What additional or alternative options are there to a licensing scheme?
  • What are the wider community experiences and views on any adverse issues associated with private rented sector lettings in their area?
  • Does the evidence collected by the Commission support or not the case for establishing a licensing scheme?
We know from speaking to residents in our ward that many people renting privately have a lot of concerns about their tenancies and their rights.  The Commission is keen to gather views from as many people as possible who can offer their experiences and insight into the issue.

There is an online survey here. Please do take the time to fill it in before 2nd December. 


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Set the priorities of the local Police team this Wednesday

The Community Advisory Panel meeting for Stoke Newington Central is taking place this Wednesday 13th November - at 7pm in Yorkshire Grove Community Hall
 (the easiest way to reach it is via Gunstor Road).

This meeting happens every two months and is a chance for local residents to meet the Safer Neighbourhood Team for Stoke Newington and set their priorities for the months ahead. The meeting this week is also the AGM and a new Chair and Deputy Chair will be elected - if you are interested do go along!

If you can't attend and have a local community safety issue or ongoing problem - you can get in touch directly with the team here. Alternatively, please do contact us and we are happy to pass on your concerns.