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Friday, 11 January 2013

New yoga classes starting at Yorkshire Grove Community Hall

Yorkshire Grove Estate Tenants and Residents Association have organised yoga classes in the community hall.

These start on 14th Jan, and will be every Monday from 9.30am-11am.

The cost is £3 per session and mats are provided. The contact details for the session are Madeleine Heinemann on mad4yoga@gmail.com.

Poster with all the details here.

Another licensing application: 55 Stoke Newington High Street

55 Stoke Newington High Street N16 8EL have made an application to vary their premises license:

  • to extend live music, recorded music, performance of dance, making music, facilities for dance, supply of alcohol and late night refreshment till 5:00am Thur to Sat.

These premises recently applied for a late night license and the licensing sub-committee granted opening hours until midnight only. The details of this decision are online here.

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.

The deadline is 18/1/13.

Have your say on policing changes in London

As we mentioned before Christmas, we have concerns about some of the proposed changes to policing in London and are opposed to any cuts that would put at risk the year on year fall in crime we've seen in Hackney. 

Hackney Labour has been highlighting this and the importance of ensuring police officer numbers remain the same and that police stations remain accessible to residents. 

The Draft Mayor of London's Police and Crime Plan has now been published and on 24th January at 6pm, there will be a consultation event on 24th January at 6pm at the Town Hall Assembly Rooms to discuss the plans. This is an important opportunity to feed in your views to the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

We know that Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Hackney provide a strong local link with residents, and we want to ensure this is protected. 

The Police and Crime Plan also outlines plans to close Hackney Police Station, and reduce Shoreditch opening hours. Stoke Newington will remain open 24 hours.

Final chance to have your say on the new boundary proposals for Hackney wards

The final proposals for changes to Hackney electoral ward boundaries have been published by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE).

The LGBCE have also announced that residents will now have an extra chance to comment on the proposals as some changes have been made to the draft recommendations.

These are largely in the south of the borough in Hoxton and in Stamford Hill, but there are also a few changes to the proposed new Shacklewell ward which part of our existing ward will be moving into.
Full details on these changes including updated maps are available on the LGBCE website.

Residents are invited to comment on these proposed changes.

You can have your say on the LGBCE online submissions form, via email, or by post to:

The Review Officer (Hackney)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
Layden House
76-86 Turnmill House

The consultation closes on the 19th of February 2013.