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Friday, 18 October 2013

Green sacks tips!

During one of our walkabout surgeries recently, a resident asked about the green sack recycling scheme and the fact that it can sometimes look at bit unsightly having lots of green sacks outside properties.

There are some useful tips on the Council’s
website which we thought was worth sharing as this isn’t the first time the issue has been raised with us.

Tips for using green sacks

As most waste is recyclable, if you use your green sacks properly you are likely to have hardly any rubbish left over. Some tips for using green sacks:

  • Line your main kitchen bin with a green recycling sack as more than 50% of your rubbish is recyclable. You can then take the green sack out on collection day. You could use a smaller bin for non recyclable waste, store it somewhere else in your home or put it straight into any outdoor containers/bins you may have.
  • Use an outdoor container for green sacks during the week. You may want to use a bin to store full green recycling sacks during the week. If you do this please ensure green sacks are taken out of the bin by 7am on the morning of your collection.
  • Wash and squash all recyclable materials so that they take up less space and do not encourage any foxes.
  • Change the way you think about recycling. If it is household waste it is likely to be recyclable apart from used sanitary items and plastic film.
Residents are also encouraged to only put green sacks outside on the morning of collection to help keep streets tidy and deter foxes. External bins in which to store the recycling are not provided due to a significant proportion of properties in Hackney not having adequate storage space.

If you have any questions or thoughts on this – please do get in touch! 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Stoke Newington Ward Forum - 21st October 7pm

The next Stoke Newington ward forum is on 21st October, 7pm at Yorkshire Grove Community Hall on Gunstor Road.

We are continuing the theme of looking at issues surrounding the High Street, and following repeated complaints about parking infringements on side streets off the A10 this will be the focus of the meeting.

We’ve invited representatives from Parking Services, the local police, the anti social behaviour team and others to discuss the issue and come up with a plan for how this can be tackled.

If this is a problem that you're concerned about – please do come along as we’re keen to work with you to find a productive way forward.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Two licensing applications for Stoke Newington Central

Two new late night licensing applications have been submitted for our ward:

Scenario (Formerly known as The Palatine), 97 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BX has applied to vary their license:

  • To include the basement on the licence and to amend and remove some of the existing conditions from the licence.
  • Also, the following licensable activities take place: plays, films, live music, anything of similar description and supply of alcohol from 10:00 to 00:30am Sun to Thur and from 10:00 to 02:30am Fri and Sat
  • recorded music from 10:00 to 01:00am Sun to Thur and from 10:00 to 03:00am Fri and Sat
  • performance of dance from 08:00 to 01:00am Sun to Thur and
  • from 08:00 to 03:00am Fri and Sat
  • late night refreshment from 23:00 to 01:00am Sun to Thur and from 23:00 to 03:00am Fri and Sat.
  • Non standard hours for all licensable activity will be New Year's
  • Eve from 10.00 until 11.00 the following day and the day before a public holiday to have the same hours as a Saturday.
The deadline for representations is 17th October.

192 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 7JD has applied for a licence:

  • for late night refreshment from 23:00 to 00:00 Sun to Thur and from 23:00 to 02:00am Fri and Sat
The deadline for representations is 18th October.

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.