Councillors report for May/June 09

Councillors report for May/June 09 Council performance The Audit Commission have found that “Hackney Council has continued to ‘improve strongly’ and remains a ‘three star’ council. Hackney is delivering significant improvement in priority areas such as community safety, children and young people and adult social care. The pace of improvement is higher than the national…

July update

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 July update Audit Committee Brian has recently taken over as the permanent Chair of Audit – which really is more interesting than it sounds. It’s responsibilities include o Managing our relationship with the Audit Commission, who inspect us and give us our star rating o Approving the accounts, at our late…

April update

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 April update – MORE AWARDS! Most improved council Last Wednesday Hackney was recognised as the most improved council at the Local Government Chronicle awards. The work of our local strategic partnership Team Hackney was also highly commended. Beacon Awards A fortnight previously, we had been awarded beacon status in two categories….

Our report to March

Thursday, March 05, 2009 Our report to March Councillors Report for March 09 Budget and council tax 2009/10 The council meeting to set the budget took place last night. As intended, we were able to freeze the Hackney element of the council tax again, for the fourth year in a row. Hackney is the only…

Your councillors’ report

Thursday, February 05, 2009 Your councillors’ report Councillors Report for January 09 Council performance and budget 2009/10 We intend to freeze the Hackney element of the council tax again, for the fourth year in a row. As far as we know, we are the only council in the country to be able to do this….

£135 MILLION HOMES BOOST

[news link] £135 MILLION HOMES BOOST hg.editorial@archant.co.uk 05 February 2009 The body managing the borough’s council homes is finally set to receive the £135 million for improvements its poor performance caused it to lose out on 16 months ago. Hackney Homes, the arms-length organisation set up to manage rents, maintenance and repairs, was awarded a…

Hackney’s home-grown stars recognised at annual awards ceremony

[from 24 dash] Hackney’s home-grown stars recognised at annual awards ceremony Published by Hannah Wooderson for 24dash.com in Housing Thursday 18th December 2008 – 12:21pm Two young rising stars from Hackney’s estates swept the board last night at Hackney Homes’ annual resident awards attended by hundreds of residents from over forty tenants group in Hackney….

November update

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 November update Financial crisis We are happy to confirm that Hackney did not have any monies in Icleandic or other banks, which have recently collapsed. The council’s reserves and balances of £344m are spread over 23 institutions, mostly domestic, all of which at the moment seem secure. Tackling climate change in…

Our latest report – September 08

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Our September report What have we achieved? Since taking back control in 2002, this administration has achieved – * Stability and continuous improvement in the council finances and management * Achieved a three star rating (out of 0-4) for overall performance * Nearly two thirds of council homes meet the Decent…

Guerilla Gardening

Following a discussion on Harringay On Line, Guerilla Gardening sounds like an interesting experiment/experience. Here the web site. Anyone fancying the idea of some Guerrilla Gardening initiative in N4? Leave a comment!

Our latest report – July 08

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 Our latest report Kings Crescent estate We expect to finally introduce the new development partnership – Lovells builders and Family Mosaic Housing Association – to residents at a meeting this Wednesday. The refurbishment of the southern blocks is proceeding, funded directly by the council and government grant. There was a second…

April and May 08 update

Thursday, June 05, 2008 April and May 08 update Greater London Authority and Mayoral elections Labour actually had a good result in London on 1st May, which has largely gone unreported due to the Mayoral contest. We gained Harrow and Brent from the Tories, and held all of our constituency seats. We took a London…