We are a group of Hackney residents and businesses who believe that Hackney is the most exciting borough in the greatest city in the world.
In November 2015, we rallied to tell Hackney Council that its licensing consultation did not represent the views of all the borough’s residents. Our consultation response pitched another version of Hackney’s future, one that supports both daytime and nighttime economy, residents needs and the growth of our borough. Hackney Council listened and rescinded their consultation until Summer 2016. We will be back when that consultation is made public.
Remember, just as the 24 hour tube arrives in London, Hackney Council wanted to take us back to opening hours of the 1980s. They said, in their previous consultation, that new clubs and music venues in Dalston are “not considered appropriate”, and wanted to stop new venues opening at all in Shoreditch.
Let’s all build the best Hackney together. Please continue to write to your local councillor and join our campaign and continue to show Hackney Council that we all want the same thing – a vibrant, sustainable, thriving place Hackney to live and work. For more information, email email@example.com
While Hackney Council formally rescinded the consultation in the autumn, we need to make sure as the new process begins to review and implement a new licensing framework for our borough, Hackney Council continue to hear from the many thousands of us who think that a vibrant nightlife and cultural scene is part of Hackney’s cultural, social and economic fabric.
Remember, when the licensing consultation is re-introduced, every councillor in Hackney votes on the council’s final plans – so let’s make sure they know our views!
So while the council are reformatting and reviewing the licensing consultation, we want to ensure they still know we’re still here and we want Hackney to remain a vibrant borough for all its residents and visitors. So like we did during the campaign, it’s very easy – just follow the instructions below and add your name and postcode. If you have time, please try and put in your own words what you love about Hackney what you would like to see in the new license – and what Hackney means to you. Your personal story, in your own words, is really valuable for your councillor to hear.
We will continue to forward your emails and also add you to our supporters mailing list so we can keep you updated on the campaign when it reignites again. You can choose to leave this list any any time.
Across the whole borough:
In Dalston (including Stoke Newington Road and Kingsland Road):
Read Our Consultation.
Have a look at our press coverage below. If you agree, at anytime, please help us by writing to the council to tell them what you think.
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