UPDATE JUNE 2016: Hackney have launched a survey asking what people think about the evening and night-time economy. They will use the results to decide what new rules for pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants should be. Make sure you have your say by completing the survey – it only takes a minute. Thank you!
The story so far…
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 August 2015, thousands of us we rallied to tell Hackney Council that its licensing consultation did not represent the views of all the borough’s residents. Just as the 24 hour tube arrived in London, Hackney Council wanted to take us back to opening hours of the 1980s. They said that new clubs and music venues in Dalston were “not considered appropriate”, and wanted to stop new venues opening at all in Shoreditch.
Our response argued that the vibrant local nightlife and cultural scene is not a nuisance – but one of the reasons many of us choose to live here. Hackney Council listened and withdrew their consultation, saying they wanted to “listen further to all voices and opinions”.
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 to live and work. For more information, email email@example.com.
While Hackney Council formally withdrew the consultation last year, we need to make sure 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 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):
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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