Hackney residents are being invited to the first ever Hackney Mayor’s Question Time where they will be able to ask Mayor Philip Glanville about the issues that matter to them, as well as offer their ideas and aspirations for the borough.
Joining the Mayor on stage will be Dave Hill – Guardian columnist, blogger and long-time Hackney resident – who will act as chairman, taking questions from the audience and posing some himself.
Mayor Glanville said: “I want to hear from people from across Hackney’s diverse communities about the issues which matter most to them, whether it be housing, crime, schools and transport; jobs, redevelopment and the environment; or health, social care and community cohesion.
“There’s been a lot of change in Hackney and we face many challenges as a borough and a Council, but I know there’s a huge amount of passion and creativity in our borough about how we can keep it a great place to live for everyone.
“It’s so important that as a Mayor, a Council, as residents and businesses, we have open and honest discussions; that the Council can explain its vision and work, and people can share their thoughts and ideas, so we can work together on solutions. Hopefully this new annual event will be a great forum for that, alongside our other engagement events and consultations.”
The question time will run from 7pm to 9pm, and there will be refreshments afterwards.
Doors open at 6pm and there will be opportunities for a guided tour of the newly refurbished Town Hall.
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