Events for Council Tenants this Autumn, Sustainability day and renting halls

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Winter warmer 2019

Free winter event for older Council tenants and leaseholders

Food, live music, and lots of advice on keeping warm, healthy and happy over the coming colder months, is the focus of this year’s winter event aimed at residents aged 55 and over. The Winter Warmer takes place at Stoke Newington Town Hall, Church Street, on Thursday 28 November from 11am-3pm.

The free, hugely popular Council showcase, is an opportunity for older Council tenants and leaseholders to mingle with neighbours, and find out about services and activities aimed at them in Hackney.

Here’s what attendees can expect:

  • Free hot soup, sandwiches and cakes.

  • An opportunity to have their say on Council services and to engage with areas important to them, such as the Repairs Outreach Service, which provides home-based help to vulnerable residents.

  • A platform to chat to Council officers and others about health, community safety, and wellbeing issues, and find out what support and services are open to them.

  • Live music including vintage swing and jazz band.

  • Raffles, arts and crafts, and a mini pop-up exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Council Housing in Hackney

  • Free massage.

Digital connectivity

Consultation on full fibre internet for social housing residents

Hackney Council is working to enable the installation of modern full fibre internet connections to all social housing in the borough so that tenants and leaseholders will have access to some of the fastest and most reliable connections in London at some of the most affordable prices.

We are seeking the views of Council tenants and leaseholders regarding this work so that we can use your input to shape the plans we take forward. We will take your priorities into account in negotiations with internet providers.

Take part


Our Homes north

Come along to new festival for residents north of the borough

Council residents living in the north of the borough – Clapton, Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington – are invited to come along to a new, free festival on Thursday 28 November, at Stoke Newington Town Hall, Church Street, between 5-8pm.

The Our Homes Festival, which gives residents a chance to talk directly to staff from all sections of Housing Services, is part of the Council’s drive to bring information, advice and opportunities (such as employment) directly into communities.​It’s also a good opportunity for residents to get to know their neighbours​. ​There will also be free food, arts and crafts,​live ​musicand more.

Our Homes Festival launched in the summer at Hoxton Market for those south of the borough. The festival will come to the east and west neighbourhoods next year.

Zero waste


Learn how to live  greener & save cash

Hackney Council is hosting its third annual Sustainability Day on Saturday 16 November.

Local people can find out how they can help tackle the climate emergency.

There will be energy efficiency advice; clothes swap; free food and refreshments; Council stalls; free bicycle checks – and more.

More info here

Rent

Rents may rise

The cost of living in a
Council home could rise by an
average of around £3 a month
from April 2020, in line with a new Government policy.

It means rents would be an average of £101 a week – less than they were five years ago, and still be among the lowest social rents of all London boroughs.

Pay rent online 

Repairs booklet

New booklet to help understand repairs

A new repairs booklet
reminds residents what they
are required to fix, under their
tenancy agreement, and outlines what work the council will carry out and pay for.

It will also help tenants
to diagnose repairs more
accurately and offer some top
tips on resolving problems such
as blocked sinks and toilets.

View the guide 


Community hall hire

Hire our hall space

We have lots of community halls across the borough that you can rent for events, parties and meetings.

Charges

  • Half-day (5hrs or less):
    £30 per hour
  • All day (more than 5hrs):
    £376 per day
  • Refundable deposit:
    £200

Book a hall here 


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