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Clissold paddling pool

Paddling pools at London Fields and Clissold Park set to be replaced

The popular paddling pools at London Fields and Clissold Park are set to be replaced with new improved facilities.

The Council will be consulting paddling pool users at London Fields and Clissold Park on the type of replacement facilities that will be delivered. While the Clissold Park facility will continue to be stand-alone, the London Fields paddling pool will be integrated into the wider project to deliver a new learner pool at the Lido site.

Both pools have come to the end of their life in their existing form and, given their popularity, cannot continue to be operated safely without major work, including the introduction of automatic filtration systems – which reduce water consumption and improve hygiene.

In order to facilitate the work, the paddling pool in Clissold Park will be closed for 2020 while consultation and work takes place, which is expected to cost up to £700k. London Fields paddling pool will be closed for longer while the new learner pool at London Fields Lido is developed.

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EV charging points

Over 182 new electric vehicle charging points to be installed in Hackney

An additional 182 electric vehicle charging points are set to be installed in Hackney this year, with the Council also launching a feasibility study into the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure in the borough.

Of the new charging points 120 are set to be installed on lampposts – with dedicated charging bays created on the road – which will bring the total number of chargers in Hackney to 298.

Residents and businesses are being asked to suggest locations for the new charging points that will best support people to switch to electric vehicles.

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Changes to motorcycle parking

Hackney Council is asking local people to have their say on plans to introduce motorcycle parking permits in the borough, aimed at tackling London’s poor air quality by encouraging riders to switch to less polluting models.

The proposals would see resident permits introduced for motorcycles, which would be in line with cars with similar emissions, working out at about £5 a month for most motorcycle riders.

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Stoke Newington

Getting around in Stoke Newington – last chance to have your say

Have your say on proposals to reduce polluting traffic in Stoke Newington, part of the Council’s successful bid to the Mayor of London to create a Low Emissions Neighbourhood in the area.

The £500k funding could see improvements to public spaces to make them better for walking and cycling, a cargobike hire scheme, electric vehicle charging points, and measures to restrict polluting traffic on Church Street.

Before plans are developed, the Council wants local people to have their say online about getting around in Stoke Newington. Submit your comments by tomorrow!

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Green Lanes

Have your say on transforming Green Lanes for walking and cycling

Green Lanes could be transformed for walking and cycling, under proposals being consulted on by the Council.

The proposals, which include introducing protected cycle lanes along the length of the road between Newington Green and Woodberry Grove at Manor House, are aimed at making the entire area safer for cyclists and pedestrians, and creating a greener environment for people to enjoy.

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