Stokey Local fundraising fun next weekend. Some great art for your wall. A legal update. View this email in your browser We’ve lots of news of fun fundraising activities coming up and a brief legal update: Sat 13 Dec Sun 14 Dec Limited Edition Screenprints Shop Local And there’s more coming up… Background Legal Update … More Stokey Local and Associated Events in December
Photo: London 24 Held up Blackstock Road too ! Full Story London 24
Efes pool club, a popular celebrity haunt, vows to challenge a cut to its late-night hours Peaches Geldof is known to be a fan of the Hackney haunt. Picture: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Full story : Emma Batholomew: Hackney Gazette
Labour ‘dictatorial’ for scrapping Scrutiny Board, say opposition councillors Deputy Mayor of Hackney Sophie Linden defends decision and says residents will still be able to hold politicians to account. http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2013/10/01/overview-scrutiny-board-scrapped/
Fire officers went on a symbolic strike this week to protest at new plans to make officers work to the age of 60.
Councillor Ian Sharer, leader of the lib Dem group on Hackney Council says , “The new Hackney Council Governance changes will sideline the public and the opposition and concentrate power further in the Mayor’s hands” Hackney Lib Dems will post a full response to this shortly For the “Shared Intelligence” report see Hackney Council … More New Hackney Council Governing Structure is a Denial of Democracy
Councils have come together in an attempt to halt Johnson’s plans to close 10 fire stations and scrap 552 jobs. Leader of Islington council Catherine West says it is not acceptable that residents could be waiting longer for fire engines to arrive in an emergency. She writes: “Together with the other councils, we have written to Eric Pickles, secretary … More Fight against Fire Station Closures Continues