Consultation Hub

Find out about consultations taking place in your local area and participate in consultations about things that interest you.  You can search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc. 

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Featured Consultations & Surveys

  • Gambling Statement of Principles Consultation (2024)

    Hackney Council is the Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005. This gives the Council responsibility for issuing gambling premises licences and a range of permits to local operators. About Hackney’s draft revised gambling Statement of Principles In January 2007, the Council produced and published its gambling statement setting out the principles it would apply in deciding whether to grant or refuse applications. The gambling Statement of Principles seeks to promote the...

    Closes 4 August 2024

  • Hackney Naming Hub

    Hackney Council is inviting you to add suggestions for names for future roads, buildings, and other public spaces that represent your community in Hackney. With your help we want to create a knowledge bank of names that will help the Council to address underrepresentation in the public realm by acknowledging the history and achievements of Hackney’s diverse and migrant communities, women's histories, LGBTQIA+ histories, disabled people's histories, and working class histories. ...

    Closes 30 March 2027

  • Draft Ash Grove SPD

    Welcome to the Ash Grove Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) online survey! We invite you to share your valuable insights on the specific objectives and vision outlined in the draft document. This document serves as essential planning guidance to complement the local plan 2033 (LP33) for our community. Please read the Draft Ash Grove SPD Supplementary Planning Document before sharing your views. You can view a copy of the SPD in the window below or by clicking on the link above....

    Closes 9 September 2024

  • Private Sector Housing Strategy

    Hackney Council’s new Private Sector Housing Strategy is driven by our commitment to ensuring our private sector homes are safe, sustainable and well-managed, with fair rents where residents are proud to live. Hackney is facing an unprecedented housing crisis. The borough’s growing population now relies more than ever on the private rented sector, which has doubled in the last decade due to the lack of social housing supply and home ownership being out of reach for most of our...

    Closes 18 September 2024

Closed Consultations & Surveys

  • Hackney Smoke Control Order 2024

    Hackney Council is proposing a new Smoke Control Order to help reduce harmful pollution from burning solid fuels, such as wood and coal. This would replace the 27 existing orders and cover the whole borough, including waterways. Within this Smoke Control Area you would only be able to burn...

    Closed 5 July 2024

  • Mutual Exchange Fair Feedback

    This survey is for all those who attended the Mutual Exchange Fair, held on Thursday 6th June at The Jack Dunning Community Hall. The Mutual Exchange Fair aimed to enable people to find out more about the range of opportunities for them to move through the national mutual exchange scheme,...

    Closed 23 June 2024

  • Town Hall Square

    What we’re doing Hackney Town Hall Square is the heart of Hackney Central, connecting the Grade II listed Hackney Town Hall, the iconic Hackney Empire, and essential community facilities like Hackney Central Library and the Hackney Museum. To enhance the square's potential, Hackney...

    Closed 16 June 2024

  • Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme - Public Engagement 2024

    Is there a local issue or area of concern that you would like Hackney Council to look at? Let us know, and teams of special, independent councillors may be able to investigate it. These themed investigations, part of a series that take place every year, look at how the Council and its partner...

    Closed 14 June 2024

  • Register for a Stamford Hill AAP and Design Guide consultation online meeting

    We're holding two online consultation meetings for the Stamford Hill Area Action Plan and Stamford Hill Design Guide consultations: Friday 17 May, 12–1.30pm Thursday 13 June, 6–7.30pm To register for the meeting, click "register here" at the end of this page. You can also use...

    Closed 13 June 2024

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked you to tell us what you thought of adult advocacy services in Hackney. We wanted to know what worked well, what didn't and what we could do to improve things.

You said

You told us that there were a number of areas for improvement. We have taken your feedback on board and will be procuring a new service that better meets the needs of residents who use advocacy services, especially our vulnerable residents. You can see the full report here: Advocacy Services report

Some of the things you told us were:

  • Advocacy should be accessible and culturally appropriate.
  • Advocacy should challenge (systemic) inequalities and support the borough’s most vulnerable residents.
  • Increase the amount of advocates for patients to see as this is too important.

We did

In response to what you told us:

  • We have worked hard to ensure that we offer a service that meets the needs of those who require the service and reflective of Hackney’s population. This contract will widen the scope of deliver with training and development both for community organisations and communities to be able to deliver advocacy in a way which is fully accessible and appropriate
  • We agree and will ensure effective data capture, identify trends and gaps in delivery and act on them. We will also train communities and develop the offer for underserved residents to ensure we maximise support
  • We are looking at training more people from the local communities as advocates to help increase advocate numbers. There will also be opportunities for communities to participate in alternative forms of advocacy.

We asked

We asked for your feedback on Hackney’s draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-26 which will set out the borough’s health and wellbeing priorities over the next four years.

You said

In total, 229 respondents took part in the survey. Overall, the majority of respondents stated that they agree with the suggested actions for each of the three priorities, improving mental health, increasing social connection and supporting greater financial security.

We did

As a result of the consultation we are developing an action plan using your responses to the priority actions, suggestions for additional actions and suggestions for who the Health and Wellbeing Board should work with on these actions.

For more information, please visit 

We asked

We asked you for feedback on our design proposals to improve the play area in Clapton Square.  

You said

24 local children, young people and families fed into the design process, helping to shape a set of designs to take out to public consultation. A further 101 people fed back on the design proposals, which included installing new equipment and creating a new entrance and a pathway.

Read the consultation report

We did

As a result of the consultation we are introducing more challenging equipment for older children. We are also reviewing the amount of sand on site, the surfacing underneath equipment, the design of the climbable entrance and solutions to make the shelter more welcoming and less of a focus for anti social behaviour.  

Work will start in autumn 2022.