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Featured Consultations & Surveys

  • Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

    We are extending this consultation in response to comments from residents about providing additional clarity on the proposals. In addition, on the consultation page, some areas were missing from the list of proposed new sites that would be subject to dog controls, so we have added these and attached a copy of the draft PSPO. All existing and new comments received in the consultation will be analysed and used to inform any recommendations by Council officers to Cabinet on the content of...

    Closes 15 December 2023

  • Equality Plan Consultation

    In 2022, Hackney Council adopted a new Strategic Plan. This presents the Council's ambitions for the next four years. It also describes the key challenges. The plan sets out how we will respond, working with residents and partners. The plan includes commitments for how the Council maximises its own resources - jobs, contracts and making best use of our spaces and assets. We are in one of the most difficult times in post war memory, with deep inequalities in society, and in our borough....

    Closes 21 January 2024

  • Public Health Funerals Policy Consultation

    Hackney Council would like your views on a proposed Public Health Funerals Policy, which defines when and how a person who dies within Hackney will be considered for a Public Health funeral. A copy of the proposed policy can be viewed here . A Public Health funeral is the cremation or burial of someone who has died, usually alone, is unclaimed and often without funds to provide for their own funeral. The Council complies with national legislation on public health funerals. ...

    Closes 17 January 2024

Closed Consultations & Surveys

  • Statutory Proposals to Discontinue and / or Amalgamate Primary Schools

    The closing date for receipt of responses to the representation period was 3 November 2023 at 5pm. For more information about the proposals, please visit --- The following proposals have been published on 6 October...

    Closed 3 November 2023

  • Council finances and budget communications campaign

    The Council, like our residents, is facing increased costs of goods and services plus we continue to experience rising demand for vital services for some of our more vulnerable residents. These pressures taken alongside real term funding reductions of over 40% since 2010 place immense strain on...

    Closed 26 October 2023

  • Hoxton Street Conservation Area Review 2023

    Hoxton Street Conservation Area was designated in 1983 as a historic commercial street with a number of good quality buildings surviving from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. However, no appraisal of the Conservation Area has been conducted until now. Hackney Council has undertaken...

    Closed 4 October 2023

  • Underwood Street Conservation Area Review 2023

    Underwood Street Conservation Area was designated in 1990 but has never had an appraisal. Hackney Council has carried out detailed research for a new Conservation Area Appraisal and Managament Plan with a proposed boundary extension to the east. We are inviting your opinions on the Draft...

    Closed 4 October 2023

  • Pavement licence objection form

    Pavement licences have been introduced by government to facilitate the safe reopening of eligible hospitality establishments as Covid-19 lockdown measures are being relaxed. The licence grants businesses permission to place tables and chairs on certain public footways and highways adjacent to...

    Closed 30 September 2023

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.