Hackney: A place for everyone?

Closed 5 Nov 2015

Opened 18 Mar 2015

Feedback expected 8 Apr 2016


Tell us your stories

There has been a lot of change in Hackney over the last 10 to 15 years, so we would like to hear from local residents about what this means for them. 

The Council's Chief Executive, Tim Shields said:

“So much has changed in Hackney in recent years. We want to give local people the chance to share their thoughts and feelings about the change. Much of the change has been positive, but Hackney faces many challenges: an affordable housing crisis, a growing population, and massive central government cuts to local public service budgets”.

We would like to capture a variety of personal stories and circumstances to improve our understanding of the impact on local residents.



Why your views matter

We would like hear your views about the way the borough is changing and how the change is affecting you, whether positive or negative.

We would also like to hear your ideas about how we can work together to face the challenges, keeping Hackney as a place for all residents.  After completing the short questionnaire you can share your ideas by clicking on the SHARE YOUR IDEA button.  This will allow you to add you own idea, read and comment on other people’s ideas and rate those you like best.

You can share your own story by completing this short survey. 

What happens next

All the views will be collected and analysed and shared with local decision makers, giving them a fuller picture of local views. 



  • The Panel Debate

    From 18 Mar 2015 at 19:00 to 18 Mar 2015 at 20:30

    "Question Time" style debate about the future of the borough, featuring a panel of local experts.

    The event will take place at City Academy, Homerton.

  • Hackney Matters Panel members event (restricted to members)

    From 18 Jun 2015 at 18:30 to 18 Jun 2015 at 20:30

    The event is part of the year-long engagement campaign called ‘Hackney: A place for everyone?’ which launched in March and aims to hear residents views about the challenges facing the borough today.
    Hackney Matters members will be asked to give feedback on their experience of the rapid and social economic changes that have affected the borough, and the impact it has had on your lives. We will also be asking for feedback on things that they feel would make a difference in the local area.

  • Music Day UK at Springfield Park

    From 21 Jun 2015 at 12:00 to 21 Jun 2015 at 21:00
  • Morning lane Tesco's car park

    From 30 Jun 2015 at 16:00 to 30 Jun 2015 at 19:00
  • Ridley Road Market

    From 2 Jul 2015 at 09:30 to 2 Jul 2015 at 18:00

    Information stall at the market.

  • Broadway Market

    From 4 Jul 2015 at 12:00 to 4 Jul 2015 at 18:00

    Information stall at the market.

  • Daymer Festival at Clissold Park

    From 5 Jul 2015 at 13:00 to 5 Jul 2015 at 19:00

    Kurdish cultural event

  • Hoxton Market

    From 9 Jul 2015 at 10:00 to 9 Jul 2015 at 18:00

    Information stall at the market.

  • Riddley Road Market

    From 16 Jul 2015 at 10:00 to 16 Jul 2015 at 18:00

    Information stall at the market.

  • Pets in the Park at Clissold Park

    From 18 Jul 2015 at 11:00 to 18 Jul 2015 at 16:00
  • Yoruba Arts Festival at Clissold Park

    From 25 Jul 2015 at 12:00 to 25 Jul 2015 at 21:00
  • Hidden River Festival (Woodberry Down)

    From 12 Sep 2015 at 12:00 to 12 Sep 2015 at 17:30
  • Hackney One Carnival (outside the Town Hall)

    From 13 Sep 2015 at 14:00 to 13 Sep 2015 at 20:00
  • Hidden River Festival

    From 3 Oct 2015 at 12:00 to 3 Oct 2015 at 20:00
  • Hackney Homes Leaseholders and Freeholder open day

    From 24 Oct 2015 at 12:00 to 24 Oct 2015 at 16:00
  • LGBT Event - Arcola Theatre

    From 6 Dec 2015 at 14:30 to 6 Dec 2015 at 17:30

    The LGBT+*network, Out There Hackney, invite you to join them at the Arcola Theatre for a community insight event in December. (*lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered).

    To book your attendance: call 020 7923 1962, email: matt@hcvs.org.uk


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