The Narrow Way (Mare Street)

Closed 30 Nov 2015

Opened 28 Sep 2015

Overview

The Narrow Way is the retail heartland of Hackney Central. It is widely used by the community and has a rich cultural and architectural identity.

To help fulfil its potential and improve the look and feel of the street, the Council is proposing to create a more attractive, social, accessible and functional public space, which will bring long-lasting benefits for residents and businesses.

The Narrow Way is valued for its vibrant diversity and we aim to enhance this by creating an inclusive street and destination where the local community and visitors can come to meet, socialise and explore. We also want to encourage more families to come to the Narrow Way by creating a child-friendly environment and providing spaces for events and activities for children and families.

The new proposals seek to draw more footfall from Hackney Central Station to help support local businesses. The design will create a more flexible and adaptable public space, and walking and cycling through the area will be made better and safer.

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation document is about gathering views from the public on the proposals on Narrow Way (Mare Street).

The proposals include:

Removing the existing conventional road layout and replace it with a new, accessible pedestrian friendly street.

Simplifying the street by removing the current clutter and providing new seating and cycle parking.

Creating a new public spaces that are flexible and adaptable, and will allow for events and other activities to be hosted.

The addition of more trees which will support a sustainable drainage system.

Improving CCTV coverage throughout the area. 

Important information about the online survey

Before completing the questionnaire please review all of the related documents below. Some of the questions asked will be difficult to respond to without viewing/reading the documents provided.

What Happens Next

Your views will be taken into account as part of the detailed design process. Work is expected to commence in summer 2016 with completion by summer 2017.
 
Residents and businesses will be informed of any changes to construction dates and an additional notification document will be sent out before the works start, detailing temporary traffic management measures that may be necessary to facilitate construction.
 
Narrow Way Drop in Session
 
Please check back here for details of drop in sessions.

Events

  • Day time drop in session 1

    From 21 Oct 2015 at 13:00 to 21 Oct 2015 at 15:00

    Drop in sessions are being provided should you want to ask a quick question in person

    Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London, E8 1DY
    Dates/Time: Wednesday 21st October 2015 and Wednesday 11th November 2015; 1pm – 3pm.
    Contact: Hackney Contact Centre 020 8356 2897 info@hackney.gov.uk

  • Evening drop in session 1

    From 28 Oct 2015 at 17:00 to 28 Oct 2015 at 19:00

    Drop in sessions are being provided should you want to ask a quick question in person

    Hackney Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ
    Dates/Time: Wednesday 28th October 2015 and Wednesday 18th November 2015; 5pm – 7pm
    Contact: Hackney Contact Centre 020 8356 2897 info@hackney.gov.uk

  • Day time drop in session 2

    From 11 Nov 2015 at 13:00 to 11 Nov 2015 at 15:00

    Drop in sessions are being provided should you want to ask a quick question in person

    Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London, E8 1DY
    Dates/Time: Wednesday 21st October 2015 and Wednesday 11th November 2015; 1pm – 3pm.
    Contact: Hackney Contact Centre 020 8356 2897 info@hackney.gov.uk

  • Evening drop in session 2

    From 18 Nov 2015 at 17:00 to 18 Nov 2015 at 19:00

    Drop in sessions are being provided should you want to ask a quick question in person

    Hackney Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ
    Dates/Time: Wednesday 28th October 2015 and Wednesday 18th November 2015; 5pm – 7pm
    Contact: Hackney Contact Centre 020 8356 2897 info@hackney.gov.uk

Areas

  • Hackney Central
  • Homerton

Audiences

  • Business
  • Residents
  • General public

Interests

  • Understanding views
  • Gathering ideas
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Planning