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Living in Hackney scrutiny commission

Most recent reviews

New residential development and affordable housing gain

The commission's substantive review of 2014/15 focused on new housing development. Councillors wished to explore the extent to which new developments offer opportunities to residents across all income groups. They also wanted to investigate the extent to which the Council has been able to ensure that housing delivered by the private sector feeds into an overall target that 50% of new homes built here, are affordable.

One-off review session - culture and the arts

The commission wanted to gain some insight into the extent to which cultural organisations are working to engage community groups who may be further away from participation than others. They did this during a single evidence gathering session, where they heard from six organisations operating in Hackney.

View the draft records of the discussion (PDF). The Commission's findings and any recommendations emerging from the work will be made available here at a later date.

Previous reviews

About the scrutiny commission

Living in Hackney predominantly considers housing and the local environment. This frequently involves working with Hackney Homes and the many registered social landlords (RSLs) who operate in the borough, as well as parks user groups and environmental campaigners.

You can view the commission's full work programme for the year on the agenda for each of its meetings.

Commission details: membership, meetings, and contacts 

One-off items

The Commission was concerned that some estate and lettings agents were increasingly using misleading or false signage as a means of marketing. This was having a detrimental visual impact, particularly in some areas of the borough. A limited period of time was therefore spent on gauging the current approach to dealing with illegal signage and exploring any potential improvements.

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Page updated: 21 Apr 2015 

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Contact details

Overview and Scrutiny
2nd Floor
Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA
Opening Times
Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm.
Tel:020 8356 3000
Fax:020 8356 3752