Thousands of Homeless Children in Hackney Being Housed in Temporary Accommodation- An Increase of 45% in 3 Years
A freedom of information request made by the Liberal Democrats has revealed the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation in Hackney has risen by 45% in the last 3 years.
Only 4 in 10 council homes in Hackney sold off under Right to Buy have been replaced since 2015, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.
The party is calling on the government to reform Right to Buy and ensure all affordable homes sold are replaced.
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Pauline Pearce AKA The Hackney Heroine has commented on news that the police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before his death is facing an investigation for gross misconduct.
Figures from the Department for Work and Pensions have revealed that the number of EU nationals registering to live and work in Hackney has fallen by 12% since last June's Brexit vote.Read more
Council failure to deal with fire safety will lead to an irreparable breakdown of trust with Hackney residents
Hackney Liberal Democrat campaigner, Darren Martin has commented on news that the council has failed to deal with serious fire safety issues that were highlighted whilst completing new fire risk assessments in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.
The council has so far only released 5% of the promised 1,900 risk assessments months on from the Grenfell Tower fire, and critical issues that were identified in the first 15 released last month have still not been dealt with.Read more
Hackney Liberal Democrat Spokeswoman, Pauline Pearce, met with the Hackney Police Borough Commander Louis Smith and Superintendent Ben Clark this week at Stoke Newington Police station, to discuss the use of body cameras.Read more
Dave Raval tells the BBC how LGBT football fans groups like the Gay Gooners, of which he is Chairman, are changing attitudes on the terraces.
"We are treading the same path of anti-racism campaigners maybe 20 or 30 years ago. We are getting there a bit faster, but there is still a way to go."
Almost one fire a day is being caused by faulty white goods such as washing machines, tumble dryers and fridges in London, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.
Liberal Democrat Spokeswoman, Pauline Pearce, had a meeting this week with Matt Twist, the Metropolitan Police Commander for the Met Task Force and Armed Police and the Hackney Superintendent Louis Smith, to discuss arrest protocols following the death of Rashan Charles in Hackney.Read more
Hackney households hit hard by benefits freeze as figures show a 61% increase in families now subject to the cap in 2017
The Liberal Democrats have commented on figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions last week that show a 61% increase in the number of households in Hackney subject to the benefits freeze following changes to the benefit system in November 2016.Read more