The Hackney Liberal Democrats have welcomed the backtrack from Mayor Glanville on plans to raise the amount of council tax paid by those entitled to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, but say the 2% rise is still asking the poorest and most vulnerable to foot the bill.
The original Town Hall plans would have seen residents who qualify for the scheme seeing their bills rise by a third- going from paying 15% of the full tax to 20%.
The new Hackney Liberal Democrat executive met for the first time last week with Geoff Payne as new Chair looking to build on the progress made in 2017 into the local elections in May 2018.
Recent fire risk assessments carried out for Hackney Council has revealed that all five tower blocks on Hackney's De Beauvoir Estate have faulty emergency lighting systems and appear to have the same fault leading to questions around which contractor carried out the installation.
Hackney Liberal Democrat campaigner Darren Martin has hit out at Hackney Council over plans to reform its Council Tax Reduction Scheme with a 5% hike on the poorest people in the borough, and has set out alternative plans.
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Liberal Democrat Councillor for Cazenove ward in Hackney Abraham Jacobson has demanded answers on yet another refurbishment debacle of the London Fields lido.
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Hackney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson, Pauline Pearce has welcomed news that the Metropolitan Police has issued new guidance advising officers not to squeeze the jaws of suspects to try to stop them from swallowing drugs.
The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, marked Black History Month with a visit to Hackney.
Speaking at the Hackney Lib Dem activist event in Dalston he called for more black historical figures to be taught in schools as part of a more inclusive and diverse school curriculum.
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.