So-called ‘estate regeneration schemes’ will lead to 915 fewer social houses in Hackney

Green Assembly member Darren Johnson has obtained figures from the GLA which show that regeneration schemes in London are set to lead to the net loss of 1,389 affordable homes, and the net loss of 7,326 social rented homes[1]. These are schemes with planning permission, but that have not yet started or been completed.

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Renters Union Policy Launched in Hackney

Greens to give one third of all Londoners membership of private renters’ union

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Divest Hackney - Sign the Petition!

Divest Hackney are a citizens group calling for Hackney Council to divest from fossil fuels. The group is part of the global divestment movement and works with other divestment campaigns across London and the UK.

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HGP Responds - Devolution of Health & Social Care

Hackney Council have announced they will be part of a devolution of health and social care pilot, one of five London boroughs to take part in the pilot scheme.

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Climate change talks: UK government should be deeply embarrassed over lack of commitment

Hackney Green Party applauds world leaders for brokering a better than expected deal at the Paris Climate summit, but warn that our government and the London Assembly must do more if we are to reduce our emissions in line with the targets agreed in the deal – keeping global warming with 1.5°C.

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Hackney Green Samir Jeraj to be London Assembly Candidate for the North East Constituency

The Green Party has announced that Hackney’s own Samir Jeraj has been selected to be their candidate in the North East constituency in the upcoming London Assembly election. The election will take place in May 2016 and will hope to build on the party’s third place in 2012.

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Hackney Greens join 50,000 climate marchers

Hackney Greens joined tens of thousands of marchers in London, and hundreds of thousands around the world, on Sunday to urge world leaders to take action against climate change.

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Greens reveal lettings agents breaking the law

Green Party members visited ten lettings agents across south Hackney and found more than half are potentially breaking the law on displaying lettings agency fees.

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Member's Voice: What happens at a Green Party conference?

The 2015 Green Party Autumn Conference was held in Bournemouth - and no-one could ask for a better spot or more perfect weather! The local party put up a marquee on the beach, the sun shone down on us and some particularly brave locals were even swimming.

Our Hackney co-ordinators, Samir and Charlotte, tried to, as their job title suggests, co-ordinate which events to go to. Check out their diary of a conference attendee...

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Cost of homelessness in Hackney doubles since 2010

According to information obtained by the Green Party using the Freedom of Information Act, the cost of homelessness in Hackney in 2009/10 was £3,092,255 compared to £7,167,440 in 2014/15. Over the same period of time, spending on staff was cut from £3,239,653 to £2,608,491.

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