Category: Local news

Hackney Council’s Council Tax Support Scheme – consulation

Another consultation! Have your say on the local council tax support scheme – Go to this page on Hackney Council’s website to find out more The deadline is 22 October. The Council says: Why we are consulting: The government is abolishing the current national council tax benefit scheme and cutting funding for its replacement. All councils across the country...

Bishops Wood Almshouses

We have been in discussion with the Trust of Bishop Wood Almshouse concerning its future. They told us informally a short while ago:

Please rest assured that we have no plans to demolish Bishop Wood! They are listed buildings, and so no one can just demolish them. The Trustees are ascertaining the right way forward for the best use of Bishop Wood. Before we can do this, we are getting the residents settled into the new Almshouses that we have just completed, and then seeing what the needs and funding opportunities might be. This process will take some time, as it needs to be right, so there is likely to be no action at Bishop Wood for the immediate future.

229 Lower Clapton Road – Planning Application and update

In 2011, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church purchased the former cinema building at 229 Lower Clapton Road, E5. A planning application has now been submitted (Planning Application 2011/3486). The closing date for comments is shown as Feb 27, 2012, but we understand that comments are actually still being accepted. Anyone wanting to make a comment on this application can find full...