We are a group of Hackney residents and businesses who believe that Hackney is the most exciting borough in the greatest city in the world.
Just as the 24 hour tube arrives in London, Hackney Council wants to take us back to opening hours of the 1980s. They say that new clubs and music venues in Dalston are “not considered appropriate”, and will stop new venues opening at all in Shoreditch.
These changes threaten Hackney’s star power, our ability to attract creative businesses, and our rich cultural life.
Join our campaign to save the Hackney we know and love.
We need to make sure that Hackney Council hear from the many thousands of us who think that a vibrant nightlife and cultural scene is what Hackney is all about.
The more Hackney residents who respond to Hackney Council’s consultation, the better our chance of making them think again.
We’ve made it really easy for you – just follow the instructions below and add your name and postcode so the council know you live in Hackney. (If you don’t live in Hackney that’s fine too – we’re grateful for all support!)
You can simply send off the letter we have drafted – or, if you have time, please try and put in your own words what you love about Hackney and why you think 1980s closing times are a bad idea. Everyone in Hackney is different – and the council will know we are serious if they hear each of our stories.
When we send your email, we will also add you to our supporters mailing list so we can keep you updated on the campaign. You can choose to leave this list any any time.
Across the whole borough:
In Dalston (including Stoke Newington Road and Kingsland Road):
Have a look at our press coverage below. And if you agree, please help us by writing to the council to tell them what you think.
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