Hackney Council is consulting on the principles which will shape the development of what is called the ‘Dalston Quarter’. The ‘Dalston Quarter’ is actually a group of Council-owned buildings in the area around Ashwin Street and parts of Dalston Lane where Hackney CVS is based. The consultation is open for responses now, and closes on April 17th. Full details can be found here and you are able to respond to the consultation here.
There will be drop in sessions at Dalston CLR James library on the afternoon of 1st March and the morning of 29th March as well as evening sessions 6.00-7.45pm on 23rd March and 10th April. Members of the public will be able to ask Council officers questions and provide comments. Officers will also be attending Dalston Ward Forum on 14th March at St Mathias Youth Club, Dalston Lane E8 1NH.
In addition, Hackney CVS will be hosting a meeting from 3-4pm on Wednesday 29th March at our premises on Dalston Lane. Council officers will be attending to explain the draft principles which will inform a development brief for the area. They are keen to listen to your feedback on these draft principles. As you can imagine Hackney CVS is keen to ensure that the voluntary and community sector is able to influence the shape of these plans and to ensure that regeneration benefits everyone. If you are interested in attending our event then please book here: http://bit.ly/2mFk9hJ.
There is a significant voluntary sector presence in the Dalston Quarter – see the Dalston Quarter Social Impact Report here:http://bit.ly/2mpd986.
Our position is that the sector needs to be part of the regeneration of the area, and have access to affordable and fit-for-purpose workspace.
Do take part in this consultation process, either online, by attending one of the public meetings, or by joining us for an hour or so on 29th March.