Welcome to Victoria
This is the dedicated page for all the information you will need about Victoria. This includes details of the new ward forums, information about who represents you in the council, and statistics about the neighbourhood.
To find out which ward you live in, please visit Find My Nearest, and enter your postcode in the ‘Search for your address’ box. The ward will appear under the ‘Elections and Voting’ header. If you would like to receive email alerts of future meetings, please register an account and select the committees you are interested in.
Your ward councillors
Local ward councillors are responsible for representing the people who live in this area, on a wide variety of issues. Councillors (also known as Members) are normally elected for four year terms, and are elected by local people to plan, run, monitor and develop Council services.
Councillors work to improve the quality of life for people within their area and make decisions about local issues. They have to decide what is in the public interest amidst a range of conflicting issues and views. Councillors usually represent a Political Party, although can be Independent. All Councillors represent all the citizens in their ward.
Each ward in Hackney has its own ward forum which is run by local Councillors and residents as a way to improve the local area together.
Your ward Councillors will help you to agree the key things that need to get done in your area, whether that’s improving local facilities, or finding a new community space to use. In some cases these will be things that ward forum participants can lead on: examples of this from other parts of the country have included decorating a community hall, or starting a project to help vulnerable neighbours. In other cases there will be priorities that the Council might be able to help with, like finding ways to increase recycling or using local facilities at different times. Also, where there are successful community projects happening already, the new Ward Forums can be used as a way to link them together, and to the Council where needed.
Here are some facts and figures about your local community:
· Demographic, social and economic characteristics
· Ward map
· Forthcoming council decisions from the Executive Meetings & Key Decisions Notice
· Planning applications in the area from Find My Nearest (use the ‘Planning’ tab on the dropdown bar)
Other meetings and events in the ward
Link to relevant Victoria safer neighbourhoods
What’s On in the area
There are a number of ways you can have a say