Hackney IWCA Slams Hackney Council's MORI pollPosted: October 1, 2001
Hackney IWCA spokesman Peter Sutton stated “The council has its priorities all wrong. While they’re slashing the budgets of voluntary groups and closing down our public facilities, they obviously think they can waste thousands of pounds on this type of PR exercise”.
Hackney IWCA has been engaged in a survey (costing nothing!) for the last three months over 20 estates in south Hackney and Shoreditch, asking local people what their concerns are. Topping the list of issues is crime and anti-social behaviour, closely followed by worries over the lack of local facilities – the same local facilities that the council have put on their hitlist to be sold off.
Peter Sutton concludes “Hackney Council are a disgrace. We never see our councillors on our estates anyway, but now they’re paying other people to come round for them – to find out information most people could tell them for nothing”.