Half the Story – Council Rubbishes Hackney IWCA Survey Claims

In response to Hackney IWCA’s (Hackney Independent as of summer 2004) press release on 2nd October (Hackney Independent Slams Council’s MORI poll) Hackney Council has suggested in the Hackney Gazette that our criticisms are “ridiculous” and that they have a statutory responsibility to canvas opinions on how the council is run.
Fair enough, but they also have a statutory responsibility to provide repairs to flats and a basic level of services, which they clearly don’t do. So what do the council view as a priority – a PR exercise run by a company set to make thousands of pounds out of a cash-strapped borough or dealing with the day to day problems facing Hackney’s working class majority?