Hackney Council and the Borough

Ian Williams
Ian Williams, Acting Chief Executive, Hackney Council

“Hackney Council is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work.

We have achieved a huge amount of which we can be very proud; our services, our schools and our public spaces are all amongst the very best.

Hackney Council is now widely regarded among the best in the UK – efficient, high-performing and innovative. But it wasn’t always so. In the late 1990s Hackney Council was on the brink of financial collapse. The past 20 years have seen the borough transformed through a culture of ambition and effective leadership.

Our history is important because it gave us the resolution to face up to today’s new challenges. It is through the hard work and dedication of our workforce that we have changed things.

The last 18 months has given us new challenges, but more than anything, it has intensified our existing challenges, and our focus on them. Find out how we are rebuilding a better Hackney.”

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