Good or bad? Still time to give your views on night life in Dalston

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By JulieGK | Monday, November 05, 2012, 22:46

Do you think the council manages the negative impact of nightlife in Dalston well?

Well that is exactly what The Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission want to know and it has invited residents to give their views.

The "night time economy" in Hackney borough includes pubs, bars, restaurants, cinemas, nightclubs, and live music venues.

Areas like Dalston, Stoke Newington and Shoreditch have vibrant night lives, and while this attracts visitors and businesses to the area, it can cause problems for residents and put pressure on the public services.

This review wants to look at whether an appropriate balance is being struck between the interests of businesses, visitors and local residents, or whether new interventions are required.

As part of this review the Commission has already heard from relevant Council services, such as waste and licensing services, as well as the police and ambulance service.

The Commission will be hearing from representatives of licensed premises and business associations in Hackney, as well as local resident groups.

Councillors will also be visiting areas in Hackney with a high density of night-time venues to see some of the issues on the ground.

Cllr Clayeon McKenzie, chairman of the Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission, said: "The night time economy brings potential benefits as well as problems to our area. We want to explore how to get this balance right and want to hear the views of residents as part of this review."

The Commission has set up an online survey for residents to share their views to be included in this review or paper copies can be requested. The survey closes on the 30th November.

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