Hackney Council

Call 020 8356 3000

Hackney London Borough Council is one of the 32 councils of the Greater London area and has a directly elected mayor.  The council was formed in 1963 when three existing councils were merged to create one new one. It is based in the Town Hall on Mare Street in Hackney.

The council is responsible for a range of social, leisure and business services for residents.  This includes paying for council tax, arranging a parking permit, finding out about sports or leisure facilities or apply for planning permission.

Hackney council is divided into 20 wards:

  1. Brownswood
  2. Cazenove
  3. Clissold
  4. Dalston
  5. De Beauvoir
  6. Hackney Central
  7. Hackney Downs
  8. Hackney Wick
  9. Haggerston
  10. Homerton
  11. Hoxton
  12. Hoxton West
  13. King’s Park
  14. Lea Bridge
  15. London Fields
  16. Shacklewell
  17. Springfield
  18. Stamford Hill West
  19. Stoke Newington
  20. Victoria
  21. Woodberry Down

Contacting the council

The council offer a range of ways to reach out to them to get the information or help you need.  Their website is a great place to start https://www.hackney.gov.uk/ where you can find out about services, make payments for things like council tax and business rates and request information.

The general enquiries number for Hackney council is 020 8356 3000.  You can also send an email to [email protected].  There are also numbers for the different departments to help you get straight through to the person you need.

The council tax line is 020 8356 3154 while the benefits team can be reached on 020 8356 3399.  If you are living in a house owned by the council and have repairs or maintenance needs, you can ring 020 8356 3691 or you can send an email to [email protected].  There is also a neighbourhood contact centre available on 020 8356 3330 or via email [email protected].

If you have queries relating to your business, you can send them via email to the council at [email protected] and there is also a special email address for any queries relating to business rates [email protected].  Trading standards can be contacted on 020 8356 4929 for any queries about a problem or to find out advice on a product or service you have bought.