Four in five Hackney residents (84%) say they feel as though they belong to their neighbourhood and three quarters (76%) say that they have close bonds with others locally. 4 However, insight gathered through the wider HAPFE consultation suggests that some residents feel excluded from the new cafés and shops that are opening in the borough, and concerns have been raised about other local amenities serving specific communities being closed down. 5 As part of this consultation, residents also cited concerns over social segregation in local businesses, and segregation between places for more wealthy residents and places for poorer residents, as well as concerns about a lack of affordable places to socialise.

The proportion of City of London residents who feel a sense of belonging to their local area was significantly lower in a 2008 survey than reported for Hackney above, at 59%. 6 These data are taken from a difference source and an earlier time period than the reported Hackney data so are not directly comparable.

References

  1. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  2. Hackney Council, “Hackney: a place for everyone (HAPFE) consultation report,” 2016 (not yet published).
  3. Communities and Local Government, “The Place Survey,” 2008. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120919132719/http:/www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/placesurvey2008update. [Accessed December 2016].
  4. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  5. Hackney Council, “Hackney: a place for everyone (HAPFE) consultation report,” 2016 (not yet published).
  6. Communities and Local Government, “The Place Survey,” 2008. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120919132719/http:/www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/placesurvey2008update. [Accessed December 2016].