A happy Hackney Christmas to this site’s lovely readers. And thanks for the tips and ideas

…with credit to Hackney council’s tasteful but striking Christmas  2011 decorations of the square in front of the town hall, built in 1934-1937  (architect Lanchester and Lodge). Now a grade II listed building. In 1995 the council designated the art deco(ish) square a conservation area. The editor of this website is still enjoying his Christmas break. He commends it to all who can do the same.

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3 thoughts on “A happy Hackney Christmas to this site’s lovely readers. And thanks for the tips and ideas

  1. Thanks for running such a great and informative blog about Dalston. I look forward to your reporting in the New Year!

  2. It seems terrible value for money to me. Islington – which I think has very nice lights – spent just £11,700! [Hackney sometimes shows a Church of England-like naivety when it comes to buying services. That Islington’s Christmas lights cost less than a tenth of Hackney’s is shocking. And why did the BBC have to use the Freedom of Info Act to get details? Isn’t expenditure of public funds a matter for public information? – Ed.]

  3. Bah, humbug! You refer to “Hackney council’s tasteful but striking Christmas 2011 decorations”. Yesterday the BBC did a piece on London borough’s expenditure on Christmas lights. Hackney spent the most at £165,000! [Thank goodness I didn’t say “good-value”. — Ed.]

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