Get involved locally

Ever wanted to do more locally? There are a number of ways you can get involved in the local community:

Hackney Downs Ward Forum
This is a meeting where councillors and members of the public can discuss local issues and work together on plans to improve our area.  Find meeting dates and locations here.

Become a Hackney School Governor
The Learning Trust, which runs Hackney schools, is always looking out for people to be Local Education Authority Governors at schools. For more information and an application pack, call 020 8820 7369 or download one here.

Attend your local Tenants and Residents Association
  • Beckers TRA - Residents Participation Officer Emmanuel Malm 020 8356 6694
  • Gooch House TRA - RPO Coralie Francis 020 8356 8419
  • Hunsdon TRA - RPO Coralie Francis 020 8356 8419
  • Landfield Estate TRA - RPO Coralie Francis 020 8356 8419
  • Nightingale Partnership Residents Association - RPO Coralie Francis 020 8356 8419
  • GABS Estate TRA - RPO Coralie Francis 020 8356 8419
Clapton Arts Trust
Set up by Clapton residents to regenerate local heritage buildings and support local artists.  Email for more details.

Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group
Local group which has regenerated Clapton Pond and which campaigns for wider improvements in the area.  Contact Chair Ian Rathbone

Join the local Labour Party in Hackney
We meet once a month in Hackney Downs ward, and have a guest speaker on local issues and updates from your local councillors. Being a member of the Labour Party is a way to get involved locally and meet your fellow neighbours, and to help change things for the better in Hackney. The Branch Secretary for Hackney Downs ward is Pat Corrigan. Contact us at for more information on getting involved, join online here and find out about what the Labour Party does in Hackney here.