Rihanna Hackney Weekend 2012

Rihanna performing at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012.Photograph:Sarah Barney / © BBC

Major summer entertainment events on Hackney Marshes are set to become part of the borough’s cultural calendar, if a new council proposal gets the go-ahead.

Feedback collected through consultations with stakeholders, including local residents and community organisations, from 26 February to 23 April 2013, will be used to inform the council’s final application to the Planning Inspectorate.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, cabinet member for health, social care and culture said: “Hackney Council wants to build on the success of the Hackney Weekend which was enjoyed by thousands of local people making a positive impact on Hackney’s economy.

“At this early stage we want to know what local residents and other groups think about the proposals so we can better understand their issues and concerns and use them to inform the final application to the Planning Inspectorate.”

The Council aims to submit their application in May 2013.

For more information about the consultation, visit hackney.gov.uk/hackneymarshes or email consultation@hackney.gov.uk and include “Hackney Marshes” in the subject line. Call 020 8356 7527 to request hard copies of the consultation documents.

Written feedback should be sent to: Hackney Marshes Informal Consultation, Freepost LON18819, Mare Street, London E8 1EA.

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