Congratulations to the Citizen: Mayor Philip Glanville

Congratulations to the Citizen: Mayor Philip Glanville

Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville has warmly congratulated the Hackney Citizen as the paper celebrates its tenth birthday this month.

He said in a statement: “Over the last ten years, the Citizen has become a vital part of Hackney’s media landscape.  Local papers should have an important role in holding local politicians and institutions to account, but also in helping to connect local people with those institutions.

The Hackney Citizen has always taken those responsibilities seriously, not just through its coverage of council issues, but through putting on hustings events at election time, and showing a keen interest in all aspects of local democracy.

The Citizen also seeks to reflect what makes Hackney so special by championing and promoting the borough’s people, culture and businesses.

This is a challenging time for news media, and I congratulate the Citizen for reaching its ten-year milestone.  I hope it will go from strength to strength and look forward to the next ten years.”

The coronavirus outbreak sadly means the Hackney Citizen is unable to print a monthly newspaper for the first time in its 12-year history.

At a time when independent and trusted news is more important than ever, this was an incredibly difficult decision to have to make.

Without print advertising, our major source of income, a one-off donation from anyone who can afford it will help our small team keep the website and social media feeds running through this unprecedented crisis.

When Hackney and the wider world has fought off this virus and we return to some semblance of normality, the print edition will be back.

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Thanks in advance for your support, and stay safe.