I've lived in Hackney for 10 years, not voting, not knowing who my MP or councillors are and not paying attention to Hackney current affairs. Am I missing anything?
maybe an 'espresso price index' should be a valuable tool to monitor the changes in Chatsworth Road?
Not a bad idea! Coffee shops must employ quite a lot of people too. For some reason I've always felt they might be a bit superficial and could come and go without making much difference but it's definitely not the case here anymore - it's a sector of Hackney's economy. It would be interesting to be able to measure that in some way.