The many clubs and bars in Old Street attracts a constant stream of drunken people that cannot be bothered to walk 50 yards to a urinal and prefer to piss in the nearest side street. The local mini cab drivers also drop people off there and congregate waiting to pick up fares. This goes on all night, all weekend and is a source of distress to the local residents especially the elderly people who reside on the ground floor of the estate. Neither Hackney council or Islington, who license the clubs, seem bothered about the effect that this is having on the quality of life for the local residents especially as most of the worst establishments are located on the very edge of the borough of Islington and therefor Hackney residents who live opposite are totally ignored.
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