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Mini Marathon Trial 

10 Jan

Mini Marathon Trial...


Residents save an average £130 off their energy bills with the borough’s energy co-op 

9 Jan

Tower Hamlets residents who have signed up to the borough’s energy co-operative could save an average of £130 on their annual energy bills, after registering for an energy switching auction with some of the UK’s biggest energy companies.


Electoral Commission 

8 Jan

Electoral Commission...


Christmas tree recycling 

7 Jan

Real Christmas trees can once again be recycled through the council’s recycling service.


Weather warning 

23 Dec

Weather warning...


Whitechapel High St roadworks notice 

20 Dec

National Grid will be undertaking a major set of works over the festive period on Whitechapel High St at the junction of Leman St .


Our libraries are on top 

16 Dec

Our libraries are on top...


Proposed travel assistance policy for adults 

16 Dec

Proposed travel assistance policy for adults...


Salt and snow shovel giveaway 

13 Dec

Tower Hamlets residents are being offered a free bag of gritting salt and snow shovel this weekend.


Christmas festivities begin in Roman Road 

11 Dec

The Christmas spirit was in full swing in Roman Road last weekend (Dec 7) when the council kicked off the first of its special festive events in the market.


Schools national coverage 

11 Dec

Schools national coverage...


Have your say on the borough’s war memorials 

9 Dec

Tower Hamlets Council is asking residents to give their views on its revised Local List which will extend protection to a number of war memorials in the borough.


Have your say on the borough’s war memorials 

9 Dec

Tower Hamlets Council is asking residents to give their views on its revised Local List which will extend protection to a number of war memorials in the borough.


Civic awards 

6 Dec

Civic awards...


Mayor’s statement on Nelson Mandela 

6 Dec

Statement on Nelson Mandela...


More Tower Hamlets Council PR


London Assembly »

Low pay will leave 30,000 more working families in poverty by 2020, report finds 

28 Apr

– Mayor should name and shame FTSE 100 companies that don’t pay the London Living Wage – Over 160,000 Londoners are trapped in a cycle of low-pay work – 70 companies on the FTSE 100 currently do not pay the London Living ...


Rich City Poor Pay 

28 Apr

A new report is calling on the Mayor to help Londoners out of low-pay, and publish the names of the FTSE 100 companies in London that have not signed up to his London Living Wage program.


Cash for Access 

30 Mar

The report “Cash for Access: Expanding the availability of new cash machines” calls for fee-free cash machines to be included in all new major developments across London.


Londoners pay £18million a year in cash machine fees 

30 Mar

– Lack of access to ATM’s disproportionately affects low-income groups, the disabled, and the elderly – Free cash machines should be included in all new major developments Pay-to-use cash machines cost Londoners £18million a year...


London’s emergency services struggling to comply with Mayor’s earlier ULEZ deadline 

21 Mar

– Fire, ambulance and police services all say they will be affected by 2019 implementation – Met needs to replace 82 per cent of its fleet – all of its diesel vehicles – Fire brigade faced with paying daily charge on 52 non...


Metropolitan Line Extension £50million short of budget 

15 Mar

– Letter confirms project may stall if additional cash is not found – Mayor’s fares policy could be putting £284million project at risk Officials at Transport for London have confirmed the Metropolitan Line Extension is £50million...


Crossrail to launch on line that suffered 50,000 hours of passenger delays 

13 Mar

– TfL Rail will be used as the North-East part of the £15billion Crossrail project – New figures show TfL Rail suffered 3 million minutes of passenger delays in 6 months, equivalent to 5.7 years – Causes of delays included...


Struck Out 2 

27 Feb

Strike action should be banned and judges should be given powers to rule on industrial disputes to keep Londoners out of the firing line.


Ban strikes and let independent judges rule on industrial disputes, says new report 

27 Feb

– Assembly Member Keith Prince wants introduction of ‘binding pendulum arbitration’ – System would mean independent ruling on disputes without costly walkouts – Report shows tube and Southern strikes would have been avoided...


Paws for Support 

22 Feb

The Mayor of London could support some of the capital’s 5,360 armed forces veterans suffering from PTSD by providing loans for life-changing therapeutic dogs.


Armed forces veterans suffering PTSD need Mayor’s help to access life-changing assistance dogs 

22 Feb

– New report calls on Sadiq Khan to help some of the capital’s 5,360 affected veterans – Loan-scheme could ease access to highly-trained dogs – Canines act as effective alternatives to long-term drug therapies The Mayor of...


Sadiq Khan on track for worst strikes record of any London Mayor 

22 Feb

– Latest walkout means Mayor’s projected yearly average eclipses Boris’s and Ken’s – On course to average 5.05 strikes per year – Record set to get even worse with threat of Night Tube strikes Sadiq Khan is on track for the...


Tower Hamlets election fraud: Met suffered from ‘Rotherham Syndrome’ in failure to investigate 

10 Feb

– Police feared community reaction, says Assembly Member Tony Arbour – Says Met has ‘serious questions to answer’ – Calls for Mayor to launch full investigation An apparent reluctance by the Metropolitan Police to properly...


TfL fares income down £90M due to fewer passenger journeys 

8 Feb

Transport for London has revealed its fares income is down £90million in the year-to-date, raising serious questions about the Mayor’s ability to balance the books.


Nominee passes now costing TfL over £33million a year 

2 Feb

– Travel perk grants free travelcards for flatmates of TfL staff – Mayor urged to give firefighters free travel instead at a fraction of the cost A perk that grants free travel to the flatmates of TfL staff now costs London taxpayers...


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Fix My Street »

Drains constantly smelling of sewage, 21st May 

21 May

Like reported many times before, to Tower Hamlets AND to Thames Water, the drains around the Commercial Road end of Sidney Street produce a smell of raw sewage.


Ongoing difficulties with dumped rubbish, food waste attracting vermin – Corbet Place, 21st May 

21 May

Jerome Street/Corbet Place Almost every day for several months, there is dumped rubbish, food waste attracting vermin and often human excrement on the street or in doorways.


Street rubish, 21st May 

21 May

Looked like along the west side of the dock multiple bins have been overflowing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Millharbour, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...


Missing Play Equipment, 20th May 

20 May

Climbing frame and slide have disappeared from the children's playground in Ropemakers Field...


Restaurant food flytipping, 17th May 

17 May

Curry house dump meat waste under bridge in domestic bags.


Street cameras needed, 17th May 

17 May

Street cameras would make this area safer and help deter the drug drop offs next to a Primary school Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Brady Street, E1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Need Bike posts, 17th May 

17 May

There's quite a few businesses around here who would really benefit from somewhere to lock our bikes - could this please be made possible? Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Brady Street, E1 Report...


Dangerous arch – needs lights & cleaning, 17th May 

17 May

This arch is dangerous - constant drug drop offs and rubbish left everywhere right next to a Primary School.


Abandoned Cycles, 17th May 

17 May

Cycles left there 6months and slowly being damaged, stripped of parts and rusting away.


Hazardous road layout for cyclists, 13th May 

13 May

Despite Tower Bridge having been closed between October-December 2016, no thought or provision had been given towards cyclists heading north over Tower Bridge to access CS3.


Access to CS3 from Salter Street for cyclists is dangerous, 13th May 

13 May

This junction is not fit for purpose and unsafe for cyclists.


Dangerous junction for cyclists, 13th May 

13 May

Given the number of cyclists accessing Canary Wharf each weekday, this junction is inadequate.


Leaving Bin Stock outside on the Road after emitting., 12th May 

12 May

Emptying the bin and leaving Bin Stock outside and leave Rubbish Room door open, opposite 73 wager street, e34je, next to car park, leaving it carelessly.


Mass fly tip on Bishops Way, 10th May 

10 May

Huge flytip on Bishops Way opposite Bethnal Student Academy Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bishops Way, E2 Report on FixMyStreet...


Dumped rubbish, 7th May 

7 May

Load of household building waste by metal box Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): East India Dock Road, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...


More Fix My Street


Freedom of Information »

GLL contract and KPIs 

22 May

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Brian Tanning on 22 May 2017 .


Report on abuse of children in care of Tower Hamlets 

22 May

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Cathy Fox on 22 May 2017 .


Crane to overtake Island Gardens Park – developer to set up building base in World Heritage Site? 

22 May

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Mrs Singh on 22 May 2017 .


SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

21 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Christina Savage .


"Our East End" business strategy 

21 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

20 May

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Christina Savage on 20 May 2017 .


Updated recent lets data (May 17) 

18 May

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to John Hurtfully on 18 May 2017 .


Updated recent lets data (May 17) 

17 May

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by John Hurtfully on 17 May 2017 .


EncPlanning Enforcement PA/16/00346/R 

16 May

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to O McFarlane on 16 May 2017 .


Commissioners 

16 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Updated recent lets data (Apr 17) 

15 May

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to John Hurtfully on 15 May 2017 .


Council tenancy fraud 

15 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Mr.


Councillor timesheets 

15 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Mr.


Whitechapel vote rigging 

15 May

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Island Gardens Park World Heritage Site & Greenwich Foot tunnel & Crane erection 

15 May

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Mrs Singh on 15 May 2017 .


More Freedom of Information


Parliament »

Nature Conservation: Crime | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to produce an action plan on wildlife crime in the UK modelled on the plan recently announced at EU level.


Private Rented Housing: Safety | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

10 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that tenants in the private rented sector are better protected from risks from (a) electricity, (b) gas, (c) faulty smoke detectors and (d...


Dementia: Social Services | Department of Health | Written Answers 

9 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken as part of the Government's dementia strategy to (a) improve the safety of people with dementia while at home and (b) raise awareness of safety around household electrical...


Fossil Fuels: Licensing | Department for Energy and Climate Change | Written Answers 

8 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when her Department plans to publish the results of the 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round.


Fires: Electrical Safety | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

8 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many fires were caused by an electrical source in the last 12 months; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of such fires.


Fires: Older People | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

8 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of elderly people involved in domestic fires.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

2 Jul

In the previous Parliament, the Government said that they wanted to ban wild animals in circuses and to produce a Green Paper on graduated licensing for young drivers, but neither matter was progressed.


Business of the House | Commons debates 

2 Jul

In the previous Parliament, the Government said that they wanted to ban wild animals in circuses and to produce a Green Paper on graduated licensing for young drivers, but neither matter was progressed.


Davies Commission Report | Oral Answers to Questions – Prime Minister | Commons debates 

1 Jul

When the right hon.


Davies Commission Report | Oral Answers to Questions – Prime Minister | Commons debates 

1 Jul

When the right hon.


Clause 19 – Disability, industrial injuries and carer’s benefits | Scotland Bill | Commons debates 

30 Jun

Does the hon.


Clause 16 – Tax on carriage of passengers by air | Bills Presented – Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields) | Commons debates 

29 Jun

Does the right hon.


Tunisia, and European Council | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.


Regional Airports | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

29 Jun

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the reason is for the time taken to allocate funding under the Regional Air Connectivity Fund; and when an announcement of the launch of the new air links under the Fund will be made.


Leaseholders and Housing Association Ballots | Westminster Hall debates 

24 Jun

I thank the Minister for the information he has given, which I am sure we will look at very closely.


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LocalGov blogs »
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    20 May 17
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    19 May 17
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  • What does the Conservative Manifesto mean for Councils?
    18 May 17
    Manifestos are always launched with a certain amount of excitement, but none more so than the Conservative Manifesto this morning. While the Lib Dem’s manifesto explicitly positioned them as the party of opposition, the Tory manifesto would…
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    18 May 17
    Conservatives saying the state is super? Public managers should remember this moment when the real cuts bite After years of drought, the words fall like precious drops of water. No mention of public servants putting “scars on his back”, as…
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    18 May 17
    Not long now! Over the next three weeks we are going to do the occasional roundup on the blog of what’s going on in election world with links to more indepth coverage in our members’ only policy briefings and other LGiU material.
  • What does the Liberal Democrats Manifesto mean for Councils?
    17 May 17
    Reading the Labour manifesto was a bit like watching a magician determined to show you every trick they have ever learned as quickly as possible moving from disappearing an elephant to finding a coin behind your ear and back again. The ambition…
  • What does the Labour Manifesto mean for Councils?
    17 May 17
    I was planning for this to be a blog about the implications of Labour’s freshly leaked manifesto for local government. As it turns out this is a very difficult thing to do. Labour’s plans – were they enacted – would amount to such an ambitious…
  • Business as usual spells trouble on trade
    16 May 17
    The UK will only reap the benefits of taking back control of trade policy if government radically changes the way it operates.  Published today by the Institute for Government (IfG), Taking Back Control of Trade Policy says that despite the…
  • Viewpoint: Run together
    16 May 17
    Carol Grant finds lessons in the Parkrun story about the value of investing time and effort into collaborative relationships and the success that can be achieved when different partners focus on working well together.



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