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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...


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London Assembly »

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...


Tube Strikes: Mayor gives into unions demands at a cost of £68M 

31 Jan

Against all evidence the Mayor is reversing decisions to reduce hundreds of unnecessary staff The Mayor has given in to union’s demands and massively scaled back plans to reduce unnecessary station staff at a cost of £68million.


Mayor to host representatives of eleven ‘Israeli travel ban’ countries at City Hall reception 

31 Jan

– Mayor set to condemn Trump’s travel ban at tonight’s event – Facing calls to also criticise attending countries that ban Israeli citizens The Mayor of London is set to host representatives of eleven countries that ban Israeli...


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Fix My Street »

Gunmakers lane needs sweeping, 24th April 

24 Apr

Gunmakers lane needs sweeping all The way to park gates Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 15 Barge Lane, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...


Shopping trolley and other bags of garden waste, 22nd April 

22 Apr

Opposite 1 Birdsfield Lane lots of bags of rubbish and a shopping trolley dumped.


Dumped rubbish, 21st April 

21 Apr

Rubbished dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 21 Roffey Street, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...


Broken lamp post, 20th April 

20 Apr

Faulty lamp post, very dark, unsafe to walk at night Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Coverley Close, E1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Rubbish, 20th April 

20 Apr

Flytipping of black bin sacks, boxes, broken bottles etc.


Abandonded Vehicle in underground carpark (Red Nissan Y564WGJ )., 20th April 

20 Apr

There is an abandoned vehicle on bay number 5 in the underground gated carpark off Deancross Street (E1).


Rubbish needs collecting and street swept, 20th April 

20 Apr

As above Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 456 Old Ford Road, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...


Broken lamp post, 19th April 

19 Apr

Faulty street lamp post Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 64 Princelet Street, E1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Frequent illegal parking on double yellow lines, Calvin Street, 19th April 

19 Apr

Vehicles frequently park on double yellow lines on Calvin Street (most days) In the daytime, this causes obstruction to traffic (narrow street) and pedestrians.


Pavement mounted bicycle pump defective, 19th April 

19 Apr

On the corner of Leman Street and Cable Street is situated a very sturdy bicycle tyre pump, which has worked well for me in the past (I maybe use it once every 4 months or so), but the seal / clip / attachment on it seems to have become defective...


Dirty street, rubbish constantly on pavement and on street. Rat infestation., 18th April 

18 Apr

Dirty street, rubbish constantly on pavement and on street.


Debris from car crash, 16th April 

16 Apr

Debris from car crash scattered across road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Doveton Street, E1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Damaged kerb stone, 15th April 

15 Apr

The kerb stone opposite 33 Thermopylae Gate has broken and come away from the pavement.


Faulty lampost, 15th April 

15 Apr

Broken lampost Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 14 Stayners Road, E1 Report on FixMyStreet...


People regularly dropping small silver gas canisters near the junction between Rounton Rd and Campbell Rd. And this week I saw it happening – people sitting in cars, filling balloons, breathing the gas, dropping hundreds of canisters everywhere., 14th April 

14 Apr

Regularly dropping hundreds of silver gas canisters on Rounton Rd near junction with Campbell Rd.


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Freedom of Information »

Updated recent lets data (Apr 17) 

24 Apr

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to John Hurtfully on 24 April 2017 .


Updated recent lets data (Apr 17) 

24 Apr

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by John Hurtfully on 24 April 2017 .


Report on abuse of children in care of Tower Hamlets 

24 Apr

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Cathy Fox on 24 April 2017 .


"Our East End" business strategy 

24 Apr

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Abdul Hai on 24 April 2017 .


East London Mosque contracts 

23 Apr

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Communications service staff 

23 Apr

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Communications service staff 

22 Apr

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


"Our East End" business strategy 

22 Apr

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


"Our East End" business strategy 

21 Apr

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai on 21 April 2017 .


Report on abuse of children in care of Tower Hamlets 

21 Apr

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Cathy Fox on 21 April 2017 .


Communications service staff 

21 Apr

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


GLL contract and KPIs 

21 Apr

Response by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to Brian Tanning on 21 April 2017 .


Commissioners 

21 Apr

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Commissioners 

20 Apr

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


Commissioners 

20 Apr

Request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by Abdul Hai .


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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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Eastend Life

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  • My family was hit by a bus driver with road rage | Sarah Hope
    25 Apr 17
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  • Council spending on 'neighbourhood' services falls by £3bn since 2011
    25 Apr 17
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  • The Three futures for Local Government
    24 Apr 17
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  • A Changemaking Vision for Local Government
    24 Apr 17
    At a time of intense financial pressures and when central government’s mind is on other things, many are asking themselves where local government goes next. In a think-piece launching NLGN’s new vision, Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert call …
  • The pre-election period
    24 Apr 17
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  • Brexit, GE17 and Beyond Top down Economic Regeneration: ‘that growth was never for me anyway’
    21 Apr 17
    Yesterday NLGN hosted a roundtable with senior local government executives and a handful of academics to discuss ‘place based policy’ after Brexit. The starting point of the discussion was work by Will Jennings and Gerry Stoker of the University…
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    21 Apr 17
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    20 Apr 17
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  • Remembering Professor George Jones
    18 Apr 17
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