The Tower Hamlets Fairness Commission was set up by the Mayor of
Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, to tackle inequality in the
It’s a new way of thinking and working
together to consider the big issues facing the borough and its
residents in light of the country’s current social and economic
The Fairness Commission is an independent body
run by the Chair and Commissioners with
support provided by Tower Hamlets Council and its research partner,
Between November 2012 and March 2013 the Commissioners will gather evidence based on
research and conversations with residents, businesses and voluntary
and community groups.
They will hold several public meetings focussing on the themes of communities
and housing; income and employment inequalities; and safety nets
and mutual responsibility.
The Fairness Commission will report on its
findings in spring 2013 and make recommendations designed to
promote equality and fairness in Tower Hamlets.
evidence pack (pdf, 3mb) provides an introduction to the
London Borough of Tower Hamlets and to the concept of fairness. It
has been prepared for the Commissioners as background reading to
How you can get involved
There will be at least three public meetings held by the Fairness Commission
between November 2012 and February 2013.
We hope as many local people as possible will
come along and share their views.
The Commission has issued a call for
evidence. Please send us your views, ideas or information as
part of this. You can email the Commissioners on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow the Commission on Twitter @THfairness or
tell us what you think using #tellgiles.
Dr Giles Fraser, Chair of the Tower Hamlets Fairness Commission,
writes the Loose Canon column for the Guardian. His latest column,
which looks at social solidarity in Tower Hamlets, can be read