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The council is not able to provide details of potential bidders to others unless they specifically give consent. However, organisations are also free to form consortia in order to submit proposals if this is mutually beneficial and the lead organisation meets the criteria.

Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) is willing to engage with parties interested in running the hubs in areas where there is THH housing stock (all of the hubs except Bow).



  • Getting a booster increases protection against Omicron back up to 70 per cent.


  • Book your booster online through the national system or our COVID vaccine page  

  • You can walk into many of our local clinics without an appointment - walk ins are listed on the COVID vaccine page.  

  • If it has been two months since your second dose book your booster on the COVID vaccine now so that you can get it as soon as possible after three months.





No, you will receive a reminder letter, email or text message, but you will have to apply for a new permit. 

You can apply for a new permit up to one month before it expires and you can change the start date so that you do not lose any time.


If you have a permit and you get a replacement car while your vehicle is off the road, please complete the contact form. Upload a letter from the garage to confirm that your vehicle is off the road and for how long. We will aim to process your request within three working days. In the meantime, you will have to make alternative parking arrangements, such as visitor vouchers or resident daily permit.


Algarra, B, Jerome, L, Ullah, A A, Iqbal, J & Shahid, A et al (2006) ‘Teachers notes: 3 generations of Bengalis in Britain’, London, Nirmul Committee

Ahmed, Faruque (2016) Shaptahik Janomot: Muktijudder Ononno Dalil in Bengali, Dhaka, Ittadi Grantho Prokash Ahmed, Faruque (2016) Shaptahik Janomot: Muktijudder Ononno Dalil in Bengali, Dhaka, Ittadi Grantho Prokash

Ahmed, Faruque (2010) Bengal Politics in Britain: Logic, Dynamics and Disharmony, North Carolina, Lulu Publications

Ahmed, Faruque (2020) Bengali Settlement in Britain, Dhaka, The University Press Limited

  1. Bangladesh High Commission, London 
  2. Bangladesh government
  3. Banglapedia - the National Encyclopaedia of Bangladesh (2015) Asiatic Society of Bangladesh accessed on 19 February 2021 

Bangladesher Swadhinatar Rajat Jayanti Udjapon Committee (1997) Bangladesher Swadhinatar Rajat Jayanti Swarakgranta, London, The Committee to Celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh Independence

Bass, Garry (2013) THE BLOOD TELEGRAM: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide A riveting history - the first full account--of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan 

Caroline Adams went to Calcutta, India, where she became a volunteer in the Cathedral Relief Service, and got involved with the care of refugees during the Bangladesh War in 1971 https://www.theguardian.com/news/2001/jun/23/guardianobituaries1

Chowdhury, Yousuf (1998) Akattore Bilet Probashi in Bengali, Dhaka, Ishan Prokashani

Chowdhury, Abu Sayeed (2012) Probashe Muktijudder Dinguli in Bengali, Dhaka, The University Press Ltd

Eade, J., Ullah A. A., Iqbal, J. and Hey, M. (2006) First chapter of Tales of Three Generations of Bengalis in Britain, London, Nirmul Committee.

Matin, Abdul (1989) Swadhinata Sangrame Prabashi Bangali, London, Radical Asia Publications

Mannan, Sheikh Abdul (1998), Muktijudde Juktorajyer Bangalir Obodan, Dhaka, Jotsna Publisher

Mookherjee, Nayanika (2015) Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories, and the Bangladesh War of 1971 Investigation of the lives of violated women of the 1971 war

Moiz Abdul Majid (2020) Ecologies of Emancipation: The Mukti Bahini, Rivers and the Unravelling of Pakistan.

Rauf, Mahmoud A (2016) Tritio Bangali Muktijuddo in Bengali, Dhaka, Bud Publications

Rahman, Ferdous (2009) Probashe Mahila Muktijoddha in Bengali, Dhaka, Shapla Prakashani

Swadhinata Trust link to interviews of 1971 Bengali activists in the UK   and link to Bangladesh history

Tower Hamlets MP Peter Shore and the Warden of Toynbee Hall Donald Chesworth supported Bangladesh’s struggle for independence. Bangladesh Government formally recognised their contribution by honouring them in 2012.

Toki, R, Jahanshahi, R, Khanom, H & Rahman, A (2012) The Legacy of Women’s Contribution in 1971, London, Central London Youth Development Trust

UNESCO archives 7 March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

7 March Foundation https://www.7thmarch.com/

Links to some films/footage

Language movement

  1. On 21 March 1948, Pakistan’s Governor Md Ali Jinnah addressed a public rally at the Ramna Racecourse Maidan (currently Suhrawardy Uddyan) where he declared that Pakistan's state language is going to be Urdu and no other language. 

  2. Language movement by DFP
    Part 1 and Part 2 
    (© Courtesy to DFP, received through the Press Wing of Bangladesh High Commission, London) https://youtu.be/SznsX6ZA_zw (sourced from Public Diplomacy Wing of Ministry of Foreign Affairs received through the Press Wing of Bangladesh High Commission, London)

  3. Concert for Bangladesh – first-ever world aid concert organised by former Beatles guitarist George Harrison and Indian Bengali sitar player Ravi Shankar. The concert was held on 1 August 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to raise international awareness, following the Bangladesh Liberation War-related genocide. The concerts were followed by a bestselling live album, which opened in cinemas in the spring of 1972.

7 March speech

  1. 7 March 1971 speech by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

  2. A song based on the historic 7 March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Singer Carlyle Laurent, Lyric Abu Maruf, Concept Kamal Ahmed, Record Label: Imparting Ideas, Released 2021)

  3. The 7 March Foundation and SOAS South Asia Institute, University of London jointly inaugurated Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Annual Lecture in 2018. The talk was delivered by Professor James Manor titled ‘Understanding Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’


  • NBC footage of Dhaka University killings 

  • Stop Genocide (1971) - Shot and released during the 1971 war, Zahir Raihan’s 20-minute documentary features newsreel footage and photographs that draw parallels between the Pakistani army’s atrocities in Bangladesh, Nazi violence in the Third Reich, and the bombing of Vietnam by American forces.


  1. (Nine Months to Freedom - This film shows the impact of the war of nine months. Director S. Sukhdev)

  2. Matir Moina – The Clay Bird (2002) Tareque Masud’s autobiographical debut is a poignant look at a rural Muslim family grappling with both religious fundamentalism and the nationalist movement. The film is set a few years before the Liberation War. In one scene, the independent-minded Ayesha Bibi observes, “Earlier there was a heaven-and-hell difference between home and what was outside of it, now it feels the same”
  3. Moushumi Bhowmik’s Jessore song and Jessore Road highlighting the plight of refugees. 
  4. Muktir Gaan film documents a cultural troupe inspiring Bengali resistance fighter across the region in 1971. Interview and audio recording from Swadhinata Trust Music project of Mahmudur Rahman Benu who features in Muktir Gaan.

  5. The second film, Muktir Kotha, looks at the wartime experiences, including the role of women in the war.

  6. Guerrilla (2011) Bengali star Jaya Ahsan plays a freedom fighter taking on Pakistani forces while also searching for her missing journalist husband. The highlights include Ahmed Rubel playing Altaf Mahmud, the Bangladeshi freedom fighter and songwriter who popularised the revolutionary song Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano.

  7. Following Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s release on 8 January 1972 from Pakistan, he addresses a press conference in London.

Data Controller and Purpose

This privacy notice applies to you ("the service user") and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets ("the council"). The council takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy notice applies to the council’s use of any and all of the data provided by you or collected by the council in relation to your use of this service. It is important that you understand that sometimes we will need to share your data with other agencies where necessary or appropriate and by engaging with our service you understand that your data may be shared.

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Youth Service, to process your Personal data and Special category data.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets will provide services internally, except in the instances where organisations provide services (such as schools/Health and voluntary sector) where this will be a joint service.

We will store your personal and special category data in the Local Authority’s Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS) database for planning and decision making in line with the Youth Service values.

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Condition for processing personal data

It is necessary for us to lawfully process your personal data such as name, address, contact details, under GDPR

Article 6

- 6(1)(a) consent
- 6(1)(b) performance of a contract
- 6(1)(c) compliance with a legal obligation
- 6(1)(e) task in the public interest or official authority vested in the controller

And more personal data such as health, personal and household circumstances and Special Category Data under GDPR.

Article 9

- 9(2)(b) employment, social security or social protection law, collective agreement.
- 9(2)(j) archiving in the public interest, or scientific and historical research purposes or statistical purposes.

Additional legislation that apply:

  1. Children Act 1989,
  2. Section 17 of the Children Act 1989.
  3. Section 11.1, Pre-birth ‘Good Practice Steps’
  4. Section 47 of the Children Act 1989
  5. Section 20 of the Children Act 1989
  6. The Education Act 1996
  7. The Education Act 2002

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. The information will be stored until the data subject reaches the age of 19 years or 25 years if Special Education Needs and / or Disability are identified. For further details, you can view our retention schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the Council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf.
As stated above; this will include Ofsted, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, external education settings such as schools, Health organisations and services provided by the Voluntary Sector.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under Article 9(2)(b) of the GDPR, under social protection law.

We have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. This data would normally be anonymised and never used to make decisions on a specific individual or family.

Automated decision making and profiling

The service will process some of the data electronically and may therefore make automated decisions on your case. You can ask for this to be explained to you, please see the ‘your rights’ link below. We may also to some degree use the data to build a profile for you regarding service provision and priority.

Your rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data Protection page and this includes details of your rights about automated decisions, such as the ranking of Housing Applications, and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.


Anti-social behaviour (ASB) covers a broad range of issues. It's behaviour that causes nuisance, harassment, alarm and distress to individuals and the community. 

Together with our partners we can support you with ASB from:

Drug and alcohol abuse 

This includes irresponsible drinking and drug-related litter such as needles and alcohol cans.

Threatening or abusive behaviour

This is verbal abuse or threatening behaviour that causes nuisance, harassment, alarm or distress.
The behaviour can be deliberate or not.


 This is when someone has damaged or destroyed public or private property on purpose.

Aggressive and persistent begging

This is begging that makes people feel intimidated or hassled to give money.


These are tents or temporary shelters put up by individuals and/or groups. If this causes nuisance, alarm and/or distress to other people it can be anti-social behaviour.

Please note that rough sleeping alone is not considered ASB. Visit the helping the homeless page to get more information on how to support a person who is homeless.

Sex working and prostitution

This includes soliciting/prostitution, brothels, kerb crawling, and sex work that causes ASB (e.g. condom littering, screaming or fighting )

Public urination or defecation

This is someone going to the toilet in a public or communal place.

Vehicle related ASB 

This can be nuisance behaviour inside or around a vehicle(s).

Noise nuisance (non-statutory)

This is unreasonable noise that causes nuisance, alarm and distress. 

It can be from:

  • unreasonable/avoidable domestic noise
  • intentional noise like shouting, arguing, swearing or playing music

No decisions have been made about the outcome of the process. The council has advertised the opportunity widely through THCVS, Locality and Registered Providers of housing in the borough. All the information is on the council’s website.

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