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Thursday 23rd January 2020
Funding boost to help local businesses go green

Funding boost to help local businesses go green

Description
Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded £350,000 from the Mayor of London's Local Enterprise Panel to help businesses tackle air pollution in the borough.
Date:
23/01/2020
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Sugar tax keeps kids on track for healthier lives

Sugar tax keeps kids on track for healthier lives

Description
A school in Tower Hamlets has put keeping active at the top of its curriculum by installing a new running track in their playground, thanks to funding allocated by Tower Hamlets Council.
Date:
22/01/2020
Tuesday 21st January 2020
Bethnal Green backs Liveable Streets proposals

Bethnal Green backs Liveable Streets proposals

Description
More than two thirds of the residents and traders who took part in a recent consultation backed plans to cut down on the amount of through-traffic using local roads and to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
Date:
21/01/2020
Monday 20th January 2020
Communities encouraged to stand together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Communities encouraged to stand together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

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Communities encouraged to stand together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
Date:
20/01/2020
Friday 17th January 2020

Council home and £105,000 recovered after housing fraud conviction

Description
Council recovers council home and £105,000 after housing fraud conviction
Date:
17/01/2020

Budget focused 'Ask the Mayor' attracts over 60 residents

Description
Budget focused 'Ask the Mayor' attracts over 60 residents
Date:
17/01/2020
Councillors set new rules to shape the future of development in Tower Hamlets

Councillors set new rules to shape the future of development in Tower Hamlets

Description
The council took a significant step towards shaping the future of the borough on Wednesday with the formal adoption of its Local Plan.
Date:
17/01/2020
  Emergency measures activated for rough sleepers as temperatures plummet

 Emergency measures activated for rough sleepers as temperatures plummet

Description
Conditions are expected to get noticeably colder this weekend and in preparation, Tower Hamlets Council has activated its severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP), part of a pan-London response to provide additional support to rough sleepers.
Date:
17/01/2020
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Start the decade right by making it smoke-free

Start the decade right by making it smoke-free

Description
Tower Hamlets Council is encouraging the borough's 46,000 smokers to make 2020 the year they quit smoking for good.
Date:
15/01/2020
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Save time, go online to access council services

Save time, go online to access council services

Description
Whether it's updating a council tax account, applying for a parking permit or booking an appointment to register a marriage or a new baby, Tower Hamlets Council's most popular services can now be accessed online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date:
14/01/2020
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