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Monday 25th March 2019
Safe East marks its first year at Mile End

Safe East marks its first year at Mile End

Description
Safe East,the confidential health advice service for young people, celebrated its first year with an event on 21 March at the Genesis Cinema in Mile End.
Date:
25/03/2019
Local Plan consultation opens

Local Plan consultation opens

Description
The Local Plan sets out how the borough will grow and develop over the next 15 years. It outlines where new homes, jobs and services will be provided and how the character of the borough will be protected and enhanced.
Date:
25/03/2019

Elections to choose the young mayor and five deputies

Description
Twelve candidates will contest the post of young mayor of Tower Hamlets with voting starting on Monday 25 March until Wednesday 27 March
Date:
25/03/2019
Council invests £7.8 million into a new three year Local Community Fund

Council invests £7.8 million into a new three year Local Community Fund

Description
Tower Hamlets' thriving voluntary and community sector (VCS) is set to be given a huge boost as the council pledges to invest £2.6 million a year for three years in a new Local Community Fund (LCF).
Date:
25/03/2019
Wednesday 20th March 2019
Council's efforts to tackle hate and violence in Tower Hamlets wins national award

Council's efforts to tackle hate and violence in Tower Hamlets wins national award

Description
Tower Hamlets Council's leading efforts to prevent hate and violence against women and girls have been recognised at the Local Government Chronicle's (LGC) Awards ceremony.
Date:
20/03/2019
Friday 15th March 2019
Council offers new service to help non-UK EU citizens with EU Settlement Scheme applications

Council offers new service to help non-UK EU citizens with EU Settlement Scheme applications

Description
Citizens of EU countries other than the UK who have made their home in Tower Hamlets are being encouraged to take advantage of a new council service.
Date:
15/03/2019
Mayor of Tower Hamlets responds to terror attack in New Zealand

Mayor of Tower Hamlets responds to terror attack in New Zealand

Description
The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, has responded to the terrorist attack in New Zealand, which occurred on Friday.
Date:
15/03/2019
Wednesday 13th March 2019
Council joins with construction industry to bust the gender gap

Council joins with construction industry to bust the gender gap

Description
Women in Tower Hamlets have spent the last week breaking down barriers and laying foundations for a career in construction.
Date:
13/03/2019
Tuesday 12th March 2019
Annual Parent Conference

Annual Parent Conference

Description
This year's Parent Conference took place at South Quay, Docklands. 170 parents participated in workshops to better understand bullying, cyber bullying, and digital parenting.
Date:
12/03/2019
Closing roads to protect young lungs

Closing roads to protect young lungs

Description
50 schools in the borough have been identified for works to reduce the amount of traffic that passes them, in order to improve local air quality.
Date:
12/03/2019
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