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Tuesday 20th November 2018

Tower Hamlets Council commits to taking additional child refugees

Description
Tower Hamlets Council is marking the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport initiative by pledging to welcome an additional 10 unaccompanied refugee children into the borough and calling on Government to release the necessary funding.
Date:
20/11/2018
Friday 16th November 2018
Alcohol – time to make a change?

Alcohol – time to make a change?

Description
The council is highlighting issues surrounding alcohol use during Alcohol Awareness Week and serving up mocktails.
Date:
16/11/2018
New approach to funding community projects in Tower Hamlets

New approach to funding community projects in Tower Hamlets

Description
A new approach to funding community organisations and the voluntary sector in Tower Hamlets has been approved by the council's cabinet.
Date:
16/11/2018
Tower Hamlets plans to improve waste and street cleaning services by bringing them under council control

Tower Hamlets plans to improve waste and street cleaning services by bringing them under council control

Description
The council's cabinet has agreed a report recommending that an in-house waste collection, recycling and street cleansing service should be created to improve services for residents from 1 April 2020.
Date:
16/11/2018
Get tested your way during HIV testing week

Get tested your way during HIV testing week

Description
Tower Hamlets Council is working alongside local organisations and partners during national HIV Testing Week from 17 – 24 November 2018, in the run up to World AIDS day on 1 December, to raise awareness of the importance of getting tested.
Date:
16/11/2018
Thursday 8th November 2018
Tenth annual Writeidea Festival returns, offering a wealth of culture for all.

Tenth annual Writeidea Festival returns, offering a wealth of culture for all.

Description
Dozens of free mini literary events including readings, music and poetry are set to lift the spirits this November as Tower Hamlets' tenth Writeidea Festival returns to the Idea Store Whitechapel from 16-18 November.
Date:
08/11/2018
Wednesday 7th November 2018

Ask the Mayor in Poplar

Description
A great discussion took place at this month's Ask the Mayor event in Poplar. Clean air, the importance of recycling and new traffic calming measures were all raised as issues that need resolving.
Date:
07/11/2018
Tower Hamlets Mayor backs 2018 poppy appeal

Tower Hamlets Mayor backs 2018 poppy appeal

Description
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets has backed the 2018 poppy appeal, raising money for the British Legion to support servicemen in need from past conflicts.
Date:
07/11/2018
Council rolls out healthier school dinners after scooping top food award

Council rolls out healthier school dinners after scooping top food award

Description
Council rolls out healthier school dinners after scooping top food award
Date:
07/11/2018
Mayor gets annual jab and urges residents to do the same

Mayor gets annual jab and urges residents to do the same

Description
Mayor gets his annual flu jab, encouraging those most vulnerable to do the same.
Date:
07/11/2018
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