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Monday 7th January 2019

Tower Hamlets Council: helping small businesses to become energy efficient

Description
Tower Hamlets council is offering grants of up to £5,000 for small and medium businesses in the borough (SMEs) to improve their energy efficiency.
Date:
07/01/2019
Friday 4th January 2019

Council offers free Christmas tree recycling for residents

Description
As the festive season wraps up for another year, Tower Hamlets Council is offering free Christmas tree recycling in the next fortnight.
Date:
04/01/2019

Letting agency SDV HQ Ltd ordered to pay £167,000 fine for 'bait and switch' renting scam after council intervention.

Description
Letting agency SDV HQ ltd were ordered to pay a £167,000 fine and compensation of £740 to a renter for a misleading room advertising scam after Tower Hamlets Council intervened.
Date:
04/01/2019
Thursday 3rd January 2019
Emergency measures brought in for rough sleepers as temperatures fall

Emergency measures brought in for rough sleepers as temperatures fall

Description
Conditions are expected to get noticeably colder tonight 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:
03/01/2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Council reaches out to Bangladeshi businesses as preparations for Brexit continue

Council reaches out to Bangladeshi businesses as preparations for Brexit continue

Description
Bangladeshi business leaders have warned that uncertainty over Brexit is already having an impact on the fortunes of firms in Tower Hamlets.
Date:
02/01/2019
By-elections in Lansbury and Shadwell in February

By-elections in Lansbury and Shadwell in February

Description
Two by-elections will take place on Thursday 7 February 2019 to elect new councillors for the Shadwell and Lansbury wards.
Date:
02/01/2019
Monday 24th December 2018
By-election date announced following resignation of Lansbury ward councillor

By-election date announced following resignation of Lansbury ward councillor

Description
A by-election will take place on Thursday 7 February 2019 to elect a new councillor for the Lansbury ward.
Date:
24/12/2018
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Description
A Christmas message from Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs
Date:
24/12/2018
Make 2019 the year you quit smoking for good!

Make 2019 the year you quit smoking for good!

Description
New Year prompts us to make a fresh start and drop unhealthy habits, including smoking.
Date:
24/12/2018
Raising cheer for looked after children this Christmas

Raising cheer for looked after children this Christmas

Description
Tower Hamlet's Looked after children team will be out distributing presents to children in the care of Tower Hamlets in the run up to Christmas.
Date:
24/12/2018
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