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Monday 22nd July 2019
Statement on cooperation with the Home Office regarding rough sleepers

Statement on cooperation with the Home Office regarding rough sleepers

Description
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has released the following statement following recent media coverage of the way that councils interact with the Home Office in relation to rough sleepers.
Date:
22/07/2019
Ofsted rates Tower Hamlets Children's Services as 'Good' after 'relentless focus'

Ofsted rates Tower Hamlets Children's Services as 'Good' after 'relentless focus'

Description
Ofsted has rated Tower Hamlets Council's Children's Service as 'good', just two years after the service was given an 'inadequate' rating.
Date:
22/07/2019
Friday 19th July 2019
Tower Hamlets councillors decide against new parish council

Tower Hamlets councillors decide against new parish council

Description
Following feedback from an extensive two stage public consultation on proposals to establish a parish council for the Spitalfields & Banglatown and Weavers areas in Tower Hamlets, councillors have decided to keep the existing governance arrangements.
Date:
19/07/2019
Wednesday 17th July 2019
School streets: Tower Hamlets joins with schools to clean up air quality in the area

School streets: Tower Hamlets joins with schools to clean up air quality in the area

Description
School streets are the backbone of the mayoral commitment to deliver a total of 50 'School Streets' (streets with reduced air pollution levels) outside primary schools in the borough by 2022.
Date:
17/07/2019
Tuesday 16th July 2019
Sir John McDougall Gardens is recognised as one of the UK's very best green spaces

Sir John McDougall Gardens is recognised as one of the UK's very best green spaces

Description
Sir John McDougall Gardens on the Isle of Dogs has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the country's top parks.
Date:
16/07/2019
Monday 15th July 2019
Statement: Liveable Streets road closure trial in Bow

Statement: Liveable Streets road closure trial in Bow

Description
Since deciding to suspend the trial in Bow this weekend we've heard a variety of views from our residents.
Date:
15/07/2019
Green light for 17 more council homes in Bow

Green light for 17 more council homes in Bow

Description
Proposals to build 17 new council homes on the site of a former children's home have been given the go ahead.
Date:
15/07/2019
Friday 12th July 2019
Update: Bow Liveable Streets trial suspended

Update: Bow Liveable Streets trial suspended

Description
Tower Hamlets Council will be undertaking a traffic management trial in Bow from Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 July as part of its £15 million Liveable Streets programme to tackle air pollution, improve road safety and encourage active travel.
Date:
12/07/2019
Thursday 11th July 2019
Win tickets to the Müller Anniversary Games

Win tickets to the Müller Anniversary Games

Description
Tower Hamlets Council is giving residents the chance to win tickets to see some of the world's top track and field athletes in action in East London on Sunday 21 July.
Date:
11/07/2019
Wednesday 10th July 2019

Tower Hamlets receives hate crime champions award with pride

Description
HEAR Award and Pride Flag
Date:
10/07/2019
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