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Tuesday 27th November 2018

Carers' Rights Day 2018

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Carers are being encouraged to find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to, as the council joins voluntary, health and social care organisations to mark Carers' Rights Day on Friday 30 November.
Date:
27/11/2018
Friday 23rd November 2018

Tower Hamlets joins campaign to help end violence against women and girls

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Tower Hamlets joins campaign to help end violence against women and girls for White Ribbon Day.
Date:
23/11/2018
Wednesday 21st November 2018
Welcoming new arrivals to Tower Hamlets with support for language skills

Welcoming new arrivals to Tower Hamlets with support for language skills

Description
Councillor Sirajul Islam, Statutory Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing, welcomed Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to see an innovative new programme that supports new migrants and refugees in Tower Hamlets.
Date:
21/11/2018
Tuesday 20th November 2018

Tower Hamlets Council commits to taking additional child refugees

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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
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