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Thursday 4th April 2019
An egg-cellent range of free spring and Easter family activities

An egg-cellent range of free spring and Easter family activities

Description
Across the Easter/spring period from April 7 to the end of May, a range of free council funded activities for children will be on offer at parks, playgrounds, Ideas Stores, libraries and other venues across the borough.
Date:
04/04/2019
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Security for places of worship

Security for places of worship

Description
The Mayor met with the Council of Mosques and East London Mosques to discuss opportunities to improve security at places of worship, following the incident in Christchurch.
Date:
03/04/2019
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
MP to join Big Clean Up 7

MP to join Big Clean Up 7

Description
The seventh Big Clean Up launches in April 2019 as part of Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean
Date:
02/04/2019
First Play Street Opens

First Play Street Opens

Description
We've introduced the borough's first Play Street in an effort to reduce local air pollution.
Date:
02/04/2019
Tower Hamlets launches new academy to train and support unpaid carers

Tower Hamlets launches new academy to train and support unpaid carers

Description
Tower Hamlets Council launched a Carers' Academy based at the Carers' Centre in Stepney offering bespoke skills training and courses to thousands of unpaid adult carers in the borough.
Date:
02/04/2019
Sunday 31st March 2019
Council launches segway swap scheme in bid to save the planet

Council launches segway swap scheme in bid to save the planet

Description
The council is set to make history as it launches an innovative new scheme to improve air quality and reduce congestion across Tower Hamlets.
Date:
31/03/2019
Friday 29th March 2019

Landlord fined for failure to license a home in multiple occupation

Description
A landlord has been hit with a £4,000 fine plus costs of over £5,000 after failing to license a property in multiple occupation (HMO), before a new council licensing scheme comes into play across the borough from 1 April .
Date:
29/03/2019

Jaami Barry elected as new Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Description
Jaami Barry has been elected as the new Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets
Date:
29/03/2019
Thursday 28th March 2019
Recycling, food and garden waste collection days to change

Recycling, food and garden waste collection days to change

Description
The council is changing residents' recycling, food and garden waste collection days from 8 April as a first step towards creating an improved waste collection, recycling and street cleansing service.
Date:
28/03/2019
New orchard for Victoria Park

New orchard for Victoria Park

Description
In partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, Trees for Cities will plant 20 fruit trees and 10 nut trees at Victoria Park with residents on Saturday 30 March 2019, 10am – 3pm.
Date:
28/03/2019
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