Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Residents can take their waste to the Reuse and Recycling Centre on Yabsley Street, which is operating as normal.

Find out more about the strike.

Home schooling

Some parents do not want their children to attend school and choose to educate them at home. It is perfectly legal to do this, but the local education authority must be satisfied that the child is being taught to a satisfactory standard.

Guidance about home education is available from the pupil services team on 020 7364 5000, or you can download the Home Education Policy in the borough for parents and carers.

The purpose of the Home Education Policy and guidance notes on home education in Tower Hamlets is to:

  • Set out clear information on the legal position for the local authority and parents/carers in relation to home education. 
  • Describe Tower Hamlets' procedures for children who are home educated. 
  • Describe Tower Hamlets' procedure for children with Special Educational Needs. 
  • Share parents' ideas about resources/visits for home education.

Further information

Contact us

For information regarding this policy, please email thess@towerhamlets.gov.uk