Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets air quality grants

In July 2018 applications opened for the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund. £200,000 was made available for third party organisations and members of the public to carry out projects to: raise awareness of air pollution; reduce exposure; reduce emissions.

The applicants presented a wide range of creative projects to meet the grant objectives. Approved projects included:

Round 1

  • Swan Housing; “Get Cycling”
  • St. Luke’s C.E. School; “Green Screen”
  • Olga Primary School; “Green Screen and Air Monitoring Tubes”
  • Mile End Old Town Residents Association; “Mile End Air Pollution Monitoring Project”
  • Umbrellium; “Pollution Explorers Tiny Pledges”
  • Public Works; “Poplar Detox
  • Moss Wall”
  • Poplar HARCA; “Green, Lean, Electric”
  • Tower Hamlets Community Housing; “Purchase of Electric Vans and Installation of Charging Points”

Round 2

  • East End Homes; “Gardening made Greener”
  • Coffee Afrique; “Tower Hamlets secondary school pollution awareness & community market outreach days”
  • Women’s Environmental Network; “Air eQuality”
  • Citizens UK; “Clear the air”
  • Bromley-by-Bow Centre; “Air Aware at Bromley-by-Bow”
  • Trees for Cities; “Planting healthy air in schools”
  • Barts Health/NHS; “Cleaner Air for Tower Hamlets Hospitals”
  • Shapla Primary School; “Clean air border planting”
  • Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group; “Empowering health professionals in Tower Hamlets to provide pollution advice to children with Asthma”
  • Poplar HARCA; “Go! Car-go! Bike scheme for Poplar Works”
  • Sustrans; “Air-Mazing Schools Whitechapel”
  • Laura Polazzi; “Clean air for kids: Low pollution walking maps for Bow schools”
  • St Paul’s Way Primary School; “Multi model school project – St Paul’s Way Foundation Primary School”

 You can find out more about the grants offered below: