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. 

Find out more about the strike.

Rabies protection

Rabies is a fatal viral disease of the nervous system caused by a Rhabdovirus which can affect all mammals including humans.

The disease is usually spread by saliva following a bite from an infected animal. Clinical signs include aggression and paralysis, and it can lead to death if left untreated.

Rabies was eradicated from the UK in 1922 and the Pet Travel Scheme and quarantine protects against infected animals entering the UK. However some European bats carry rabies-related viruses.

If you require further information, please refer to the DEFRA website.