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.

Healthy families programme

The Healthy Families programme is a five-week course to support parents and carers to make small changes that will have a positive impact on family health.  

The discussion-based sessions are informal, fun and non-judgemental and help parents/carers explore health issues, understand health inequalities and gain tips and ideas to improve their family’s health. 

Courses and taster sessions are run in schools and Children and Family Centres across the borough. For more information please contact parentalengagement@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Healthy Family Parent Ambassadors

We also offer training for parents to become Healthy Family Parent Ambassadors (HFPAs). The HFPA programme offers parents community-based training development. We aim to recruit, train, and offer development opportunities to all our HFPAs. 

Once training has been completed, ambassadors will be supported to work with their child’s school to: 

  • Run healthy eating, wellbeing, oral health and physical activity sessions/workshops 

  • Signpost families to other health organisations within the borough 

  • Support and encourage families to visit and use leisure activities, including parks and other public spaces 

  • Work with and support families who may be new to schools or the borough and families who may not access school activities 

  • Promote school/setting health initiatives. 

A network meeting will be held each term by the parental engagement team for ambassadors to receive information on current health messages. It will also be an opportunity for ambassadors to share their skills, experience and ideas. 

For more information about the Healthy Families Parent Ambassador programme, please contact parentalengagement@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Our programmes and workshops take place in schools and community settings across Tower Hamlets and are open to all families.