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.

Publications for sale

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives stocks a wide range of excellent books, attractive maps and postcards for sale. You can buy these onsite during your visit or order them via post.

How to order

  • Email us localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk to check that items are in stock and prices. Call us on 020 7364 1290 during our opening hours from 15 August 2023. Write to us at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ.

  • Tell us which title(s) you would like to buy and the number of copies required. The largest number of items that can be sent by post is five per order. All postal orders are subject to postage and packaging fees.

  • New orders are subject to our Reading Room closure. We will advise you as to payment by credit or debit card on our Reading Room re-opening from 15 August 2023.

  • Your items will be posted to you on receipt of payment.