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.

Women and girls


Find your...

True strength comes from more than just physical exercise - it comes from finding your community!

Our ‘Find your…’ campaign is all about empowering women and girls to find their place, their community, their friends and their fun to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. 

Find your place: Live your life with no limits

Everyone has unique strengths and abilities, and we want to help you find your place by moving more and being active where you can thrive. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting out, there's a place for you in our inclusive and supportive community.

Find your community: Live a healthy life

Wellbeing is not just about getting in shape, it's about building connections and finding a community that uplifts and supports you. Our community is a safe space where you can share your goals, inspire others, and receive motivation when you need it most.

Find your friends: Get support from people around you

In this journey you won't just find fitness buddies, you'll find lifelong friends who share your passion for living a healthy and active lifestyle. When you surround yourself with like-minded individuals, you'll find that your limits are only the beginning of what's possible.

Find your fun: Be your own inspiration

Beyond personal growth, our campaign believes in making a positive impact. As a community, we will organise activities for all to enjoy, take part and have fun.   

Our parks Bartlett Park 

Find your place

Are you ready to embark on a journey to be more active? Find your place, your community, your friends and your fun within our uplifting activity programme.

From swimming to cycling, basketball to gentle exercise, we have a wide range of activities on offer for you to find your place.

A selection of activities is listed below. Check out our full community programme by visiting the 'For The Girls' programme on the Better website.

You can also visit our parks and open spaces for a leisurely stroll or cycle.


Love to Swim

Who: Women & Girls

Day(s): School term time

Location: Sir John Cass Secondary School.

Contact: Visit www.lovetoswim.co.uk or contact enquiries@lovetoswim.co.uk / 020 3006 6189

Walking netball

Who: Women

Day(s): Mondays

Time: 12pm

Location: Poplar Leisure Centre, 170 East India Dock Road, E14 0ED.

Cost: £3

Contact: Yvonne.Rhoden@englandnetball.co.uk.


There are opportunities in the borough to play in women’s and girls’ teams, from beginner to senior competition. Visit the football section for more information.


Trojans Basketball Club runs a variety of sessions across the borough to cater for a wide range of abilities and ages.

Contact: play@trojansbasketballclub.co.uk or pauline.stewart@towerhamlets.gov.uk or visit the Trojans website.

Gentle exercise  

Who: Women

Day(s): Thursdays

Time: Anytime 10am-1pm

Location: St Peter's Community Centre, Marian Place, E2 9AX.

Cost: £2.50

Contact: stpetersprojects@gmail.com

Abs, Bums & Thighs

Who: Women & Girls

Day(s): Saturdays

Time: 10-11am

Location: Bartlett Park Outdoor Gym, Broomfield Street, London E14 6LA

Contact: Our Parks Bartlett Park 


Who: Girls (aged 6-16)

Day(s): 14-17 August

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Mile End Stadium

Cost: Free

Contact: https://forms.office.com/e/ABSNvn8ZVz

Sports Camp

Who: Girls (aged 10+)

Day(s): 14-18 August

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: Haileybury Youth Centre

Cost: Free

Contact: HAF Summer Girls Sports Camp 14-18 August'23 - Tower Hamlets Sports & Physical Activity (Page 1 of 4) (office.com)

Multi Sports & Outdoor Activities

Who: Women & Girls (aged 10-19)

Day(s): Tues, Weds & Thurs each week from 1 – 24 August

Time: Various

Location: Various

Cost: Free

Contact: Attendee Signup - Upshot


Find your community