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.

Conservation and urban design

Tower Hamlets is responsible for caring for the historic environment and ensuring that new development is designed to the highest standards.

We have adopted a strategy for the conservation and enjoyment of the historic environment, which sets out a vision for the boroughs heritage and provides a framework to help ensure that plays an influential role in the wellbeing of Tower Hamlets’ communities and businesses.

The borough has a great many heritage assets, such as:

We work with communities, businesses and other organisations to preserve and enhance these heritage assets, through the planning process and through wider initiatives. We are assisted by a design review panel, which provides independent and professional design and conservation advice on development proposals and other issues.