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Council to give small firms the advice and financial support to secure a future after Covid-19

  Fifty small businesses in Tower Hamlets will be provided with a bespoke recovery plan and support worth £1,000 as part of a pioneering new council programme aimed at helping firms navigate the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19. The Pivot Project, delivered in partnership with Whitechapel-based small business support network Enterprise Nation – is aimed at helping companies that are struggling ...

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Expats in UK encouraged to complete birth registration with Bangladesh HC in London

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Saida Muna Tasneem has urged Bangladeshi expatriates, especially the young generation, living in the UK to complete their birth registration with the High Commission to avail six essential services. Through the birth registration, the expatriates as dual citizens can enjoy services like Bangladeshi passport, national identity card and foreign citizenship. Apart from ...

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NEWHAM HERO HONOURED BY THE QUEEN ON WORLD HOMELESS DAY

Ajitha Sajeev awarded British Empire Medal in Queen’s birthday honours for services to Rough Sleepers Newham Council is delighted to announce that 30-year Council veteran Ajitha Sajeev has been honoured by the Queen for services to the homeless. Ajitha Sajeev, 52, who is the Newham’s Street Population Manager, has received the British Empire Medal for her work supporting rough sleepers ...

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Mayor Biggs backs campaign to stop Universal Credit cuts

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has backed a campaign from over 50 organisations which calls for Covid-19 Universal Credit increases to be kept in place to stop 700,000 people falling into poverty. The government raised the standard allowance for 12 months earlier in the year as part of the response to the coronavirus crisis, increasing the rate for ...

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New parks play equipment for children of all abilities

  Tower Hamlets Council has unveiled exciting new playground equipment – designed using ideas from children, residents and professionals – at Bartlett Park in Poplar and Meath Gardens in Bethnal Green. The new installations form part of the council’s ongoing £10 million parks capital investment programme to improve over 60 of the borough’s parks and open spaces. The programme also ...

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182 new electric vehicle charge points to be installed across Tower Hamlets

  Drivers will be able to charge electric and hybrid vehicles at 182 new points in Tower Hamlets from next year, thanks to successful funding bids by Tower Hamlets Council. The first 82 new on-street charge points will be installed in early 2021, funded by a London Councils grant, with another 100 government-funded locations in place later in the year. ...

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Historic Petticoat Lane to get funding boost for heritage restoration

  Tower Hamlets’ renowned Petticoat Lane market area is to receive more than £600,000 worth of investment after being named a High Street Heritage Action Zone. Working with Historic England, the funding is aimed at restoring shop fronts in Wentworth Street and the Victorian public toilets in Leyden Street. The £95 million government-funded programme is aimed at helping businesses recover ...

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East London MP calls for the Tories’ “Developer’s Charter” to be scrapped

    Today Labour secured a vote and debate in the House of Commons on legislation that will stop local people objecting to inappropriate developments. Apsana Begum, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, home to the disputed Westferry  printworks development, said “It was no surprise these planning reforms were announced just after the controversy surrounding the Westferry Printworks Development in my ...

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