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Jalalabad Association UK formed its full executive committee

Bangla Mirror Desk: Jalalabad Association UK has formed its full executive committee enhance and embolden the relationships among all Non-resident Bangladeshis of Sylhet division. In order to form the full committee the organisation held a meeting on 26th of September in a restaurant in East London and declared the committee naming Muhibur Rahman Muhib as President, Aminul Haque Zilu as ...

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Mayor urges government to clamp down on sales of Laughing Gas

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets today wrote to the Home Secretary in a bid to change laws allowing Nitrous Oxide (N2O) to be bought “cheaply and easily online and on the high street” because “current legislation is simply not up to the job.” The move follows the council’s rollout of a No Laughing Matter campaign, which aimed to tackle ...

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Tackling drugs and violent crime in Tower Hamlets

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, held a violent crime summit on 21 September at the Osmani Centre, E1 with police officers, industry experts and community groups to consider the best way to tackle drug dealing and violence on the streets. The move builds on successful partnership work between the council and police, which has already resulted in the imprisonment of 160 ...

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Schools to be ‘car-free zones’

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has announced that schools can pilot trials where streets around them are closed to cars for a few hours if  parents are concerned about their children’s health. Play Streets, where some roads are closed off at weekends where there is demand, are also being proposed as part of the council’s campaign to improve air ...

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Young WorkPath opens its doors in Watney Market

    Advice and support for young people looking to find jobs, training, courses and apprenticeships is now available at the heart of the community. What was once a vacant Santander bank branch in Watney Market has been transformed into the home of Young WorkPath, the council’s new and innovative employment and careers service with a focus on residents aged ...

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Tower Hamlets Council tackles loneliness and isolation in a week of celebratory events for older people

A week of activities, talks, workshops and other events will take place across the borough, as Tower Hamlets Council alongside voluntary, health and community organisations mark United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP) on 1 October. In 2015, there were an estimated 16,700 people aged 65 or over living in Tower Hamlets. It is expected that this number will increase ...

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GET THE RIGHT SUPPORT THIS STOPTOBER

Stop smoking advisors were on hand at the Royal London Hospital yesterday (Thursday 20 September) to launch the national Stoptober campaign. Joined by John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Ian Basnett, Associate Director for Public Health at Barts Health NHS Trust and Chris Lovitt, Associate Director for Public Health at the council, advisors were engaging residents to take part and ...

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President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce visits UK to attract investors for High-tech Park in Companyganj

Bangladesh High-tech Park Authority organised a seminar in London on 30th September to attract the investors for the newly built High-tech Park in Companyganj in Sylhet.  President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry Khandakar Shiper Ahmed will arrive in the UK to promote this park.  He will be attending the seminar as well as talking to NRB businesspersons and investors on bilateral ...

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Tower Hamlets Council endorses campaign against Government’s school cuts

Tower Hamlets Council has formally endorsed the campaign against cuts to education funding. Councillors made the decision at a meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday 19th September, after a motion was put forward by Mayor John Biggs and Councillor Danny Hassell. Councillors highlighted the fact that school across Tower Hamlets will see their budgets cuts by at least £16m – ...

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Leading the way in tackling hate

Tower Hamlets Council’s ‘No Place for Hate’ campaign has scooped a prestigious award at the National No2H8 Crime Awards 2018 for its work in tackling hatred, intolerance and prejudice. TV presenter and social commentator, June Sarpong (MBE) gave the council the Upstanding Organisation Award 2018 for making “a significant impact on countering intolerance, hate and bigotry” in the borough. The ...

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