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Mayor Biggs welcomes increased funding for the Places of Worship Fund

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed the announcement from the Home Office that the Places of Worship Protective Security Fund will receive additional funding to help protect places of worship. The Mayor wrote to the Home Secretary to call for the Fund to be reopened in the aftermath of the terror attack in New Zealand. The Fund ...

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Annual parent conference takes place in South Quay, Docklands

Over 170 parents and carers attended the 13th annual parent conference organised by the Tower Hamlets Parent and Family Support Service, which had a theme of empowering and supporting our children to thrive. Key speakers included Councillor Danny Hassell, Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Young People, Christine McInnes, Divisional Director, Education & Partnerships at the council and Martha Evans from ...

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Beanibazar Jonokollyan Somitee celebrates thirty years

Emdad Rahman: The Beanibazar Jonokollyan Somitee has celebrated thirty years of excellence in serving the greater community. Guests in attendance at a gala evening at The Royal Regency, Newham included London Assembly Member Unmesh Desai, Councillor Nazma Rahman from Camden, Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs, Councillor Faruk Choudhury from Barking & Dagenham,  former Councillor Ataur Rahman, Chairman of Channel S ...

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Mayor Biggs calls on Chancellor to reverse police cuts

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to reverse cuts to police budgets as part of the Spring Statement today (Wednesday 13th March 2019). Tower Hamlets has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of police officers and PCSOs on the streets since 2010, and the Mayor has urged the Chancellor ...

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Council joins with construction industry to bust the gender gap

Women in Tower Hamlets have spent the last week breaking down barriers and laying foundations for a career in construction. Fourteen female residents of the borough came together for a five-day construction skills course, providing them with an insight into the many exciting roles available in one of London’s most dynamic sectors. Women only make up around 14 per cent ...

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Closing roads to protect young lungs

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets has announced that 50 primary schools in the borough will benefit from School Streets, an initiative to close roads to traffic or restrict the volume of cars passing by schools. £200,000 has been allocated for works to start on fifteen schools this year and next (2019/2020). Each school will get a tailored programme of ...

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Change of British High Commissioner to Bangladesh – March 2019

Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson has been appointed British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in succession to Ms Alison Blake CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Chatterton Dickson will take up his appointment in March 2019. the High Commissioner designate Robert Chattarton Dickson is going to present his credential to the Honourable President ...

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