Halloween

is fast approaching and we are making a poster available to those who cannot accept Trick or Treat and cannot print the poster themselves.

We will be at the Glasshouse on 23. October 2021 between 5 – 7. You can collect printed posters but must tell us in advance if you want to do so. We hope those knocking on doors at Halloween will respect the posters.

Please complete this form.

Lift maintenance consultation

Tower Hamlets Homes need your help. Their current contract with Precision Lifts is coming to an end. Please complete this survey so THH can ensure any new contract reflects the needs of our residents. Thank you https://surveymonkey.co.uk/r/thhlifts

Tower Hamlets Homes is responsible for servicing, repairing, and maintaining a total of 327 Passenger Lifts in our medium and high-rise blocks. This does not include maintenance of newly installed lifts that may still be within the warranty period. THH also service, repair and maintain 166 items of disabled lifting equipment for tenants/households with mobility difficulties and install new equipment for tenants upon instruction from Occupational Health.  

The current contract for the repairs and maintenance of lifts and disabled lifting equipment (stair-lifts, step-lifts, through-floor lifts, hoists etc) is held by Precision Lifts and will expire in 2022. As part of the re-procurement process, THH would like to hear from you to ensure our new contract reflects the needs of our residents.

Help choose electrical charging points

We contacted the Mayor of Tower Hamlets last year to ask for more electrical charging points, also for houseboats because our residents suffer from the effects of coal being burned in boats on the canal.

It has now been announced that Tower Hamlets council has approved 400 new Electric vehicle charging points and residents can suggest the installation locations.

Residents can suggest a location for a new EV charging point as part of a consultation launched on Tuesday 5 October.

We assume that is in addition to the built in lamp post charging points.

Club Zone One

Trapped in Zone One returns to Bethnal Green this autumn with Club Zone One in partnership with Parkview TRA.

Club Zone One Website and further details here:

As part of our continued youth provision programme we’re hosting a 3-month programme following the governments Covid-19 guidance from 16 October – 18 December 2021 for young females aged 11-18 from Tower Hamlets, providing creative workshops and fitness session with FREE lunchtime nutritious meals provided by a local food provider.

Every Saturday, 12:00 – 14:00
Glasshouse Community Centre, 161 Old Ford Road, E2
9QB

To register a young person to the programme, parents and guardians need to complete the registration form here.

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, click here

Meeting today

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch has a drop in meeting today at the Glasshouse 18. Sept. 2021 between 5-6 pm together with the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association.

We can give you advice on

  • how to report crime and ASB online using your smart phone, tablet or laptop
  • joining Neighbourhood Watch
  • our local SNT Ward Panel

Crime prevention advice

Pick up booklets leaflets on important issues like

  • Investment Scams
  • Phone Scams
  • Cyber Scams
  • Phishing
  • any other things you want to know
One of our meeting displays

Thrive Jobs Fair

Tower Hamlets Homes Thrive Employment and Training Program

Wednesday, 15. September 10am – 2pm

Financial Health Centre, Raynham House, Harpley Square, London E1 4EA

Map

THH are hosting a jobs fair along with the launch of their new THRIVE Employment and Training Program.

Come and meet directly with employers in the Hospitality, Retail, Security, Catering, Nursing and Teaching Assistant sectors, and much more, including training opportunities

For more information call 020 7364 2200

temporary road closures

This was posted on Facebook today Friday, 27/8/21 (afternoon) with the following captions:

There will be temporary road closures in Tower Hamlets to allow for the safe movement of visitors from All Points East festival. Closures are permitted from 9pm to midnight from Friday 27 August to Monday 30 August.

• Grove Road between Roman Road and Lauriston Road • Old Ford Rd between St Stephen’s Rd and Bonner Street • Aberavon Rd, Rhondda Grove & Maplin Street will be closed at their junctions with Mile End Rd

Have contacted estate services about access to estate via Old Ford Road.

Anybody with problems to do with ASB or crime over the weekend must dial 999 in case of urgent emergencies.

Other problems can be reported directly to the Met Police Service Contact Centre via Twitter, who will issue reference and instruct local police to act. If you want to phone ring 101 instead.

Anonymous reports can be made directly to THNWA using the link on the side of blog.

Due to the setting of the Garda gate, it is not possible to leave the St. James’s Avenue gate open during the weekend. I would instruct any delivery companies about this. Sorry about this, only just been confirmed to me.

However, I have contacted the organisers of the festival and asked whether deliveries of large items for Mark House and Sydney House would be allowed through via Old Ford Road.

Sign in Sewardstone Road

If people suffer financial loss through the closure because delivery access is refused people should make claims for the loss to Tower Hamlets Council.

Apparently this road closure has not appeared on the LYN App under road closures but the sign put up by Allpointseast explains in detail that the road closures take place in the evenings only. Whilst the post on Facebook from Tower Hamlets Council gave the impression the closure lasted for days, hence my misinterpreting the situation.

But, I think such closures should be announced on council notices as well and residents should be informed about this because not even our estates officer knew about this.

Some companies deliver late at night and that can disrupt lives. I would have preferred it if all residents had been informed through their letter box, as we have quite a few residents who do not use email or Internet regularly.

All Points East

The festival taking place between Friday 27. and Monday, 30. August 2021. Setting up and dismantling between 13. August and 10. September.

This event is free to access, see event website here

Path opening times:

  • Green Path
    • open 08:00 – 20:00 Friday 13. Aug. – Mon 23. Aug
    • closed Tue 24. Aug – Mon 30. Aug
    • open 08:00 – 20:00 Tue 31. Aug – Fri 10. Sept
  • Pink Path
    • Closed Mon 16. Aug – Mon 30. Aug
    • Open 12:00 – 21:30 Tue 31. Aug
    • Open 10:00 – 21:30 Wed 1. Sept – Thu 2. Sept
    • Closed Fri 3. Sept – Fri 10. Sept
  • Orange Path
    • Open as usual Fri 13. Aug – Fri 10. Sept

urgent appeal

It has come to our attention that a resident around the Glasshouse area (exact details cannot be published at this time) is regularly

  • harassing community volunteers
  • neighbours
  • committing hate crime
  • is homophobic

We urge all affected to contact us immediately.

It has a very depressing effect on the community is one individual can intimidate neighbours and volunteers.

Please do contact us with any details of problems suffered through this.

If you have pictorial evidence you can submit anonymously through this link. Please do not share anything on social media at this time. Contact us via our contact page to discuss this with us directly.

In case of being insulted or attacked, please call 999. Keep records of all incidences of verbal or other insults directed at you.

Do not suffer in silence, not saying anything will not improve the situation. This matter has been reported to police and to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Any person who has suffered any type of racial assault can be referred to the Council’s Hate crime unit for counselling with consent. Please contact us.

SNT Ward Panel

the next quarterly ward panel meeting will take place on

17. August 2021, from 6-7pm at the Glasshouse. If you have any pressing issues to contribute, please contact us and we will put this forward for you.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions on the venue, this is not an open public walk-in meeting and people wishing to attend need to be invited by the organiser, our local Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

This is Bethnal Green Ward, a profile of the ward has been published on the Tower Hamlets Council website.

We always welcome applications to join the local Ward Panel. Please let us know if you wish to participate.

The ward panel sets policing priorities in the ward of Bethnal Green.

We currently have 8 active Neighbourhood Watch groups in this area. We strongly encourage the creation of even more watch schemes by registering with Ourwatch. Or why not join Parkview Neighbourhood Watch here.

We also have a Facebook based watch group, which is closed and by application only. You can also register for this Facebook group via Ourwatch and then ask to join on Facebook. This is ideal for people who usually work when meetings take place but want to stay in touch.

We also still have the Neighbourhood Watch drop in meeting on 21. August 5-6 and a bigger public meeting on 31. August 2021, which will be attended by the Crime Prevention Officer for Tower Hamlets. Please also see the Neighbourhood Watch event calendar for all events in Tower Hamlets