Residents Association meeting

All Tenants and Residents are cordially invited for a public meeting on

Saturday, 21. September 2019 at 5pm.

Meeting place is our Glasshouse Community Centre.


  1. Chair’s welcome and brief summary of work done by the TRA in 2019 thus far.
  2. New basket ball hoop beside Rosebery/Gatehouse play space (up-date)
  3. Info on how the TRA works and how to join, duty specifications for roles.
  4. Open floor for questions and suggestions.
  5. Date of next AGM and next meeting date in October.


Could all attendees please refrain from stating whether they are tenants or leaseholders at the introduction as we want to concentrate on community cohesion regardles of personal status. 


Please note that also all meetings are published on our website calendar.


THH management of estate

As the Overview and Scrutiny Committee report with date of 15. August 2019 establishes, the Committee resolved that the decision of ALMO management of council housing in the borough has been referred back to the Mayor for reconsideration.

I understand that the majority of other Labour led councils opted for council housing to be managed in-house.

Councillors were concerned that engagement with residents was insufficient, that across London other ALMOs are different to that presented in the Altair’s report and that the report wasn’t part of the consultation and didn’t consider HRA debt, value of in-house management or savings for potential in-house management options.

The call-in recommended that the THH housing management should be extended for a maximum of 2 years to undertake a full consultation.

Yet Mayor John Biggs has confirmed his decision of 31. July 2019.


Neighbourhood Watch signs

It has become apparent that almost everywhere in Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch signs have been taken down from lamp posts and other areas. This is out of the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association’s control.

Please note that there is a Neighbourhood Watch registered on Parkview Estate and that anybody who carries out Neighbourhood Watch related activities can benefit from a public liability insurance.

If you want to get further involved with Parkview Neighbourhood Watch please do not hesitate to contact me, using the third contact box titled in red letters or use this form All interested persons are also very welcome to attend the next Residents Association meeting for a personal introduction.


Raine’s open for business – from September 2019

A message from Mickey Ambrose:

“Please find attached the following news article which is online today and will appear in this weeks East London Advertiser – well done to everyone for getting to this stage with Tower Hamlets Council.

Children can join Raine’s in September, say lawyers | Politics | East …

Raines is open for all years come September 2019 and the local authority on the instruction of the High Court have to write to all the year 6’s they turned away initially who were offered a place at Raines for this September and they have write to all the year 9’s they turned away to join other schools. The Sixth Form is Raines Sixth Form and NOT Oaklands Sixth Form.

More details to follow now we have to win the WAR as this is not over yet……..

ALL YEAR GROUPS ARE OPEN FROM SEPTEMBER 2019 – and anyone that has been bullied into leaving can return to Raines this September – please inform your family & friends that the school is open for business.

Thank you.”

Our residents will be relieved to hear it.

Support the Raine’s petition at the town hall

RAINE'S school closure.Micky Ambrose

Mickey Ambrose from the Parents Action group.

Please can anybody who has the time to support a protest at the Tower Hamlets Council Town Hall next week on 17. July 2018 from 17:30* onwards. Many parents from the school will be attending an academic reward evening that the brilliant Raine’s Foundation hosts for hard-working pupils at Raine’s Foundation school on that day.  Please read the latest up-date on the protest in an East London Advertiser article. TV and press coverage will be at the town hall. Mickey Ambrose is going to support the pupils and parents.

So far the protests have brought the council to amend the consultation documents on 3. July due to the legal pressure that the Steering Group has brought. The consultation period has been extended till the end of July. Raine’s Foundation will now not turn away any pupils that were offered places. The closure is on hold and press statements will be made by the solicitors acting for the Raine’s Foundation Steering group today. Please keep an eye on this page for further information.

* I put 17:30 though the council meeting starts at 19:00. It is a good idea to come early, there are 3 petitions on the day:

The agenda of the full council meeting on 17. July 2019 lists 3 petitions:

CCTV, Stepney Green school, Raine’s Foundation school.

The council chamber will be very full and my own experience – from a CCTV petition I presented previously – is that most visitors will have to sit in the side room. If you come early you get a chance to sit in the chamber. Please bring posters saying ‘Save Raine’s’ or ‘Keep Raine’s school open‘. Anybody not able to print or make a poster, can get one from me please contact the webmaster for this. It is very important that as many as possible come to support their beloved school.