Worrying breakdown in local services

I have never experienced such a breakdown in local services.

  1. Our local secondary school, Raine’s Foundation is under threat of closure
  2. 2. Our local GP, The Mission Practise is refusing* to give patients appointments.
  3. The London Chest Hospital was closed some time ago.

Taking this as a sign of a reduction in local services, residents should be concerned and make enquiries to their local Member of Parliament, their Councillor and perhaps the Mayor of Tower Hamlets as to why our local services are not delivering the care our community needs.

*Online appointments are normally not available and when ringing, one can not get an advance appointment all times.

Liveable Steets Bow Consultation

Only one week left to have your say on changes to Bow as part of Liveable Streets. Add your thoughts and ideas for your neighbourhood to the online interactive map by Tues 21st May.

Please follow the link for all details on how to participate through drop-in sessions or online.

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The consultation is part of TfL’s and Mayor of London’s Liveable Neighbourhoods funding in which Bow is one of the first neighbourhoods to be improved under Tower Hamlets Council’s own Liveable Streets programme.

Homelessness Strategy 2018 – 2023

Homelessness and especially manifested and prolonged homelessness has a big impact on our borough and the quality of life for everybody in the borough.

It has emerged that some homeless groups now start to wear high-viz vests and look like officials of some sort and congregate around certain areas with aggressive begging becoming concerning.

Tower Hamlets Council currently holds a consultation on the forthcoming strategy to tackle the issue. A decision is due by 28. November 2018.

Consultation via the

  • homelessness Partnership Board
  • Mail out and presentation through the Tower Hamlets Housing Forum
  • Workshops with residents
  • online consultation with the general public, draft document and survey
  • internal Briefings

An Equality Impact Assessment is due by 17. September 2018

Any additional information can be obtained through mark.baigent@towerhamlets.gov.uk

I strongly recommend that all residents take part on the online consultation once available.

Please download the street-link app to help those unfortunate members of our community who sleep outside.

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Step 1. See a rough sleeper Step 2. Open the Streetlink App Step 3. Enter rough sleepers details Step 4. A professional will attend that rough sleeper

 

Park market to stay alcohol free

“John Biggs has reversed the alcohol license for the Park market. It is a good example of how our Mayor and councillors do listen to the residents of the borough.”

I publish this message as received from the Parkview RA secretary.

Chest Hospital development proposals

Since a planning application has been formally filed with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets with ref: PA/16/03342, locals will want to discuss the impact this new development will have on the wider community.

The proposed development will include 350 new flats and 7-storey buildings.

The Public meeting welcomes all at the

Glasshouse Community Centre, 161 Old Ford Road on

Thursday 12th January 7pm – 8:30 pm.

On the agenda are

  • Heritage issues with Tom Ridge
  • the impact the development has on your home and neighbourhood
  • how we can influence proposals.

All residents can make submissions to the planning department until 23rd January 2017. Come along nd talk about this with other concerned residents

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Please use the form to submit online queries: