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.
The local community won’t stop fighting for our local Church of England Secondary school located in Approach Road, just around the corner from our estate.
We have a few pupils from local families attending and we would all be very sad to see the school close.
The Mayor has decided on the closure on 29. January 2019 but two members of the Childrens and Education Sub-committee Scrutiny Panel, Dr. Phillip Rice and Councillor Ahmed Hussain, have called in the decision.
Any member of the public can attend this meeting at the Town Hall.
As your parent representative on the Steering Group, you may contact me with your concerns about the planned closure via the contact page.
Parents are concerned that the planned amalgamation is not going ahead as thought because the Lower School building is as yet not available for Oaklands pupils to use. Parents need to make their preferences available by 28. February.
I would be very happy if the planned closure was cancelled.
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.
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
Recently an e-mail has been received from a concerned resident and member of the TRA with the following wording: “…..as the estate currently faces big challenges with the developments of the Gatehouse school and the Chest hospital threatening to block light from residents’ homes. Also it seems as though the future of the Glasshouse could be in jeopardy with a Council audit of all community buildings/assets.”
Parliament passed a resolution yesterday that forbids councils to issue more than 4 newspapers per year. So bye, bye East End Life on a weekly basis. I think it might have a positive effect that interest groups get a better airing and not all views are drowned out by the weekly free-sheet popping through our door, whether we want this or not.
Here is the link to the report in the East London Advertiser who has suffered quite a lot of loss of business I suspect just because people get a free paper each week. But it is not, as previously said about the free paper its about being told what to think each week. It has come to the stage that people only believe what they read in East End Life and if its not in East End Life people won’t accept it. This has important implications on the freedom of the press.
I am glad that the publishing door opens up to all those who want to publish their independent views from the council.