Change to water charges

Tower Hamlets Homes will cease to collect water charges from 30. September 2019 and from 1. October 2019, water charges will be collected directly via Thames Water.

Thames Water will contact us directly about further to tell us more.

It will be interesting to see what the proposals are.

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Local ASB problem

Have just been made aware that some youth set fire to a bin near Mark House. The fire brigade came very quickly to put the fire out.

It would help if as many residents as possible could make formal complaints about this problem because resources to deal with ASB are allocated according to the amount of complaints received.

On our sites ASB page there is a list of contacts.

Our local police team for Bethnal Green can be reported to using this web page on the Met Police website. You will get a reference number and can download or print the report.

Alternative you may contact 101 or your local SNT team when you see them.

Always dial 999 if a problem is an ongoing emergency.

Fruit tree planting

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Parkview gardeners and potential gardening helpers are cordially invited to help plant fruit trees and raspberry bushes around Parkview Estate.

Please meet with us on Sunday 7 April 2019 between 2 – 3 pm. Initial meeting point is the community garden next to the Glasshouse at 2 pm.

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Neighbourhood Safety Panel meeting

Agenda:

  1. Mayor John Biggs: context and political overview
  2. John Fortune: the role of Neighbourhood Manager and current projects
  3. PC Oscar Pantano: what residents can do best to assist the police in terms of evidence and reporting crime and ASB
  4. Rachael Sadegh: the role of the LBTH Substance Abuse Team
  5. Yvette Holmes and Michaela French: the work of THH and the Housing Forum on ASB
  6. Kevin McKenna: Best practise showcase – Weavers Community Action Group.

This open meeting is intented for residents of the following wards:

  • Bethnal Green
  • St. Peter’s & Weavers
  • Spitalfields
  • Banglatown

Venue: Collingwood Hall, Collingwood Street
Date: Monday, 28 January 2019
Time: 18:30 – 20:30

 

Drug and crime related ASB meeting

The date when the London Borough of Hackney and Tower Hamlets formally joined in a common policing administration, incidentally also was a date of a multi-SNT panel meeting at the Glasshouse. The three wards of Bethnal Green, St. Peters and Weavers were represented. A further meeting is planned in 3 months time.

The meeting was very well attended and the hall was filled to the brim. In attendance were non other than Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs and our local councillor and Deputy Mayor Sirajul Islam, Cllr Eve McQuillan, Cllr. John Pierce, Cllr. Asma Islam with support from London Assembly member Unmesh Desai. Further representatives of our local SNT team were present as well as officers from local housing providers.

The discussion ranged around budget pressures for the police, Anti-social behaviour and what can be done about it.

The minutes of the meeting were sent to the representatives of our Residents Association if anyone has an interest in seeing them.

There is a strong desire to rid the borough of drug dealing and related crimes, which is often expressed in gang related activity, also rough sleeping is attributed to drug related behaviour.

The main emphasis conveyed to the general public was collect evidence, forward it to Tower Hamlets Homes ASB team, your local SNT team or 101. Of course when a crime is in process always call 999.

So far, through “Operation Continuum” which was carried out in waves of house searches throughout the borough, 160 people have been arrested and around 60 have been given jail sentences.