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.

Meeting with Mayor John Biggs

Old Ford Road residents meeting

Please come along to St James the Less Church Hall on 25th June
from 7-9pm to hear from the Mayor and Council officials about
local traffic and environmental issues affecting Old Ford Road…

Attending from London Borough of Tower Hamlets:

  • Mayor John Biggs
  • Cllr Sirajul Islam, Statutory Deputy Mayor & Cabinet Member for Housing
  • Cllr David Edgar, Cabinet Member for the Environment
  • Cllr Ahbab Hossain, Ward member for Bethnal Green
  • Cllr Dan Tomlinson, Ward Member for Bromley North
  • Margaret Cooper, Head of Engineering for Public Realm
  • Dan Jones, Divisional Director for Public Realm

Agenda:

  1. Improving the quality of life in Tower Hamlets/Bethnal Green – the bigger picture
    1. Update on the “Neighbourhood Refresh” (walkabout September 2018)
    2. Air Quality – implementation of the Tower Hamlets Air Quality Action Plan
    3. Resident engagement consultation
  2. Old Ford Road – general update/overview
    1. Update on the LBTH road improvement scheme
    2. Transport for London proposals for the Hackney to Isle of Dogs Cycling and Walking improvements – potential knock-on effect on Old Ford Road
  3. Old Ford Road – specific issues/proposals
    1. Incidents of accidents since the scheme’s introduction
    2. 20 mph speed enforcement
    3. Buses – speeding, safety
    4. Cycling – provision for safe cycling on Old Ford Road
    5. Trees and greening of the road
  4. OFR FLyer 250619 final[34580]

For further information please contact john.griffiths@rocketsciencelab.co.uk (No.134)

Please click OFR FLyer 250619 final[34580]to see the flyer.

 

new concrete factory near Olympic Park proposal

Currently school children in Tower Hamlets already suffer 10% less lung capacity due to air quality in the borough. Please sign a petition against a concrete factory.

As Sewardstone Road and Old Ford Road are feeder roads towards the East, any more traffic congestion in Bow through concrete lorries will affect the traffic through our estate and make things worst.

A recent application to built a concrete and asphalt factory in Bow Common had been refused after extensive protests but now there is a very similar application to try again.

concreteEverybody commuting in the borough will have suffered from severe traffic delays, due to concrete lorries coming out of the current concrete distributor in Wick Lane, they are near the Bow Flyover. A Conrete Factory will cause more delays and severely reduce air quality in the borough.

Therefore please support a petition

Step the Concrete Factories next to the Olympic Park and rezone the site from being SIL has been launched by the Tower Hamlets Extinction Rebellion. Please sign.

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.

Cycling route consultation

Transport for London has today opened a new consultation to find out views on new cycling and walking routes between Victoria Park and the Isle of Dogs. Since this affects our residents I publish so you are aware and can take part. Please follow this link.

This might include more roadworks in the area.

School closes road for rush-hour drop-offs

This is an interesting idea, that schools close access roads around rush-hour and parents are now happy to walk to school and think it is safer all-round.

I have experienced problems with parking outside of school gates and think that this is a great alternative. Please read the orginal article by clicking here.

Bollards are put up either side of Macklin Street in Camden from between 08:30-09:15 and 15:15-16:00. This is around St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school.

The school is rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

car owner wins case against council for damage through potholes

The owner of a vehicle, which got damaged on a road because of potholes successfully won his claim for damages to his car against Coventry council. This has important implications for all residents in all areas of the UK. See story here.

The former BBC sports commentator Hamilton Bland sued Coventry council because three of his car’s wheels were damaged by potholes during the severe weather conditions and the council was found liable because it appears the ruling implies that councils have to maintain their roads at all times to a good standard.

The price of snow

Just heard from my daughter in Scotland that they had 4 feet of snow last week. Temperatures fell to -14, but the water didn’t freeze.  The pavements are so bad, she cannot even make it to the shop. There is a shortage of grit, care takers do not grit the estates or pavements. Bread is rationed to 3 loaves per person and the loaf costs £2.50 each. There is panic buying. We have it relatively good here in London.  But whilst we all hope for snow and it looks good on TV, when it  falls heavily, we all wish it wouldn’t.  There is no hope for the weather to get better up in Scotland.