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At a meeting of Full Council last week (Wednesday 20th September), Tower Hamlets Labour councillors proposed a motion calling for a fair pay deal for public sector workers delivering vital frontline services.

Mayor Biggs Calls for Fair Public Sector Pay

At a meeting of Full Council last week (Wednesday 20th September), Tower Hamlets Labour councillors proposed a motion calling for a fair pay deal for public sector workers delivering vital frontline... Read more

On Wednesday, Mayor John Biggs was joined by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to unveil 148 brand new council homes at Watts Grove in Tower Hamlets.

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Sadiq Khan Gives Seal of Approval to 148 New Council Homes Delivered by Mayor Biggs

On Wednesday, Mayor John Biggs was joined by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to unveil 148 brand new council homes at Watts Grove in Tower Hamlets. Read more

Figures show that this year Tower Hamlets has placed no families in Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation longer than the six week legal limit. This contrasts to June 2015 when Mayor Biggs inherited the worst performing Local Authority in the country for the number of families in B&Bs, which meant the Council was outside the Government’s legal requirement.

Families No Longer Forced to Live in B&B Accommodation as Tower Hamlets Turns itself Around from Being the Worst Performing Local Authority in the Country

Figures show that this year Tower Hamlets has placed no families in Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation longer than the six week legal limit. This contrasts to June 2015 when... Read more

A new guide released by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows that there are 69 Living Wage employers in Tower Hamlets, ranking the borough 7thin the capital.

Tower Hamlets in Top Ten for Number of Living Wage Employers

A new guide released by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows that there are 69 Living Wage employers in Tower Hamlets, ranking the borough 7thin the capital. Read more

Tower Hamlets Council officers recently sent out an informal survey to some residents in the B1, B2 and B4 parking zones asking for their views about how the current parking system works. This was in response to a number of residents raising concerns about the parking in their local area.

Bow Parking Consultation

Tower Hamlets Council officers recently sent out an informal survey to some residents in the B1, B2 and B4 parking zones asking for their views about how the current parking... Read more

Figures from a new City Hall report have revealed that Tower Hamlets completed more affordable housing than any other borough in the capital in 2015/16.

 

Tower Hamlets Builds Most Affordable Homes in London

Figures from a new City Hall report have revealed that Tower Hamlets completed more affordable housing than any other borough in the capital in 2015/16.   Read more

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has attacked the Government's limited plans to tackle air pollution in Britain as "nothing but hot air" after they failed to provide any new action which would help to clean up the capital's air.

 

Mayor Slams Government’s Air Quality Plan as “Nothing but Hot Air”

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has attacked the Government's limited plans to tackle air pollution in Britain as "nothing but hot air" after they failed to provide any new action... Read more

Responding to the news that Sadiq Khan has called for an urgent comprehensive programme to tackle acid attacks, Unmesh Desai, Labour’s policing spokesperson on the London Assembly, said:

Unmesh Desai on the Recent Acid Attacks

Responding to the news that Sadiq Khan has called for an urgent comprehensive programme to tackle acid attacks, Unmesh Desai, Labour’s policing spokesperson on the London Assembly, said: Read more

Commenting on the Finsbury Park attack, Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said:

"This horrifying and cowardly attack against innocent worshippers is utterly abhorrent.

"Over the past months our great city has faced numerous attacks by those who seek to divide us. Despite that, every attack has shown we are a community who stand shoulder to shoulder in hard times.

"Understandably there will be concerns amongst many in the East End following last night’s attack. This morning my Cabinet Member for Community Safety and I met with the Borough Commander to discuss the situation and we fully support her decision to step up high-visibility patrols around places of worship in the borough to reassure residents."

Statement from Mayor Biggs Following the Finsbury Park Attack

Commenting on the Finsbury Park attack, Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said: "This horrifying and cowardly attack against innocent worshippers is utterly abhorrent. "Over the past months our great... Read more

Mayor John Biggs has congratulated Rushanara Ali and Jim Fitzpatrick on their re-election as Members of Parliament. Their re-election guarantees that Tower Hamlets has a strong Labour voice in Westminster and that residents are properly represented.

Election 2017 – Statement from Mayor John Biggs

Mayor John Biggs has congratulated Rushanara Ali and Jim Fitzpatrick on their re-election as Members of Parliament. Their re-election guarantees that Tower Hamlets has a strong Labour voice in Westminster... Read more

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