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Mayor John Biggs is backing a hard-hitting campaign from Cancer Research UK aimed at tackling childhood obesity.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs and Councillor Amy Whitelock Gibbs gave their support after the charity transformed a store front on Bethnal Green Road into an XL school uniform ‘shop’ window on Wednesday 31st August to show the new norm of larger school uniforms across the UK.

Tower Hamlets Council Teams Up with Cancer Research UK to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Mayor John Biggs is backing a hard-hitting campaign from Cancer Research UK aimed at tackling childhood obesity. Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs and Councillor Amy Whitelock Gibbs gave their... Read more

Mayor John Biggs has welcomed the news that Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has launched a review into the cuts made to London’s Fire Brigade under Boris Johnson. Led by Anthony Mayer, the review will consider if the Fire Brigade has enough resources to keep Londoners safe.

Mayor welcomes review of fire service as Shadwell fire station re-opens

Mayor John Biggs has welcomed the news that Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has launched a review into the cuts made to London’s Fire Brigade under Boris Johnson. Led by... Read more

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed the news that one hour ‘Hopper’ bus fares are to launch on Monday 12th September

Mayor Biggs Welcomes 'Hopper' Bus Tickets

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed the news that one hour ‘Hopper’ bus fares are to launch on Monday 12th September Read more

Recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that youth unemployment in Tower Hamlets has fallen dramatically over the previous 12 months, with the total number of 18-24 year olds claiming job seekers allowance falling to 975 – a decline of 180 claims.

Mayor Biggs Welcomes Fall in Youth Unemployment

Recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that youth unemployment in Tower Hamlets has fallen dramatically over the previous 12 months, with the total number of 18-24... Read more

Commenting on the Securing the Ballot report into preventing electoral fraud published today, Labour Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said:

"Ultimately electoral fraud is a crime which affects everyone and I welcome any action which helps to crack down on those who set out to cheat our democracy.

Tower Hamlets Mayor Biggs Comments on Electoral Fraud Report

Commenting on the Securing the Ballot report into preventing electoral fraud published today, Labour Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: "Ultimately electoral fraud is a crime which affects everyone... Read more

Tower Hamlets is to receive twenty new police officers as a result of the Mayor of London’s decision to double the number of dedicated Police Officers for each ward. The change, which will be fully introduced by the end of the next year, will mean every council ward in Tower Hamlets will have two dedicated Police Officers and a Community Support Officer focused on protecting the area.

The officers will be based in and dedicated to the area, meaning they cannot be removed to carry out duties elsewhere.

Number of neighbourhood police officers walking the beat in Tower Hamlets set to double

Tower Hamlets is to receive twenty new police officers as a result of the Mayor of London’s decision to double the number of dedicated Police Officers for each ward. The... Read more

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs will today launch a blistering attack on the Conservative Government’s Housing and Planning Act which he warned risked severely limiting the council’s ability to house families and pricing residents out of the borough.

The Act, which received Royal Assent on 12th May 2016, will have a devastating impact on Tower Hamlets – with council officers estimating it could force the council to sell over 100 council homes in the next five years with thousands more at risk.

Mayor Fights Against Tory Housing Act

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs will today launch a blistering attack on the Conservative Government’s Housing and Planning Act which he warned risked severely limiting the council’s ability... Read more

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said:

“I am obviously disappointed with the result, particularly given that 68% of Tower Hamlets residents voted to Remain. I was clear during the campaign that the East End would be better off in the EU, but we must now accept the decision that the UK has made.

“There is great uncertainty about what it means for our borough, our city, and our country, but it is clear there will be some challenges. I believe in the East End and am confident that we will weather this storm, and retain the sense of tolerance, community and diversity that has defined us for centuries.

“I am sure that London will remain one of the world’s foremost trading centres and that the East End will continue to be a vibrant multi-cultural community regardless of our membership of the EU.”

Labour politicians speak out on EU Referendum result

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “I am obviously disappointed with the result, particularly given that 68% of Tower Hamlets residents voted to Remain. I was clear during the... Read more

Labour Mayor John Biggs will today formally sign the ‘Ethical Care Charter’, marking a significant milestone and achieving a key part of his election manifesto. The Ethical Care Charter, established by UNISON, is a commitment to improve working conditions for our home care workers, who carry out vital work in often difficult circumstances.

Mayor Biggs Delivers on Ethical Care Pledge

Labour Mayor John Biggs will today formally sign the ‘Ethical Care Charter’, marking a significant milestone and achieving a key part of his election manifesto. The Ethical Care Charter, established... Read more

Tower Hamlets Council is moving forward with an interim youth services model to ensure that high quality services continue to be delivered.

Labour Mayor John Biggs and Cabinet Member Councillor Rachael Saunders ordered a review into the youth service which uncovered serious shortcomings.

The new interim model will ensure that services continue to be delivered while the new long-term model is developed.

A Youth Service Fit for Purpose

Tower Hamlets Council is moving forward with an interim youth services model to ensure that high quality services continue to be delivered. Labour Mayor John Biggs and Cabinet Member Councillor... Read more

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