Tower Hamlets corruption

PREVENT linked Youth Service scandal in Tower Hamlets

PREVENT linked Youth Service scandal in Tower Hamlets

By on May 23, 2016 in Corruption, Investigations with 1 Comment

Allegations of serious misconduct including fraud and corruption by Tower Hamlets Youth Service personnel under disgraced ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman have emerged after a remarkable speech by Deputy Mayor Cllr. Rachel Saunders at the town hall last week.Youth Services normal role is to engage youth on the street and provide them with activities to keep them […]

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Jim Fitzpatrick turns up pressure on Met & CPS

Jim Fitzpatrick turns up pressure on Met & CPS

By on April 19, 2016 in Corruption, News with 1 Comment
WOW! Our MP Jim Fitzpatrick took no prisoners during his Adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the complete failure by both the Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution to bring any prosecutions with regard to corruption and electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets.You can see Jim’s excellent speech below on Parliament TV. It was held at […]

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP raises Met inquiry farce in Commons

Jim Fitzpatrick MP raises Met inquiry farce in Commons

By on April 15, 2016 in Corruption, Politics with 0 Comments

Our local MP Jim Fitzpatrick has scheduled an Adjournment debate on the Metropolitan Police Special Enquiry Team investigation into electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets in the House of Commons on Monday 18th April.  Jim has already asked numerous questions in the House  about corruption in the borough.An Adjournment debate is a half-hour adjournment debate at the end […]

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Tower Hamlets corruption – Guest post by Angela Moffat

Tower Hamlets corruption – Guest post by Angela Moffat

By on March 28, 2016 in Comment, Corruption with 0 Comments

This is a guest post by Angela Moffatt, one of the four electoral petitioners who brought a private action that led to the removal of Lutfur Rahman and Alibor Choudhury from office and is now considering bringing a private prosecution against him. As such it does not necessarily reflect the views of LW.  In 2010 I […]

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Tower Hamlets corruption – Guest post by Andy Erlam

Tower Hamlets corruption – Guest post by Andy Erlam

By on March 28, 2016 in Comment, Corruption with 1 Comment

This is a guest post by Andy Erlam, one of the four electoral petitioners who brought a private action that led to the removal of Lutfur Rahman and Alibor Choudhury from office. As such it does not necessarily reflect the views of LW.  While the Election Petitioners continue to try to obtain their £500,000 legal fees from […]

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Residents to bring private prosecution against Lutfur Rahman

Residents to bring private prosecution against Lutfur Rahman

By on March 24, 2016 in Corruption with 6 Comments

Two Tower Hamlets residents are considering bringing a private prosecution against former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman alleging conspiracy to defraud the Returning Officer, misfeasance in public officer and fraud (of course!). Community activists Angela Moffatt and Cathy Holmes have decided to take this step after last week’s decision by the Metropolitan police not to prosecute election offenders, a decision […]

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Latest news

Wapping canal pump repairs underway

Wapping canal pump repairs underway

By on May 24, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Our Wapping Wildlife Rangers are delighted to report that the pump for the canal is being fixed. Our Eastern Patrol Team were out on, er, patrol this afternoon when they came upon a hive of activity in Wapping Woods just behind 21 Wapping Lane.Our Rangers sneaked a peek into the entrance of the well and were a little […]

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“Shagging + Hanging + Docking + Nicking = Wapping”

“Shagging + Hanging + Docking + Nicking = Wapping”

By on May 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Wapping  is famous for ‘coffee, bars and grooming’ according to a new bar opening in Thomas More Square. Which will come as a surprise to anyone living, working or even vaguely familiar with Wapping E1W as the description sounds like complete bollocks.Even better is the news that the new venture (sorry, innovative, experiential blended concept) will be called […]

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Oh no! It’s the bleeding’ London marathon again!

Oh no! It’s the bleeding’ London marathon again!

By on April 20, 2016 in Events, News, Tower Hamlets with 1 Comment

Fun / boring as it is to watch people running themselves into the ground for the sake of good causes the annual London marathon is not great news for Wapping residents.Because we all get locked in on Sunday 24th April. Road closures mean that if you drive you need to move your car outside of […]

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DCLG Commissioners to remain at Tower Hamlets Town Hall

DCLG Commissioners to remain at Tower Hamlets Town Hall

By on April 12, 2016 in Comment, News, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments

The four Commissioners sent in to take financial control of Tower Hamlets Council by central government are to remain in place, Mr Pickles successor at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Greg Clark MP stating that “lost time and lack of progress in certain areas of the intervention” are one of the reasons for the decision.In […]

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Tower Hamlets Community Safety Awards 2015

Tower Hamlets Community Safety Awards 2015

By on March 19, 2016 in Meetings

All Tower Hamlets residents are invited to attend the Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Board Community Safety Awards 2015 and Public Engagement Event on the evening of Tuesday 22nd March.The Awards aim to recognise the community’s important contribution in making Tower Hamlets a safer place during 2015, with awards being presented by borough dignitaries in 5 categories.Registration […]

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Andy Erlam considering new Tower Hamlets private prosecution

Andy Erlam considering new Tower Hamlets private prosecution

By on March 17, 2016 in Corruption, Crime, Politics

Anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam said today that a new private prosecution and/or judicial review was being actively considered by campaigners and their lawyers. Erlam was one of four electoral petitioners who successfully mounted a civil change to the result of the 2014 Tower Hamlets Mayoral election.Erlam condemned the Met police decision to drop the Tower […]

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Wildlife

Cute coot chick catastrophe averted by LW Rangers

Cute coot chick catastrophe averted by LW Rangers

By on May 14, 2016 in Photographs, Wildlife with 0 Comments

Drama on Limehouse Basin Marina today as our entire team of LW Wildlife Rangers (Marine Division) were deployed to build a floating coot nest and save two new born coot chicks from drowning.Although coot (Fulica atra) chicks can swim as soon as they are born they cannot jump. In this case our Rangers were informed that the […]

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Goose annoys swan, swan chases goose (photos)

Goose annoys swan, swan chases goose (photos)

By on April 19, 2016 in Photographs, Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments

The Wapping swans may only have the one cygnet this year but they protect their territory with the same resolution as ever. This afternoon one of our visiting geese made the mistake of enjoying a slow cruise along the canal in the late afternoon sunshine. Result? See below.All as normal. 

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Colin the Cormorant lunching in Wapping canal (photos)

Colin the Cormorant lunching in Wapping canal (photos)

While we may only have one cygnet we always have Colin the Cormorant who has been displaying his amazing fishing skills in Wapping canal recently. The photographs below were taken on two separate days this week. Day One – Fishes My Precious!As the Love Wapping Wildlife Documentary Team (West Wapping Branch) were busy trying to […]

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Wapping swans – only one cygnet this year

Wapping swans – only one cygnet this year

By on April 12, 2016 in Swans, Wildlife with 0 Comments

It seems that only one of the nine eggs that the Wapping swans laid on their nest has hatched. Sad news that it is we should all consider ourselves lucky we have these lovely animals in our community and make sure we keep an eye out for them.Thanks to everyone who has not revealed the location […]

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Kevin the Kingfisher returns to Wapping E1W

Kevin the Kingfisher returns to Wapping E1W

By on March 11, 2016 in Kingfisher

Great news this week as there have been several sighting of Kevin the Kingfisher doing his fishing and flying thing in Wapping canal opposite Tobacco Dock.Responding to reports we sent our entire Love Wapping Ornithology (West Wapping Branch) crew along but so far they have seen not a thing.  The photo below is from 2014.We […]

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Wapping swans have six eggs on the nest

Wapping swans have six eggs on the nest

By on March 8, 2016 in Swans with 0 Comments

Our Wapping swans have six eggs on their nest and, as our swans tend to breed earlier than most places, it is highly likely we will have some new cygnets soon.Our Wildlife Rangers have been carrying out checks on the nest twice a day recently and as ever it is good to see lots of other […]

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Investigations

ICO investigation into THH data theft widens scope

ICO investigation into THH data theft widens scope

An update from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) into their investigation into the alleged data theft from Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) in 2015 which would seem to indicate that the ICO are not just looking at what went on in Tower Hamlets Homes:  “Our investigation into the wider circumstances of this incident is still ongoing. We can’t […]

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THH mass data theft case still unsolved

THH mass data theft case still unsolved

Whatever the MPS has or has not been up to for the last couple of years in Tower Hamlets there is one investigation that has yet to be completed – the apparent data theft of the personal details of thousands of Tower Hamlets Homes tenants for the purposes of electioneering.Fortunately the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), […]

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Payments to Docklands Handicapped Group
Investigation into £300k payments to Tower Hamlets charity

Investigation into £300k payments to Tower Hamlets charity

Tower Hamlets council has started an investigation into payments of over £300,000 to a non-existent local charity for ten years despite repeated warnings. Docklands Handicapped Group was removed from the Charity Commission register in March 2000.

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Only residents can expose Tower Hamlets corruption
Tower Hamlets corruption: Questions by Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Tower Hamlets corruption: Questions by Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Our MP Jim Fitzpatrick (Labour, Poplar and Limehouse) has been persistently asking questions in the House of Commons about the status of investigations into Tower Hamlets corruption.Despite the disappointing hopeless inept just plain sad statement LW managed to wrangle out of the Metropolitan Police yesterday investigations by Tower Hamlets residents will continue. Jim is leading […]

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Previously on Love Wapping...

Shame of Metropolitan Police as it fails Tower Hamlets

By on March 16, 2016 in Tower Hamlets with 2 Comments
Shame of Metropolitan Police as it fails Tower Hamlets

Nearly a year after Lutfur Rahman was dismissed from office the Met Police have finally published a comprehensive statement answering questions by LW regarding investigations into any electoral crime investigations in Tower Hamlets.The answer? “After full consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service a decision has been made that there is insufficient evidence that criminal offences […]

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Quiet, bald fellow gives ‘State of the Borough’ speech.

By on May 19, 2016 in Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments
Quiet, bald fellow gives ‘State of the Borough’ speech.

Mayor John Biggs gave a ‘State of the Borough’ speech at a Council meeting at the town hall last which is reproduced below.  This is a party political statement which is why you can find the original on the Tower Hamlets Labour site but LW thought it worth reproducing here as the last 12 months […]

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Social cleansing: What Does Balfron Tower Mean To You?

Social cleansing: What Does Balfron Tower Mean To You?
The social cleansing of London is the greatest issue facing London. As more properties are bought by rich investors as a form of currency and social housing is sold off ordinary Londoners can no longer afford to live in the city of their birth.Communities such as Wapping that have existed for hundreds of years are […]

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Hyperlocal publishers to keep watch over local government

By on May 11, 2016 in Council meetings with 0 Comments
Hyperlocal publishers to keep watch over local government

“Hyperlocal publishers to keep watch over local government?” A pompous headline if ever the LW editorial team wrote one. And we have written a few.  “Mr Pompous wins local Being Very Pompous competition” being one of them. Pompous the headline may be but accurate it is.There is a school of thought that blames the historic abuses […]

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Gates to Tower Bridge Wharf could be closed at 6pm

By on May 10, 2016 in Planning, Tower Bridge Wharf with 0 Comments
Gates to Tower Bridge Wharf could be closed at 6pm

A Planning Application (PA/15/03098 ) has been lodged with the Council to request that the public access gates to Tower Bridge Wharf should be closed at 6pm due to continuing Anti Social Behaviour in the area.Specifically PA/15/03098  is a variation of the original Planning Permission PA/03/01493 of 03/02/2004 to allow gates to Tower Bridge Wharf 86 […]

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Who can you vote for in the elections on 5th May 2016?

By on May 4, 2016 in Politics with 0 Comments
Who can you vote for in the elections on 5th May 2016?

Two school children squabbling in the playground over who is the rightful owner of a ball is an unpleasant spectacle at the best of times. When the two children are grown men and the ‘ball’ in question is the Mayoralty of our capital city the spectacle sums up all that is wrong with our politics.Fact is […]

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London Dock school update

London Dock school update

Most people in Wapping have not heard anything about the school that is to be built on the London Dock site recently, so Moley, prompted by a concerned parent, has been doing some digging.Clear and concise information was surprisingly tricky to unearth but fortunately our local Councillor Julia “Jingle Bells” Dockerill has been on the […]

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