Your chance to join Tower Hamlets council grants committee

In a move which is about as different from the last council administration as it is possible to get Tower Hamlets Council is recruiting two people who live or work in the borough to join a new Grants Scrutiny Sub-Committee.

The roles, “independent co-opted members”, are suited to people with experience of giving or receiving grants and/or a good understanding of local authority grant processes and procedures. 

In return for joining the sub-committee, successful candidates will enjoy an attendance allowance, training and development opportunities.  

But nothing else. It’s called ‘doing your bit’.

Cllr John Pierce
Cllr John Pierce with one of his favourite road signs.

Cllr John Pierce, Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny Committee said: “This is an exciting opportunity to help the council improve accountability and transparency whilst continuing its proud history of supporting the voluntary sector.”

Candidates must be aged 18 or over and must not be a current employee or councillor of the council. They should also be able to attend evening meetings at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place.   

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 September 2016. 

For an application pack, contact David Knight, Committee Section, Democratic Services, telephone 020 73644878 or email

 More information about the committee can be found in the terms of reference.  

LW Comment

OK, you must be impressed we got through this whole post without a single joke along the lines of “Candidates must be aged 18 or over and must not be a current employee or councillor of the council or a niece, nephew, grandfather, cousin thrice removed, owed a ‘treat’, want to fund a new borough-wide Luxury Lunch Club Scheme For The Independently Wealthy, be someone promised a new council flat if they voted for….

Ooops! Blew it!

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