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Everyone hacked off with TfL changes to 100 bus route (including Mayor)

By on April 18, 2017 in Transport with 0 Comments
Everyone hacked off with TfL changes to 100 bus route (including Mayor)

The controversial decision by Transport for London (TfL) to change the 100 bus route which serves Wapping could have a damaging impact on the ability of the elderly and less physically able to get around says Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs.Before the change the Mayor wrote to TfL Managing Director of Surface Transport Leon Daniels after […]

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TfL 100 bus route consultation results combined to fix final result

By on February 22, 2017 in Data Stories, Tower Hamlets, Transport with 0 Comments
TfL 100 bus route consultation results combined to fix final result

Analysis of the published results of the Transport for London (TfL) consultation into proposed changes of the 100 and 388 bus routes show that TfL is ignoring its own data and ignoring the wishes of Wapping residents.In the published consultation results TfL has combined the results of feedback on both the 100 and the 388 bus […]

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Another housing fraudster banged up, another homeless person housed

By on February 20, 2017 in Crime & Policing, Housing with 0 Comments
Another housing fraudster banged up, another homeless person housed

Tower Hamlets Council’s pursuit of fraudsters who lie to obtaining social housing continues with Mr. Abdul Aziz being handed down 16 months in jail.Mr Aziz defrauded the council of £64,000 by obtaining a Housing Association one bed property from Newlon Housing Trust by claiming he was living in overcrowded conditions in 2011 while jointly owning […]

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Poplar HARCA homes now sold

By on February 14, 2017 in Housing with 0 Comments
Poplar HARCA homes now sold

All of the 47 homes that Poplar HARCA put up for auction last week have already been sold.It seems the Poplar HARCA Chief Executive ignored Mayors Biggs’ plea to “take the opportunity to work with me to prevent this happening”. “Betrayal of principle”In a press statement Mayor Biggs expressed his anger, calling the decision a ‘disgraceful betrayal’.“It’s […]

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Vacant social housing stock in London – Tower Hamlets not too shabby

By on February 14, 2017 in Housing with 0 Comments
Vacant social housing stock in London – Tower Hamlets not too shabby

Data for the amount of vacant social housing stock across London shows that Tower Hamlets has at 2% an average percentage of empty properties with 258 empty out of 11,884 as of 1st November 2016.Neighbouring Hackney has an average of 3% (600 empty of 22,164) and Newham 1% (155 empty of 15,958).The Merton average of 13% […]

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