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Youth Service Rapid Response Trucks – some more details

Youth Service Rapid Response Trucks – some more details

By on October 10, 2016 in ASB, Investigations, Youth Services with 0 Comments

Here is some more detail on those Youth Service trucks. This is a a response to a Members Enquiry (ME) by then Cllr. Gloria Thienel way back in 2013.  The subject is the high level of ASB around the Youth Club mobile bus when parked in Stebondale Street on the Isle of Dogs and is […]

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EXCLUSIVE: How Lutfur Rahman used Youth Services to steal an election

EXCLUSIVE: How Lutfur Rahman used Youth Services to steal an election

“I saw the kids getting off the [Youth Service] bus with these postal vote envelopes. Reason I know they were postal votes was because it says LBTH on the envelope and I recognised it…  It seemed as if they had a list as they would go to a specific door, knock knock, the door opens, […]

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Reality of Youth Services activities begins to emerge from Council smokescreen

Reality of Youth Services activities begins to emerge from Council smokescreen

Details of the dubious activities of Lutfur Rahman’s Youth Services team slowly seep out from the Town Hall yet many questions remain unanswered – one of them being if the officers responsible for Youth Services, Andy Bamber and Dinar Hossain, are being called to account?Andy Bamber was Service Head for Safer Communities, Crime Reduction Services, […]

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Youth Service payment cards – “A damning but flawed report”

Youth Service payment cards – “A damning but flawed report”

By on September 21, 2016 in News, Youth Services with 1 Comment

Following up LW’s previous story of the Youth Workers going on a spending spree using council payment cards under Rahman’s watch we sent the Wapping Mole to the Audit Committee meeting last night where the report on Youth Services would be discussed.As ever this is not in any way a full report of the meeting […]

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Revealed: Massive payment card spending spree by Lutfur Rahman’s Youth Services

Revealed: Massive payment card spending spree by Lutfur Rahman’s Youth Services

By on September 20, 2016 in News, Youth Services with 0 Comments

A £91,000 spending spree over a two year period by a single Tower Hamlets Council Youth Worker during the administration Lutfur Rahman is just one of the details of uncontrolled spending by the troubled council’s Youth Services team that has been published by the current Labour administration.Additionally some ‘Youth Projects’ did not exist, spot checks revealed […]

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