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Details of ACM cladding on Poplar HARCA tower blocks revealed

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments
Details of ACM cladding on Poplar HARCA tower blocks revealed

As a result of our news story of earlier today Poplar HARCA have supplied more details of the external panels on William Cotton and Anne Matthews Courts that need to be removed due to fire safety concerns.The yellow panels are part of the facade of William Cotton and Anne Matthews Courts that surround the balconies as shown in […]

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Fire safety of two Poplar HARCA tower blocks in question (Updated)

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments
Fire safety of two Poplar HARCA tower blocks in question (Updated)

William Cotton Court and Anne Matthews Court in St. Paul’s Way Mile End have failed Fire Safety Assessment tests in the last few days according to local residents.Both tower blocks are owned and managed by Poplar HARCA and were built by Rydon, the company that undertook the Grenfell Tower refurbishment.  Poplar HARCA is one of the […]

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Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets with high or substantial fire risk

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments
Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets with high or substantial fire risk

A report by BBC News states that eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets are believed to have a high/substantial fire risk.Six of the blocks are on the Cranbrook Estate in Mace Street, Bow, E2 and were built in 1963. Alzette House Modling House Offenbach House Puteaux House St Giles House Velletri House The other two […]

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Housing Associations Fire Risk Assessment Information in Tower Hamlets

By on June 26, 2017 in Housing, Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments
Housing Associations Fire Risk Assessment Information in Tower Hamlets

There is a wide variation in the quality of Fire Risk Assessment information that is available on the websites of major Housing Associations in Tower Hamlets a survey by LW shows.While all Housing Associations have written directly to tenants few have published detailed information available to everyone that explains what, if any, Fire Risk Assessments […]

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Tower Hamlets police officers now on patrol with body worn video cameras – say “Cheese!”

By on May 23, 2017 in Crime & Policing with 0 Comments
Tower Hamlets police officers now on patrol with body worn video cameras – say “Cheese!”

Our frontline police officers andPolice Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in the borough have been issued with around 560 Body Worn Video cameras (BWVs).The cameras are worn attached to the officer’s uniform and do not permanently record. When recording, there is a flashing red circle in the centre of the camera and a frequent beeping noise is also […]

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