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Corruption enquiry widens to Tower Hamlets housing

Corruption enquiry widens to Tower Hamlets housing

By on April 29, 2015 in News, Tower Hamlets Homes with 2 Comments
Amidst the drama of last week’s ousting of the ex-Mayor we almost – but not quite – missed the Evening Standard report Tower Hamlets hit by new corruption claims in home repairs ‘rip-off’ on Friday. (HT to @eastendwestend for the tweet that brought it to our attention).It seems that the DCLG is launching an investigation into claims of corruption surrounding […]

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Barnardo’s: Tower Hamlets fails homeless children in B&Bs

Barnardo’s: Tower Hamlets fails homeless children in B&Bs

By on April 27, 2015 in Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments

Another shameful ‘worst of’ for our borough as Barnardo’s releases figures showing that Tower Hamlets is the worst London borough for accommodating homeless families with children in B&Bs for more than six weeks – the maximum allowed by law. Barnardo’s is calling for changes to the housing and benefits system to stop scores of homeless children being […]

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Survey reveals high number of estate agents in Tower Hamlets

Survey reveals high number of estate agents in Tower Hamlets

By on April 9, 2015 in News, Property, Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments

The number of estate agents in Wapping High Street is often the subject of resident’s conversation, and new research by HouseSimple shows that there are 131 estate agents across Tower Hamlets.There are over 2,660 estate agent branch offices across London. Tower Hamlets has the third highest number, only being outranked by Westminster with 179 and […]

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Rough sleepers opposite 21 Wapping Lane

Rough sleepers opposite 21 Wapping Lane

By on March 9, 2014 in 21 Wapping Lane with 0 Comments

UPDATE 02:15 hrs Monday 10 March 2014 MPS Tower Hamlets attended this location and have dealt with this incident. They will be checking this area the next few nights to make sure the area is clear.Below are two photos I took this evening of two people sleeping rough opposite 21 Wapping Lane.This is in the […]

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The stark reality of social housing in Wapping

The stark reality of social housing in Wapping

By on January 31, 2014 in Tower Hamlets with 0 Comments

The smell of damp hits you as you walk through the front door of 7 Hilliard House, Prusom Street.The musky stale smell doesn’t go away. It sticks to you.Every room in this two bedroom council flat has been invaded by rising damp.Anita Staite has lived in Wapping for 30 years.She has lived in her flat […]

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