Tag: open data
One part of ridding Tower Hamlets of a corrupt mayor in 2014 was the proof that council grants were being made on the basis of who you voted for, not what you needed. This was done using ‘Open Data’ published on the council’s website.It is ironic that over a year later, with a democratically elected Labour […]
Many things have changed in Tower Hamlets since the democratic election of a directly elected Mayor a couple of months back.First radical change was the democratic election of a directly elected Mayor.Second radical change was no photographs whatsoever of the new Mayor in East End Life this week. None.Seems the cult of personality that has […]
Using data from End Child Poverty this map shows the variation in child poverty across Tower Hamlets. At 49% overall our borough has the highest rate in London.For further context on this subject please see Grants Distribution by Ward.This map is best viewed in full screen.
Tower Hamlets Council documents show the distribution by electoral ward of £6,752,416 of funds in four grant ‘pots’ to organisations across the Borough. The four grant pots are: £580,000 Community Faith Buildings Support Scheme (CFBS) £405,712 Community Chest £161,800 Community Events £5,604,904 Main Stream Grants (MSG) scheme The below is the full list of Tower Hamlets […]
Payments in excess of £1m via a ‘Special Projects’ unit within Tower Hamlets council have been revealed by examination of Open Data and responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. The payments of £1,176,874 over four years have all been paid to Comensura Ltd, a recruitment agency managed services provider based in Luton. Tower Hamlets council has […]