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A range of services The council provides many services for residents and businesses. Go to the A-Z on the website at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk Council information Tower Hamlets forward planner TOWER Hamlets Council produces a forward plan every month detailing the key decisions it will take, together with the details of Meetings Tuesday, November 18 6.30pm: Licensing sub-committee Business includes applications for new premises licences for Pilpel, Unit E, Pavilion Building, Old Spitalfields Market, E1; Grill Villa, 226 Mile End Road, E1; and Lions Express, 121-123 Poplar High Street, E14. For details, call Simmi Yesmin on 7364 4120 or email simmi.yesmin@ towerhamlets.gov.uk 7pm: Health scrutiny panel To consider a report on the transfer of commissioning responsibility for early years and receive an update on the health and wellbeing strategy – healthy lives, maternity and early years. There will be a presentation on the Care Act as well as an update on GP services and funding cuts For details, call Antonella Burgio on 7364 4881 or email Antonella.Burgio@ towerhamlets.gov.uk Wednesday, November 19 7pm: Development committee Includes planning application Tower Hamlets online www.towerhamlets.gov.uk For information on council services, including: the author, and consultation undertaken. It can be found in Idea Stores, libraries, One Stop Shops and council offices or at www.tower hamlets. gov.uk/data/ your-council/data/forwardplan/ forward-plan.cfm for land behind 81-147 Candy Street and Wendon Street, E3; and proposals for internal and external alterations and refurbishment works to the Grade II Listed Poplar Baths, 170 East India Dock Road, E14. For details, call Zoe Folley on 7364 4877 or email zoe.folley @towerhamlets.gov.uk 7pm: Pensions committee For details, call Antonella Burgio (see left). Thursday, November 20 7pm: Inner North East London joint health overview & scrutiny committee For details, call Tahir Alam on 7364 5064. Wednesday, November 26 7.30pm: Council For details, call John S Williams on 7364 4204 or email johns.williams@ towerhamlets.gov.uk Details accurate at time of going to press. Agendas are online a week before meetings, which are at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, Poplar, E142BG. report a missed rubbish collection make a doorstep recycling request report an abandoned vehicle bulk rubbish collections Get information on welfare reform The council’s benefits service can provide information about housing benefit, council tax benefit and entitlement to free school meals. It has compiled a list of helpful agencies at… www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/welfarereform Drug treatment providers Community Drug Team Substitute prescribing, key working, health screening & referral to residential treatment. 71 Johnson Street, E1. 7790 1344 www.lifeline.org.uk Nafas Support with a focus on Bangladeshi community. The Davenant Centre, 179-181 Whitechapel Road, E1 7377 0676. Harbour Recovery Centre In-patient detox for 18+ males. Riverside House, 4th Floor, 20 Garford Street, E14. 7538 9421 Young People’s Service Treatment for under-19s Unit 26, Skyline Village, Limeharbour, E14. 3069 7878 www.lifeline.org.uk Isis For women aged over 18 c/o Hopetown Hostel, 60 Old Montague Street, E1. 7426 0399 www.compass-uk.org Community Alcohol Team Unit 22, Skylines Village Limeharbour, E14. 0800 008 7200 www.rapt.org.uk Somali Substance Misuse Help, advice & referral for people with khat, alcohol or drug issues. Contact Idriis Elmi. Mind in Tower Hamlets & Newham, Open House 13 Whitethorn Street, E3. 7510 1081 The Government is changing benefits Prepare and act now The Government is changing the benefits system as part of its plans for welfare reform. If you are claiming benefits, you may be affected. Households who are not in work or have less than 24 hours work per week will be affected most. The impact of these changes could be serious and some households may no longer be able to afford their current housing costs. Tower Hamlets Council and its partners are helping prepare residents for the Government changes. This includes support with: Getting information and advice Managing your money Finding work and training opportunities For more information about the changes visit the government website www.dwp.gov.uk or call their helpline on 0845 605 7064, or textphone 0845 608 8551. You can also call our benefits advice line on Planning E2 206-210 Cambridge Heath Road – application for non-material amendment of planning permission dated 04/06/2013, ref: PA/14/01414. Original planning permission for extension of additional floor over existing three storey building with roof terrace to provide 9 residential flats consisting of 4 x 1 beds, 2 x 2 beds and 3 x 3 beds and erection of a new residential entrance fronting Cambridge Heath Road. Amendments are reduction of rooftop garden size to accommodate photovoltaic panels – vertical sliding solar shading added to western elevation windows. E3 13 Whitethorn Street – reduce crown of large laurel by 2-3m; reduce crown of silver birch by 2-3m, reduce back fig and pyracantha by 2-2.5m. 1-5 Alfred Street – external alterations including replacement of windows and doors, introduction of boundary railings, removal of fire escape at rear, installation of balconies to rear elevation, addition of render. E14 Glengall Quay – request for scoping opinion for environmental impact assessment in support of an application for residential-led, mixed use development. Woolmore Primary School, Woolmore Street – application for non-material amendment of planning permission dated 24/05/2013, ref: PA/12/03318. This is not a definitive list of all current planning applications. For more details go to www.towerhamlets.gov.uk and click on Planning & Building. Councils join forces for Zero Emissions Network BY SARAH MCLAUGHLIN A NEW green project will see councils work together to fight pollution. The council has joined forces with Hackney and Islington to help businesses save money, reduce pollution and improve staff health as part of the launch of the expanded Zero Emissions Network. The councils are offering a series of exclusive cash-saving deals, and unique access to free advice and services from travel, energy and green experts to traders in and around the highly-polluted Tech City area. The network officially launched in Shoreditch in October, where non-members got the chance to meet and discuss the project with those who have already joined up. Leading British environmentalist and Guardian columnist Tony Juniper said: “The expansion of the network is to be warmly welcomed. “Progress already made in engaging businesses to protect the air we breathe is already delivering results and demonstrates how through sensible and practical steps we can tackle even what appear to be intractable problems. Cllr Shahed Ali, cabinet member for Clean and Green, said: “Air pollution is a major concern for all those who live and work in the inner city. “The expansion of the Zero Emissions Network into Tower Hamlets is great news for businesses which can get expert advice on reducing emissions.” The next phase of the project will see the councils working with businesses to implement measures including: free business membership to Zipcar/City Car Club worth £160 free trial of electric cars and vans free half-day bike maintenance session free trial of cargo bikes free audit to help reduce energy and save money. To find out more about the network or to apply for trials and services, email zen@tower hamlets.gov.uk or call 8356 6113. EARLY YEARS NETWORK TOWER HAMLETS Level 3 childcare qualification on QCA framework of qualifications or equivalent. Candidates with Level 2 childcare qualification will be considered if working towards a Level 3 childcare qualification. At least two year experience of working with children 2-5 year of age. Candidate needs to be fluent in English and highly literate, with excellent written communication skills. For an application pack please send in an A4 90p stamped addressed envelope to Early Years Network Tower Hamlets 15 Kelsey Street, London E2 6HD Or email: recruitment@eynth.org.uk Closing Date: 1st December 2014 HEBA NURSERY REQUIRES Early Years Practitioner Mainly Term Times Only (39 working weeks per year) Pay: £9.00 per hour 1 x Full Time Ref: HB02 Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 3.45pm 1 x Part Time Ref: HB03 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm 07956 222 611 Special Offer Automatic* 5hrs - £65 FREE ONLINE THEORY PRACTICE *Introductory offer Manual and *Terms and conditions apply I invite you to join FREE online event: 21 HEALTHY SECRETS TO LOSE WEIGHT Top health experts discuss health, fitness, nutrition, food sensitivity & more! GRAB YOUR FREE SPOT http://www.fitnesswithayesha.com 14 NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 17 – 23 NOVEMBER 2014


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