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Donate by December 12 The last day to donate items to the Barts Charity gift appeal is Friday, December 12. Gifts must be new and unwrapped so they can be checked. For a list of suggested presents, email... eleanor.francis@bartshealth.nhs.uk Charity support Support Barts Charity children’s services by making a donation; text BTLC25 £5 to 70070 or visit... www.bartscharity.org.uk/donate News No plugs, just play with your imagination Give a gift to a poorly kid PEOPLE in Tower Hamlets are being asked to help ensure Christmas is not cancelled this year for children who are too poorly to go home from hospital. Barts Charity is calling on residents and businesses to donate at least 600 gifts so that every child at Barts Health NHS Trust wakes up to a present from Santa this Christmas. Gifts are required for children of all ages being cared for at trust hospitals including The Royal London hospital in Whitechapel. Barts Charity is also asking for decorations and artificial Christmas trees, as well as wrapping paper. To arrange a donation, call Ellie on 7618 1721 or email eleanor.francis@bartshealth. nhs.uk AN exciting new play kit for children and young people has been unveiled at Spotlight next to Langdon Park DLR station. The Toghl play kit was commissioned by the council to encourage all children, including disabled youngsters and those with special needs, to play together. It does not require electricity, and comes with no instructions, to encourage kids to use their imaginations. On the day of the launch, children did whatever came into their heads – threading ropes through holes in the planks to form tepees, castles, rockets, ramps, racing cars, planes and houses. Cllr Gulam Robbani, cabinet member for education and children’s services, said: “It is important that children and young people are given the opportunity to use their imaginations. The kit allows children of all abilities to be creative.” Spotlight is a multi-million pound creative youth space with services delivered free Muhsen, 7, and Hana, 4 enjoy the new equipment Lettings agent is fined £3,000 BY SARAH MCLAUGHLIN A MANAGEMENT agent responsible for a property in Tower Hamlets has been prosecuted after ignoring requests for information from the council. Managing agent Luis Felipe Tilleria Limongi, of Miles Buildings, NW1, admitted failing to provide information, contravening section 236 of the Housing Act 2004 at Thames Magistrates’ Court on October 22. Tilleria Limongi was fined £3,000 and told to pay £1,500 towards costs, as well as a £120 victim surcharge. He had ignored requests for of charge to young people aged 11-19. It offers a range of inclusive activities that are open to all disabled as well as able-bodied children and young people, information from the council for more than a year, regarding the names of persons living at a flat he managed in Hamlets Way, E3. He also withheld the names and addresses of persons collecting rent. The information was sought following concerns raised by a former tenant about conditions in the flat, including lack of fire alarms. The chair of the bench said: “Tenants had suffered harm as a result of Tilleria Limongi withholding this information.” Cllr Rabina Khan, cabinet member for housing and development, said: “The council receives many requests from supported by a fully trained team with the support of the council’s Inclusion Service. The centre is a partnership between the council, Poplar Harca and Oyster Training. tenants of private rented accommodation and their neighbours, complaining about overcrowding and lack of fire safety. “Health and housing officers can only deal with these issues if they know how many people live in these properties, and who collects the rent. “Agents must accept their responsibility under the Housing Act to give this information, and deal with hazards highlighted by the council.” For more information on managing agents’ responsibilities call the health and housing team on 7364 5008 or email at jonathan.baston@tower hamlets.gov.uk 17 – 23 NOVEMBER 2014 N E W S F R O M T O WER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 5


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