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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 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 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, January 28 6.30pm: Licensing subcommittee Business includes applications for new premises licence for Meze & Barbeque, 150 Roman Road, E2 and Convenience Store, 129 Whitechapel High Street, E1; temporary event notice for Arch 51, Pedley Street, E1. For details call 7364 4120, email simmi.yesmin@tower hamlets.gov.uk 6.30pm: Health scrutiny panel Agenda includes a Health Watch report from Barts Health NHS Trust, a presentation on integrated care and discussion of a review of A&E services. For details call 7364 0842 or email alan.ingram@tower hamlets.gov.uk Wednesday, January 29 6.30pm: Human resources committee Call 7364 4207 or email evelyn.akoto@towerhamlets. gov.uk 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 6.30pm: King George’s Field charity board For details contact Evelyn Akoto (bottom left). Tuesday, February 4 10.30am: Licensing sub-committee Details from Simmi Yesmin (see left). 2.30pm: Licensing sub-committee Details from Simmi Yesmin (see left). 7pm: Overview & scrutiny committee More information from 7364 4333 or email angus.taylor@ towerhamlets.gov.uk Wednesday, February 5 5.30pm: Cabinet Details on 7364 4651 or email matthew.mannion@ towerhamlets.gov.uk Details are accurate at time of going to press. Agendas are available online a week before meetings, which are at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, Poplar, E14 2BG, except Cabinet. report a missed rubbish collection make a doorstep recycling request report an abandoned vehicle bulk rubbish collections 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 Holocaust Memorial Day BY RAJU MIAH HOLOCAUST Memorial Day events continue this week as the world marks the event on Monday, January 27. This year’s theme is Journeys and the council will be supporting a range of activities until February 4 including walks and exhibitions, films and commemoration events which remembers genocides from the Planning E1 The People’s Palace, Queen Mary College, 327 Mile End Road – new illuminated sign to main entrance. 96 White Horse Lane – change of use to solicitors’ and notary public office. 230 Mile End Road – proposed alterations to shopfront including insertion of new bi-fold doors, full height windows and raised decking. 2-8 Beaumont Grove – application for a non-material amendment to vary wording of condition no. 3 ‘details of extract system’ of planning application ref: PA/13/02357, dated 2.11.13. 25 Cable Street – change of use of unit 68A from office to taxi cab office (sui generis). E2 Flat 48, Keeling House, Claredale Street – secondary glazing to be installed to all windows for thermal and noise insulation. 4 Pritchards Road – conversion from one 2-bedroom split level Nazi persecution of the Jews to the atrocities of wars in other countries around the world. Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: “This is a day for us to keep alive the memory of the terrible crime perpetrated by the Nazis on the Jewish people. “It is important to not only remember the suffering inflicted during that time, but to make a commitment to eradicate all discrimination, racism and hatred.” flat into two 1-bedroom flats including part first and second storey rear extension. 35-39 Buckhurst Street – addition of two additional storeys on existing four-storey residential building to provide two 2-bedroom flats. 291 Cambridge Heath Road – internally illuminated and non-illuminated signage. 416 Bethnal Green Road – demolition of single storey rear area of existing commercial building to create new part 3- and part 4-storey building comprising 2- bedroom house fronting Viaduct Place and 2-bedroom flat above commercial premises on Bethnal Green Road. 18 Victoria Park Square – removal of internal non-load bearing stud partition to open two separate rooms into one larger room. 22 Ezra Street – single storey rear extension. E3 43 & 45 Antill Road – single storey second floor roof A remembrance evening will take place at Stepney Jewish Community Centre in Beaumont Grove on Tuesday, January 28 from 6.30pm. Cabinet member for culture Cllr Rania Khan said: “It is important that we remember the atrocities of the Holocaust. This year we have put on a variety of activities and I encourage residents to get involved.” For a list of events visit www. towerhamlets.gov.uk/arts extension to provide additional bedroom and en suite shower room. 5 Kenilworth Road – twostorey rear extension and internal remodelling. 63 Coborn Road – reduce crowns of two lime trees in front garden to previous pollards points. 568A Mile End Road – notification of proposed change of use from office unit to residential dwellings to provide two 1-bedroom flats. E14 334 Burdett Road – proposal to convert disused office spaces into two 2-bedroom selfcontained flats; construction of external stairs from ground floor to roof level (incorporating new perimeter fencing on front elevation); demolition of toilet at ground floor level and construction of new enlarged toilet facility; provision of cycle parking and new refuse store at ground floor level. 26 Dingle Gardens – application for prior approval for extension of dwellings. 24/7 Airport Transfers AIRPORTS, STATIONS, HOTELS, HOSPITALS OR ANY DESTINATION Licensed by TfL FREEPHONE 0800 174 152 0207 247 2727 0207 377 1111 www.cannoncar.co.uk email: info@cannoncar.co.uk ACCOUNTS WELCOME www.lemoncarsuk.com Airport transfers | Executive chauffeuring Corporate accounts | School runs | Social events Company outings | Wedding cars Nightclubs and evening hire | Railway stations We specialise in airport transfers, 24 hour service. Our prices are the same 24 hours a day, no hidden extras. 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