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Change of Plan?

Confusion surrounds three applications to set up Neighbourhood Planning Forums which came to the December meeting of Tower Hamlets Council’s Cabinet. Residents have done the preparatory work in three areas – parts of Spitafields, Limehouse and the Isle of Dogs ...

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An open letter to Tower Hamlets MPs

This is a letter which Cllr Oli Rahman sent to the two Tower Hamlets MPs on behalf of Tower Hamlets Independent Group of Councillors just before the parliamentary vote on whether to bomb Syria. Dear Ms Ali and Mr Fitzpatrick ...

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John “two jobs” Biggs is planning a new plan

At last week’s Cabinet meeting, John Biggs formally agreed that the Council will make a new Borough Plan over the coming years. Cllr Rachael Blake pointed out that the borough’s population is increasing, as is the number of people who ...

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Biggs Cabinet: Bangladeshi councillors seen but (almost) not heard

John Biggs presided over a busy Cabinet meeting last week (Tuesday, 1st December), and inevitably he relied on his Cabinet Members to present some of the reports. Cllr Rachel Blake spoke in spirited fashion about the Local Plan, with various ...

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Has Tower Hamlets Labour backed wrong horse for London mayor?

With the election of the next London Mayor less than six months away, it’s not surprising to see Labour councillors keen to back a candidate in this important political race. It is very strange, though, to find Labour Councillors bigging ...

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Rich pickings for Rich Mix?

Labour’s John “two jobs” Biggs is looking into how to make his Administration more transparent: according to Councillors Shahed Ali and Oliur Rahman, he could make a good start by coming clean over the Rich Mix Centre. The two Independent ...

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