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Friday, June 15, 2018

Tower Hamlets Council is urging drivers to ditch their cars next Thursday in support of its ongoing Breathe Clean campaign.

Campaigners have warned that the council could fail to meet recycling targets if it doesn’t get more government money.

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets is wading into the controversy of toxic clouds sweeping across the Thames to the Isle of Dogs from the proposed cruise liner terminal on the Greenwich Peninsular.

The ‘Big Clean Up’ campaign organised by Tower Hamlets Council with 83 volunteers from the public sprucing up the East End collected 74 bags of rubbish in four days.

The unique Crossrail Place roof garden nestling next to the Meridian Line in Canary Wharf is joining the Open Garden Squares Weekend from tomorrow morning for the public to explore London’s picturesque urban green patches.

Tower Hamlets will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Volunteers have been using grapple hooks to clear old bike frames dumped in the Regent’s Canal.

Volunteers have joined Tower Hamlets contractors to clean up the East End’s parks as well as streets and housing estates all this week.

High level talks have been going on at City Hall today over controversial plans for a cruise-liner terminal on the Thames close to the Isle of Dogs which is feared would cause severe air pollution both sides of the river.

More than 500 work-place accidents have been recorded at Canary Wharf in just 12 months.

Projects tackling air pollution are being offered cash by Tower Hamlets Council after a study has shown lung function of children aged eight and nine has been reduced by up to 10 per cent.

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been getting his hands dirty painting the town black in Bethnal Green.

Diffusion tubes to monitor air pollution have been installed in east London along the busy St Paul’s Way in Bow Common.

A cliff-edge gap of almost £1 billion has opened up in funding that’s needed to sort out gas and water mains, drainage and sewers for major schemes already given the go-ahead by Tower Hamlets Council or the GLA, it has emerged.

Neighbourhood activists are campaigning to protect the last bits of green space left in Spitalfields to stop encroaching developers getting their hands on them.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

Three more organisations have joined Citizens UK civic network’s east London founding branch at last night’s delegates’ assembly held in Shadwell.

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Thousands of runners made it through cobbled streets of east London for Sunday’s inaugural Big Half marathon less than 24 hours after the winter snow melted.

Boaters have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the River Lea.

Gardener’s World TV presenter Mark Lane is helping a new community garden project in Whitechapel used for health rehabilitation after his own recovery from a car smash.

Part of a giant fatberg found blocking a Whitechapel sewer has gone on display at the Museum of London.

Tower Hamlets is one of the least eco-friendly local authorities in London, figures reveal.

Rubbish is on the mayor of Tower Hamlets’ agenda to sort out what happens to the weekly council bin collections.

An estimated 1.2million used laughing gas canisters have been cleared off the streets of Tower Hamlets since a campaign was launched by the council last August.

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