Tower Hamlets “Ask the Mayor” on 14 Nov

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, is inviting residents to the next ‘Ask the Mayor’ question and answer event on Tuesday 14 November at St Hilda’s East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, E2 7EY from 7.30pm – 9pm.

The ‘Ask the Mayor’ session gives local people the chance to put questions to Mayor Biggs, to quiz him about plans for the borough and tell him about issues that need resolving.

The Mayor recently returned Henry Moore’s statue, Old Flo to the borough and has allocated £3m of funding to increase the number of council funded police officers and keep the streets safe.

If you would like to raise questions or concerns with the Mayor, but you are unable to attend on the night, send your questions to [email protected] or call 020 7364 4389.

AGM Monday 6th November

We’ll be holding this year’s JHERA AGM Monday 6th November at 8:15PM. It’ll be held ‘Upstairs’ at The Royal Oak Pub, 73 Columbia Road.

The AGM will be followed by JHERA Drinks.

We are looking for more members on the committee. The committee tends to meet once every two months and meetings last about 1.5 hours. Discussions can be robust, but meetings are always followed by a friendly drink. Between meetings business is conducted via email, so email access is essential to being a fully functioning committee member but lack of access does not preclude membership to the committee. Other responsibilities are shared by the willing, including the organisation of social events. Non committee members get involved in helping out, so if you’re worried about your time commitment, then it’s really about 12 hours a year!

Any registered member of JHERA can lodge with the Secretary. Motions which must be lodged with the secretary 14 days before the AGM, i.e. Monday 23rd October.

o A motion should be a clear statement which needs a YES/NO response. It can be accompanied by a statement of background information.
o The motion may be amended by the AGM.
o The result of vote will be binding on the Committee.
o Members are advised to discuss their motions with the Chair, or a member of the committee before submitting it, but they do not have to do so.

Topics for the discussion must be lodged with the secretary 7 days before the AGM. Topics will be discussed as long as there is time at the AGM.

Tower Hamlets meeting on antisocial behaviour (21 March)

Following on from the first Weavers Ward anti-social behaviour meeting in Feb, Councillors John Pierce and Abdul Mukit have announced plans for a second. The meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 March at 6.30pm. See details below.

A number of people from JHERA attended to the first meeting and unsurprisingly it was a lively discussion with, it should be said, a genuine eagerness to put some effective measures in place for reducing anti-social behaviour. JHERA members are encouraged to attend this second meeting to represent residents and describe the kinds of incidents that occur on the Estate.

Dear neighbour

On Tuesday 28 February, over forty residents and local businesses from across Weavers Ward attended our workshop about solving our anti-social behaviour problem.

At the meeting, the attendees agreed to create a neighbourhood agreement for Weavers Ward to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in our neighbourhoods. Our neighbourhood agreement will be between residents, the Mayor, the Council, local councillors, the police and other agencies and it will help develop an improved localised approach to tackling the persistent problems we face on our doorstops.

Cllr Mukit and I have booked another session to take our neighbourhood agreement forward. I hope you can join us.

Date: Tuesday 21 March
Venue: Tower Hamlets Professional Development Centre, 229 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6AB.
Time: 6.30pm

Please also invite your neighbours as we need as many people as possible to help create this neighbourhood agreement.

Kind regards

John and Chunu

Cllr John Pierce and Cllr Abdul Mukit MBE
Labour Councillors for Weavers Ward
London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets meeting on antisocial behaviour (28 Feb)

A meeting is being planned to discuss antisocial behaviour in Tower Hamlets on 28th Feb, at 6:30PM. The message below from Cllr John Pierce and Cllr Abdul Mukit give details.

Dear neighbour

Over the last few years, many residents have complained to us, your ward councillors, about the ongoing issue of anti-social behaviour in our ward. We have had some successes however the problem persists. We are still seeing high levels of drugs related anti-social behaviour on our street corners, in our stairwells and on our doorsteps.

Often people feel powerless and frustrated with the response from the local Police (who do their best with limited capacity), the Council and local landlords and it feels like nobody is taking a lead on the unique challenges facing the neighbourhoods of Weavers Ward.

Mayor John Biggs has commissioned a review of the Council’s approach to tackling anti-social behaviour, to look at innovative ways to ensure that our local services and agencies work together with local people to tackle this problem. Our ward has been made the top priority for a new approach.

Please join us to discuss this new approach and how we can being to solve our anti-social behaviour problem together.

Date: Tuesday 28 February
Venue: Tower Hamlets Professional Development Centre, 229 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6AB.
Time: 6.30pm

This new approach involves local people, the Police, the Council, local landlords, our Mayor and councillors forming an agreement to work together to solve this problem. This approach has been successful in other parts of the country such as Oldham.

I would be grateful if you could join us for this workshop. Please also invite your neighbours as we need as many people as possible to sign up for this new approach.

King regards

John and Chunu

Cllr John Pierce and Cllr Abdul Mukit MBE
Labour Councillors for Weavers Ward
London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Direct line: 07772710080
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AGM Monday 7 Nov 8PM

We’ll be holding the JHERA AGM Monday 7th November at 8PM. It’ll be at St Peters Church Hall, 56 Warner Place E2 7DA.

All JHERA members have the option to lodge a motion or lodge a topic for discussion.

Motions which must be lodged with the secretary 14 days before the AGM, i.e. Monday 24 October.

  • A motion should be a clear statement which needs a YES/NO response. It can be accompanied by a statement of background information.
  • The motion may be amended by the AGM.
  • The result of vote will be binding on the Committee.
  • Members are advised to discuss their motions with the Chair, or a member of the committee before submitting it, but they do not have to do so.

Topics for the discussion which must be lodged with the secretary 7 days before the AGM.

  • Topics will be discussed as long as there is time at the AGM.

JHERA General Meeting July 2016

Wednesday July 13th 19.30-20.30 at St Peters’ Church Hall Warner Place.

An open meeting will be held on the above date. This will be to provide residents with an update on the activities of the committee, and to discuss the types of social events residents would like to engage in.

If you have other items you would like to discuss, please email Carol or drop a note through the door of 100 Barnet Grove. Time permitting other items will be added to the agenda, or held over for a future meeting.