Poplar HARCA appoints Paul Dooley as Director of Development & Regeneration

Poplar HARCA is delighted to announce that Paul Dooley has become its newest Director of Development & Regeneration. This follows the retirement of Neal Hunt, the former Director, on 30th April after 13 years at Poplar HARCA.

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Langdon Park students spruce up Aberfeldy shop windows

As non-essential shops reopened on 12th April, a collaborative community art project was unveiled along the shop windows on Aberfeldy Street.

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Lift programme

We are refurbishing the lifts to a number of Poplar HARCA's buildings as part of our planned maintenance programme.

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Resident Lisa and her son move into ‘dream home’ at Mollis House

Lisa Bajada has lived in Tower Hamlets all of her life, including in Poplar’s Aberfeldy Estate, Stepney and Bow. She and her son recently moved from a one-bedroom, second floor home in a block of flats near Roman Road to a two-bedroom, ground floor flat with a garden at Mollis House. This new development, part of Poplar HARCA's Hidden Homes scheme, has transformed 16 redundant garages into 4 brand new homes.

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Poplar HARCA transforms redundant garages into brand new social homes

Phase 3 of Poplar HARCA’s Hidden Homes scheme has been completed, transforming 16 redundant garages at Mollis House, Poplar into 4 new social homes. Residents began moving into their new homes in March 2021.

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Poplar Works celebrates first birthday in style

Poplar Works, a home for fashion in East London, celebrated its first birthday with a series of online events that brought together business owners, fashionistas and residents. Find out more.

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Free laptops rolled out at Poplar School

The Connecting Communities partnership has done it again!

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Spotlight youth service receives £750k funding from Mayor of London

Spotlight has won funding to tackle youth violence on the Isle of Dogs.

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New climate change film tells Tower Hamlets to act now

Time for Change puts a spotlight on the environmental crisis threatening Tower Hamlets. It recently enjoyed a successful virtual premiere, where experts from Tower Hamlets council and UNICEF answered local residents questions.

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Teviot developers donate £25K towards laptops and food store

Poplar HARCA and Hill have donated £15K to pay for laptops for local families and £10K to the food pantry at Manorfield Primary School.  

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EWS1 Fire Risk Assessments

New Government safety advice means additional fire risk assessments have to be carried out on buildings over 18m tall (usually 5 or more storeys) with some form of combustible cladding or combustible material on balconies, and blocks less than 18m tall with specific concerns.

These assessments are known as External Wall System Assessment 1 forms (EWS1).

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Poplar Works celebrates impact despite pandemic

Poplar Works, a home for anyone working or training in fashion and making, is celebrating its first birthday with a series of online events to mark its impact since launching at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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