Community

28/04/2021

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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26/03/2021

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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26/03/2021

Free laptops rolled out at Poplar School

The Connecting Communities partnership has done it again!

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26/03/2021

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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10/03/2021

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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09/03/2021

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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25/02/2021

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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28/01/2021

Broadband roll out in Poplar

Poplar HARCA is working with broadband provider, Hyperoptic, to roll out broadband to 8,000 homes.

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19/01/2021

Mental health support in the pandemic

Many of us are struggling with our mental health as we deal with the extra emotional strains imposed upon us during the pandemic. Some of us may be at increased risk of domestic abuse too.

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21/12/2020

Kids cook up tasty eats

Local kids have been finessing their culinary skills recently thanks to a programme by Kitchen Social's, 'Take & Make' recipe kits.

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21/12/2020

Christmas comes early for Poplar HARCA’s elderly residents and dedicated volunteers

Every year, Poplar HARCA puts on a Christmas Lunch event for elderly residents with a Christmas dinner, musical performances and the infamous raffle. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the event couldn’t go ahead this year, so instead Poplar HARCA staff and dedicated volunteers brought Christmas cheer to elders’ doors on Thursday 17th December.

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18/12/2020

Tower Hamlets students delight: community partnership removes barriers to digital inclusion

On Thursday 10 December 2020, 30 excited students and their families from Lansbury Lawrence and Clara Grant primary schools in Poplar, received free laptops and one year free broadband connection to assist with home learning, courtesy of the Inclusive Broadband Connected Communities project.

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