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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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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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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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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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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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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Residents select development partner for Teviot Estate regeneration

Poplar HARCA has appointed Housebuilder of the Year, Hill as joint venture partner to deliver the Teviot Estate regeneration, which could include more than 2,500 new homes, new green and play spaces, shops, community and faith facilities, and improved infrastructure. 

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Shop local this Christmas

With the great news that many businesses can re-open in London from Wednesday 2 December, we’re supporting local businesses, as part of Tower Hamlets’ #ShopLocal campaign.

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New A12 noise barrier a first for the UK

A new barrier intended to dramatically reduce the impact of traffic noise on passers-by, has been fitted on the A12, next to Bromley-by-Bow station.

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The Food Store – Tower Hamlets first healthy affordable food store is open for families in need

The Food Store opens its doors in Limborough Gardens, Tower Hamlets. The first of its kind in the borough; the pilot scheme enables eligible families to shop for their groceries at a fraction of the price.

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COVID-19 isolation support for Poplar and Bow

A new dedicated phone line offers support for Poplar and Bow residents who need to self-isolate because of Covid-19.

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School Streets – Masjid Lane Road Closure

From Monday 2 November, Masjid Lane will be closed to traffic at the times below:

Monday to Friday (Term Time Only)
Morning: 8.30 – 9.15am
Afternoon: 2.45 – 3.30pm

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