Homes & Services

20/08/2020

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 Assessment 1 forms (EWS1).

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27/07/2020

No ifs, no butts, no BBQS on balconies

You can help keep where you live clean and safe by binning your cigarette butts and never using barbecues on balconies or in communal areas.

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06/07/2020

Coronavirus Covid-19: business tenants

We know your health and that of your family and staff, will be your primary concern at the moment. We are also aware that trading continues to be significantly affected by the pandemic.

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06/07/2020

Coronavirus Covid-19: repairs information

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06/07/2020

Coronavirus update: services and support

Information about our latest service updates and places to get support.

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30/06/2020

Feym enjoys life in brand new shared ownership home in Emerald Gardens

Feym, an Account Manager for a technology company, was the first resident to move into Emerald Gardens - just before the coronavirus lockdown.

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16/06/2020

Max swaps rented house-shares for his own home through shared ownership

Max, a chartered accountant working for an insurance company in the City, moved into his first home in October 2019. He was living in rented house-shares for nearly 10 years and throughout this time dreamed of owning his own flat. With limited savings, the shared ownership scheme was the best option for him.

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05/06/2020

Aimee and Justin move into brand new shared ownership home in Emerald Gardens

Aimee, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) in a primary school, and Justin, a Photographic Retoucher, moved into their first home a week before the Covid-19 lockdown – along with their beloved French Bulldog, Bailey. Whilst paying very expensive rent for a 1 bedroom flat in the Docklands, they decided it was time to invest their money and start their journey onto the property ladder. Through researching Shared Ownership, they concluded that this was the best option for them and are now enjoying life in Emerald Gardens.

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12/05/2020

Connecting communities one click at a time

New digital community centres are helping people in Poplar keep connected while we stay at home.

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29/04/2020

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time: Spotlight’s new in-house GP service

Together with Tower Hamlets' GP Care Group, Health Spot provides medical services by GPs experienced in working with young people. It’s accessible and delivered in the familiar space of Spotlight.

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29/04/2020

Alex volunteers to support the community during Covid-19

Alex has been furloughed from Hilton Hotel, so has signed up to volunteer with Poplar HARCA to support his local community. He recently checked up on our elderly residents through (socially-distanced) door knocks, and has since helped out with cooking at our Community Kitchen.

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26/02/2020

Front door replacement programme on the Lansbury estate

To make sure we meet fire safety recommendations, Poplar HARCA has engaged Shellen to replace all tenants’ front doors in buildings that are over six storeys and have enclosed corridors.

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