Homes & Services


Coronavirus Covid-19: Play area safety

Most of our play areas are now open again, however it is not possible to guarantee that equipment is clear from COVID-19. Please follow this safety guidance so that we can keep these spaces open.

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Coronavirus Covid-19: business tenants

This webpage contains information on support available to businesses in response to the pandemic.

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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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Coronavirus Covid-19: repairs information

Information about essential repairs, and useful resources.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Government reviews of building safety

The Government is reviewing building safety following the Grenfell Tower fire. New guidance is regularly published as decisions are made about how best to keep buildings as safe as possible. 

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