Deputy Mayor Justine Simons OBE officially opens Poplar Works

Poplar Works, an innovative new home for East London’s fashion economy was officially opened on 27th February 2020 by London’s Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, Justine Simons OBE, who met with the building's first resident creatives, before inaugurating the project.

Read More


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.

Read More


Build a Bike gives young people the opportunity to explore bike repair and maintenance

Poplar HARCA's youth service Spotlight recently teamed up with Bikeworks to give 18 young people the opportunity to explore bike repair and maintenance by constructing and deconstructing bikes straight from the manufacturing box.

Read More


Who’s the boss! Mayflower primary school visits the world of work at Poplar HARCA

33 year threes, from Mayflower primary school, exchanged their backpacks for briefcases as they visited Poplar HARCA's head office during World of Work Week on Tuesday 11th February.

Read More


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. 

Read More


Welcome to Tower Hamlets

Are you a migrant or do you know a migrant who’s lived in Tower Hamlets for less than 10 years? Are you a migrant who’s unemployed or employed but wants to find a better paying job? Then you may be interested in the Welcome to Tower Hamlets Programme.

Read More


Interested in joining an Estate Board?

Our Estate Boards are made up of Poplar HARCA residents who act as a voice for the local community.

Read More


Spotlight youth tackle homelessness in Tower Hamlets

On Monday 27th January, the members of Mile End Spotlight’s Youth Committee ventured across Tower Hamlets on a cold and wet evening to deliver care packages containing hats, gloves, blankets and sleeping bags to the homeless.

Read More


A chat with Jeanie Harrison, our Domestic Abuse & Safeguarding Coordinator

Jeanie Harrison is Poplar HARCA’s Domestic Abuse & Safeguarding Coordinator. As part of the Safeguarding team, she works closely with vulnerable residents. We chatted to her about how she supports residents and what advice she would give to anyone who thinks that they, or someone they know, might be experiencing domestic abuse.

Read More


Chargers and safety

Chargers are the cause of many fires, every year.

Read More


A chat with Matthew, our Leasehold Advisor

Matthew Mitchell is a Leasehold Advisor at Poplar HARCA. He oversees leaseholders’ service charges and major works disputes, and is involved with Section 20 Notices (the process whereby Poplar HARCA informs leaseholders that we intend to carry out work or provide a service that leaseholders will have to pay towards). We chatted to him about what he enjoys most about his role, some of the challenges involved and where leaseholders should go for independent advice.

Read More


Spotlight birthday celebrations highlight the need for youth services in Tower Hamlets

The director of Poplar HARCA’s youth service has highlighted the growing need for a strong, local youth provision to tackle child poverty and inequality at its fifth anniversary event on Thursday 7th November.

Read More