News

18/06/2020

“Volunteers are part of the solution”

Volunteers are integral to strengthening our community. Babu Bhattacherjee, Poplar HARCA's Director of Communities & Neighbourhoods, shares why Poplar HARCA values volunteers so highly.

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18/06/2020

Official Statement: Black Lives Matter

Poplar HARCA's official statement in response to the Black Lives Matter campaign.

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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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25/05/2020

Rent free retail units for East End businesses to thrive post COVID-19

Transformed Aberfeldy Street to lead the way on regeneration initiatives.

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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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05/04/2020

Meet Reverend James: HARCA’S very own Ambassador

We sat down and chatted to self-confessed "social media freak" Reverend James who works at Christ Apostolic Church in Chrisp Street Market. As well as being a resident, he served the HARCA Board for 10 years (until 2016) and has since become an Ambassador.

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13/03/2020

Aberfeldy West

We began conversations in 2019 with 400 residents living in Aberfeldy West, on what they like about where they live, what improvements they’d like to see and whether they would support local redevelopment.

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28/02/2020

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.

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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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