On the 17th July East End Homes Ltd held an EGM. Under discussion were, we believe, changes to their governance arrangements. A lot of these changes are as a result of the recent HCA regulatory judgement downgrading East End Homes Ltd on governance issues See the recent report here. East End Homes Ltd would be advised to at least appear to be seen to be reacting to the HCA report.
This was the third time East End Homes Ltd has tried to hold an EGM (the previous two being abandoned after failing to reach a quorum). According to Article 12 of the possibly current (or possibly not but at least they were in place at the time of the meeting) Articles of Association it appears that at a third EGM attempt the meeting can go ahead just with those members present.
The proposed new Mems & Arts will remove a residents right to become a company member. (a right EEH maintained we never had until they had to publicly publish a “membership policy” in order to abolish it).
According to the Mems & Arts the membership policy has to be published so on 27th November 2012 a resident requested a copy of the policy. As a result on the 29th November 2012 in a flurry of activity the ever efficient Alex Bailey at East End Homes Ltd converted the policy into a PDF and it was very swiftly placed on the policy page of the East End Homes Ltd website so Peter Gibbs (Company Secretary) could that very afternoon write to the resident and tell him it was on the website (he did not mention that it had been there for over half an hour!)
We are still awaiting news of the outcome of the EGM and are keeping our ears to the ground to pick up the rumours circulating in the vacuum East End Homes Ltd create by not telling us anything!
New advice from the DCLG published on 17th July 2014
On the day when Eastend Homes were hoping to remove all the promises they made to residents about empowerment and involvement when setting up the “Council Sponsored RSL” the Department for Communities and Local Government have come out with this.
Manage where you live
You could help run your local housing services the way you want.
Over 70,000 households in England are run by tenant management organisations.
It’s been shown that residents are more satisfied. Better still, they make savings, which they can decide how to use for their community.
We (the DCLG) have recently made the process easier, so many more tenants can take up their Right to Manage:
The Childwall Valley experience
“Childwall Valley Estate Management Board (EMB) was established in the 1990s by a group of Liverpool City Council tenants because we were concerned about the decline of our estate.
We used our Right to Manage and took over housing management in 2000. Since then the estate has been transformed. Repairs response and re-let times are outstanding, rent arrears and levels of anti-social behaviour are low. The EMB has also become a focus for all sorts of other community services and activities, restoring not just the physical fabric of our estate but also the pride of our local community.”
Joan Minard, Chair, Childwall Valley Estate Management Board, Liverpool.
Savings for the community.
You can earn cash for your community by managing services like cleaning or grass-cutting.
A community cashback agreement is a win-win:
For the landlord it can mean things go better because they have satisfied tenants who care about their property.
For tenants it means up to £3,000 to help you get started.
Tenant cashback The savings are yours to keep. Ask your landlord if they offer a tenant cashback scheme. You could earn cash by organising your own repairs or doing it yourself.
Now the Borough has found out who is riding high and who has been crushed beneath the grinding wheels of democracy you may wish to consider a trip to the local estate board meeting….
Have you had enough of all these voting shenanigans and talk of representation and democracy then this event is for you! ….. a vote free zone (as in no voting)
Mile End Board Meeting
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
The Community Centre Yatton House
All Questions from Observers to be advised to Chair via the Mile End Housing Centre in writing at least seven days in advance – send to [email protected]
At 9.55am Saturday morning the Mile End results came in. Shah Alam tops the poll with 2,315 for Tower Hamlets First. Labour’s David Edgar is second with 2,268 and Rachael Saunders squeezed back in in third place. Mohammed Shahid Ali for Tower Hamlets First came in soon after with 2,052. Motin-uz Zaman for Labour came a surprise fifth with 1801.
|Shah Alam||Tower Hamlets First||2315||15.40%||Elected|
|Mohammed Shahid Ali||Tower Hamlets First||2052||13.65%||Not elected|
|Motin Uz-Zaman||Labour||1801||11.98%||Not elected|
|Mustak Syed||Tower Hamlets First||1796||11.95%||Not elected|
|Naomi Snowdon||Conservative||597||3.97%||Not elected|
|Mushtak Abdullah||Conservative||571||3.80%||Not elected|
|Andy Hallett||Liberal Democrat||500||3.33%||Not elected|
|Jewel Islam||Conservative||446||2.97%||Not elected|
|Hafiz Choudhury||Independent||383||2.55%||Not elected|
|Arzoo Miah||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||165||1.10%||Not elected|
Full results from LBTH – 42 available seats
(Blackwall & Cubitt Town Ward did not take place on Thursday 22 May but will be decided at a by-election in the near future)
(click wards below
|Bethnal Green||Amy Whitelock Gibbs||Labour|
|Bethnal Green||Shafiqul Haque||Tower Hamlets First|
|Bethnal Green||Sirajul Islam||Labour|
|Bow East||Amina Ali||Labour|
|Bow East||Marc Francis||Labour|
|Bow East||Rachel Blake||Labour|
|Bow West||Asma Begum||Labour|
|Bow West||Joshua Peck||Labour|
|Bromley North||Khales Uddin Ahmed||Labour|
|Bromley North||Mohammed Mufti Miah||Tower Hamlets First|
|Bromley South||Danny Hassell||Labour|
|Bromley South||Helal Uddin||Labour|
|Canary Wharf||Andrew George Wood||Conservative|
|Canary Wharf||Md. Maium Miah||Tower Hamlets First|
|Island Gardens||Andrew Cregan||Labour|
|Island Gardens||Peter Golds||Conservative|
|Lansbury||Ohid Ahmed||Tower Hamlets First|
|Mile End||David Edgar||Labour|
|Mile End||Rachael Saunders||Labour|
|Mile End||Shah Alam||Tower Hamlets First|
|Poplar||Gulam Kibria Choudhury||Tower Hamlets First|
|Shadwell||Harun Miah||Tower Hamlets First|
|Shadwell||Rabina Khan||Tower Hamlets First|
|Spitalfields & Banglatown||Gulam Robbani||Tower Hamlets First|
|Spitalfields & Banglatown||Suluk Ahmed||Tower Hamlets First|
|St Dunstan’s||Ayas Miah||Labour|
|St Dunstan’s||Mahbub (Mamun) Alam||Tower Hamlets First|
|St Katharine’s & Wapping||Denise Jones||Labour|
|St Katharine’s & Wapping||Julia Louise Dockerill||Conservative|
|St Peter’s||Abjol Miah||Tower Hamlets First|
|St Peter’s||Clare Harrisson||Labour|
|St Peter’s||Muhammed Ansar Mustaquim||Tower Hamlets First|
|Stepney Green||Alibor Choudhury||Tower Hamlets First|
|Stepney Green||Oliur Rahman||Tower Hamlets First|
|Weavers||Abdul Chunu Mukit||Labour|
|Whitechapel||Abdul Asad||Tower Hamlets First|
|Whitechapel||Aminur Khan||Tower Hamlets First|
|Whitechapel||Shahed Ali||Tower Hamlets First|
Result for LBTH Mayor
At around 2.30 am Saturday morning after a long day (& night) of counting Lutfur Rahman was declared Mayor of Tower Hamlets for a second term.
In the first preference count Lutfur Rahman polled 36,539 votes (43%) with John Biggs getting 27,643 (33%). As neither candidate reached over 50% the second preference votes were counted. In the second round of counting John Biggs managed to get 6,500 votes (88%) and Lutfur Rahman polled 856 (12%). So lets have a look at the score board……..
Final Result for the Mayor
Lutfur Rahman 37,395 votes
John Biggs 34,143
Election of Borough Councillors for Mile End Ward will be held today, Thursday 22 May 2014, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. The number of Borough Councillors to be elected in Mile End is 3.
To find your polling station CLICK HERE and enter your address or postcode.
The ward boundaries have now been changed. British Street Estate has been exiled to Bromley North Ward. The new Mile End Ward now stretches down to the end of Burdett Road (scroll down for map). The total number of councilors to be elected in Tower Hamlets has been reduced to 45.
The names, home addresses and descriptions of the Candidates for Mile End – see below.
|Name of Candidate||Home Address||Description (if any)|
|ABDULLAH Mushtak||92 Locksley Street, London. E14 7EJ||The Conservative Party Candidate|
|ALAM Shah||12 Tunley Green, London. E14 7ER||Tower Hamlets First|
|ALI Mohammed Shahid||18 Roffey Street, London. E14 3NH||Tower Hamlets First|
|CHOUDHURY Hafiz||7 Bowry House, Wallwood Street, London. E14 7AG||Independent|
|EDGAR David||98 Copenhagen Place,London. E14 7DE||The Labour Party Candidate|
|HALLETT Andy||83 Brierly Gardens, E2 0TF||Liberal Democrat|
|ISLAM Jewel||49 Derwent House. Southern Grove, London. E3 4PU||The Conservative Party Candidate|
|MIAH Arzoo||30 Celandine Close, London. E14 7AY||Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition|
|SAUNDERS Rachael||34 Rutherford House. Brady Street, London, E1 5PS||The Labour Party Candidate|
|SNOWDON Naomi||2 Blyth Close, London, E14 3DU||The Conservative Party Candidate|
|SYED Muslak||14 Esk House, British Street, London. E3 4NL||Tower Hamlets First|
|UZ-ZAMAN Motin||132 Ashfield Street, London. E1 3DD||The Labour Party Candidate|
Tower Hamlets Council have decided that the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park is to be used for weddings instead of Art exhibitions every year from June to August inclusively and perhaps running into May and September.
A restricted report was considered by the King George’s Field Charity Board on the 29th of January in a meeting attended by only 3 of the 10 members of the board. They were Deputy Mayor Ohid Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Resources Alibor Choudhury and Cabinet Member for Environment Shahed Ali.
For many years the Art Pavilion was underused, but for the last two years or so it has been transformed by a volunteer curator, so that more often than not, there are free public exhibitions on every week. All this is due to end from the 1st of April to allow the necessary building work to begin.
If you have concerns regarding this change to the park please go along to the next Friends of Mile End Park Meeting on Thursday 10 April at 7.30 pm in the Eco Pavilion (as the Art Pavilion will be closed). Steve Murray, LBTH Head of Arts and Parks has confirmed he will attend.
|A rough guide to get started – zoom in or out if you want – click on the icons for more information|
The Eastend Homes website seems to be floundering in HTML cut and paste land due to ongoing technical difficulties (Ongoing and still unresolved for the last ten months).
Their free (as in speech and beer) content management system “plone” is stuffed and seems to have lost its database, If you know the whereabouts of the EEH website database do not hesitate to contact.
It has been four years since permission was granted for the over-developement of the Eric, Treby & Brockesley Estates with private flats. So with the aid of the Google it may be an idea to recap on the events of the past 4 years. So have a look and click about on the Google map above – still a work in progress so further information will be added as time passes.
A new scheme has started which gives Tower Hamlets residents the power to decide how to spend £170,000 on improving communities across the borough. Each of the 17 wards in the borough has its own Community Ward Forum, run by residents. There will be a series of three meetings. The first to decide local priorities will take place this Friday.
The Community Ward Forum is tasked with deciding how to spend £10,000 on improving the Mile End East area. You can be a part of the decision making.
Meeting One – Priority Setting
Friday, December 13th @ 6.30 – 8.30pm
East London Tabernacle Baptist Church
The incident happened around quarter to four today (5th November 2013). At 9.00 pm the road was still closed and the victims dead body still on scene.
Word on the street is that a 62 year old man was dragged to his death by the tipper truck which at time of writing is also still on scene.
November 6th Update:-
A witness said the victim, in his sixties, “must have broken every bone in his body” after he was hit from behind by the truck shortly before 5pm yesterday on Mile End Road which forms parts of the blue-painted cycle superhighway 2.
Read more here from the Evening Standard.
The bike rider killed by a tipper lorry on London’s Cycling Superhighway 2 in Mile End yesterday has been named as Brian Holt, a porter at Mile End Hospital.
Mr Holt, a married father, was described by colleagues as a “wonderful man who would be sadly missed”.
Brian Holt is the third cyclist to die on Cycle Superhighway 2, which was described in the inquest into the death of Brian Dorling at its Bow roundabout eastern end as “just a piece of blue paint” by a crash investigator and as “confusing” and “an accident waiting to happen” by the coroner.