Tower Hamlets failing to effectively tackle rogue landlords

Tower Hamlets is still failing to effectively deal with rogue landlords, with only 7 prosecutions in 2016/17 and compared to 331 in next door Newham. 

Despite setting up a Landlord Licensing Scheme, very little is being done to tackle rogue landlords in our borough. 

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Lib Dems call for 12.5% business rates cap to protect pubs in Tower Hamlets

The Liberal Democrats have called on the government to permanently protect local pubs from crippling tax hikes by introducing a 12.5% cap on business rate increases.

It comes as figures show that 53 local pubs have so far received funding from the government's relief scheme, with a total of £90,077 handed out.

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Less than 2% of council homes sold in Tower Hamlets since 2015 replaced

Only 8 council homes in Tower Hamlets sold off under Right to Buy have been replaced since 2015, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

The party is calling on the government to reform Right to Buy and ensure all affordable homes sold are replaced.

In total 453 council homes in Tower Hamlets have been sold off since April 2015, official figures show, while just 8 have been built under the government's replacement scheme.

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Labour lets young people down AGAIN

Labour have once again failed young people and plunged Tower Hamlets into scandal and embarrassment. Islington and Leicestershire Councils have been called in to run Children’s Services as local Labour councillors just can’t do it properly.

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Find out more about the Bartlett Park Masterplan

The Bartlett Park Masterplan scheme has been in the pipeline for some years. It affects the whole of the park and the old adventure playground across the road that has been closed for some time.

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Cleaning up the island

Chris and Shelly have been working hard to help keep the streets of Island Garden cleaner and therefore reduce pest and other anti-social issues. We have already undertaken a number of litter picks to tackle high litter areas across Island Gardens, with a lot of support from the local community.

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Lib Dems demand better broadband for Wapping

Stephen O’Shea and Liza Franchi are demanding the Government take action on companies who are promising better broadband but failing to deliver it in Wapping.

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Extra police patrols won for local people in Lansbury

At a meeting of the local Neighbourhood Police Panel, Liberal Democrat campaigners Elaine Bagshaw and Jack Gilbert secured extra police patrols in our area. After hearing many complaints from residents about open drug dealing in the streets and anti-social behaviour, the team worked with the police to get more patrols where needed.

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48 schools in Tower Hamlets don't have enough money

One third of state schools are in deficit, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed - including 48 in Tower Hamlets.

Figures provided in response to a written parliamentary question show that over 9,438 schools were in deficit in 2015-16, over a third of the total.

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2 in 3 secondary schools in Tower Hamlets full or over capacity

2 in 3 secondary schools in Tower Hamlets are full or oversubscribed in Year 7 this term, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

In total 12 secondary schools in the area are either full or over capacity in Year 7 - an increase from 9 the previous year.

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