Tower Hamlets Council's Plans To Force Building Owners To Remove Dangerous Cladding

As reported by Inside Housing on 19/02/19, Tower Hamlets Council are set to use newly acquired powers to ensure that dangerous cladding is removed from private blocks within their borough. An enforcement notice, due to be served to owners of Victoria Wharf in Bethnal Green in the coming weeks, may pave the way for other local authorities to take similar action under new powers recently granted to councils by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire MP, Click on the link below to read the full article by Inside Housing

Can You Hear Me From Up Here?

TRIGGERED BY THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE AND SOME OF THE DISCUSSIONS EXPOSED THROUGH THAT TRAGEDY 'We are more than faces at windows held high' CAN YOU HEAR ME FROM UP HERE explores the lived experience of tower block tenants in Manchester. The project was a culmination of a 3-year partnership with One Manchester housing and community services, working across 4 hi-rise blocks in the areas of Hulme and Gorton. Through the voices of those who make the towers their homes, the film explores current attitudes towards people who live in social housing, the prejudices and the stigma that exists and the hopes and aspirations of the people living there. Find out more by visiting the Royal Exchange Theatr

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