See inside a Covid-19 vaccination clinic, and stand up and be counted this Census

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See inside a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at East London Mosque 

A pilot Covid-19 vaccination clinic, run by local GPs, was set up at East London Mosque as part of the ongoing efforts to encourage eligible residents to get their jab. Hundreds of eligible men and women were vaccinated.

The pilot could be replicated elsewhere to make Covid-19 vaccinations as accessible as possible to London’s communities.

Watch the video >

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Holiday childcare scheme celebrates national award recognising its commitment to safety

The Tower Hamlets’ Holiday Childcare Scheme has been awarded Millie’s Mark - a national recognition that demonstrates commitment ‘above and beyond’ the minimum requirement for children’s first aid - making it the first holiday childcare scheme in the country to have been recognised in this way.

Millie’s Mark is an exceptional achievement for a childcare setting, as it shows they are going above and beyond minimum requirements in keeping children safe. 

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Stand up and be counted

The Census 2021 campaign has kicked off and every household in England and Wales will be asked to take part in the unique survey next month. 

The census takes place every 10 years and it provides a crucial snapshot of the nation that helps to plan and fund public services.

The results will inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health. So it’s crucial that everyone in Tower Hamlets is counted and we get our fair share of future funding.

Find out more >

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Have your say on licensing policy

Do you have an interest in how pubs, bars and restaurants are licensed in Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road?

The policy on how the numbers of licensed premises are managed to reduce crime and nuisance is being reviewed.

Have your say >

Online courses on offer at the Ideas Store

Learn online with Idea Store Learning

Idea Store Learning has launched a range of online courses designed to help residents get creative, improve wellbeing, and connect with others. 

There's lots to choose from, including dance, fitness, modern foreign languages, photography, fashion, painting and drawing, interior design, creative writing, printmaking, singing, music and ICT.

Find a course >

Mayor John Biggs and  Councillor Mohammed Ahbab Hossain marking Martyrs' Day

Marking Martyrs’ Day at home and online this Sunday

The council is telling individuals and the public not to visit Altab Ali Park to lay wreaths or commemorate Martyrs’ Day this coming Sunday. Residents are being asked to mark the day in a way that protects the community, the NHS, and adheres to the latest government guidance on Coronavirus (Covid-19) – by observing it from home and online.

Martyrs’ Day falls on a day known as The United Nations' (UN) International Mother Language Day. On 21 February each year, there is a worldwide observation aimed at promoting awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promoting multilingualism. 

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Idling Action launches Engines Off Every Stop

The council is supporting Idling Action London, a Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund project that sees 30 local authorities and City of London Corporation working together to tackle engine idling as a source of avoidable air pollution.

Launching February 22, the new anti-idling advertising campaign, ‘Engine Off. Every Stop,’ is targeting all London drivers, to uncover the scale of air pollution from engine idling. 

Residents, businesses, community groups and individuals are invited to a ‘Call to Action’ webinar on Tuesday 23 February from 4-5pm to find out how they can get involved with the month-long campaign. 

Get involved >

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Get paid to train as a social worker with Step up to Social Work

Applications are now open for ‘Step up to Social Work’, the full-time, fully funded, 14-month trainee social worker programme.

Successful trainees will receive a tax-free bursary of £19,833 and be required to complete 170-days of hands-on social work placements alongside learning at university. The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 7 April. 

Find out more and apply >

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