Additional emergency services available at Westfield

Emergency Services

Newham Council is proud to join with partners from Westfield Stratford City, The London Fire Brigade (LFB), The London Ambulance Service (LAS) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to launch a new safety hub for residents. Westfield Stratford City has temporarily donated the use of a vacant retail unit within the Mall to create a hub […]

Mayor launches Borough Cost of Living Crisis Response

Cost of Living Crisis

The Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, launched the Newham Cost of Living Crisis Response at a summit earlier this month, attended by over 150 partners from across the voluntary, community and faith sectors. Sharing new research published into the impact of the Cost of Living emergency on Newham residents, the summit included discussions on the most […]

Newham’s Children’s Services rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ Leadership


Ofsted published its report commending the significant improvements in the quality of Newham Council’s Children’s Services, praising its ‘outstanding’ leadership and describing an ‘environment where good social work can flourish’ in a three-year turnaround driven by Mayor Fiaz and her administration. The publication of the report today also marks the end of the Department for […]

Newham mourns passing of The Queen

Mourning Mayor

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral on the 8th September 2022. It was an event that evoked much sympathy around the world. Tributes flew in from important leaders including Joe Biden (US President), Emmanuel Macron (French President) and Olaf Scholz (German Chancellor). Closer to home, Roxana Fiaz OBE led the mourning for […]

Newham Council awarded funding from The Chewing Gum Task Force

Chewing Gum and Pavements

The Chewing Gum Task Force was established by Defra and is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The first tranche of a package worth up to £10 million will be spread over five years, of which Newham and Redbridge councils will jointly receive £70,000. The funding will be used to purchase equipment to carry […]

No Waste on Streets initiative reduces flytipping


In Vicarage Lane three waste storage facilities were installed for residents.This has resulted in a 72% reduction in fly tips and a buildup of waste from local businesses. Cllr James Asser, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainable Transport said:“Residents want us to take action to reduce fly tipping and No Waste on Streets is one […]

Alice Billings House shows action on creativity and culture

Small Enterprises and Arts

Work is underway to turn Alice Billings House off Stratford Broadway into a new hub for small enterprises and the arts. Mayor Fiaz said “I have no doubt that Newham is to become a home for the very best cultural and creative organisations and Alice Billings House will play an important part in this.”

Six Newham parks awarded Green Flag

Green Flag Award Parks

Plashet Park retains the accolade for the seventh year in a row and Central Park celebrates its second year as a Green Flag winner. Joining them in becoming some of the country’s best parks are:East Ham Nature ReserveRoyal Victoria GardensForest Lane ParkGandhi Chaplin Memorial Garden The awards recognise the valuable service Newham Council and all […]

Royal Docks ExCels as a Living Wage Place

Living Wage Place

ExCeL London becomes Accredited Living Wage Employer Today the Royal Docks receives formal recognition from the Living Wage Foundation for Making a Living Wage Place  Aim of increasing the number of Royal Docks accredited Living Wage Employers by 50% by 2025 Community-led Royal Docks Living Wage Action Group has also signed up London City Airport […]

New enforcement teams tackle litter

Enforcement Teams

Enforcement contract starts in July adding capacity to our existing enforcement team to tackle litter problems £150 fixed penalty notices will be issued for dropping any litter Cigarette butts, chewing gum and spitting will all be targeted in crackdown The Council has appointed a contractor – Kingdom Local Authority Support – to tackle the problem […]