Resignation of Cllr Daniel Lee-Phakoe

Cllr Daniel Lee-Phakoe has resigned as councillor for Plaistow North due to personal reasons. The council will soon set a by-election date and the Labour Party will soon be selecting a local champion to be our candidate. We are also aware of fake articles being disseminated into WhatsApp groups and urge residents to be vigilant […]

Boleyn and Wall End by-Election candidates chosen

Local campaigners Sofia Patel and Stephanie Garfield have been selected by Labour to stand as the party’s candidates for the Boleyn and Wall End by-elections. Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz said: “Sofia and Stephanie are great community champions who will both hit the ground running to improve the lives of residents in Boleyn and Wall […]

By-Elections to be called in Boleyn and Wall End wards

Councillor Cecilia Welsh has stood down from Newham Council in order to focus on looking after her family as her mother has increasing care needs. Councillor Luke Charters has also stood down to focus on winning for Labour at the next general election as the Member of Parliament for York Outer. By-elections in Boleyn and […]

First Family Hub opens its doors in Newham

 A new-style family support centre – known as a “Family Hub” – opened its doors at East Ham Library. The Hub is the first of its kind in the borough, and follows a successful £4 million Family Hubs & Start for Life grant secured by the council from central government. Councillor Sarah Ruiz, Cabinet Member […]

Newham Council buys additional homes to tackle the housing crisis

Newham council have purchased an additional 203 properties across the borough in an effort to tackle the homelessness crisis head-on. The new homes will assist in the reduction of the Council’s reliance on costly, insecure, nightly-let accommodation. Newham is at the forefront of the housing crisis in London, and the Council supports 5800 households living […]

Cabinet agrees to cap ground rent for leasehold home owners

Newham Council’s Cabinet has agreed to a new maximum cap of leaseholder charges for residents living in private residential developments built on Newham Council owned land. The Council will support private residential development leasehold owners where high ground rents are affecting their ability to sell their homes and impacting on their cost of living due […]

Making Newham’s journeys smoother and safer with £10 million for roads and paths

Newham Council’s Cabinet today (Tuesday 4 April 2023) approved almost £10 million in improvements to the borough’s roads, pavements and cycle ways. Cabinet lead for Environment and Sustainable Transport, James Asser said: “Since 2016 Newham has invested £68m in resurfacing the borough’s roads and pavements with 109km of roads resurfaced. Today we continue that journey and this […]

Hundreds have their say on the future of Newham at a series of budget engagement events

Residents have been at the heart of shaping how the Council will spend its 2023/4 budget this year at a series of eight budget events attended by residents, partners and stakeholders. Over 160 people have already taken part in summit sessions with additional meetings taking place with key organisations representing the business, voluntary, community and […]

Newham’s Cabinet approve a further £1.6m for Community led projects.

Newham Cabinet

Newham’s Community Assemblies are one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive participatory budgeting programmes. The Community Assemblies create a space for solution-oriented discussions on issues of local concerns, and give residents greater understanding and influence over local decision-making and allocation of local funding. Through a series of open-access neighbourhood assemblies, residents can identify local […]