Tower Hamlets Council News

Britbangla24:Check your polling station and use your vote tomorrow


Tower Hamlets voters are being urged to check ahead that they know where they need to vote tomorrow, and use their important votes to elect the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and local Councillors.

Details of where the Tower Hamlets polling premises and stations are located are listed on polling cards sent to homes.  Voters can also find their polling station by entering their postcode into the council’s website tool at

Polls will open at 75 locations across the borough from 7am on Thursday (May 3) and close at 10pm.

The counts will then take place at the Excel Centre. It starts with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, with the counting taking place overnight and the result expected to be declared on the morning of Friday 4 May.

This is followed by the counting of the votes for those who will be elected to serve as the borough’s new councillors, with these results expected during the afternoon and evening of Friday May 4.

The Council will be publishing the election results on the council website and social media channels, including Twitter feed @TowerHamletsNow as they are announced.

Chief Executive of the council and Returning Officer for the elections, Will Tuckley, said:

“The council has worked hard to provide opportunities for people to register to vote and it is gratifying that many more residents have joined the electoral register. We are also working closely with our partners, including the police, to build on our range of robust measures to provide safe and secure elections.

“I urge all eligible voters to make sure that they use their important vote on May 3.”

The council has been working closely with local and national partners, including the police and the Electoral Commission to ensure that voting in Tower Hamlets is safe, secure and runs smoothly and efficiently.

Every polling station will have a police presence to reassure voters, and enforce exclusion zones around the entrance to polling stations, so that people can vote easily without interference.  This now well-established Tower Hamlets arrangement has been recognised nationally as good practice.

The council is also supporting the CrimeStoppers and Electoral Commission anti-electoral fraud campaign ‘Your Vote is Yours Alone’, and is also a postal vote pilot area supported by the Cabinet Office and Electoral Commission. This project monitors the distribution and return of postal votes to ensure the process works effectively and people are able to cast their votes securely.  The council is also running detailed checks on households where five or more people are registered to vote.

You can raise any concerns about the forthcoming elections with the council and Police via a simple online form at

Alternatively you can contact the police directly by email, call 101 or contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

For a fully comprehensive guide to the elections taking place, including lists of all candidates standing visit the council’s website

If you need to contact the council’s electoral services team you can call 020 7364 0872 or email


Tower Hamlets prepares to picnic and party for the Royal Wedding

  • Mile End Park hosting a wedding picnic
  • Council supports Royal Wedding gatherings across the borough including at Patriot Square in Bethnal Green.

There will be rejoicing in Tower Hamlets as communities across the borough host street parties and other events to celebrate the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markleon Saturday May 19.

Bunting will be up in Mile End Park as the council invites residents of all ages to bring along a picnic and join in a Royal Wedding celebration from 12-4pm.

Attractions will include fairground rides, sporting activities, arts and crafts and a bungee run.

Judith St John, Divisional Director, Leisure and Culture said: “All year round Tower Hamlets events bring our communities together in our parks and open spaces. The Royal Wedding is a great chance for residents from all backgrounds to meet others and strengthen our ties by having fun at a street party, a community event or by coming along to the picnic at Mile End Park”.

Neighbours in Poplar, one of five LinkAge Plus centres funded by the council and Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group to run activities and improve the well being of older residents, will be wishing the couple well by holding a celebratory event on 25 May at St Matthias Community Centre, 113 Poplar High Street.

The council has awarded small grants to tenants and residents groups to hold their own celebrations.

Residents of Patriot Square Estate in Bethnal Green are planning a traditional East End street party and have been awarded a small grant to help with their celebrations.

Organiser Kate Eberwein, who has lived on the local estate for about eight years, said the party will take place in a pedestrianised area, which overlooks a community garden.

“Everyone’s really excited. We all get on well and the Royal Wedding is a nice excuse for a party which will be a positive way of bringing those who have lived on the estate for a while, and new residents together,” Kate said.

The picnic in Mile End Park will take place at the events field, Haverfield Road, (off Grove Road) E3 5TW. For further information email