Refuse Collection Dates, Vote, Exhibitions and more

Paddle a Canoe from Limehouse Basin to Hackney Wick

This sounds like a lot of fun. Everything is provided. More info and booking here.

Refuse Collections after Easter

Simply put, your refuse collection in Tower Hamlets will be a day later than normal. You can check it here.

Register to Vote on 3rd May

To vote in the upcoming local elections you need to be registered to vote before 17th April. To register to vote click here.

If you have moved you will need to register again. You can check with your local authority if you are registered to vote. You can email Electoral Services at Tower Hamlets here to check.

The Great British Seaside

This exhibition  of photos from the 1960s to the present is on at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich until 30th Sept. Tickets are about £10 each. You can see some of the photos and book tickets here.

Brunel Museum

Also south of the Thames, the fascinating Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe  has a whole pile of events on here. To get to Rotherhithe “Overground” station you can travel south under the Thames though Brunel’s ancient tunnel. It was built between 1825 and 1843 and was was originally designed for horse-drawn carriages.

Wapping Social Club

The row about pensioners in Wapping being kicked out of their social club by Tower Hamlets Council rumbles on in the Advertiser here. The East London Advertiser’s first article on 22nd March explains more: OAPs take on Tower Hamlets’ mayor in town hall battle to save their social club in Wapping

Walk through the Marshes From Rainham to Purfleet

This guided walk is the sixth in Rob Smith’s series looking at the Thames East of London. The walk visits Rainham village with its beautiful hall and church, then across Rainham Marsh to see survivors from D-Day and ending at Purfleet with a Dracula connection. The walk runs on Wednesday 18th and Saturday 21st April at 1pm. You can book it here



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