Tower Hamlets Community Centre supports SAVE OUR NURSERIES

All public nurseries i.e. John Smith, Mary Sambrook, Queen Mary and Overland are under threat of being closed down as Tower Hamlets Council announced budget cuts. These nurseries provide day care to children with disabilities with complex needs, lone parents, parents that need support (at affordable price).

Sign the petition online via:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-our-public-nurseries-tower-hamlets

Or come by at the Community Centre to sign the petition here.

More information on:
https://facebook.com/saveournurserieslbth
https://twitter.com/SaveTHNurseries

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Britain needs a pay rise – thanks for marching

More than 100.000+ people marched on Saturday 18 October to demand a pay rise for British workers. Unite led the way with a sea of red. We sent a strong message that tax cuts for the rich while hard working people are struggling to put food on the table is unacceptable.

We are proud to have taken part in the march with Unite Community Members from Tower Hamlets and to have helped out with volunteering as demo stewards. Thanks to all participants!

The fight for fair pay, a better society and a decent life for everyone – not only the top 1% – will continue!

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Tower Hamlets Renters meeting, Monday 27th of October, 7-8.30

Monthly support group: A lot of people are facing retaliatory evictions, huge rent increases, bullying and harassment from their landlord and poor quality housing. No suffering alone! Let’s support each other and make noise!

Next support group meeting is held on Monday, 27 October, 7-8.30 at Unite Community Centre, in the basement of St. George’s Town Hall, 236 Cable Street.

More information or get in touch: www.towerhamletsrenters.org

video workshop, Tuesday 18th, 3-4.30pm

Are you interested in editing, filming or shooting? We’d like to learn together how to work and use a camera
and how to interview the public. It does not matter if you have no experience we are all hear just to learn and have fun and work with some ideas that have already being developed so the more we have the merrier.
The workshop will start at 3pm and end at 16.30pm. We can use Unite Community’s Sony SLT A 37 camera for that day.
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Sewing Workshop on 24th of March

Two volunteers are running a sewing workshop: From Beginners to Dressmakers. Interested? Please contact jayestarre@gmail.com
Participants have to pay a small sum for materials such as threads and fabric.

NEW: CV building on Fridays, 11-12am

You need support with your CV? Come along on Friday, 11-12am, our volunteer will support you.

If you like to volunteer yourself, please contact us!

Places available in free ESOL classes

Are you interested in ESOL class? Then please come along to the centre during the centre’s opening hours (10am to 6pm). If you have any questions contact willie.howard@unitetheunion.org or call 02034356182.

ESOL beginners: Thursday and Saturday 10-11.30pm
ESOL intermediate: Thursdays and Saturdays, 12.00-13.30pm

091Our ESOL courses are part of the United Migrant Workers Education Project (UMWEP). It is a project that seeks to provide free, community-led courses to the locality around the Unite Community Centre in Cable Street. We are running courses in:

  • ESOL (English Speaking for Other Languages)
  • Information and Communication Technologies (Beginner to Intermediate)

The project is staffed by experienced volunteers and is aimed at those who have difficulty accessing traditional forms of formal education. So whether you want to improve your spoken or written English or learn how to use a computer, we have a class for you.

If you like to volunteer with us, please get in touch!

Interested in photography?

We’ve had a great photography workshop today! Barbara showed us how to find a good subject and take a picture with a digital camera.

If you’re interested in learning about photography with other members of the community, please let us know. It would be great if we could set up a local photography group, portraying our borough and the people living in it.

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Places available in free ICT classes

Are you interested in ICT class? Then please come along to the centre during the centre’s opening hours (10am to 6pm) and find out more. If you have any questions contact willie.howard@unitetheunion.org or call 02034356182.

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Our ICT courses are part of the United Migrant Workers Education Project (UMWEP). It is a project that seeks to provide free, community-led courses to the locality around the Unite Community Centre in Cable Street. We are running courses in:

  • ESOL (English Speaking for Other Languages)
  • Information and Communication Technologies (Beginner to Intermediate)

The project is staffed by experienced volunteers and is aimed at those who have difficulty accessing traditional forms of formal education. So whether you want to improve your spoken or written English or learn how to use a computer, we have a class for you.

If you like to volunteer with us, please get in touch!

private renters group: building community amongst tenants

086Tower Hamlets Renters is a campaign group set up in March 2013 by local tenants who use the centre as a place to work from. They campaign for a better deal for local people who are renting from private landlords. For more information have a look on their website  towerhamletsrenters.org and on their Facebook page.
Above: Private renters protesting against letting agent fees in April 1013. Watch their video promoting the day of action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9qFED296GU