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Meetings & events

Christmas Celebration on Sunday 19th Dec 2010

The Swadhinata Trust in association with the Bengali Christian Fellowship invites you to Christmas Celebration on Sunday 19th Dec 2010, 5pm at Christ Church Spitalfields, Crypt Chapel (basement), Commercial Street, London E1 6LY

Programme:
Christmas Service-Carol singing: 4.30 pm
Victory Day progarmme: 5.30 pm
Children programe: 6.00 pm
Christmas feast: 7.00 pm

RSVP Ansar Ahmed Ullah, Swadhinata Trust, 70 Brick Lane (1st floor), Banglatown, London E1 6RL Tel 020 7375 2545, admin@swadhinata.org.uk

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2011

The Jewish East End Celebration Society (JEECS), supported by the Borough of Tower Hamlets, is organising a programme of events for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2011. All events listed are free, and open to the public. The theme of HMD 2011 is “Untold Stories." The programme includes:

Untold Stories: the survivors of the Rwandan genocide - 24th to 30th January 2011

Untold Stories Film Programme - 27th January 2011

The Holocaust, Second World War and Jewish East End Walk - 30th January

The Tower Hamlets Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration Event - 30th January

Follow this link to download a pdf flyerpdf opens in new window or visit www.jeecs.org.ukexternal link opens in new window

Community Plan Refresh November 2010 - March 2011

Over the past few months we have been conducting a wide range of consultation activities as part of the Community Plan Refresh, engaging with hundreds of stakeholders from across the borough.

As organisations working with faith communities in the borough we would welcome your contributions to the refresh process and would encourage anyone interested in taking part to complete our online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/CommunityPlan2010external link opens in new window. Alternatively, we would welcome any comments sent to consultation@towerhamlets.gov.uk

The refreshed Community Plan is expected to be published by April 2011.There will be updates on the progress of the Community Plan refresh on the Partnership website.

2011 Census Jobs October 2010–January 2011

Staff recruitment for the following roles: Census Coordinator, Special Enumerator, Census Collector

The Census is completed every 10 years, and this data is used in the allocation of public funds to ensure the correct services, like schools, hospitals and emergency services are provided for all residents now and in the future.

Census day is 27th March 2011, and the recruitment of part time roles starts has started. Working within the local community, census recruits will engage with a wide range of people and organisations. They will provide important help and support to make sure everyone in the area can complete and return their census questionnaire.

Available roles include; census coordinators, who will help to manage local teams; census collectors, who will provide help and support on the doorstep; and special enumerators, who will be responsible for communal establishments including care homes, hotels and student halls of residence. We are keen to ensure that local residents apply for these positions, and to this end request your assistance with advertising these roles with your organisation.

Advertising leaflets for notice boards and postcards are available, please call me, Lesley Carpenter (Tower Hamlets North: 07801 331 439) or Ian Barclay (Tower Hamlets South: 07801 331441) More details can be found on the Census jobs website: www.censusjobs.co.ukexternal link opens in new window.

We are encouraging all organisations and businesses in Tower Hamlets to link to the Census Website to spread the Census message. For information on how to link your organisation to the Census website, click hereexternal link opens in new window.

This is an opportunity to involve Tower Hamlets residents in a historical event that will shape their futures and those of their family, friends and community.

Green Spaces for Faith

This is a partnership project between www.BTCV.org.ukexternal link opens in new window (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) and THIFF (Tower Hamlets Inter-Faith Forum) to organise with faith communities a series of supported visits to green spaces in Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Greenwich, and completing the project with a celebratory event at Mile End Park. Focus to be on women and young people to participate.

There will be a programme of free events and activities for people of different faiths to be together, to meet new friends and to celebrate local environments.

What Green spaces for faith will provide:

  • Supported visits to green spaces in Tower Hamlets, Southwark
    and Greenwich (faith leaders will be attending).
  • Staff and resources to run the activities safely and well.
  • Information on the green spaces to enable visitors to
    independently re-visit.
  • A celebration for people who have attended the visits and their
    family and friends.

What visitors can expect:

  • An informative guided tour and the opportunity to meet people
    during two-hour visits.
  • An enjoyable conservation activity to work alongside other
    people of faith during four-hour visits.
  • A flexible programme of visits to accommodate weekday, Sunday, women-only and family-focused sessions.
  • A fun for all celebration with dance performance, music,
    food and drink.

For more information download a flyerPDF opens in new window or project outlineWord doc opens in new window.
For more information and event dates contact BTCVexternal link opens in new window on 0207 843 4283
or e-mail faiths@btcv.org.uk


Help using Google calendarsexternal link opens in new window

Winning “The ‘Faith in Daily Life’ photo competition - 24.08.09

Go to past projects to see the winning photo.

Follow this link to download THIFF's & Tower Hamlets Councils responseWord doc opens in new window to the Government’s ‘Face to Face and Side by SideExternal site opens in new window: A framework for inter faith dialogue and social action’.

Religion and Belief Equality Scheme (01.04.09)Click to download Tower Hamlets Council Religion and Belief Equality Scheme

Tower Hamlets Council Religion and Belief Equality Scheme aims to ensure that no one living or working in the borough is discriminated against due to their religion or beliefs. The Scheme is the result of a comprehensive programme of consultation that took place in the autumn of 2008.
The completed Scheme includes a three-year action plan which seeks to address areas of potential inequality through practical actions for the Council and its partners.
Download the Religion and Belief Equality SchemePDF opens in new window.

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October 2007
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