TitleRecords of Wapping Neighbourhood
DescriptionThis collection consists of committee minutes covering local issues including planning, entertainments and grants. There are also papers of the Chief Executive and Committee Section, c.1983-1994. It includes a file on the Clement Attlee statue and its unveiling, c.1983-1988 (L/WAN/B/1/1).

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Extent99 volumes/files
AdminHistoryTower Hamlets Council saw a period of decentralisation of its administration under Liberal Democrat control between 1986 and 1994. This gave local areas more control over decision-making.

Seven Standing Neighbourhood Committees (SNCs) were created (the assigned collection archive reference codes are in brackets):

Bethnal Green (L/BGN)
Wapping (L/WAN)
Bow (L/BON)
Globe Town (L/GTN)
Isle of Dogs (L/IDN)
Poplar (L/PON)
and Stepney.

Each was independent with a Neighbourhood Chief Executive and offices. The clerking for meetings was often done centrally by Corporate Services, London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Their names were later simplified from Standing Neighbourhood Committees to Neighbourhoods. Wapping Standing Neighbourhood Committee therefore changed its name to Wapping Neighbourhood. In 1994 the return of a Labour administration signalled the end of the neighbourhood system. The Council along with associated local forum and area groups continued to administer the borough and give a voice to residents.
Related MaterialCurrently Bow (collection reference L/BON) and Wapping (collection reference L/WAN) are catalogued; the other Neighbourhoods remain uncatalogued.

For council records of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and continuation for administration after 1994, see collection reference L/THL.
Access StatusOpen
Access_ConditionsMaterial within this collection has been closed under current Data Protection legislation as the records concerned contain sensitive personal data. Please check specific item level descriptions for details, and refer any queries to the Heritage Officer (Archives).
RequestNO - This does not represent a physical document. Please click on the reference number and view list of records to find material available to order at file or item level.


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