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Power cut at Canning Town Library Canning Town Library has been affected by a power cut in the local area and is currently closed - we will extend book return due dates by one week in case you cannot return items at an alternative library.
Essential maintenance this weekend to our Council Tax & Housing Benefit system​Council Tax Account Balances and Housing Benefit information will be unavailable via MyNewham on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017. Customers may find certain online forms will not function during this time. 

Customers can still make payments, but online account balances will not be updated until Monday 27 November 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Building control

Building control

Building control

Our surveyors protect people in and around buildings by making sure you follow the law. Find out whether you need building control approval and how to apply for it.

Dangerous structures and public safetyDangerous structures

Whether it is loose scaffolds or a leaning garden wall, a damaged structure can be dangerous. Report it to us.

Demolition controlDemolition control

If you plan to demolish a building in Newham you need to tell us at least six weeks before you start the work.

Scaffolding and hoarding licence

Apply for a permit to put up scaffolding and hoardings around your building site.

Building materials licence

Apply for a permit to store building materials on the street.