Category Archives: News

This category clusters all posts containing information about Stratford that are not related to removals

Reason 10 – Stratford Cyclists Killed

Stratford is one of the worst parts of the UK when it comes to the road safety record. In 2013 there were four cyclist killed within only 8 days at one of the roundabouts in Stratford. This high number deaths on the road is comparable to the road safety in Dhaka in Bangladesh. So what make the locals love cycling so much if using bicycles here is so dangerous? It is almost certainly not a good sunny weather throughout the year here in Stratford! Many of those killed...
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Reason 9 – how to organise Guest House stratford London

Stratford throughout its history was a place of work and residence of the working classes and this hasn't changed since the borough was annexed to London in 1960's. Most of the local residents are the immigrants. They usually share flats or even rooms to be able to afford living Stratford. The houses of Stratford are therefore overcrowded and there is usually no space for the guests to stay. There is however Stratford Hotel for £65 per night. If you plan to receive and take care of your family in...
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Reason 8 – How to organise wedding venues in Stratford London

Some residents of Stratford marry.  Despite the great racial and cultural diversity of Stratford many local families don't mix and remain mono-cultural for the rest of their life. When moving people around Stratford we noticed that the local Indian families hardly ever mix with people of non-Indian ethnic origin. There are however mixed White, Black, Oriental and Latin families in Stratford.  Number of those who decide to marry in Stratford simply attend the local registrar office to sign the papers. They don't celebrate this special occasion at...
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Reason 7 – Non-Westfield Stratford Shopping Options for the Locals

Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford is probably one of the largest in the East of London and the most expensive one too. If you are looking for a Hugo Boss suit or an Omega Watch, Westfield Stratford is definitely the place for you to go to. The local residents can shop from smaller shops located along all the Stratford high streets. There are many shops similar to the one illustrated on the photograph on this page. On average they are cheaper than most shops in...
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Reason 6 – Stratford Entertainment for the locals.

So what are the residents of Stratford up to on Saturday nights? It varies according to their income. During the old good Labour government times many locals used to go to spend their time throughout the week drinking in local pubs such as the Live & Let Live illustrated on the photograph on the left or the Shepherds Inn. The former is now shut down and the latter has been converted to Lithuanian restaurant. Those who enjoy sports and can pay the fees could simply walk to...
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Reason 5 – getting the British Citizenship from Stratford Passport Office

After five years of living in Stratford many locals qualify to apply for the British Citizenship. The key requirements are: you have to be legally in the country for at least five years, speak enough English to be able to pass the Life in the UK tests and have at least £1005 to pay for the fees. Many use services of Stratford based companies such the one illustrated on the photograph of this posts to fill in all the application papers for them. This is because some...
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Reason 4 – Stratford Education and Social Migration

There are number of educational establishments in Stratford. Before the Conservative Government came to power in 2010 there were number of colleges like the one illustrated on the photograph of this post used by the 'to be' immigrants from the low income countries to sign up for the cheapest full time course, get the British visa and come to the UK to join the crowd of Stratford job seekers and entrepreneurs already in the country. The government in order to reduce the number of...
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Reason 3 – Stratford Businesses – How entrepreneurial the residents of Stratford are.

Due to lack of adequate to the local population job opportunities, the people of Stratford are entrepreneurial. The unemployed locals, usually immigrants who are not eligible for benefits collect scrap metal or offer cheap cleaning services paid well below the national minimum wage. There is a large number of painters and property decorators without formal qualification for the job. These people are employed on the black market helping other immigrants to complete building works cheaply. The other Stratford entrepreneurs include cheap builders who compete with each other on price...
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Reason 2 – Stratford Jobs Hiring – the Local Car Wash Company

Considering the demographic nature of Stratford: age, nationality and language spoken, the job opportunities available to many are normally created by the local car wash company and other similar SMEs. Other jobs in Stratford are only available to those who speak well the English language and are usually offered by retail companies based at the local Westfield shopping centre . These jobs like all the other retail jobs in the country are low paid, the national minimum wage or for the experienced retail worker £1 on to of...
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Reason 1 – Poor Quality of Accommodation Stratford London

Many of Stratford residents live in housing provided by the local authority the Newham London Borough Council. The quality of this kind of accommodation really depends on who lives in it and how clean and organised the people living there are. Most of our Stratford customers care for their homes well, however we moved people in and out of private and council accommodation in Stratford and noticed nearly all poor quality of accommodation Stratford London have problems with rising damp. Some of the houses we saw had moldy...
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