London Area Guides
Plaistow Area Guide
Our area guide to Plaistow gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include E13
Plaistow is in the London Borough of Newham in East London.
Property Types & Architecture
Two and three bedroom Victorian terraces dominate much of Plaistow as well as a good selection of modern apartment blocks.
Shopping & Entertainment
Barking Road offers basic shopping facilities. The shops in Green Street cater mainly to the ethnic community.
Some good traditional pubs such as the Black Lion of the High Street, some very good Indian restaurants.
Parks & Commons
A number of recreation grounds in the area as well as Plaistow Park and West Ham United FC stadium is on Green Street. There is also the Balaam Leisure Centre.
Who lives here?
Families, first time buyers and City commuters seeking a quick and easy journey into work
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Schools in Plaistow & Exam Results
Schools in Plaistow fall under the Newham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Plaistow by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Plaistow
Plaistow Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Plaistow area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Plaistow Local Authorities
Plaistow is represented by Newham Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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