London Area Guides
West Ham Area Guide
Our area guide to West Ham 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 E15
Lots of new family homes have been built in West Ham. Also the arrival of the Jubilee Line has improved the transportation links.
Property Types & Architecture
Made up of a combination of Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses and large sixties council estates
Shopping & Entertainment
Barking Road offers the best basic shopping facilities.
A few pubs but no night life to speak of.
Parks & Commons
There are several recreational parks but no wide open spaces, though Royal Victoria Dock is within easy reach.
Who lives here?
Local families and first time buyers in search of value for money property.
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Schools in West Ham & Exam Results
Schools in West Ham fall under the Newham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in West Ham by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within West Ham
West Ham 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 West Ham 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
West Ham Local Authorities
West Ham 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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