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Brief History of Newham and the Work of the Executive Council

The toil of the Newham Executive Council is up for show in this amateur documentary, tracking the process of policy making from start to finish.

Documentary 1970 15 mins

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With music provided by the Newham Academy Band, this section from an amateur documentary Progress with the People shows the wide range of activities undertaken across the borough, including often unseen functions of the council itself. The spirit of the local community is captured in a hearty summary of the borough’s history, before revealing the inner workings of the Executive Council and a comprehensive breakdown of the process necessary until a policy is signed.

This film is from the collection of Newham Local History Resource Centre, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.