Monthly Archives: June 2013

Monthly Archives: June 2013

City Pride development plans – put on hold

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Proposals to build a 75-storey tower block on the City Pride site at Westferry Road were REJECTED on June 13 by Tower Hamlets Council’s top planning committee. The plans, for nearly 1000 housing units, were thrown out by the Strategic Development Committee after Isle of Dogs Conservative councillor Cllr Peter Golds argued against it—pointing out how it exceeded density guidelines by five times. But there was consternation as the Respect-backed Independent councillor for Millwall, Cllr Mohammed Miah, who sits on …

Our plans for more police and a council tax cut – rejected by Labour and Respect

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Your Conservative councillors would have put more police on our streets, fixed potholes in our roads, got rid of Mayoral perks and propaganda and delivered a council tax cut – but our plans were defeated by a coalition of Labour, Respect and so-called Independent councillors. The Conservative plans, unveiled at this year’s Tower Hamlets Council budget-setting meeting, would have balanced the books at the Town Hall, cutting waste while investing in front-line services. But the decision of Labour, Respect and Mayor …

Application for a “Community Centre” on Island Gardens park

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We are writing to inform you of an application received by Tower Hamlets Council to erect a “Community Centre” housed in a Portakabin on Island Gardens Park. The site is the area in the north where for over a century, park keepers have stored their tools and where leaves cleared up in autumn have been placed waiting for collection. The park was acquired from William Cubitt in 1850 by the Greenwich Hospital Commissioners expressly to preserve the view of Greenwich …