1205   Hrs GMT
18 August 2013
By © Muhammad Haque
The KHOODEELAAR! Campaign Defending the Community in the East End of London.
Unite the Community for a positive future!
This is the call that the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign is giving out this weekend.
The call is being reiterated in the light of the mess that Tower Hamlets Council has created by closing Brick Lane to traffic.
The ‘local Tower Hamlets’ Council says that the closure is experimental. But one of the immediate consequences has been ugly exchanges of abuse between supporters of the closure and those who argue against it.
This ugly situation has been created by Tower Hamlets Council’s failure to follow rational, logical and responsible course of action:
Consult the Community first and fully!
If the Council now does listen to the reasonable view that it should conduct full and thorough consultations with all the people that constitute the Brick Lane London E1 area then a better programme of action can begin to be taken to safeguard the businesses and to make things hopefully better for all concerned.
1. Those who live in the area.
2. Those who have businesses, including curry restaurants, in Brick Lane and in nearby streets that depend on moving traffic for the important customer and trade access.
3. And those who visit Brick Lane for a variety of reasons,
Including the people who need free and unobstructed access to the places of faith and worship, as represented by the Brick Lane Jamme’ Mosque
[To be continued]