This is the sort of shit that is getting circulated round our way on a regular basis:
Stop The Road Closures March & Petition to Open Up Our Streets
With the increase in crime, anti social behaviour, drug dealing &
taking in our area; the restricted access for emergency services
(police have informed residents they have cut down patrols due to road
closures & ambulances have reported several delays to critical patient
attendance.) The long detours disabled & vulnerable residents &
children are having to make to access GPs, hospital & the SEND bus.
The affect on small businesses in the area not only along Columbia Rd
but Old Bethnal Green Rd too, the erratic rubbish collection as the
refuse vehicles cannot safely access roads such as Quilter Street as
well as the manufactured congestion these road blocks are causing on
Hackney Rd & Bethnal Green Rd which now at most times of the day are
static 'car parks' of idling traffic.
Its time to say ENOUGH!
Liveable Streets scheme is a HUGE failure. Our streets must be
re-opened and the scheme suspended, as the Fire Brigade said in an
email, "in the event someone dies." The police have said "our access
into and through the area is severely restricted and would affect the
response to any incident be it Police, Fire, or Ambulance.” Very
worrying as every Sunday the Columbia Road Flower Market is high on
the potential terror target list!
Please sign and share this petition (if you live, work or study in the
And join the crowds from Hackney, Islington & Tower Hamlets this
Saturday 26th June marching to demand councils 'Stop The Road
Closures' If you can't or are unable to join the demo at the beginning
then local Bethnal Green residents can meet in Ion Square at 1.30pm to
join the march as it makes it way down Hackney Rd.
Let's tell Tower Hamlets Council Liveable Streets is' Not Working, Not
Green, Not Wanted!'