I ♥ BETHNAL GREEN is the online home of Save Our Safer Streets, a group of Bethnal Green residents who want to keep and improve the newly built pedestrian-friendly streets around Old Bethnal Green Road, Columbia Road and Arnold Circus.
Our much-loved new, safe streets and community spaces are being threatened with removal by Tower Hamlets Council, who ran two consultations to take out the £2 million of changes which were implemented in 2021.
Beyond the immediate campaign to save our new streets, parklets and community spaces, we will lobby the council to engage with all the residents in Bethnal Green to explore ways to make our public spaces better. Everyone wants to improve air quality and create safer streets for people to walk, talk and play on.
In the next few weeks the council will be deciding what to do: go ahead with their promise to ‘re-open the roads’ or keep our safer streets. We need you to contact the Mayor and your local councillors to keep the pressure on to keep and improve the schemes. All the information you need to do this is here.