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So where are the festive lights along Whitechapel and Mile End?

PUBLISHED: 08:26 30 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:55 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, I WORK in Bethnal Green, so I drive a lot in East London and know a bit about the area, enough to know that Tower Hamlets council likes to praise itself a lot—enough to know that it spins a lot to try and con residents that it is a happy, unified place. So how is it that there is not one decoration or festive light anywhere along Whitechapel, Mile End or Bow?

Dear Editor,

I WORK in Bethnal Green, so I drive a lot in East London and know a bit about the area, enough to know that Tower Hamlets council likes to praise itself a lot—enough to know that it spins a lot to try and con residents that it is a happy, unified place.

That spin includes stuff like a policy’—that is, a marketing’ brand called One Tower Hamlets.

It also has a spin called High Street 2012, a laughable name it has come up with to describe the grand Olympic boulevard’ that will go from Aldgate all the way to Stratford, otherwise known as the dirty, filthy Whitechapel High Street, Whitechapel Road, Mile End Road and Bow Road.

So how is it, as I noticed driving back to my home in Blackheath, that if the council is so proud of One Tower Hamlets and High Street 2012 there is, unlike in the Roman Road, not one Christmas decoration or festive light anywhere along that whole thoroughfare?

The Bangladeshi people I work with are convinced it is because some PC-gone-mad policy-maker at the Town Hall decided that Christmas lights in Whitechapel would upset the Muslims.

Do these council idiots realise what damage they are doing to community relations?

Tower Hamlets council should do its job and explain this decision instead of day-dreaming up new ideas to cheese everyone off.

Bob Parker

Blackheath


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