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Thought for today 22.07.20

TOWER HAMLETS COUNCILLORS: what are they like? The hot topic in the Borough is the decision of Executive Mayor John Biggs to impose new contracts (“Tower Rewards”) on the Council workforce.  Do Labour Councillors back him or not? Ten councillors have signed an open letter asking him to think again.  Thirty-one have not.  It’s time we got to know our councillors a bit better, so this month we’ll be sharing some quotes from Labour’s public representatives.

“Thank you to the brothers from the community for donating fruit bags to @Nip_Poplar. Enjoyed doing my weekly round with additional healthy treats for the vulnerable.”
Cllr Sufia Alam, Poplar, Mayoral Advisor for Community and Voluntary Sector, and to support young people post COVID-19

Cllr Alam has not managed to sign the open letter on Tower Rewards – perhaps it is just an oversight. It’s heartwarming to know that she is part of the voluntary sector effort to support local residents – but the local workforce, who are paid to do this and similar jobs, would appreciate some support too.

If you would like to contact Cllr Alam and urge her to show her support for Council workers by signing the open letter, contact her on:
07506-473 136

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