We asked Bangladeshis & Bengalis in the U.K. and around the world 🌎 to answer one simple question:
“Why is the #savebricklane campaign to you?”
Full video on our Instagram instagram.com/tv/CTxicn0IVrh…
Thank you to everyone who got involved @rushanaraali @joycrookes @shahnazahsan

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14 Sep
This evening the Development Committee of @TowerHamletsNow voted IN FAVOUR of the Truman Brewery redevelopment proposal by a margin of 1. 🧵
Today's decision ultimately came down to the votes of just two Labour councillors : Cllr @Kevin_J_Brady and Cllr @KaharChowdhury - both of whom sided with profiteers this evening. Councillior Leema Qureshi was not allowed to vote because she was self isolating at home.
The Save Brick Lane campaign, on the other hand, has engaged & mobilised hundreds of locals & residents in and around Brick Lane. It is they that have made it clear to us that they reject this proposal, & resent politics as usual under Tower Hamlets Council.
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14 Sep
We will be live-tweeting tonights Tower Hamlets Development Committee meeting where they will decide whether to approve the Truman Brewery's plans to build a shopping mall and corporate offices on #BrickLane

You can watch proceedings here from 6:30PM:

towerhamlets.public-i.tv/core/portal/we…
A reminder from Bangladeshis across the world on why #BrickLane matters to them and the wider Bengali community.

Councillors present at the previous planning meeting and inside the council hall will be allowed to vote on today's decision.
Read 15 tweets
14 Sep
More than a year ago, the Truman Brewery thought that this proposal would glide through the council during the height of a pandemic. 🧵
Since this campaign began a year ago, we have collected thousands of objections, gained the support of more than 140 traders & businesses on Brick Lane, knocked on more than hundreds of doors and alerted supporters around the world 🌎
We have built a coalition that has kept Tower Hamlets Council and the Mayor on edge.

This campaign is a clear expression of the people versus the profiteers. ✊🏽
Read 4 tweets
13 Sep
We asked Bangladeshis & Bengalis in the U.K. and around the world 🌎 to answer one simple question:
“Why is the #savebricklane campaign to you?”
Full video on our Instagram instagram.com/tv/CTxicn0IVrh…
Read 4 tweets
15 Aug
What you need to know about the #savebricklane campaign ❗️🧵
Tower Hamlets has experienced more gentrification than any other London borough 🏙
The Truman Brewery proposal will cause up to 60% loss of light ⛅️
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