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Over 50 residents attend latest ‘Ask the Mayor’ event

Last night, John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, attended George Greens School on the Isle of Dogs to answer questions and hear concerns from over 50 residents as part of his regular ‘Ask the Mayor’ events.

The session was chaired by Councillor Sirajul Islam, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing, who welcomed attendees before the mayor set the scene about the borough, the local area and recent developments.

Inspector Christopher Scammell from the Tower Hamlets safer neighbourhood team also joined the panel, providing updates on work taking place to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour (ASB) in the area. Inspector Scammell also updated residents on ways they can report ASB, along with action the police can take in response to reports.

Mayor Biggs said: “It was fantastic to hold one of my regular Ask the Mayor events on the Isle of Dogs and speak to residents about the issues that matter to them. Whether it’s a specific local issue or a bigger discussion on the environment, I welcome all questions and views from our residents.

“It was great to talk about housing affordability, planning and development, car parking and air quality. These sessions give us the opportunity to address local issues together and make a big difference to the lives of residents.’’