Save Our Safer Streets is a group of Bethnal Green residents and business owners 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. Despite strong support from local residents, teachers, doctors and the police, the Council decided on September 20th 2023 to remove the scheme.
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.