An online petition to stop road resurfacing work on Brick Lane has been signed by over 150 people, and will be presented to Tower Hamlets Council at a meeting on Monday evening.
As reported at the time, the famous curry district is due for a face-lift as part of preparations for this year’s Olympics. Residents, however, feel that replacing the cobbles with tarmac will rob Brick Lane of its famous history.
Bethnal Green resident Georgia Warren, 25, who works in digital communications, started an online petition against the face-lift. “I had read about it and it generated a lot of talk among people I knew. I think it’s outrageous. The council are ruining the street by doing this.”
Warren has been promoting the petition via Twitter and hopes to get the council to “reconsider and stop” the planned work. “There is a planning board meeting tomorrow and I will be submitting the petition to them.”
“I cannot believe the council think this is a good thing for the borough. It’s disgusting they did this without consulting the residents.”