Bow and Three Mills is in the running to be crowned as the best walking neighbourhood in Britain as part of a national competition organised by the Ramblers.
It is one of ten areas shortlisted and was nominated for its award-winning green spaces, canals, pedestrianised shopping, excellent public transport links and proximity to world-class sports facilities in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Our borough is full of hidden gems that many people will be totally unaware of. I’m delighted that Bow has been recognised in this competition and I’d urge everyone to get behind it and vote.”
The public vote closes on Sunday 30 June, with the winner set to be announced at a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament next month.
Councillor Rachel Blake, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Air Quality and Tackling Poverty said: “Walking offers great mental and physical health benefits and with Tower Hamlets having some great outdoor spaces it’s a fantastic way to enjoy the environment. As a council we are working to make it even easier to get about on foot or bike.
"Currently poor air quality disproportionately impacts more deprived areas, but by making small changes such as walking rather than driving where possible we can all reduce our impact on the environment and improve air quality.”
Residents can back Bow and Three Mills by visiting www.ramblers.org.uk/vote
Posted on Thursday 13th June 2019