Waste service strike

The waste service strike is now over and we have restarted service from 27 September 2023.

Over the next few weeks, our waste service team and private waste contractors will catch up on missed collections and street cleaning as quickly as possible.

We thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience

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Brick Lane mural

As part of the Brick Lane Regeneration programme, the council’s High Streets team have been working with the Arts, Parks and Events team to commission a new public artwork to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence.

In July – August 2021 the council carried out a consultation on proposals for the mural from 3 artists. The selected artist was informed by feedback from residents, community group, traders and high street businesses. The feedback was reviewed by a jury panel chaired by Councillor Motin Uz-Zaman with Councillor Sabina Akhtar, a representative from the Whitechapel Gallery, and the Swadhinata Trust.

Mohammed Ali MBE was selected and will deliver a unique, public artwork to be installed on the wall of 14 Brick Lane next to Hopetown Street as part of the wider Brick Lane Regeneration scheme.

Thanks to all those residents, community groups, traders and high street businesses who came along in October for a drop-in session with the artist to help develop the design to discuss the design process and journey.  This input has been fed into the wider project and planning around the physical installation of the mural is now underway.

If you would like more information, please contact: TownCentres@towerhamlets.gov.uk

  Mohammed Ali [2]

Full press release about the selection of the artist.