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Councillor Nathalie Bienfait

Representing Bow West in Tower Hamlets

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Annual Council Meeting, 17 May 2023

22 May, 2023 | Local action

Every year, the council holds an Annual Meeting at which it decides some procedural matters for the coming year. The highlights are the election of a new Speaker – or the confirmation of the current one, confirmation of the Cabinet for the coming year, confirmation of committee chairs. At this meeting, I chose to make a speech reflecting on the…   Read More >

HAC Bow: events, disruption, updates

18 May, 2023 | Local action

This is an ongoing situation and this blog post is being updated regularly as I obtain more information. Please contact me if you have any questions. Background Concerns were first raised to me regarding events being held at the HAC venue on Morgan Street after the tragic death of a teenager in September 2022. Concerns included: Following reports of these…   Read More >

Tower Hamlets reaffirms status as Fair Trade borough

21 March, 2023 | Council-level work

I am delighted that the motion I seconded on reaffirming Tower Hamlets’ status as a Fair Trade borough has passed unanimously. The highlight of the Full Council meeting of 15 March 2023 was the unanimous passing of the motion I seconded (proposed by Aspire Cllr Wahid) reaffirming our borough’s status as a fair trade borough. You can watch the full…   Read More >

Aspire’s budget 2023/24 passes

3 March, 2023 | Council-level work

The Aspire administration’s budget for 2023/24 has passed, and they did not accept any of the opposition amendments made by the Green, Labour or Conservative parties. Watch the council meeting online All council meetings are available to watch online and are open to the press and public. This meeting is available to watch here: https://towerhamlets.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/733250 The agenda, budget and opposition…   Read More >

Working together to solve problem parking

20 April, 2023 | Local action

We have had a recent success in a long-running problem with parking on Aberavon Road. Residents, Tower Hamlets Parking Enforcement team and myself have worked together effectively to catch and fine a driver who has been parking illegally on the road. Background Residents reported to me some months ago that they had noticed that parking was becoming more and more…   Read More >

Victoria Park dog attack – dog warden response

29 March, 2023 | Local action

Following a high-profile dog attack in Victoria Park, the Tower Hamlets Dog Wardens have given some advice and reassurance around dealing with dangerous dogs. Background Many residents will have been shocked to see footage of a dog attacking a police horse in Victoria Park a few weeks ago. The story was reported on by the Daily Mail and other news…   Read More >

Full council meeting 16 November 2022

17 November, 2022 | Council-level work

Full council meetings happen every 2 months. It is the forum where all the Councillors and the Mayor get together to debate and vote on motions and hear from members of the public. The agenda and other papers are here: Meeting Documents A link to the recording is here: Council Meeting There were several important issues raised in this meeting which I…   Read More >

Chisenhale School Street

17 November, 2022 | Council-level work Local action

This is a summary of the conversations and fight to save the school street around Chisenhale Primary School in Bow. What are school streets? A school street is a set of measures around a school which encourage parents to walk and cycle to the school and discourage parents from driving their cars to the school. The main aims of school…   Read More >

Successful monthly speed watch

19 November, 2022 | Local action

I’m very pleased that our, now regular, speed watch events are a success. We are going out monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month to observe speeding drivers in Bow West. All interested volunteers are welcome to join us, just let me know if you’d like to come and I will let you know where we are meeting. So…   Read More >

Skew Bridge crash resolution

9 November, 2022 | Local action

I am very pleased to report that the repairs works have finally been completed following a crash off Skew Bridge in August. What happened? In August 2022, a car crashed into a garden fence near Skew Bridge along Old Ford Road in Bow. Luckily no one was hurt in the crash, but the damage was significant. Some railings protecting pedestrians…   Read More >