Today I went to a gathering of community activists from TELCO, the East London branch of Citizens UK.
I’ve always been a huge supporter of the work that TELCO does. Its inclusive approach, bringing together groupings of all faiths, workers, and charity organisations embodies everything we mean when we say One Tower Hamlets. It’s the essence of community spirit.
And it was that community spirit that meant our borough averted the worst of the scenes witnessed in other parts of London, and across the country.
I said a few words, as did TELCO leaders and a local police sergeant.
I came away from the gathering energised and encouraged by the central theme of standing in unity to defend our local community.