Peter Golds: We see little benefit from towers

There has been much controversy over the decision by Tower Hamlets to grant planning consent for a 75-storey building close to Westferry Circus. Cllr Peter Golds comments in this week's Wharf.

Bethnal Green and Bow Conservative Association pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher

We pay tribute as an Association to Margaret Thatcher, thrice elected a Conservative prime minister, radical reformer and the towering figure of the age. As a shaping force in British politics, economy and society, Margaret Thatcher was the most potent and transformative prime minister of the 20th century. She remains the figure against whom all successive British leaders should be measured.

Rahman and his cronies using Council Taxpayers money for their own taxi fares!

Conservative Group Leader Cllr Peter Golds has unearthed a shocking waste of taxpayers money by Mayor Lutfur Rahman and his independent group. They have racked up literally thousands of pounds of our money on totally unnecessary taxi fares. Some of these journeys cost over £100 when it would have been quicker if they had taken public transport, others they took a taxi when it would have been quicker to walk! They obviously have no regard for the fact that it is NOT their money they are spending but OURS!

Brick Lane Curry Evening with Syed Kamall MEP and Anne Main MP

Our London MEP Syed Kamall and Anne Main MP, Chairman of the 'all-party' Parliamentary British-Bangladesh group came to speak to Bethnal Green and Bow Conservatives in Brick Lane. Mr Shahagir Bakth Faruk, a former Parliamentary candidate for the area thanked the speakers for their time and for their interest in promoting relations between Britain and Bangladesh.

Dr Liam Fox MP visits Brick Lane

Dr Liam Fox MP spoke to a group of local Conservatives at a restaurant in Brick Lane last week. Dr Fox is one of the founders of Conservative Voice which aims to "support the Conservative agenda of individual aspiration, small government, low taxes, a broad rather than deep relationship with Europe, more direct accountability to voters and radical thinking on providing public services and tackling the country's social and economic challenges".

Balls Brother's site - developers told to think again

On Wednesday 12th September, Tower Hamlets Development Committee deferred a decision to grant planning consent for a new hotel on the Balls Brothers site, Cambridge Heath Road and the corner of Paradise Row. Members were concerned at the design of part of the building which they felt would have clashed with the Museum of Childhood and the remaining Georgian Town Houses opposite St John's Church.

Spitalfields & Banglatown by election count

Matthew Smith who stood as the Conservative candidate in the Spitalfields & Banglatown by-election on the 19th April 2012 caused by former Councillor Shelina Akhtar being jailed for fraud.