Council puts a stop to war memorial Christmas party
Plans to make merry at a memorial to dead servicemen and women have been shelved after Tower Hamlets council vetoed Christmas party proposals by Moving Venue.
The events company specialise in organising functions at unique London locations and had applied for a licence for a series of commercial parties at Mariners' memorial Trinity Garden Square in Tower Hill.
Permission had been provisionally granted by the council who said it believed it had the backing of Mariners charity Trinity House.
Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: "The council does not wish to cause any offence to any of the parties involved.
"As it no longer has the support of Trinity House and the maritime community I have put a stop to this event."
The memorial is dedicated to members of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died during the two world wars and the Falklands and have no known grave.