Council look for new home for Traffic Light Tree

By Rob Virtue on December 19, 2011 2:50 PM |

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Ideas for the future home of the Traffic Light Tree are being sought by Tower Hamlets Council.

The iconic sculpture was removed from Westferry Road as part of a redevelopment of the Heron Quay roundabout and the council said the much-loved piece of art is currently in storage until a suitable new site is found.

Tower Hamlet's head of service, transport and highways Margaret Cooper said: "We know that the lights are held in great affection on the Isle of Dogs.

"The move was necessary to facilitate the road improvements in the area.

"The council is looking to relocate the lights to a new site and welcomes resident's suggestions for a new location."

To make a suggestion email with "Westferry Traffic Lights Tree relocation" in the title. Submissions will be heard until January 11.

Conservative Isle of Dogs councillor Gloria Thienel is also collecting views on the future of the Traffic Light Tree. Email her at

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CLLR Gloria Thienel Blackwall & Cubitt Town Ward said:

As a Ward Councillor of the Isle Of Dogs, I am collecting names to save OUR TREE & that it must stay on the Island
Please email with your support. I am having a meeting in the New Year with the LBTH Director for Roads & Highways on this matter

Thank you

Jane victor-trott said:

Bring back the tree it's iconic and belongs to isle of dogs

Harriette said:

Put the tree back near where it was originally! Fantastic sculpture that always made me smile when I went past and still does on my rare visits back home.