Traffic Light Tree will return to the Isle of Dogs

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The iconic Traffic Light Tree, which was removed by Tower Hamlets Council from the Westferry roundabout, will be returned to the Island.

Although a specific site has yet to be chosen, Councillor Gloria Thienel said she has received assurances from borough officials a home on the Isle of Dogs will be found for the art-piece.

Cllr Thienel said: "Following a meeting in Town Hall with the Mayor's team I can confirm the tree will be staying on the Island with a specific location still to be decided."

A further meeting will take place over the next couple of weeks to discuss a preferred site. This will be after submissions from the community are looked at.

A return to Westferry roundabout, which is currently undergoing heavy roadworks, has not been ruled out.

"We're unsure of that at the moment," said Cllr Thienel. "We have to look at what is physically possible from an engineering point of view."

The sculpture was designed by French artist Pierre Vivant and put in place in 1998.

The removal of the tree caused upset among residents on the Isle of Dogs when it was taken away in December as part of a redesign of the roundabout.

Email gloriathienel@aol.com with your suggestions for the new location of the tree.

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3 Comments

Cllr Gloria Thienel said:

So pleased that I could get the assurance our Traffic Light Tree will be staying on the Island

Robin said:

Hi,

Any progress on plans for a new site for the traffic light tree?

Anonymous said:

http://www.wharf.co.uk/2013/01/plans-made-for-traffic-light-t.html