Isle of Dogs beer festival slammed by councillor
A four-day German-themed beer festival coming to Millwall Park next month has been attacked by an Isle of Dogs councillor.
Gloria Thienel said the proposal for the "alcohol-fuelled party" was unsuitable for the area and has sent an objection to the Tower Hamlets licensing committee.
London Oktoberfest is planning on hosting the event at the park near to Canary Wharf between October 3 and 6.
The Conservative councillor for Blackwall and Cubitt Town said: "I absolutely oppose plans to put a pub in our park.
"Parks are supposed to be green spaces for local residents and families to enjoy, not venues for alcohol fuelled parties.
"With 3,500 people per day predicted to attend, there is clearly huge potential for crime and disorder, and nuisance for local people."
She also objected to it being close to housing estates and schools.
Another issue raised is parking and not enough transport options for those getting to and from the beer festival.
"The organisers seem to think a DLR train can carry 2,000 people, but TfL has confirmed to me it is just 660," said Cllr Thienel.
"Additionally, in an area with no public toilets, it will also add to public urination which is already a public concern."
The licensing committee is due to hear the proposal next Tuesday.