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Campaigners trying to save a colony of monk parakeets on the Isle of Dogs are celebrating victory after Tower Hamlets Council agreed to stop all culling activity in the borough.
The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) had instigated a policy to remove the birds from Millwall Park and surrounding streets, claiming their large nests posed a threat to infrastucture.
Tower Hamlets' Mayor Lutfur Rahman is to allow corporate and commercial events in three Isle of Dogs parks sparking fears that local communities will find their access restricted.
Millwall Park, Sir John McDougal Gardens and Island Gardens are among a number of parks in the borough to be hired out, raising up to £200,000 a year for the Council.
A protest rally against the culling of monk parakeets is set to take place on the Isle of Dogs with residents declaring they "mean business".
The rally in Millwall Park on September 18 comes as the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) plans to deploy marksmen to shoot the birds.