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It's a rare occurrence when councillors of different political hues, an international film-maker and a Docklands museum all speak with passion about the future of just one woman.

But this is no ordinary lady - it's Henry Moore's sculpture of a Draped Seated Woman, affectionately known as Old Flo, which was gifted to Tower Hamlets Borough Council and initially installed in the Stifford Estate.

aa-dec11-millwallpark4.jpgTower 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 council committee skimmed through its authority's entire budget in half an hour - because some members had a party meeting to attend.

When Tower Hamlets Council's audit committee met at 6.30pm last Monday (June 29), chair Fazlul Haque announced that analysis of the 2008/9 accounts had to end by 7pm.

FOR ISLAND voters, the first fruits of their labours trickled in at around noon with the election of a new Millwall councillor.

A mere 12 hours later, over a million capital-dwellers had ushered a new face into City Hall.

The Wharf chased the action from Royal Docks to Tower Bridge as Ken Livingstone's eight-year reign as Mayor came to an end.


Millwall stays blue

Barclays senior banker Simon Rouse has overseen a massive turnaround in the fortunes of the Conservatives on the Isle of Dogs. In September 2004, he won the party's first ever seat on Tower Hamlets Council with a victory in Millwall ward.

Less than four years later, the Tories hold all six seats on the Island, and have effectively created a blue outpost in the Labour-run borough by throwing their weight behind residents on several local issues, from the proposed Barkantine post office closure to replacement bus disruption on Saunders Ness Road.

THE CONSERVATIVE party maintained their grip on the Isle of Dogs with a comfortable victory in Millwall ward.

Tory candidate David Snowdon picked up nearly half of the vote to retain the seat, which was vacated by former blue borough leader Simon Rouse earlier this year.


Labour's Fazlul Haque took Weavers ward from the Liberal Democrats, who were forced to fight a by-election after the resignation of Louise Alexander.

The announcement was made at around noon on Friday (May 2) at the ExCeL centre in Royal Docks.