Author Archives: Seyi Akiwowo

About Seyi Akiwowo

Elected London Councillor & International Facilitator on active citizens, soft skills, social integration and sustainable development.

Meeting with St. Winiefride’s RC School

Seyi writes… After it was revealed that a local primary school in Newham had asked it’s pupils to come to school dressed as slaves to mark the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month myself and Cllr Beckles took these actions and on of them was … Continue reading

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March- October Councillor Report

Seyi writes… One of my top three proudest moments as a Councillor is taking a Syrian refugee family I helped apply for resettlement to the UK through Hillsong Church London to their first Friday Prayers in Newham. Forest Gate North Woodgrange … Continue reading

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Follow up on Newham Black History Month

Seyi writes… After it was revealed that a local primary school in Newham had asked it’s pupils to come to school dressed as slaves to mark the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month myself and Cllr Beckles took the following actions: We wrote … Continue reading

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‘First of all’ Black People Existed Before Slavery

Seyi writes… It was extremely disappointing and upsetting to read that a primary school in Newham had asked it’s pupils to come to school dressed as slaves to mark the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month. As local black councillors and having … Continue reading

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Stratford Gyratory- Have your say!

Seyi  shares… Dear Stakeholder The London Borough of Newham has developed proposals that will transform Stratford town centre. This will include removing the gyratory around the Stratford Centre and introducing two-way traffic movement on Great Eastern Road, The Grove, Romford … Continue reading

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Newham’s response to Grenfell Towers

Seyi  writes… Following the devastating fires at Grenfell Tower residents have raised concerns about particular blocks in the ward and in Maryland. I thought it might be helpful to collate key information in once place for residents and provide reassurance that … Continue reading

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Crossrail Update

Seyi shares… You may see the new train passing through Forest Gate on some off-peak services. There will be 11 new rolling stock sets in service by the autumn- woo! “Good morning I am pleased to announce that following extensive … Continue reading

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