Author Archives: Seyi Akiwowo

About Seyi Akiwowo

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

‘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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What does the Community Space Review means for Field Road Community Centre

Seyi write… The Council are proposing to make some changes to three community centres in Newham, one of which is Field Road Community Centre on Station Road. We are seeking views of Newham residents and the current users of the … Continue reading

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Quick updates shared on Twitter today

Seyi writes… Quick live update from our second West Quadrant Community Neighbourhood meeting: Keep Newham London Moving programme has started & these are the roads & lamp posts to be done next.       It’s also been confirmed that … Continue reading

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FGQs Update

Seyi writes… Inspired by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s use of questions from the public during Prime Minister’s Questions, I asked Forest Gate North residents to submit questions they wanted me to consider asking at the next full council meeting on January 30. I … Continue reading

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