complaints regarding the alleged antisemitism of Mear One's mural in Hanbury Street 2012

Chris Friel made this Freedom of Information request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

In 2012 in Hanbury Street off Brick Lane the street artist Mear One aka Kalen Ockerman painted a mural "Freedom for Humanity" which was later destroyed after complaints. Can you please notify and release the relevant papers and those notified. In particular, please notify and release any correspondence between Councillor Peter Golds and Stephen Halsey. Please also let me know if the Communities Secretary (Eric Pickles) was kept informed of any of the relevant data over the period dating from September 2012 to June 2016. Did the Communities Secretary (or what is now the MHCLG) show any interest in this case? When? What exactly?

Yours faithfully,

Chris Friel

Abdul Hai left an annotation ()

You should have asked about Lutfur Rahman and the than CEO whoever that was.

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Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 13
December 2018  requesting:

Freedom of Information request - complaints regarding the alleged
antisemitism of Mear One's mural in Hanbury Street 2012

In 2012 in Hanbury Street off Brick Lane the street artist Mear One aka
Kalen Ockerman painted a mural "Freedom for Humanity" which was later
destroyed after complaints. Can you please notify and release the relevant
papers and those notified. In particular, please notify and release any
correspondence between Councillor Peter Golds and Stephen Halsey. Please
also let me know if the Communities Secretary (Eric Pickles) was kept
informed of any of the relevant data over the period dating from September
2012 to June 2016. Did the Communities Secretary (or what is now the
MHCLG) show any interest in this case? When? What exactly?
 
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Yours faithfully
 
 
Shipa Begum
Complaints and Information Admin Officer
Complaints and Information
020 7364 4736
[email address]
 
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Abdul Hai left an annotation ()

Chris has written a article on this. https://t.co/zuE0dTCWay

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Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Part 1
 
Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
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E14 2BG
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Yours faithfully
 
 
Shipa Begum
Complaints and Information Admin Officer
Complaints and Information
020 7364 4736
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Part 2
 
Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:
 
Complaints and Information
Town Hall
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG
icw[Tower Hamlets Borough Council request email] 

If you are still dissatisfied with the Council's response after the
internal review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner
at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Shipa Begum
Complaints and Information Admin Officer
Complaints and Information
020 7364 4736
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Part 3
 
Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:
 
Complaints and Information
Town Hall
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG
icw[Tower Hamlets Borough Council request email] 

If you are still dissatisfied with the Council's response after the
internal review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner
at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Shipa Begum
Complaints and Information Admin Officer
Complaints and Information
020 7364 4736
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.