CLOSED: Robert Milligan - consultation on the future of statue and plinth

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On Tuesday 9 June 2020, Tower Hamlets, landowners and the Canal & River Trust permanently removed the statue of eighteenth century slave owner Robert Milligan from London Docklands.

The location of the statue/plinth in question is West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AF.


Following the removal of the statue, we’re inviting your views on what you believe should now happen to the statue (in storage) and the plinth (which remains in situ) and how we should talk about the areas historical relationship to slavery, including how to tell the story about the removal of Robert Milligan’s statue itself.

Community involvement is essential in deciding the next steps - add your voice by completing the online survey before 5pm on Friday 23 April 2021 - scroll down to make yourself heard.

On Tuesday 9 June 2020, Tower Hamlets, landowners and the Canal & River Trust permanently removed the statue of eighteenth century slave owner Robert Milligan from London Docklands.

The location of the statue/plinth in question is West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AF.


Following the removal of the statue, we’re inviting your views on what you believe should now happen to the statue (in storage) and the plinth (which remains in situ) and how we should talk about the areas historical relationship to slavery, including how to tell the story about the removal of Robert Milligan’s statue itself.

Community involvement is essential in deciding the next steps - add your voice by completing the online survey before 5pm on Friday 23 April 2021 - scroll down to make yourself heard.

  • CLOSED: This consultation has now ended.

    Have your say on the future of the Robert Milligan statue, and plinth.

    Complete our survey before 5pm on Friday 23 April.

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Page last updated: 26 April 2021, 08:46