Have your say on proposed ward name changes

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Consultation has concluded


Tower Hamlets Council is carrying out a consultation to consider proposed name changes to three wards in the borough.

Suggestions have been put forward to change:

  • Bethnal Green ward to Bethnal Green East ward
  • St. Peter’s ward to Bethnal Green West ward
  • Canary Wharf ward to Millwall ward

The consultation is in response to views made during the council’s Polling Places and Polling District Review, which concluded in January 2020.

Changing the names of electoral wards falls outside the scope of the Polling Places and Polling Districts Review and follows a separate legal process.

The law requires the council to consult on potential changes to ward names before they are considered for a decision.

The survey runs until 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2021.


Completing the survey

The survey is simple and easy to use - and should take around 5-10 minutes to complete.

If you're new to completing surveys online, we would encourage you to ask someone you live with (or someone you come into safe contact with, such as a carer) to assist you with this platform in person or over the phone.

If you do not have access to a computer or WiFi, you can book a computer at Idea Store Bow, Idea Store Chrisp Street or Idea Store Whitechapel.

If you require help with filling in this online survey you can call 020 7364 0872.

Please be assured, all responses are confidential.


Covid-19 advice and support

We are continuing to work with partner organisations across Tower Hamlets to respond to the pandemic and make sure that our residents, particularly those most vulnerable, are given the support they need.

If you need local advice or support, please visit our dedicated Covid-19 webpage, subscribe to our regular updates or contact us if you need coronavirus-related support.


Tower Hamlets Council is carrying out a consultation to consider proposed name changes to three wards in the borough.

Suggestions have been put forward to change:

  • Bethnal Green ward to Bethnal Green East ward
  • St. Peter’s ward to Bethnal Green West ward
  • Canary Wharf ward to Millwall ward

The consultation is in response to views made during the council’s Polling Places and Polling District Review, which concluded in January 2020.

Changing the names of electoral wards falls outside the scope of the Polling Places and Polling Districts Review and follows a separate legal process.

The law requires the council to consult on potential changes to ward names before they are considered for a decision.

The survey runs until 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2021.


Completing the survey

The survey is simple and easy to use - and should take around 5-10 minutes to complete.

If you're new to completing surveys online, we would encourage you to ask someone you live with (or someone you come into safe contact with, such as a carer) to assist you with this platform in person or over the phone.

If you do not have access to a computer or WiFi, you can book a computer at Idea Store Bow, Idea Store Chrisp Street or Idea Store Whitechapel.

If you require help with filling in this online survey you can call 020 7364 0872.

Please be assured, all responses are confidential.


Covid-19 advice and support

We are continuing to work with partner organisations across Tower Hamlets to respond to the pandemic and make sure that our residents, particularly those most vulnerable, are given the support they need.

If you need local advice or support, please visit our dedicated Covid-19 webpage, subscribe to our regular updates or contact us if you need coronavirus-related support.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We are seeking your views on the suggestions to:


    • Change the name of Bethnal Green ward to Bethnal Green East ward 
    • Change the name of St Peter's ward to Bethnal Green West ward
    • Change the name of Canary Wharf ward to Millwall ward 


    Consultation has concluded
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