London citizens (TELCO)
London Citizens is a diverse alliance of active citizens and community leaders organising for change. Members include faith groups, schools, student organisations, union branches and residents groups who share a commitment to action for the common good, and to nurturing leaders from all backgrounds. London Citizens is the capital's largest and most diverse alliance of active citizens and community leaders. Members share a commitment to taking action for the common good, and helping people of all backgrounds and ages to become active leaders who can help shape the public life of the city.
Originally formed as the East London Community Organisation (TELCO), London Citizens has since expanded with the new South London Citizens and West London Citizens networks. In East London, TELCO London Citizens has been actively organising and campaigning for over ten years. TELCO is a well established and respected force for democratic change, and last year helped East Londoner's secure a living wage commitment from the London 2012 Olympic project team. More recently TELCO launched a public enquiry into the proposed redevelopment of the Queens Market, ensuring local people and traders have a meaningful say in its future.
At South London's November 2005 Annual Assembly, members committed to campaign on housing, youth, living wages, dignity in hospital and immigration. London Citizens extended its reach even further, establishing West London Citizens, and building on the experience gained through our older networks. West London Citizens has been very active in the 2006 Local Elections, putting proposals determined by our diverse membership, to the party leaders in Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington and Chelsea.
Fighting poverty wages in London, the Living Wage Campaign has had some major recent successes, with large high profile employers agreeing to pay the £7.05 per hour London Living Wage. By joining together through London Citizens, local organisations across the city have created an influential people's organisation with the power to create positive change in their communities.
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Matthew Bolton (TELCO Lead Organiser)
Tel : 020 7043 9882
Fax : 020 7375 2034