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East London (TELCO)

TELCO Citizens

Who are we?

We are TELCO Citizens (The East London Citizens Organisation), the founding Chapter of Citizens UK. 50,000 people form our alliance from schools, universities, churches, mosques, migrant groups and other community organisations.

Together, we organise to tackle injustice in our local communities.

Our alliances are in Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

Since our founding in 1996, we have:

What are we fighting for?

Big 5 LWSC action Barchester and Bupa July 2022

The priority issues voted on by members in our community include:

Barking & Dagenham


  • Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)
  • Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)- Hackney
  • ELATT Connected Learning
  • English for Action - TELCO
  • Hackney and Stoke Newington Methodist Circuit
  • Loughborough University London
  • New Unity
  • New City College - Hackney
  • Randal Cremer Primary School
  • St James Church - Clapton
  • St John's the Baptist Church-Hoxton
  • St John's the Baptist Primary School
  • St Thomas Moore RC Church, Manor House
  • The Urswick School

Find out more about our alliance in Hackney.


  • Applecart Arts
  • Caritas Anchor House
  • Community Links - Canning Town
  • Lister Community School
  • Money A+E
  • Newham Muslim Forum
  • Newham Methodist Circuit
  • Newham Sixth Form College
  • Our Lady of Walsingham Parish
  • Sarah Bonnell Girls School
  • School 21
  • Shpresa Programme
  • St Angela's Girls School
  • St Antony's Catholic Primary (Forest Gate)
  • St Antony's R C Church
  • St Bonaventure's Catholic School
  • St Martins CoE
  • St Stephen's & St Nicholas' Parish
  • The People's Empowerment Alliance for Custom House
  • Trustees of St Francis RC Church
  • University of East London
  • Ursuline Convent


  • Al Noor Primary School
  • City Gates Church
  • Mayes Park Primary School
  • Palmer Catholic Academy
  • Saint Margaret of Antioch, Ilford
  • Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church
  • Sikh Support
  • St Bede's Catholic Church
  • St Cedds Catholic Church
  • St John the Baptist Catholic Church
  • St Mary's Church of England (St Mary’s the Virgin)
  • St Teresa's Catholic Church
  • St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Woodford Green
  • Trinity Catholic High School
  • The Salvation Army, Ilford
  • Caterham High School, Ilford

Tower Hamlets

  • Darul Ummah & Dawatul Islam
  • East London CLT
  • East London Mosque
  • Mulberry Academy Shoreditch
  • New Testament Church of God Mile End
  • Queen Mary University, Politics and International Relations Department
  • Queen Mary University Public Engagement
  • Salvation Army Stepney
  • St George's in the East
  • St Mary's Church, Cable Street & E1 Community Church
  • St Matthews', Bethnal Green
  • St Paul's Church, Shadwell
  • Women100
  • Whitechapel Welcomes
  • The Centre for Theology & Community

Waltham Forest

  • Connaught School for Girls
  • Faizan E Islam
  • Greenleaf Baptist Church
  • Leyton Sixth Form College
  • Leyton St Catherine & St Paul (Cornerstone Church)
  • Parish of Chingford
  • Parish of Walthamstow - St Mary's
  • St Barnabas Church, Walthamstow
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Chingford
  • Waltham Forest Islamic Association
  • Holy Trinity & St Augustine of Hippo
  • Walthamstow School for Girls

Want to join our Chapter?

We’re always looking for new members! Get in touch with one of your local Community Organisers using the form below.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Citizens UK member.

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