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East London (TELCO)

East London (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)
  • English for Action
  • Hackney and Stoke Newington Methodist Circuit
  • Hackney Foodbank
  • Loughborough University London
  • Loughborough University London - Institute for Design and Innovation
  • New City College - Hackney
  • St Andrew’s Church N16
  • St John's Hoxton
  • St Thomas Moore RC Church, Manor House
  • Trinity Saints United, Haggerston

Find out more about our alliance in Hackney.


  • Applecart Arts
  • Caritas Anchor House
  • Chobham Academy
  • Community Links - Canning Town
  • Dot Dot Fire
  • London Design and Engineering College UTC
  • Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham
  • Money A+E
  • Newham Methodist Circuit
  • Newham Muslim Forum
  • Newham Sixth Form College
  • Our Lady of Walsingham Parish/St Margarets
  • People's Empowerment Alliance for Custom House (PEACH)
  • Sarah Bonnell Girls School
  • School 21
  • School 360
  • 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 Martin's CoE Parish, Plaistow
  • St Stephen's & St Nicholas' Parish
  • Trustees of St Francis RC Church
  • University of East London
  • Ursuline Convent


  • Al Noor Primary School
  • Caritas Diocese of Brentwood
  • Caterham High School, Ilford
  • Goodmayes Primary chool
  • Mayespark Primary School
  • Palmer Catholic Academy
  • Redbridge Equality Council
  • Saint Margaret of Antioch, Ilford
  • Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church
  • Somali Welfare Trust 
  • St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Woodford

Tower Hamlets

  • Coffee Afrik
  • Darul Ummah & Dawatul Islam
  • East London CLT
  • East London Mosque
  • Life Seeker's Aid
  • Mind Tower Hamlets
  • Queen Mary University, Politics and International Relations Department
  • Queen Mary University Public Engagemen
  • Salvation Army Stepney & Poplar
  • St George's in the East
  • St Mary's Church,
  • St Paul's Church, Shadwell
  • The Centre for Theology & Community
  • Women100

Waltham Forest

  • Connaught School for Girls
  • Leyton Sixth Form College
  • Leyton St Catherine & St Paul (Cornerstone Church)
  • Parish of Walthamstow - St Mary's
  • St Barnabas Church, Walthamstow
  • Holy Trinity & St Augustine of Hippo

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 or by emailing:

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

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