East London (TELCO)
East London Citizens
East London (TELCO) Citizens
Who are we?
We are TELCO Citizens (The East London Citizens Organisation), the founding Chapter of Citizens UK. Over 50,000 people form our alliance, from schools, universities, churches, mosques, migrant groups and other community organisations.
Together, we organise to overcome injustice and win change on the things that you and your local communities care about most across the city.
Since our founding in 1996, we have:
- Pioneered the Living Wage campaign in the UK
- Joined the Royal Docks Association Group, encouraging over 25 employers in the Royal Docks to become accredited real Living Wage employers
- Organised to ensure London’s 2012 Olympics had jobs, housing and Living Wage legacy
- Won London’s first Community Land Trust
- And much more!
What are we fighting for?
The priority issues voted on by members in our community include:
- Affordable housing.
- Ending homelessness.
- A real Living Wage.
- Fair Energy for our communities.
- Climate justice for local communities.
- Church at Barking Riverside
- All Saints Catholic Secondary School
- CU London
- Holy Family RC Church
- Moms on a Mission
- On the Rock International Ministries
- Riverside Secondary School
- Shpresa Programme
- Elevate Her UK
- Thames Ward Community Project
- 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
- 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
- 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 know everyday people have the ability to shape the world around them and we're always looking for new members to join us!
Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Citizens UK member.
Get in touch with one of your local Community Organisers using the form below or by emailing:
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News, stories and updates
‘Sunborn London’ becomes the 75th Living Wage Employer in Newham
On 5 May, the Sunborn London became the 75th Living Wage employer in Newham and the 26th Living Wage employer in the Royal Docks, committing to paying their workers a real Living Wage of £11.95.Read more
Celebrating International Women's Day with Women100 Citizens at Queen Mary University of London
“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”. African Proverb – Martha Goedert.Read more