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Local residents, voice your views and opinionsIf any local residents would like to contact SOS directly - Rick Holloway is available by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 07913 325674
Iain Duncan Smith (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)
Stella Creasy MP
Mayor of London
Save Walthamstow CinemaSave Walthamstow Cinema hopes that Waltham Forest Council take the same decision with Walthamstow Stadium as they did with Walthamstow's EMD/Granada cinema. Namely to help safeguard it's future as one of the borough's most important leisure venues and heritage assets; providing a source of employment, pride, enjoyment and identity for future generations of Waltham Forest residents and visitors.
Residents viewsNo.1 Simply put L&Q have become a massive organisation and cash rich. They are doing what they want. The land banking of the Stow site when there is a perfectly viable alternative proposal that will benefit all the community is almost criminal. The delivery of social housing and affordable homes is now effectively privatised and these large organisations need feeding. I am not surprised they have ignored most of who will be affected as they have never asked anyone if they want the return of the Stow. I hope the Councillors have seen through all this and refuse any L&Q applications until they learn to consult properly and react accordingly.
- No.2 Did anyone notice that in last weeks waltham forest guardian there were no less that 3 seperate articles involving L&Q, In all 3 articles the residents of waltham forest disagree with L&Qs proposals and plans, yet L&Q still maintain “Thats its plans are shaped in consultation with local residents” are they talking about the 6% of local residents that were undecided whether they want greyhound racing to be returned to the “stow”. If L&Q are prepared to brush aside the wishes of 94% of local residents in order to get what they want then this says a lot about them as a charity, In my opinion, even though L&Q say thay will make a loss of £25 million if they redevelop the stow, The executives will probably earn tens of thousands of pounds from tendering contracts to various building companies and trades who will be queing up to do the work, i wonder where this money will go? i doubt if it will end up in L&Qs bank account, maybe thats why they are happy to make a loss of £25 million of taxpayers money so that they can beef up their own bank accounts. This whole affair leaves a very nasty taste in my mouth, It is now time for the government to step in and put an end to this blatant wastage of taxpayers money and bring those responsable to justice, L&Qs behavior makes the MPs expenses scandal look like petty.
Please attend the ‘public consultation’ taking place on Saturday 16th January 2010. The event is taking place at the Holiday Inn Hotel (opposite the Stadium) between 10am and 12pm however we are asking people to try to attend between 11am and 11.30am as we are expecting Press coverage at this time.
L&Q has again misled the residents of Waltham Forest by asking for public opinion to their plans 2 weeks from when they have promised to submit their plans to the council-no time at all for your thoughts to be taken into account.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE join us at the Holiday Inn at 11am -11.30 am on Saturday 16th January to show our solidarity that we demand our dog track back (with improved leisure facilities as well) and not another concrete jungle.
We need your help-please also spread the word by any means possible.