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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.
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Save Our Stow, the lobby organisation totally committed to bringing back Greyhound Racing to Walthamstow Stadium, the most iconic site in East London, today issue the following statement: In light of the latest press release from London & Quadrant we … Continue reading
Today, L&Q finally let businessman Nick Budimir and representatives interested in buying the track in to view it. At the same time, L&Q have submitted their plans to develop the site into 479 flats. You can read the whole story … Continue reading
Boris Johnson appeared on the Venessa Feltz show today and was quizzed by Ricky Holloway about his alleged support of the housing scheme proposed by L&Q – Boris stated what Ricky put to him, was ‘making [his] blood run cold’ he … Continue reading
From Andy Hemsted (Cllr) Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Walthamstow: I would like to make my position and the posistion of the Conservative Group on Waltham Forest Council regarding the Dog Track. We whole heartedly support the campaign to bring dog racing … Continue reading
Today both the Labour Group of local Councillors and the Liberal Democrats have issued clear statements about their position on the future of the Stow. Deputy leader of the council, Liberal Democrat John Macklin has supported the campaign from the … Continue reading
Teddy Sheringham will be leading the demo tomorrow at 11am outside the Holiday Inn hotel in Walthamstow Avenue, Chingford, opposite the Stow, and Neil Gerrard MP and deputy leader John Macklin will also be showing their support to our campaign. If you come … Continue reading
Your help will be needed over the next few months, so that we can update you quickly, we’ve set up a mailing list. We’ll email you with important news and ways that you can help. You will also be able … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Labour Party candidate for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy, has written an open letter to urge all parties to negotiate in restoring Walthamstow Stadium. Her letter can be downloaded in full as a PDF here. Stella states: “Regeneration should not only be … Continue reading
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