Re: Happy as Larry
Posted by Desperate Dan on 14/5/2019, 21:36:32, in reply to "Happy as Larry"
he wont be on Thursday either. Mass invasion by the Luton and Walthamstow. |
We understand that there has been a ' pause ' in proceedings regarding the square, and many people are treating it like a war, in that no news is good news. However, recently more people have joined the Facebook page and others are asking for updates of where we are at and what plans we have.
Protest against Capital and Region AGM – 9:30am on Thursday 16th May at 1 Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QQ
A few of us will be down there with banner and leaflets to leaflet the shareholders going in.
Come along to the next organising committee: 7pm on Monday 10th June in Hornbeam Community Cafe & Environment Centre, 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 9AH
The meeting is open to all and are inviting supporters and campaigners from similar campaign within Waltham Forest.
We propose this because we are conscious that land and building campaigns are springing up all over Walthamstow, and, we believe, we can help by sharing ideas, tactics, and experience and assist each other to enhance a greater possibility of victory. With this in mind, we would like to openly specifically invite people from
Save Harmony Hall campaign
Save wood street library
The community around the town hall who are affected by the plans there
The residents affected by the hotel proposition on Strettons on how street.
Anyone involved in the lea bridge road campaign.
Anyone from the incinerator campaign
Anyone who can update us on Waltham Forest toy library
And any other building or land campaign which we haven't mentioned
We would like to stress that we are just opening this invite out to see if there is such a mood for an intermittent coming together of the various building and land campaigners within the borough. Already there is a certain amount of mutual support and coordination, for instance, we immediately contacted our tree defenders WhatApp list when the pocket park in lea bridge campaign was under imminent threat. The wood street library campaign has links with the Toy library people as we were attempting to help the possibly evicted toy library to find new premises in the old wood street building.
A bit of background of SOS campaign
Just to summarise, our campaign is nearly a four year old, from the days of petitioning in the square with Jean and David to getting thrown out of the London assembly it feels that there is nothing our campaign hasn't done. Here are just some of the things we have done:
Mass lobby of the planning dept
Mass demo in the square
Appealing to Sadiq Khan to intervene and reject the application.
Appealing to John McDonnell when he spoke at a local event to intervene and give us a ballot in the plans.
Getting on the television to highlight our case.
Seeking a judicial review - unsuccessfully
Continuous petitioning and street stalls
Running fundraising for the campaign
Writing to councillors and asking them to oppose the developments in the local elections of 2018.
Encouraging our supporters in the Labour Party to get motions passed at their wards opposing the plans.
Some of us standing in the elections with the explicit promise to shelve the plans.
Lobbying Capital and regional- the company who owns the mall.
Lobby Sadiq Khan at mayors question time.
Having a tie a ribbon around the avenue of lime trees event.
Having a summer painting and poetry event regarding the role of the trees in the lives of the children of the borough
Supporting the artists' exhibition on the lime trees in the square at Lloyd park gallery
Having a Valentine's Day card event and pinning love letters on the trees
Producing a bus card and asking stall holders and businesses and the bus station workers to be the eyes and ears for our campaign in case the diggers moved in.
Developing a tree defenders Whatapp group.
Inviting a Sheffield tree defender down and building links with them
As a consequence, we have managed to win a state of statis. This means we haven't completely won but we haven't completely lost; no digger has turned any earth, no hoarding has gone up and no tree has been felled. This does mean that the tactics of the campaign, which was throwing everything at it, has led to success, either temporarily or permanently.
Save Our Square campaign resources and links
Social media links
Please follow us on twitter with @SaveSquareE17 and on Facebook