UPDATE: Epping Forest Transport Action Group (EFTAG) has organised a lunchtime rally in Waltham Abbey Market Place, Monday 3rd, 12.30 – 1.30pm.
Details here: Epping Forest rally for buses and public transport
Essex County Council has announced plans to cut support for the 250 and 251 bus services from Monday to Saturday, creating an 8.00pm stay-in Waltham Abbey curfew for anybody who uses a bus.
The county council consultation closes on Monday 3rd May. Make sure you have your say:
The Local (District) and Neighbourhood (Town) plans are both open for consultation and participation.
800 new homes are proposed for several sites in Waltham Abbey, including:
- 44 on the site of our Fire Station
- 53 on the Waltham Abbey Community Centre
- 463 on the Lee Valley Nursery
- 132 by Parklands.
Continue reading Infrastructure first! The Local Plan and Waltham Abbey
These are my responses to the City of London’s (CoL) consultation on the Open Spaces Draft Various Powers Bill, which could lead to charging for car parking, charges for dog walkers and excercise classes, even charging for cyclists. There are some very reasonable proposals too, mostly around ratifying existing practice.
If you haven’t already please sign the petition, set up by Epping Forest Forum. There’s more background information there too: Keep Epping Forest free of charge for the people
Continue reading Response to the Epping Forest Bill consultation
Email sent to Eleanor Laing via writetothem.com in response to government plans to stop councils investing and procuring ethically.
Background here: Government to introduce rules to stop ‘political’ boycotts (BBC news, 03/10/2015) Continue reading Email to Eleanor Laing: Councils and ethical investments