Infrastructure first! The Local Plan and Waltham Abbey

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.

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Buses for people, not profit – scrap Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill

At the weekend we were back in Sun Street with our Saturday stall, discussing local issues but also collecting signatures for We Own It’s Clause 21 petition.

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Why I dislike elections

Over the last few days I’ve been around Waltham Abbey South West putting election literature through letter boxes. I’ve not been around the whole ward yet – sore feet, non-party political campaigning and earning a living all limit the available time – but you should all have had a leaflet through your door by midweek. The thing is, I’m delivering […]

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Response to the Epping Forest Bill consultation

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 […]

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Email to Eleanor Laing: Councils and ethical investments

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)

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