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Saturday 10 January 2015 7.52pm
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Thebunhouse wrote:
---and where do east Londoners come from ? South of the river?

There's more affinity between South(-East) and East Londoners than between either and North Londoners, no?

Depends how far east you go, eDW. When I was a kid in East Ham, our counterparts over the water in Woolwich were distinctly 'foreign'. (Our Sunday treat was a ride on the 101 bus (front seat on top) to North Woolwich, over the river on the ferry (with a trip down below to see the engines working) to Woolwich to watch the trams.)

And when Eastenders was first broadcast, we found it distinctly puzzling that the actors had South London accents.
Wednesday 21 January 2015 9.49am
An Update as per our councillors:

"As you know, your local Liberal Democrat councillors have been supporting the community in questioning and challenging the plans for a new Tesco in Shad Thames.

While some residents welcome the new store, the vast majority have serious concerns around noise, deliveries, traffic management and the effects on the conservation area and other local businesses. Tesco’s application for permission to change the use of part of the site on the corner of Queen Elizabeth Street and Curlew Street will be heard by the planning committee on 3rd March at 7pm.

Please put this date in your diary as the more residents who come along, the more pressure we will be able to apply and the more chance we have of having our voice and concerns heard. Even if we cannot stop the plans altogether, it is important that we ensure strict conditions about deliveries, loading, advertising and so on.

In order to discuss tactics for the planning committee and to consider other ways of blocking or heavily conditioning Tesco, we have, with the help of the Shad Thames Residents’ Association, arranged a public meeting on Wednesday 28th January at 6.30pm in the council offices (Room G01A), 160 Tooley St, SE1P 5LX.

We have invited council officers from the planning and licensing departments to give us objective advice about the legal processes and we will also be discussing other ways of campaigning against the proposals if residents wish to do so.

We do hope that you will join us next week and we will continue to do all that we can to fight for our local community."

Does anyone on this board live in the Circle (the side that Tesco want to move into)? If so, can I ask you to make your neighbours aware of the meeting, and ask them to tell their neighbours?
Wednesday 28 January 2015 3.49pm
Bumping this thread to remind people that the meeting is this evening, per NTG's post above.
Thursday 29 January 2015 9.53am
Let's hope they see sense and leave us alone.

What was clear from the meeting last night is that the planning laws aren't on our side.

I don't have much faith in one of the planning officers unfortunately, he barely said a word and he doesn't seem to care/have a backbone/a passionate bone in his body.

That said, it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Let's keep going.

A resident's campaign in Ealing Green forced Tesco to change their mind about moving into the area. I hope we can have the same impact.
Monday 16 February 2015 5.03pm
Update on this Tesco store proposal - the planning committee is expected to consider it at their meeting on Tuesday 3 March at 7pm at the council offices in 160 Tooley St.

The more people who come along, the more it will show how strongly the community feels. If you feel strongly, maybe you can come?
Tuesday 3 March 2015 4.58pm
A reminder- The meeting kicks off at 7pm.

Be there or be square (etc)
Tuesday 3 March 2015 7.09pm
Live audio stream from committee on now:

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Tuesday 3 March 2015 7.24pm
Will you post a note with the outcome, please, James?
Tuesday 3 March 2015 7.29pm
Keep an eye on the @se1 tweets for the outcome. We'll publish a news item ASAP as well.

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