From the Wards Corner CommunityCoalition:
It’s been a few months since we submitted our application for a Judicial Review and the court has yet to make a final decision on our case. On 24th April we have an oral hearing of our claim where our legal team will be able to argue our case in front of a judge. This is a public hearing and it would be great if as many people as possible can come to show the huge public support for saving Wards Corner. Details will follow shortly.
Don’t forget, we’re still raising funds to pay the legal fees for the court case. We’ve raised some money so far by selling cups, t-shirts, ipad drawings and by having a jumble sale, but we’ve still got a way to go. See below for lots of ways you can donate to help save Wards Corner.
1. Donate online via our PayPal account here
2. Cheques made out to the Wards Corner Community Coalition can be sent to Candy Amsden or Roy Jose at 14 Nelson Rd. London N15 4LE.
3. Bank Transfers to WCC CO-OP account: Bank account number: 65333725 Sort Code: 089299
4. Collection boxes in shops on the Wards Corner site
What Else Have We Been Up To?
Creative Citizens & The Open University
We’ve been working with creative citizens on an interactive media tool that will let people map the things that matter to them in their local area, whether this is important relationships, people with skills, useful buildings or just spaces they really value. We’re not sure what form the project will take yet, but we spent a lively afternoon mapping the things that mattered to us and we’re now working towards the next step.
Following on from a conference in January organised by: Just Space, the London Tenants Federation, Loretta Lees (Geography Department, Kings College London) and Southwark Notes Archive Group, we have been getting involved in a number of meetings about the next steps for London Wide networking of regeneration campaigns. This has included a great day exploring the potential for alternative economic strategies in London, and some work on what support would be helpful to current and new campaigns.
This Is Not A Gateway
At this years TINAG festival we took part in a workshop, along with people from Clays Lane in Stratford, the Save Leyton Marsh Campaign and the Save Earls Court / The People’s Estate West Kensington & Gibbs Green Campaign, where we talked about the dastardly tactics used by developers and Councils and the things we do to resist. As a result we’re now working with Clays Lane and Save Leyton Marsh on a submission that will hopefully make it into the next TINAG book Critical Cities vol.4. Keep your eyes peeled for more info.