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HandsOffWHX – a letter from a parent to the Secretary of State 8 August, 2018 - This letter from Colin Potter, a Waltham Holy Cross parent, was sent to Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education.
#HandsoffWHX guest blog – It’s their lives you’re wasting 6 August, 2018 - “Daddy, I know who invented the Internet” — she said whilst bounding towards me as I entered the door after work, which was followed by immense feelings of joy and pride in us both.
#SayNOtoNext – #WalthamAbbey Town Council meeting TONIGHT – Weds 25th, 7.30pm 25 July, 2018 - Waltham Abbey Town Council will discuss the Next.plc planning application at tonight’s full council meeting, from 7.30pm at the Town Hall.
Next campaign – a letter to councillors 23 July, 2018 - This letter was written by a member of the public and sent to their District Councillors, with a copy sent to our MP, Eleanor Laing. The letter covers a lot of ground, largely procedural and legislative issues, which you could find interesting.
Group shot of campaigners leafleting and collecting petition signatures on Sun Street #SayNOtoNext – Action Saturday – 21 July 2018 18 July, 2018 - Stalls: 11.00am – 1.00pm Rally: 2.00pm On Saturday there’ll be less than a week until the deadline for objecting to Next’s planning application.
Video – The Next planning application and Waltham Abbey’s heritage 3 July, 2018 - On Saturday we chatted with Liam Burke, owner of Vinter & Mason on Sun Street. Liam’s concerned about the impact Next.plc’s proposed Waltham Abbey distribution centre could have on our town’s heritage and tourism.
Highways England call on Epping Forest District Council to defer Next.plc proposal decision 27 June, 2018 - Highways England reequest more information from Next.plc about their planning application for a distribution centre in Waltham Abbey.
Group shot of campaigners leafleting and collecting petition signatures on Sun Street Press release: Campaign launched to save Waltham Abbey green belt site from development 26 June, 2018 - Residents and small businesses in Waltham Abbey have launched a campaign to stop a distribution centre being built on green belt land.
The proposed Next development in Waltham Abbey 20 June, 2018 - If the plans are approved there will be hundreds of additional vehicles on our roads causing increased congestion and pollution, a massive loss of wildlife habitat and further encroachment on the green belt.