Monday 3rd August 2009
As you know myself and the rest of the SOS committee are battling very hard to get the Stow back up and running. We can succeed, but we require your help. Waltham Forest Council has called for public opinion on how land in the borough should be used as a final stage of their preparation of the new Local Government Framework (LDF) which will guide future development until 2026. They have called for the public to tell them about 'sites you think should be protected - for example open space for recreational use, or an employment site that you think should be protected to provide local jobs etc'. Clearly the Stow scores highly on both counts.
If the council receive enough requests from individuals that the Stow should be retained for leisure and employment use, and not for housing, then our chances of bringing greyhound racing back are improved enormously.
So please write in yourself and ask family, friends etc to do the same - we cannot stress how important this is to the campaign. All submissions must be made by 27 August 2009.
Please either write your own letter (address is on our standard letter below) or simply complete and post the standard letter. Or you can e-mail your objection to (NB amended address) firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the 'call for sites' form on the council's website www.walthamforest.gov.uk/ldf.
Please help to get our track Walthamstow back to its best use which is first class Greyhound racing!
Thank you and kind regards
Suggested draft letter:
Site Specific Allocations DPD
Environment and Regeneration
Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex
Walthamstow E17 4JF
Local Development Framework (LDF) Call for sites.
I strongly urge that the Council continues to protect the Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium as a really important site for a great night out and as a provider of a significant source of local jobs for the community.
Just a brief report this week as I'm on my family holiday for two weeks cruising around the Med. Nice! As you can see above the SOS campaign is gathering momentum and it is most important that everybody sends in their letters of support for the return of greyhound racing at our iconic Walthamstow Stadium. A few thousand instead of a few hundred could make all the differance. Anybody whoever moans about its recent closure, here's your chance to get off your bums and tell Waltham Forest Council how you feel .
It's a busy time for our kennel while I'm away. The Irish Derby is the main focus of attention and our Wimbledon hero Kinda Ready is all set to try and do the 'impossible dream' of landing the Irish and English derby's in the same year.
A tough week which saw Goldcrest King knocked out of the Steel City Cup semis on Tuesday at Sheffield and Bomber Bailey beaten at long odds-on after a missed break at Harlow on Wednesday. Though our four entries for the Peterborough derby all qualified from their first round heats with Risky Invader the sole winner.
Bumble Lee again showed his liking for Romford with another convincing win over 575m on Friday.
Saturday proved a tough day for the kennel. Winless with a few fancied runers at Monmore, Peterbourgh and Wimbledon with only Parkmore Elite throught to the semis of the Puppy Derby but we do have three runners in the semis of the Peterborough Derby, namely Kengyelfuto Snow, Goldcrest Lord and Kinda Handy.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
OPEN RACING - BUMBLE LEE
GRADED RACING - SWEEP CLEAN
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK
Bomber Bailey and Jogadusc Ace run in supporting races on the Sky card at Sheffield on Tuesday and our 3 runners compete in the Peterborough Derby semis on Wednesday. On Friday our sole survivor in the Puppy Derby Parkmore Elite runs in the semis at Wimbledon.
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ADVISED LAST WEEK
KENGYELFUTO SNOW - 1 pt e.w ante-post - Peterborough Derby - in semi-final Wednesday
EYE ONTHE FLASH - 2 pts e.w ante-post - Wimbledon Puppy Derby - lost