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Network Wapping application signatories in full

By on April 22, 2013 in Network Wapping

Network Wapping  application to to establish a Neighbourhood Planning Forum

As some of you may know Network Wapping has made an application to Tower Hamlets Council to establish a Neighbourhood Planning Forum and Area.

This is one of the features of the Localism Act (2011).

You can find the relevant PDF files for the application by Network Wapping on the Neighbourhood Planning section of the Tower Website.

You can also pop along and see the application by Network Wapping either in the planning reception of Tower Hamlets Town Hall, at Watney Market Idea Store (from 14th May) or St. Georges Pools.

Transparency means accountability

Since it was first understood that Network Wapping would be applying to become a Neighbourhood Planning Forum myself and others in Wapping have been trying to find the answer to a very simple question.

Who is Network Wapping?

By applying to become a Neighbourhood Planning Forum, Network Wapping is claiming to be a voice for our community. But who is doing the talking?

Although I was aware that John Bell was the leader of Network Wapping and I knew a couple of other people who were part of his team I did not know who the rest of the potential Neighbourhood Planning Forum was.

So I asked.

And asked.

And other people asked.

But John Bell repeatedly refused to divulge the identities of those who were applying to become our representatives. And could give no good reason why.

Only now are the identities of these people known and they are listed below. But this is only because the information has been published by Tower Hamlets Council within the legally required timescale and so is in the public domain. To date Network Wapping has never published this information. Check their website and see if it is there now?

Which might make other people wonder if we want an organisation which refuses to publish basic information to represent us? I know what I think.

And from the information I have at the moment if Network Wapping becomes a Neighbourhood Planning Forum there is no mechanism for removing them.

This seems very odd. Councillors and MPs can be voted in and voted out. But a Neighbourhood Planning Forum cannot?

Anyway, the list of application signatories is below, have a look. The only addition I have made is to do a basic Google search for each person. In each case I have added the first reasonable link I could find which provides some more information. I will be happy to update this list with more relevant web links if the individuals concerned could contact me with their preferred web link. Where I have not been able to either find a web link or was unsure it related to the person in question I have just entered N/K.

I have also divided the list into three parts based on post code. Those who live north of The Highway, those with an E1W (Wapping) post code and our two councillors.

NORTH of HIGHWAY
Name Michael Ainsworth
Post code E1 0BH
Bio Rector of St George In The East Church; resident in forum area
Info link http://www.stgite.org.uk/
Name Julian Cole
Post code E1 0BL
Bio Inn manager & owner, film maker; resident in the forum area
Info link http://www.cablestreetinn.co.uk/about.php
Name Mark Willingale
Post code E1 0BL
Bio Architect and resident in the forum area
Info link http://www.willingale.com/
Name Ismail Saray
Post code E1 1LX
Bio An artist and joint director of a gallery
Info link http://fromfloortosky.org.uk/ismail_saray.html
Name Jennifer Jones
Post code E1 1LX
Bio Art company director
Info link N/K
Name John Inglis
Post code E1 2QU
Bio Architect
Info link http://studio425.blogspot.co.uk/
Name Suzelle Longman
Post code E1 4SG
Bio Administrator and parent
Info link http://company-director-check.co.uk/director/913511323
Name Genia Leontowitsch
Post code E1 8HR
Bio Experience running a community consultation organisation; res.
Info link Co-Chair St George’s Resident’s Association?
Name Jim Ford
Post code E1 8HR
Bio Photographer, Transport for London employee; resident
Info link N/K
Name Christine Avlon
Post code E1 8HW
Bio Works in banking; resident in the forum area
Info link N/K
Name Jon Freeman
Post code E1 8JB
Bio Works in the forum area – building manager, Wilton’s Music Hall
Info link http://wiltons.org.uk/text.php?p=334
Name John Bell
Post code E1 8JJ
Bio Architect and resident in the forum area
Info link http://uk.linkedin.com/in/johnbellsprofile
Name Mary Nepstad
Post code E1 8JJ
Bio Housing association direcor and elderly persons campaigner
Info link http://www.eastendhomes.net/About-us/The-Board/Mary-Nepstad.aspx
Name Andreas Lechthaler
Post code E1 8JN
Bio Design consultancy founder; resident in the forum area
Info link http://andreaslechthaler.com/
Name Liz Gardner
Post code E1 8LG
Bio Resident in the forum area
Info link N/K
Name Carl Nash
Post code E1 8LS
Bio Resident in the forum area; generations of family from area
Info link N/K
Name Zeke Manyika
Post code E1 8LU
Bio Musician and resident in the forum area
Info link N/K
Name Gareth Jones
Post code E1 8ND
Bio Works in the forum area – mgr, City Gateway Youth Organisation
Info link http://www.citygateway.org.uk/Home
Name Dilwara Begum
Post code E2
Bio Community campaigner
Info link http://strippingtheillusion.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/lets-close-every-club-in-tower-hamlets.html
Name Geoffrey Juden
Post code E2
Bio Founder of the East London Garden Society
Info link http://www.projectdirt.com/person/6225/geoffrey-juden
WAPPING
Name Husna Begum
Post code E1W 1NZ
Bio Runs a spice business; resident in the forum area
Info link N/K
Name Alex Kind
Post code E1W 1PH
Bio Childrens training theatre director; parent; forum area resident
Info link http://www.pollyannatheatre.org/ ?
Name Christine Trumprer
Post code E1W 2JZ
Bio Community organiser; parent of 2 small children; resident
Info link N/K
Name Peter Cottage
Post code E1W 2PQ
Bio Musician and resident in the forum area
Info link http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?subcat=133&cat=22&cid=29093&guide=Artists
Name Gren Bingham
Post code E1W 2QQ
Bio Runs a credit union, community societys organiser; resident
Info link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvk8OEoM4ZA
Name Jake Kemp
Post code E1W 2QQ
Bio Parent; joint founder and govenor of a secondary school; res.
Info link http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2012/07/tower-hamlets-free-free-school-secures-government-funding/
Name John Tarby
Post code E1W 2QR
Bio History of Wapping Trust trustee; camerman; forum resident 25
Info link http://www.tarby.tv/
Name Meryl Thomas
Post code E1W 2UT
Bio Turk’s Head Charity board member; resident in forum area
Info link http://www.companiesintheuk.co.uk/ltd/the-turks-head-company
Name Trevor Jones
Post code E1W 3QT
Bio Rector of St Peter’s, London Docks and resident
Info link http://peterite.blogspot.co.uk/
Name Danielle Lamarche
Post code E1W 3RA
Bio Parent of a teenage son and photographer; forum area resident
Info link http://spitalfieldslife.com/2012/08/16/daniele-lamarches-east-end/
Name Ralph Chittock
Post code E1W 3RD
Bio Architect and resident in the forum area
Info link http://www.itowerhamlets.co.uk/profile/architects/54319/Ralph-Chittock.html
Name Tetty Kadury
Post code E1W 3RD
Bio Resident in the forum area
Info link N/K
Name Michael Nulty
Post code E1W 3RT
Bio Resident in the forum area
Info link http://www.dellam.com/08023549-ALACRATAS%20CIC.html
Name Paul Kellaway
Post code E1W 3SU
Bio Chartered accountant; community blogger; resident forum area
Info link http://pootlingaround.blogspot.co.uk/
COUNCILLORS
Name Denise Jones
Post code E1 0BL
Bio Local councillor for part forum area & resident in the forum area
Info link http://sps2ksrv.towerhamlets.gov.uk/meetyourcouncillor/MemberDetails.aspx?ID=87
Name Shafil Haque
Post code E14 2BG
Bio Local councillor for part of the forum area
Info link http://sps2ksrv.towerhamlets.gov.uk/meetyourcouncillor/MemberDetails.aspx?ID=22

 

Please feel free to copy this data if you wish, I can provide a .CSV file if you want one.

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