I sent the email below to firstname.lastname@example.org this morning in support of the application by the Limehouse Community Forum (LCF) to become a Neighbourhood Planning Forum.
Limehouse Community Forum – a real community group
The team over at Limehouse have been working away for seven years and have been forced by the irresponsible antics of Network Wapping to become a NPF. Why? Because Network Wapping seem to want to have their fingers in anything that interests them from the Tower of London all the way along the river to Canary Wharf.
While there may be some benefit to the LCF having NPF status (sorry about all the acronyms) it is marginal. But the reality it that the only way Limehouse can be 100% sure of keeping Network Wapping away is by becoming a NPF.
Another example of the flaws in the Localism Act. But good luck to Mark Slankard and the LCF for their application.
Email supporting LCF application
To: Neighbourhood Planning Consultation team, Tower Hamlets Council.
I would like to express my unreserved support for the Limehouse Community Forum (LCF) to become a Neighbourhood Planning Forum.The LCF has been the core community group in Limehouse for a number of years and during this time has repeatedly demonstrated by its actions that it has a genuine interest and concern for the Limehouse community.I think that to award the Limehouse Community Forum NPF status can only benefit Limehouse, East London and Tower Hamlets as a whole.Yours sincerelyMark Baynes8 Frobisher HouseWatts StreetWappingE1W 2PZ