This morning someone on Twitter had the cheek to ask if Father Christmas existed. What? Of course he does!
By way of proof a little present for everyone in the East End from Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf popped into my email inbox from the very nice people at Tower Hamlets Strategic Planning – Plan Making Team (Directorate of Development & Renewal) to give them their full title.
The email said:
“Thank you for submitting your consultation response for the recent Neighbourhood Planning consultation.
The Council has produced a Consultation Summary Report which is available on the Council’s Neighbourhood Planning Consultation webpage.
Consultation responses will be used to inform Officer recommendations for the designation of the Neighbourhood Planning Forums and Areas. The Mayor in Cabinet will determine the applications in early 2014.
Please refer to the Neighbourhood Planning webpages for further information.”
So I popped over to the link the nice people from the Tower Hamlets Strategic Planning – Plan Making Team (Directorate of Development & Renewal) sent me and this is (part of) what I found. There are three current applications for groups to become Neighbourhood Planning Forums and here are the nice pie charts that sum up local residents responses to the applications.
I would urge you to read the full document for context but here are pie charts showing the responses of the respective local communities to the three NPF applications.
East Shoreditch Neighbourhood Planning Forum
With a total of three responses it looks like the East Shoreditch team are not doing anything controversial. Good luck East Shoreditch!
Limehouse Community Forum
With three responses and no objections it is no surprise that the good people of the Limehouse Community Forum are also in tune with what their residents want. No surprise really as they have been doing it for eight years.
Good luck Limehouse! We wish you well.
And now who else was mentioned? Oh yes! Nearly forgot.
44 responses. 43 objections. 1 neutral.
You know what that means don’t you?
Network Wapping forgot to support themselves again.
While lots of other people took the time and effort to object to them.
And without being a professional statistician I think it is possible to conclude from this data that the people of St. Katharine Docks, Wapping, Shadwell and Limehouse would really like just one thing for Christmas.
For Network Wapping to sod off.