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COMMUNITY ROADWATCH

The Cann Hall Police Safer Neighbourhood Team have asked us to publicise the Community Roadwatch scheme operated by ther Safer Transport team

If anyone would like to take part in the scheme, please contact the team and we will pass your details to the Safer Transport team.

What is Community Roadwatch?

Community Roadwatch is designed to give residents the opportunity to work alongside police, to deter speeding on their roads using speed detection equipment.

Why are we running Community Roadwatch?

Transport for London, the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service are working together to reduce collisions on London’s roads. Community Roadwatch is designed to support wider police activity, working with local communities to make people aware of the dangers of travelling too fast on London’s roads.

How does Community Roadwatch work?

Volunteers stand in High Visibility jackets along the roadside with Safer Transport Officers and use a speed gun. The speed gun will be pointed at speeding vehicles to calculate their speed.

Any vehicles going over the speed limit will have their number plates noted down and a warning letter will be sent to the Registered Keepers address.

***No vehicles are stopped nor signalled to slow down at any point during the Roadwatch***

This is a preventative measure to reduce speed and educate drivers

Who can take part in the Community Roadwatch?

Anyone, over the age of 18, can volunteer to take part in the Roadwatch from local residents/ Neighbourhood Watches/ Ward panels and Schools.

How long does a Community Roadwatch last?

There is no set time, most Roadwatches take an hour.

How often can I take part in a Community Roadwatch?

Volunteers can take part as much as they like. The Met Police are very keen for this scheme to be run on a monthly basis.

Contact details:

Cann Hall Neighbourhood Policing Team
Email – Cannhall.NPT@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2036

NEWS RELEASE: Widow’s Pension Cuts: Cruel and Unnecessary

 

The Widow’s Pension is designed to help create security and safety for families when they lose a loved one. But this week it is under attack from a new wave of Government cuts. With less money being paid to widows, widowers and surviving civil partners from April 2017 onward.

The changes will only effect those families who lose a loved one after April 6th 2017.

The new rules will add pressure to families when they’re struggling most. Families who’ve just lost a parent are learning to cope on a single income and with one fewer parent. The previous system helped to ease the financial stress with a ‘parachute payment’ which is now greatly decreased.

Families with a terminally ill parent are facing the worst of it, with many having planned for life under the old system now having to look again at the support they can offer to their children or loved ones.

If you want the Government to change its mind and reverse cuts to bereavement benefits, then please share this article with friends and family.

If these changes effect you, friends or family you should visit www.turn2us.org.uk to get support and help.

CANN HALL FOCUS NEWSLETTER 285

The latest issue of the Cann Hall FOCUS Newsletter Is hot off the press and will delivered across the ward free of charge by our team of volunteers.

The FOCUS Team would like to hear from you if you would like to help deliver FOCUS near your home, and keep local people informed. A round usually takes about 45 minutes, every 6 – 8 weeks.

Since the Referendum the Liberal Democrats have enrolled over 19,000 new members nationwide. Please get in touch with our veteran local campaigner Clyde Kitson if you would like to join this growing movement.

Please contact Clyde Kitson on (020) 8534 2947 if you would like to help, thank you.

You can see a copy of FOCUS here: Cann Hall 285

PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDERS CONSULTATION

Cann Hall Ward-Public Space Protection Orders Consultation.

The council has launched a consultation with residents and businesses on the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders in Cann Hall to crack down on anti social behaviour, aggressive begging, use of threatening and insulting language or behaviour and street prostitution.

Breaches of these orders can result in the issue of a £100.00 fixed penalty notice, or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted. The consultation closes on Sunday 23 April.

Lib Dem Focus Team member Liz Phillips says ‘is anyone living in Cann Hall aware of this consultation? How can we respond to something we know nothing about? It’s the Labour council gone mad’.

To help residents the links are shown below.

Please sign the online consultation here

You can see a plan of the area here

OLYMPIC PARK – PLANNING APPLICATIONS UPDATE

This is an update on the Olympic Legacy item

In one month exactly the committee in charge of reviewing the Concrete Batching applications is scheduled to convene and make its decision, which is likely to affect tens of thousands of East London residents.

The plans have generated a massive and highly justified public uproar: nearly 10,000 citizens have signed this petition, and Objection Letters are pouring in to the LLDC website from developers, borough representatives and members of the public alike.

OPCRD has also submitted this week their own *OFFICIAL* Objection Document – in the name of everyone affected and everyone that have signed this petition. It is a 40-page long review of all of the projects’ momentous documentation. The objection document summarizes and pinpoints all the many procedural improprieties, data omissions, implausible assumptions and shabby ‘survey’ work that was handed in to the LLDC by the applicants.

Read OPCRD’s objection, and see for yourself just what a mockery the applicants have made of the application process: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/opcrd/objection.pdf

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (who’s office has informed us that he “doesn’t have the authority to get involved”), was elected on a wave of big promises about ‘Clean air for Londoners’, and the need to clean and strengthen the weaker boroughs, more affected by pollution than other. So we thought he might want to see this video, shot 27 August afternoon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlSdvBm7MKk (also at www.opcrd.org)

This is not a massive fire or the aftermath of an explosion – it’s simply a gigantic dust cloud spreading across Newham, carrying huge amounts of harmful particulate matter (PM. This concrete batching plant in this video is located less than 50 meters from where the additional 3 (!!!) are planned to be located…

Now is NOT a time to become complacent about this – share, engage and support, or these plans WILL become reality in exactly 1 month!

 

SHOCK FOR SCHOOLS AND PARENTS

Local schools to lose millions as budgets slashed

Local Liberal Democrats are fighting against school funding cuts in Waltham Forest. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that schools in Waltham Forest will lose £20,185,760 in real terms by 2020. This amounts to a loss of £538 a year for each child, – the equivalent to cutting 541 teachers from our local schools.

The teaching unions have compiled a list of anticipated budget reductions by 2019, access School Budget Reductions.

Veteran former Lib Dem councillor Clyde Kitson said,

This is crazy.  It is putting our children’s future at risk.  As a result of the Government cuts schools are having to consider drastic budget reductions such as reducing the number of teachers and, would you believe it, even introducing a four-day week.

Clyde and the local Lib Dems are calling on the Government to reverse these cuts to schools funding. The local Lib Dem Team are in contact with schools to better understand their funding problems and will be fighting hard for our local schools.

Please sign our petition here http://www.walthamforestlibdems.org/save_our_schools

CANN HALL FOCUS NEWSLETTER 284

The latest issue of the Cann Hall FOCUS Newsletter Is going to press and will delivered across the ward free of charge by our team of volunteers.

The FOCUS Team would like to hear from you if you would like to help deliver FOCUS near your home, and keep local people informed. A round usually takes about 45 minutes, every 6 – 8 weeks.

Since the Referendum the Liberal Democrats have enrolled over 19,000 new members nationwide. Please get in touch with our veteran local campaigner Clyde Kitson if you would like to join this growing movement.

Please contact Clyde Kitson on (020) 8534 2947 if you would like to help, thank you.

You can see a copy of FOCUS here:Cann Hall 284

ALICE THOMAS JOINS THE LIB DEM FOCUS TEAM

Veteran Liberal Democrat campaigner Clyde Kitson welcomed Alice Thomas to the FOCUS Team.

Clyde says:

Alice will be a strong additiion to the Cann Hall FOCUS Team, and will be proud to uphold its reputation of service and action built up over many years.

Alice says:

I moved to Cann Hall two years ago and found the community has the same funny, friendly, welcoming people she knew growing up in south east London – only with a lot more green space! I live in the Sansom and Acacia Estate, and love that I can roll out of bed on the weekend to go for a run straight onto Wanstead Flats.

I am a commercial solicitor and am used to working hard for my clients. Over the next two years I plan to show you that if you vote for me, and my FOCUS Team colleagues, for Waltham Forest Council in 2018, we will work hard for you and continue to keep in touch with our regular FOCUS Newsletter..

CANN HALL FOCUS NEWSLETTER 283

The latest issue of the Cann Hall FOCUS Newsletter Is going to press and will delivered across the ward free of charge by our team of volunteers.

The FOCUS Team would like to hear from you if you would like to help deliver FOCUS near your home, and keep local people informed. A round usually takes about 45 minutes, every 6 – 8 weeks.

Since the Referendum the Liberal Democrats have enrolled over 19,000 new members nationwide. Please get in touch with our veteran local campaigner Clyde Kitson if you would like to join this growing movement.

Please contact Clyde Kitson on (020) 8534 2947 if you would like to help, thank you.

You can see a copy of FOCUS here: cann-hall-283

SAVE OUR LOCAL PHARMACIES

Save Our Local Pharmacies Campaign

Local pharmacies under threat from the latest Conservative cuts to the national health budget.
This Government’s real terms cash cuts to pharmacies across the UK could be about to take their toll. The Lib Dems don’t as yet know what pharmacy used by hundreds of local people is facing closure, cutting off lifeline services for many elderly and vulnerable residents.

Local Campaigner Liz Phillips says,

For many people the trip to get vital medicines from the pharmacy is long enough already.

Cutting money to local pharmacies is nothing more than robbing Peter to pay Paul. It will only increase the strain on hospitals and GP’s practices at a time when the NHS is already in enough trouble.

The £170million reduction in NHS funding for community pharmacies will put pharmacies across Waltham Forest out of business too.

Local community pharmacies are vital to keep older frail people independent. These people need to be at the heart of our community, on our high streets, with people. In the community rather than in our hospitals.

You can sign our petition here and join hundreds of local people who are already backing the campaign.