Bob Sullivan with local residents at Ive Farm talking to a Guardian reporter
Last week Leyton ward Councillor Bob Sullivan arranged for residents to present their petition to the Mayor.
The Council is still negotiating turning Ive Farm Playing Field, which they have left derelict, into a campsite for the Olympics.
Oliver Close, Villiers Close and Ive Farm Close residents whose homes back onto the site have objections and organised a protest on the field.
Leyton Ward Councillor Bob Sullivan said:
“It’s now less than two months until the Olympics and the council still can’t give us a decision. This will cause untold disruption if it is allowed to happen and the council need to think again.
“I’m pleased that residents were able to deliver this petition to the Mayor. The council must now take this issue seriously and listen to residents’ concerns about posting a campsite at Ive Farm in a heavily residential area.”
We were out in full force last week, as we asked the residents of OLIVER CLOSE if they would like a neighbourhood watch to be set up in their area.
I must say the response we received was an overwhelming support for a neighbourhood watch being set up in Oliver Close and so many of you wanting to help and play an active part in the forthcoming watch too!
If you live in the area and would like to be part of the Oliver Close Neighbourhood Watch please do let me know. We will be having a public meeting very soon to set everything up.
Cllrs Naheed Qureshi & Winnie Smith knocking on doors in Oliver Close