Tuesday, 13 December 2005

Public meeting


A public meeting is being called for Thursday 15th December between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at St Michaels Hall, on the corner of Lansdowne Drive and Lavender Grove, E8.

The Occupation of Tony Platia's (Franscesca's) Cafe at 34 Broadway Market has raised many issues in the national, London and local press and people are invited to discuss the following issues:

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HOW BROADWAY MARKET IS CHANGING?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS WHO NOW HAVE A LARGE STAKE IN THE AREA?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE WAY HACKNEY COUNCIL IS MANAGING `REGENERATION' HERE, AND IN THE REST OF THE BOROUGH?

The event is to be chaired by Rev William Campbell-Taylor.

All relevant parties are being invited to speak including:

Chris Berry - Interim Head of Planning, Hackney Council
Jessica Crowe - Deputy Mayor of Hackney
Guy Nicholson - Regeneration Officer, Hackney Council
Andrew Boff - Conservative Councillor, Queeensbridge Ward
Bill Hodgson - Labour Councillor, Queensbridge Ward (Chair of Planning)

Arthur Shuter - Local Advocate and Spokesman for Protest at Tony's Cafe
Carl Taylor - Hackney Independent
Stephen Selby - Broadway Market Traders and Residents Association
Maria Flynn - Regents Estate TRA
Fred Filce - Whiston & Goldsmiths TRA

Dr Roger Wratten
Stirling Properties
Broadway Investments Hackney Ltd.

Each party will have 2-3 minutes to speak on one or all of the issues and questions will be taken from the audience. The media is expected to attend.

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