Supporting the scheme has been an interesting ride over the past few weeks. We certainly did not expect, before the consultation process had even started, for the scheme to feature in the Evening Standard and the Telegraph (with follow up posts highlighting the shocking journalism here, here and here). Neither did we count on being subject to the intimidation that is outlined in the Evening Standard article. A lot of misinformation has been spread, which we have answered the issues in the FAQ page and on the Loving Dalston article.
Our aims are to make the area safer, cleaner and more pleasant. We will continue to campaign for a scheme that achieves these aims. We will engage in the consultation and encourage our neighbours to so too. We will meet Council officers and Councillors when invited to. We will attend meetings. We will talk to journalists. We will engage in constructive discussion with opponents of the scheme. We will not stand for being intimidated.
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We are a group of local residents who walk, drive and cycle. We support Hackney's traffic and pollution reduction plans. We firmly believe this scheme will help make London Fields a better place to live. We look forward to working with all of our neighbours and the council to make this scheme a success.