Stokey Local are holding a meeting at on Saturday 26 July, 4pm at the Methodist Church, 106 Stoke Newington High Street (next door to the Sainsbury's Local store) and we have a new leaflet to distribute.
This meeting will serve several functions: an update on progress, an organising meeting, an opportunity to review our fundraising and it will also be the first formal AGM of the 'Stokey Local Community Fund'. Once the business of the meeting is out of the way, it will also provide an opportunity for an informal get together.
Perhaps most importantly, it will be an opportunity to organise the distribution of a campaign newsletter (pictured right, and below). We need volunteers to help distribute this A4 newsletter as we still need to raise additional funds for the legal costs (mindful that if we do not win, then we will have to pay a contribution to the Council, and developer's legal costs, as well as other court and professional costs). We also want to be genuinely representative of the whole community, and not just the 'vocal pressure group' as characterised by some of our critics.
The leaflets will be available to collect at our meeting this Saturday 26 July at 4pm at the Methodist Church, 106 Stoke Newington High Street (next door to the Sainsbury local store).
We need volunteers both to deliver the A4 newsletter, and to co-ordinate the delivery in different parts of the area (to avoid leafleting the same street twice). If you can help, please sign up here. We are looking for as many people as possible to take about 250 copies each, which should take about an hour to distribute door to door. WIth enough volunteers we can get the area covered, which will raise the profile of this campaign once again, and ensure we are ready for the court battle in October.
The meeting will also be the formal AGM of the Stokey Local Community Fund (which is entirely focused on raising funds for the legal challenge and is constituted separately from the campaign group)
We established our fighting fund last year and appointed a number of respected local people to act as Trustees.
The primary object of the fund is:
Since then more than 300 people have donated money. To ensure accountability, we are holding a brief AGM, where a set of accounts will be available and where we will elect Trustees for the coming year.
- To indemnify such complainants, respondents and defendants as it agrees in matters challenging development in Wilmer Place, N16.
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We will keep you updated, but in the meantime, feel free to share this newsletter with friends, family, neighbours etc, and share it on Facebook/Twitter etc.
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As always: thank you Stokey!