Regent’s Park issues

March 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm / by

Afternoon everyone! Good weekend?

I went out in Hampstead on Saturday after a long time and obviously had to stop by La Creperie de Hampstead. If you’ve never been, you are missing out! Truly indulgent but I thought I deserved it after canvassing all day….(or at least that’s what I told myself)

Anyway! The two major issues I’ll be campaigning on this week in Regent’s Park are –

1) The Crown Estate sell-offs. I went to the fantastic demonstration in front on the Crown Estate HQ last week and you can see my photos here.

2) The proposed High Speed Train coming into Euston. Frank Dobson MP raised his concerns about this proposal during the High Speed Rail debate in the House of Commons and you can read the full debate here.

Following on from Frank’s debate, I wrote to the Ham and High newspaper this week expressing my trepidation about the proposal.

It’s on Page 16 if you’ve managed to get hold of a copy. Otherwise here is it below –

Dear Editor

I am extremely concerned about the route being proposed for the High Speed Train coming into Euston. Although the introduction of the High speed train will give the area a boost, it simply cannot be done at the expense of the residents. The current plans mean that a significant part of the Regent’s Park estate will be affected. It is not an option to destroy people’s homes during this process.

The railway engineers need to have an immediate consultation with the residents in the area. We need to protect their homes and we cannot allow this expansion of Euston to have a devastating impact on our community.

Yours sincerely

Tulip Siddiq

Ps – my Red readers …… Torres Torres Torres!!