Well, as if that sort of wholesale economic disruption weren't enough, today we have the unpleasant duty of reporting to you an even more insidious element coming between the overlords and their simple desire to live out their lives
Dog racing will never return to Walthamstow Stadium under the current ownership, it has been announced. In a defiant statement, Housing association London and Quadrant (L&Q) has for the first time completely ruled out the sport becoming part of a future development - irrespective of the outcome of any future public consultations."Defiant" and "...irrespective of the outcome of any future public consultations?" Who do these people think they are? This is America! Well, OK this is England, but that's sort of like America-Lite. Anyway the point is We The People aren't going to sit still while outsiders come in here and take away our right to lose the rent money two dollars at a time...umm...two pounds at a time we mean. Yeesh, it's no wonder they lost the revolutionary war. Bet they're metric too.
Save Our Stow (SOS) campaign leader Ricky Holloway expressed outrage at the announcement. He said: "They think they know what's best for our community but they don't."Tell it Ricky! Greyhounds have been suffering and dying at the track since 1933, and now a bunch of real estate pirates show up and tell us just because no one comes to the track anymore they are going to get rid of it? We don't think so.
"This is the most blatant act of a developer putting its own profit before the wishes of any community and L&Q must now be stopped."Amen brother Holloway! This isn't a community that's going to stand by while a bunch of profit hungry developers in their fancy suits and with their fancy cars runs rough shod over the rights and desires of the citizens. The last thing we need is some cheap, sleazy strip mall full of tattoo parlors, tanning shops and video stores. We love our neighborhood here mister, and our neighbors, so why don't you get back in your fancy car and take your fancy suit and your money grubbing greedy self back to where you came from?
L&Q said it will continue to push ahead with its plans for housing at the Chingford Road site. "There are a number of reasons for this. "There is a serious need for housing in Waltham Forest - over 14,000 families are currently on the waiting list in the borough."Never! This community will not be turned into some post apocalyptic desert full of trash and drug users. We got rid of that when the track closed. You can't just...wait a minute...houses you say? 14,000 families? OK that's...uh...that's going to...um...say Skyp, why don't you entertain our friends here while we step out for a quick regroup?
Skyp is active, bouncy, happy and very friendly. He is very affectionate. He will seek you out and will stay next to you for pets. He gives kisses. He is a quick learner. He likes to play with toys. He has cute floppy ears. He is very comical, inquisitive, and a cute boy. Skyp would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children. He would do best as an only dog, as he is a bit pushy with other dogs. He has a lot of energy since he is young and is a greyhound mix. He would make a great jogging partner. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.