But in a blow to campaigners, a report by a planning inspector on Waltham Forest Council’s local development framework strategy said the case for the site to be re-used as a dog track is ‘based on history and sentiment, not objective need.’, It said: ‘There is no corporate plan for the greyhound racing industry and so no evidence to demonstrate a continuing need for a flagship stadium at this location in Waltham Forest.’. Just hope that when racing commences, Ricky and our Save Our Stow campaigners have races honoured after their valiant efforts over the past two years. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. A trial at Wimbledon is likely to follow entry into the Classic. It includes an offer to the housing association of a joint-venture with the flats and apartments L&Q plan to build surrounding the greyhound track, which naturally survives in plans drawn up by Morton and the Save Our Stow campaign team. The land banking of the Stow site when there is a perfectly viable alternative proposal that will benefit all the community is almost criminal. I hope the Councillors have seen through all this and refuse any L&Q applications until they learn to consult properly and react accordingly. The new business will pay great attention to customer feedback to ensure customer satisfaction and to try to ensure repeat business. They are doing what they want. There is no evidence to suggest that a new greyhound racing facility is needed on the site of a former iconic dog track, a planning inspector has concluded. Mr Morton’s vision is supported by the local Members of Parliament Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith (MP for Chingford) and Stella Creasy (MP for Walthamstow). "desc" => "One of the most recognisable faces in the sport could lift its biggest trophy...", One source said: "It really was a cracking night, and Swindon seems to be going places. In turn this will illuminate the Borough and help restore the pride and heritage to this part of London. The catchment area of Walthamstow Stadium runs in to several millions with the borough alone having a population of about 250,000. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ALL THE BEST BOB[MR MORTON] SEE YOU IN THE GOODWOOD LOUNGE SOON. / By signing, you accept Care2's Terms of Service. 11.89 Bob MORTON Bryant Invitational 4-24-82. I CAN HERE THE HARES RUNNING AS I TYPE THIS MESSAGE. If you find yourself aligning with any of those folks, you can move along, nothing to see here. In short, Mr Morton’s vision is to firstly switch on the world famous neon lights of Walthamstow Stadium. East London Having problems signing this? There is huge interest from Ireland and the entry is one of the best in recent years. "category" => "Greyhounds News", No.1 Care2 Stands Against: bigots, racists, bullies, science deniers, misogynists, gun lobbyists, xenophobes, the willfully ignorant, animal abusers, frackers, and other mean people. Cannot wait till the neon lights are back on and queues to get in, prospect is mouth-watering. Of course, the Olympic Stadium and Village is based at Stratford/Hackney, just a few miles away from Walthamstow Stadium which has been dormant since August 2008. Mr Morton will explore and include new income streams so that the stadium is income producing not just on race nights but also throughout the day and on non race nights. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. SAVE OUR STOW PRESS STATEMENT-19 AUGUST 2010, BOB MORTON TABLES FORMAL BID TO PURCHASE STOW, ‘To return greyhound racing to this, its primary and historic home’ (Mayor Boris Johnson). Droopys Greg has been all the rage in the antepost Derby betting after almost breaking the track record in front of the Sky cameras at Swindon on Wednesday. "path" => "/var/www/vhosts/betting.betfair.com/httpdocs/greyhound-racing/", Jolly Poacher was the most lucrative winner of the night at Swindon, taking away £7,500 for connections after winning the Swindon Arc final. "It's always been a great catchment area and with investment could just be a fantastic asset, with greyhound racing underwriting its success." The owners, who have had a reputation with closing tracks in the past, have been reinvigorated by the success of the venue and long-term development plans are being discussed. Walthamstow greyhound track, the 'Stow, closed down in 2008.The Chandler Family, who who owned the track since it opened in 1933, closed it down as Â "With all the principle income streams in sharp decline, and general running costs rising relentlessly, the company's operations have become unsustainable. Care2 Stands With: humanitarians, animal lovers, feminists, rabble-rousers, nature-buffs, creatives, the naturally curious, and people who really love to do the right thing. To paraphrase Mayor Boris Johnson, Mr Morton is seeking to return greyhound racing to its ‘primary and historic home’. But on Wednesday, he trapped well and actually made the bend in front before running away for a comfortable win, just two spots off the 509m clock.