Petition supporting Madre Tierra at Walthamstow Central station attracted 550 signatures

Owner Alessandro Pinna outside Madre Tierra

Owner Alessandro Pinna outside Madre Tierra

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A popular coffee business which was threatened with closure due to the planned extension of Walthamstow Central station appears to have been saved after MP Stella Creasy intervened.

Alessandro Pinna has been running the Madre Tierra kiosk for four years, but says he was recently told he would have to move when the station is expanded.

A petition launched by customer Catherine Marcus attracted 550 signatures and now Ms Creasy's intervention looks to have saved the business.

In a post published on Facebook, she wrote: "I have spoken with Council business support team and they have been liaising with Alessandro Pinna and Madre Tierra isn't going anywhere....they have also offered to help link him in to the business support teams work too....‪#‎sorted".

Council leader Chris Robbins has said Madre Tierra is being helped to find an 'amicable' agreement with land owners Network Rail and development company Solum. ‬

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10:23am Tue 4 Mar 14

cynicalsue says...

Ha, ha! Chris Robber and his gang foiled again!
Ha, ha! Chris Robber and his gang foiled again! cynicalsue
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2:06pm Tue 4 Mar 14

rodddy says...

Not to take anything away from Stella Creasy, but this was more to do with Catherine Marcus and the people sharing this petition through various Stow themed social networks.

Would've been nice to interview Alessandro and get his side of the story and perhaps network rail. Do local journos leave their desks these days?
Not to take anything away from Stella Creasy, but this was more to do with Catherine Marcus and the people sharing this petition through various Stow themed social networks. Would've been nice to interview Alessandro and get his side of the story and perhaps network rail. Do local journos leave their desks these days? rodddy
  • Score: 6

7:25pm Tue 4 Mar 14

mdj says...

It's good to see our elected representatives standing up for much-valued local amenities. Have Ms Creasy and Cllr Robbins also signed the petition in support of the Soup Kitchen?
It's good to see our elected representatives standing up for much-valued local amenities. Have Ms Creasy and Cllr Robbins also signed the petition in support of the Soup Kitchen? mdj
  • Score: 1

7:18am Wed 5 Mar 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

mdj wrote:
It's good to see our elected representatives standing up for much-valued local amenities. Have Ms Creasy and Cllr Robbins also signed the petition in support of the Soup Kitchen?
I don't know if Stella Creasy has signed the petition, but I do know she has publicly voiced her support - which us probably far more important.
[quote][p][bold]mdj[/bold] wrote: It's good to see our elected representatives standing up for much-valued local amenities. Have Ms Creasy and Cllr Robbins also signed the petition in support of the Soup Kitchen?[/p][/quote]I don't know if Stella Creasy has signed the petition, but I do know she has publicly voiced her support - which us probably far more important. Helen, Walthamstow
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