Woodford Green store rises from ashes to become residents’ shop
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A residents group has been formed to protect businesses in the community from closing down after a store caught fire.
The Shenfield Road Shop Residents Group has been formed by the Church End Conservatives, following a fire destroyed part of the corner shop, Londis store, in Shenfield Road, Woodford Green, in June 2013.
Resident and member of the Church End action team, Tom McLaren, said: “We’ve spoken to many local residents, some who live a number of streets away, and this shop provides a vital resource for them.”
The new Residents Group will be focusing on preserving the local business, and will also request that Redbridge Council registers the shop as a Community Asset, meaning if the business ever went up for sale, the group could make a bid to buy it.
Tom said: “I know a number of people who use it regularly, especially older people who aren’t so mobile, and I want to make sure it reopens and stays open. That’s why I’m organising a residents committee and pursuing the community asset registration.
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“The last thing we want to see is to see yet another historic building being knocked down and replaced by an ugly block of flats.”
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