I would like to thank Mr Stephen Ayers for bringing to our attention the origins of the Town Square (November 26).

Unfortunately, there is no longer a democratic process within Waltham Forest Council for the use of Common Land. I hope the cladding is safe on the future tower blocks which will dominate the square and the fire which closed part of the shopping mall.

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The trees are saved for now. Trust our beloved council to find tree branches useful for hanging their Christmas decorations at this time of year.

Adele Tinman

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