The Limehouse Community Forum was established in the Spring of 2005 to address three concerns that residents had; crime, poor street lighting and CCTV along Narrow Street. The founding members of the forum were representatives of some of our local housing estates and residential blocks. Our constitution was agreed in July and membership was redefined and opened to any "development", an expansion which would grant admission to businesses, institutions and other local bodies.
Since that time the forum has successfully worked to increase membership, and has reached out to form partnerships with a wide range of associated organisations and groups, allowing our Limehouse community to have a rather loud voice within and beyond our local authority. Activities have included expanding the local heath facilities, preserving neighbourhood youth services, mediating disputes, growing local amenities such as the Basin Market & PopUp Cinema and improving the quality of life in Limehouse.
In 2012 the LCF successfully lobbied the Boundary Commission to alter the size of our ward, matching those as defined in the LCF constitution. In 2013, the LCF applied to become a Neighbourhood Planning Forum and has now been so designated. The Limehouse Neighbourhood Planning Forum has the responsibility to produce a local plan which will have the strength of planning law, within our community
The LCF reaches out and interacts with our wider community of residents and businesses by hosting public events. Each year the LCF funds and organises a History Night, where we can all learn about our past and help shape our future. The formal adoption of our constitute is commemorated on the first Sunday in July, with what is one of the premier local festivals: LIMEfest.
Please explore our website and have a look at what we do, come to a meeting or join us; ask some questions or suggest some answers. The value of a community is based upon our choosing to take part in that community. Limehouse matters. We can all add value, we can all make things better for ourselves and our neighbours. Take part today.
Limehouse Community Forum
"To promote and protect Limehouse"