What Are We Doing & Why?
We love LUTON – OUR TOWN. We were born here; we grew up here; we live here; we work here; our family is here; our kids were born here; our parents came from here; our football team is here. To us it’s special. We love Wardown Park; the L&D; the town hall; Bury Park; Stockwood Park; Warden Hills; Kenilworth Road; Leagrave Park; the schools; University; St. George’s Square
Whether it’s Stopsley; Challney; Biscot; Crawley; Farley; Barnfield; Wigmore; Dallow; South; Farley; Saints; High Town; Limbury; Icknield; Lewsey; Round Green; Northwell; Sundon Park – we love ‘em all
We love the diversity. Our parents, grandparents, great grandparents may well have settled here from all over the Country, from all parts of the Commonwealth and from Ireland. They came with courage and a desire for a better life for their families. They came for the secure, well-paid work at Vauxhall, Bedford, SKF, Electrolux, AC Delco, Kent Meters, Hayward Tyler, Whitbread, Commer Cars, Laporte, and latterly Luton Airport, EasyJet and the L&D Hospital. We salute them.
Of course we know of the negativity, whether in the news media or social media. It’s like an infectious disease – it catches on and before long word of mouth spreads it and it becomes the received wisdom irrespective of its truth or otherwise. The reputation of our town, Luton, has suffered in this way for decades.
We reject this mindset – absolutely!
#saveourtown think it’s time for a change, time to right a few wrongs!
Little in the world is perfect. Luton is no exception but lots of good things are happening. Regeneration is afoot. Investment is building. Our aim is to support all that’s good in our town. From individuals and businesses that are rising to the challenges of Covid-19. Looking out for others, supporting their community and making a contribution. We will highlight these heroes that are not wearing capes, those that are determined to make a difference and put something back. Firms that are repurposing production in response to critical need for specialised equipment – much the same as an earlier generation did at Vauxhall and other firms in WW2.
Beyond that Save Our Town is currently involved in the early stages of a brand new regeneration project that will be the envy of every town in the region. Something so big it will be of national importance!
When details can be released Save Our Town supporters will be asked to voice their opinions and support for this truly special opportunity.
Together we can make a difference. Together we can make things happen………….