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Apparently, it’s the last thing the area needs. I tend to disagree.
The last thing the Dimbles needs is a sugar-coated vision of itself. Don’t let the wave of community spirit in the wake of the death of Michael Eccles fool you into thinking the area was rolling meadows with a fabled London blitz community spirit – it wasn’t.
The Dimbles was a place where you never felt safe. You only have to look at the amount of times you’d see a police car in the area to get a vibe for what it was really like.
To get through its problems, the Dimbles community needs to take a stand in much the way it has in the aftermath of the recent tragedy. But like anyone with a problem, the first step towards recovery is to admit you have a problem.
And no matter what the community say right now, they do have a problem.