About fifty people turned up that Sunday to the Vision Day for the Neighbourhood Plan. Over a full day of talks and workshops, they added new ideas to the labels that they’d already gathered for the Carpet of Wishes – around 200 suggestions were pinned up round the walls of St Hilda’s East Community Centre. A special contingent of younger residents drew their ideas for a better Shoreditch.

They learned about the stats in a profile of the area – where the greatest needs are – and we had a broad-arching presentation that pinpointed the problems and possibilities.