Every few years a rumour starts about the possible removal of the Catford Cat. The last time was when the Cat was getting a paint job. Move forward to 2017 and another rumour is doing the rounds. This one has generated a petition to save the Cat and a write up in Time Out.
Judging by the signatures on the petition, the Cat still has its supporters.
It’s possible that the debate started after Lewisham Council launched a website seeking everyone’s views about the regeneration of Catford Town Centre. Whether you live, work, shop, socialise, commute or run a business in Catford the council want to hear from you.
You have until the end of the year to pitch your ideas and voice your concerns. These will be used to develop a master plan for the town centre. The plan will be further developed in 2018 and we’ll all get to have our say about it.
The map covers more than just the town centre and people have a lot to say about Catford. Pop over there see if you agree with any of the comments about the place where you live. If not, you can propose some ideas of your own.
As for the Cat, it was never under any threat.
A mischievous rumour has been put about. There are no plans to remove any beloved fibre glass cats from our ward. pic.twitter.com/yHDOJ1xWjw
— James-J Walsh (@JamesJWalsh) March 17, 2017
As we bring new homes, new jobs, new shops & open spaces to the area the Catford Cat WILL STAY in Catford for generations to come
— Lewisham Council (@LewishamCouncil) March 20, 2017
Let’s hope this puts the rumours to bed for ever.