• Lawyers write to Charity Commission
  • Ealing Town Hall. Do we have any alternatives?
  • Victoria Hall Trust Consultation – Response by Ealing Voice
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Lawyers write to Charity Commission

Our lawyers Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP have submitted a hard hitting letter (see this link) to the Charity Commission outlining all that is wrong with Ealing Council’s consultation, its proposals for the Victoria Hall Trust and the awful mess it has made of management. We have written to the chief executive and leader of the council to discuss how to move forward through positive dialogue. Pitzhanger Manor and…

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Ealing Town Hall. Do we have any alternatives?

Julian Bell explained to the General Purposes Committee, (at 2.40 minutes in) why he thinks the deal with Mastcraft to convert the Town Hall into a Boutique Hotel is a good one. Is he right? A boutique hotel is unlikely to bring significant economic benefits to Ealing town centre, or achieve much change to its increasingly down-at-heel character. Anyway the deal apparently allows Mastcraft to convert the whole town hall into…

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LBE responds to Victoria Hall consultation

A report on the Victoria Hall Trust consultation is to be discussed by the Council’s General Purposes Committee on 15th March. The report says over 275 people responded to the consultation and it lists the wide-ranging objections to the Council’s plans: Objections to disposal of Ealing Town Hall Objections to changing the Trust Objects Desire for local people to be able to join the Trust Board Further clarity on consultation…

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Victoria Hall Trust Consultation – Response by Ealing Voice

The Council’s consultation on its plans to dispose of the Victoria Hall has now closed. Thanks to everyone for responding to Ealing Voice’s campaign to retain the trust as a charitable asset by objecting to the planned disposal. You can view here the response by by Ealing Voice. We understand the 15th March meeting of the Council’s General Purposes Committee will discuss a report on the consultation before any report…

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Second Consultation – How to Respond

      Ealing Council’s second consultation  on the plans to dispose of the Victoria Hall raises further issues affecting the Charitable Trust that manages the Hall.  After further discussions with the Council about its plans, Ealing Voice has prepared new guidance for people wishing to respond to the second consultation. The deadline for comments is March 2nd. The Council’s General Purposes sub committee will then consider what happens at…

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Old Acton Library – New Bid

Bidding has reopened for parties interested in taking over one of Acton’s most prominent buildings, the old Acton Library.  Ealing Council had agreed a deal with Curzon Cinemas to take over the vacant library building and convert it as a cinema, restaurant, bar and three flats.  But the deal has broken down and the library remains empty and unmaintained. So the Central Acton Neighbourhood Forum (CANForum) are dusting down some…

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Day of Action to Save Southall Town Hall

       Around 100 people joined Southall’s Februrary 9th Day of Action and the campaign to retain Southall Town Hall as a hub for the Southall community. Flags and banners made for a highly colourful demonstration which attracted the attention of London ITV cameras and local media reporters ExposureBox.  The Town Hall is the home to the Southall Community Alliance which plays a vital role in bringing together groups from across…

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Victoria Hall Second Consultation

You may have heard that the Council issued a second consultation on the Victoria Hall Trust. The closing date is March 2nd. This move took everyone by surprise as it was not explained how the two consultations relate to one another. Many who had responded to the first consultation contacted Ealing Voice asking whether they should respond again. We therefore contacted the Council to ask them what we should do….

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