• Victoria Hall Trust – HAVE YOUR SAY
  • Registering Ealing Town Hall as Asset of Community Value

Consultation period extended to Feb 9th

There is a further extension to the Council’s consultation on its planned changes to the Victoria Hall Trust. This follows representations from Ealing Voice that essential information about the Trust’s accounts, the extent of its assets and the proposed terms of their disposal is not in the public domain. The new deadline for comments is now February 9th.  It gives the Council more time to assemble the missing information and…

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Victoria Hall Consultation latest

Feedback to EV is that this is a tricky subject to get your head around. Just what are the grounds for objection? EV has therefore prepared a one page sheet which sets out the case as succinctly as possible, and lists 5 possible reasons to object. Feel free to use any of this material when writing your objection – but bear in mind that it always looks better if you…

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Haven Green

Following a four week public inquiry in 2017, a planning inspector found that the Council was quite wrong to claim the Cycle Hub had been constructed as a recreational facility for people enjoying Haven Green. He also said that the CCTV cameras that the Council had installed were unlawful and should be removed. However, he went on to say that the additional passengers using Ealing Broadway Station meant there were…

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Victoria Hall Trust – HAVE YOUR SAY

In 2016 Ealing Council announced a deal to dispose of most of the Town Hall to a private developer to convert into a boutique hotel.  The Victoria Hall and Princes Rooms underneath it form part of the deal.  The Council would only keep the east wing with the Council Chamber and marriage rooms. The deal was met with much dismay. People said the Council had no right to dispose of…

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PRESS RELEASE – Ealing Town Hall

Starts…/ EXCITING plans are being drawn up for a bid to save one of Ealing’s flagship buildings from being sold off. Ealing Council has proposed leasing the grade II listed building to a private company to convert into a hotel. But campaigners against the plans have temporarily blocked them by registering the structure as a community asset and are busy coming up with a new proposal for it. Ealing Council…

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Application by Ealing Council to de-register part of Haven Green as Common Land.

Following court action by The Friends of Haven Green (FOHG), Ealing Council has applied to the Planning Inspectorate to de-register the lozenge of land on which the cycle hub stands. FOHG had said that, because it is Common Land, it would require approval of The Government. FOHG say that this would set a precedent for Ealing and other councils to erode parts of other Common Land which is at present…

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Registering Assets of Community Value

The Localism Act 2011 allows communities to apply for registration of their important buildings and public spaces. This then allows the local community a six month period to put together a bid to purchase and run the asset if the current owner wishes to sell. Ealing Voice (Community Asset Registrations) is a group of local people who have come together to ensure that our precious places are protected. Please contact…

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