STOP PRESS! WIN FOR SOUTHALL TOWN HALL

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20th July 2018

We have just received a report from Janpal Singh Basran that campaigners have won their legal case to prevent the sale of Southall Town Hall by Ealing Council. Our congratulations to all the individuals and groups in Southall who have fought hard to preserve this important and well used community asset. Official press release will follow.

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Lawyers write to Charity Commission

3 for the win
21st June 2018

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 – WILL THEY, WON’T THEY?

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3rd February 2018

As the council grows increasingly desperate to save its awful deal to give away our much loved town hall to hotel developer Mastcraft, in exchange for a couple of million pounds to spruce up offices for councillors, there is a new consultation in town. As published in this week’s Ealing Gazette – the Council is now admitting plans to give away the assets of the Victoria Hall Trust, and trying…

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Victoria Hall Trust Consultation – FOI LATEST

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30th January 2018

The consultation, which is currently due to finish on 9th February, has already been extended twice by Ealing Council as it struggles to put together and release important information requested under FOI (Freedom of Information). We have now had to raise a complaint about the FOI response and ask that if the outstanding questions are not answered in full by Friday 2nd February then the consultation is extended again. Ealing…

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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…

29th December 2017
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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…

18th August 2016
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Ealing Central Library

London Borough of Ealing Council plans to move the Central Library to a new smaller location within Ealing Broadway Centre. Save Ealing’s Centre has objected – see SEC letter to LBE – 05 08 2016

17th August 2016
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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…

27th July 2016
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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…

27th July 2016
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