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…

13th March 2018

Second 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…

5th March 2018

Second Consultation – How to Respond

Town Hall 1 1889
22nd February 2018

      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…


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…

15th February 2018

Day of Action to Save Southall Town Hall

Townhall day of action
12th February 2018

       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…


Victoria Hall Second Consultation

12th February 2018

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….


Campaign to Save Southall Town Hall steps up a gear

Campaigners in Southall are intensifying their opposition to the disposal of their Town Hall which, while surplus to the Council’s needs, is used locally as a crucial resource that provides a centre for community groups supporting those on the margins of the Borough’s society. Southall Town Hall dates from a similar period to the Ealing Town Hall. It was built at a time of civic pride and a belief in…

7th February 2018

Southall Town Hall also under threat

A separate campaign is underway to save Southall Town Hall which the Council wants to offload to a faith group on a 250 year lease. Southall Town Hall has long associations with the history and development of Southall and its communities. It is now the last remaining public building in the town and serves as a busy hub hosting local organisations and businesses who provide vital services to the Southall…

19th January 2018

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…

13th January 2018

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…

3rd January 2018