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 for the public to digest it.
The news has come too late for those who have already responded to the previous deadline by objecting to the principle of the Victoria Hall’s sell off. Ealing Voice has been overwhelmed by the number of objections members of the public have copied to them. Many comments are hugely critical of the disposal of a charitable asset that has come to symbolise the Borough’s historic civic culture.
Ealing Voice understands that the Council intends to supply the new information two weeks before the new consultation deadline. We will circulate a summary of it for the public to comment.