West Ealing Neighbours received this press release from Friends of Victoria Hall (FoVH) about helping to fund their efforts to save Victoria Hall for community use rather than being absorbed into the plans for a boutique hotel in the town hall.
‘ The latest development in the five-year battle campaign to prevent Ealing’s Victoria Hall from becoming part of a luxury hotel is that FoVH is taking the Government’s Charity Commission to court to challenge its acquiescence in support of Ealing Council’s attempts to take over the property of the Victoria Hall Trust.
Tomorrow morning (22 July),
to raise the money to pay for specialist legal advice, we’re launching a
new crowdfunding campaign at https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/save-the-victoria-hall/
we’ve done as much as we can to keep legal costs to a minimum, we’ve
set ourselves a challenging target to raise £35,000.
To help us
get there, an early response is important to inspire others to donate.
I’d be grateful if you would make a donation as soon as possible after
9am on the 22nd. It doesn’t have to be a large amount, we need some
early activity. (If you would like to donate a large amount, please
There are other ways you can help. If you use social media please share, retweet the posts that appear over the next few days on
https://www.facebook.com/VHFriends and https://twitter.com/VhFriends
As well as publicity in local media we’re hoping to generate interest regionally and in the specialist press.
clear that the Charity Commission hasn’t listened to the people of
Ealing. It’s ignored hundreds of complaints from local people, over
4,000 signatures on two petitions and detailed submissions from a dozen
By rendering the Hall unaffordable,
impractical, and unavailable at weekends, the ill-conceived Council
scheme would bring to an end to the Hall as the centre of community life
in Ealing, easily accessible from all parts of the Borough.
We don’t think that’s right.
I hope you agree and will put time aside tomorrow or over the next few days to show your support at https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/save-the-victoria-hall/‘