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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

SAVE MARLBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL...THE BATTLE HOTS UP

PRESS RELEASE

Marlborough School Demolition Update

Public “Sham” Consultation begins – Private Eye criticises Council

  • The 6-week public consultation to gather parents', teachers, governors and residents' views over the 40,000 sq ft commercial block the Council will build on Marlborough school playground has begun. See flyer attached
  • Residents, parents and local shop-keepers, angered that demolition works were NOT halted while the consultation takes place, threaten to stage a protest outside Kensington & Chelsea Town hall at what they call a “sham consultation”, since the new school has already been designed with rooftop play areas to make space for the commercial block and the Victorian school will be demolished before the consultation ends on November 6th.
  • RBKC Council ploughs ahead with the development, ignoring the Department for Education warning that they continue works “at their risk” since they do not have the required S77 disposal consent from the Secretary of State.
  • Private Eye criticises John Lewis for pressuring English Heritage (of which they are Corporate Members) NOT to list Marlborough School.
  • Marlborough School children, who can see the whole demolition process from the windows of the interim school opposite, stand in front of the Victorian school building with a placard to ask for public support in saving the beloved 1878 Chelsea landmark. 


8 comments:

  1. As I was once told in a Post Office closure public consultation

    YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT 'CONSULTATION' IS NOT 'NEGOTIATION'

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  2. Consultation is telling ordinary people what you are going to do to them, so that they are not surprised when you actually do it. It has NOTHING to do with changing your mind if they reply and say that they don't want it done to them.

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  3. Thats why its called CON sultation!!

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  4. In The Name of Cllr Weale1 October 2015 at 21:11

    We agreed to listen but not to hear

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  5. The issue in terms of Social Administration is

    WHEN DOES CONSULTATION BECOME NOTIFICATION.

    There are all sorts of legislative requirements relating to consultation in a host of situations( for example,hospital closures, withdrawal of railway services, compulsory purchase of land, and Landlord and Tenant matters to mention a few.
    The powers that be are obliged to

    CONSULT BUT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO HEED THE CONSULTATION.

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    1. Weale strikes again.........

      Grubby little councillor

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  6. Similar tricks have been played at various schools in K & C. Flogging off the land and parking the children of the poor in far worse accommodation. Except of course at Holland Park, where the poor are excluded. Alternatively, they hand over "empty" state schools to the private sector.

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  7. Are you paying over $5 / pack of cigs? I'm buying high quality cigarettes at Duty Free Depot and I save over 70%.

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