No one appreciates more the role you play in promoting the interests of residents but I feel you have been less than resolute, in calling out Cllr Coleridge, over the mysterious circumstances surrounding the non-award of Asset of Community Value to the Odeon, Kensington High St.
Why so quiet, Dame?
These are the circumstances...
- Having mishandled the first ACV application the Council agreed to decide on a second ACV application by October 1st.
- During the month of August discussions took place with two planning officers, Mr. Wade and Mr. Preece who agreed to a meeting with the Friends of the Odeon and their financial supporters BEFORE a decision was to be taken on the ACV
- The Council KNEW on August 15th that Ritblat intended to demolish the building so why did they go through the charade of pretending to consider the grant of an ACV?
The final, damning question is this...
At a meeting with Bruce Guthrie, Guy Oliver and Cllrs Addenbrooke and Cllr Cyron, Cllr Coleridge made clear that the ultimate decision for the grant of a ACV rested with him. But, despite the ACV not being legally binding on Ritblat,Cllr Coleridge refused to do the very thing that twenty-eight thousand residents had petitioned for.
This leaves a very large ? hanging in the air.....
An admiring follower of the Dame