• Petitioned Councillor Julian Bell

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Leader of Ealing Council
Councillor Julian Bell

Save Southall Library Campaign

    1. Petition by

      Suresh Grover

      London, United Kingdom

Ealing Council’s Labour Cabinet has decided, without proper consultation, to sell the existing Southall library building and to reallocate Southall Library to the Dominion Centre.

Ealing Council renovated and refurbished all its large libraries with the exception of Southall Library, which, by its own account, is one of the most heavily used and cost effective library in the borough. The Council has also done an unexplained u-turn on its previous decision to relocate Southall Library to a re-developed Phoenix House site, where it would have been located next to other purpose built community and educational facilities.

If the Library is moved to the Dominion Centre, it will not only lose real library space but, also, the reallocation does not guarantee a new vibrant community Centre that provides better educational, cultural or arts based programmes or services.

We, the undersigned, petition Ealing Council to suspend its decision to reallocate the Southall Library and guarantee the following:

· A proper and transparent consultation process with local residents and users of the Southall Library and the Dominion Centre

· To stop asset stripping of public buildings without qualitative reinvestment in Southall Community and Library services

· A commitment to community based Management Structure to manage Dominion Centre

Save Southall Library Campaign is an initiative of the Friends of the Dominion Centre (FoDC). 

For further information contact:

Jagdev Singh Panesar on 07817 4591597; Dr. Kulwant Singh on 07958 299226;

Balraj Purewal on 0788 2537336 (email director@taha.org.uk) 

 and Suresh Grover on 07816 301706 (email: sgrover@tmg-uk.org).

Correspondence address:  Suresh Grover, The Monitoring Group, c/o 54a The Broadway, Southall, UB1 1QP    

 

 

 

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    2. Public Forum

      Suresh Grover
      Petition organiser

      The Campaign has organised a Public Meeting on Monday 26 November from 7pm to 9pm at The Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4BQ. For further information, contact:

      Jagdev Singh Panesar: 07817 4591597
      Dr. Kulwant Singh: 07958 299226
      Balraj Purewal:0788 2537336, director@taha.org.uk
      Suresh Grover: 07816301706, sgrover@tmg-uk.org

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    • Jacinder Chahal HIGH WYCOMBE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      I spent a large part of my early life in this library. It is sad to see such historic and iconic building pass out of the hands of the Southall public, overriding education with business deals and desire for profit.

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    • Jasmine Chohan SOUTHALL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      I used this library as a child and it formed the basis of my love for art. Continue using it to this day, it is a beautiful and aged space which encourages people to learn and read. As the floor states, knowledge is power and a community like southall deserves to be empowered. It will be a travesty if this goes through.

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    • jatinderpal chohan LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      this library inspired me as a child. not just the books but the building itself ( do we really need any more modern , characterless buildings / apartments in its place ? ).knowledge is power and by removing this library from the community , children whom are already disadvantaged , will be further so. leave it be to inspire hope and dreams.

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    • Sindi Chohan SOUTHALL, MIDDLESEX, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Endless time spent in Southall Library made this immigrant daughter understand that 'knowledge is power', sparked my imagination and ambition to be a writer. Other local kids deserve the same space and access to books I did as a kid. Shocked and outraged it's being sold.

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    • c palmer MIDDX, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Local government provides opportunities to consult and as such change should come from the bottom up not be imposed from above

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