|Ealing Arts - Call To Arms|
Your ideas needed on arts provision in the borough
Following the enormous expression of support by the public for the town hall to be more profitably used as an Arts Centre (2,500 petition signatures and 300 at a public meeting), the Council is still uncertain about its future.
Thanks to public pressure the Council has agreed to set up a special Scrutiny Panel in May. This will have two tasks: to give further consideration to the proposal for a new Arts Centre in Ealing Town Hall; and to undertake a review of the provision of arts throughout the Borough.
Arts groups now have a chance to make an initial, and important, input into this committee. A community-based Working Group is to be organized for arts practitioners to feed in real needs, actual experiences and ideas on how to bring the arts to many more residents. This Group will then present its submission to the Scrutiny Panel in May.
Write your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8998 4665 (Chairman) 020 8579 4925 (Secretary)
Ealing Arts will continue its campaign for the Arts Centre. It is asking its supporters to join an Action Committee to continue its public work. It is looking for IT specialists, web designers, artists to perform at public events, secretarial helpers, fund raisers, organizers, etc for this committee. With the business plan developed and the vision for the project explained, the directors feel that it is important for the public to play a bigger part in keeping this vital issue at the forefront. Other facilities are closing down with the cuts, but this project could replace them.
09 March 2011