Wednesday 25 July 2012

Willesden Green: 'Is this all there is?'

Well, that was my reaction in the words of the old song,  when I saw that the proposed consultation with the community and redesign, following the withdrawal of the Willesden Green Redevelopment Planning application, amounts to a one day event.

The truth is that the Keep WillesdenGreen campaign, through its website, public meetings and face to face cobersrtions with local people, has done far more consulting that the developers.

Still it will be worthwhile going along and remaking the points that have galvanised so many local people and library, bookshop and museum users into action:

Dear Resident
The planning application for the proposed new Willesden Green Cultural Centre was withdrawn by Galliford Try at the beginning of July.
The Council and Galliford Try are now proposing some further engagement activities with local people and other stakeholders to explore the design for the Cultural Centre including what the building will look like and also what activities will take place in and around the building.
An open day will be held on 8 August 2012 at the Willesden Green Library Centre in the Library Lab to update all stakeholders. You are welcome to drop in at any  time during the day and we will be available to answer questions. There will be presentations at set times during the day and further information on this will be available at the Library Lab.
Thursday 8 August
11am to 8pm at the Library Lab at the WGLC

1 comment:

Martin Francis said...

I have received his response from Beth Kay, lead planning officer for the proposed Willesden Green development:

Dear Martin

The council and Remarkable Group are in the process of updating their websites.

This first session is meant to update residents on the project and provide more information on the next steps which are being planned.

We are aware of the constraint of the Olympics which is why we have programmed this event on a day when there are no events in Wembley.

The Library Lab (who are hosting and facilitating the consultation) will be open throughout the summer and they will be the first point of contact to answer questions and take feedback at any time.

We are then planning a series of facilitated workshops in September, details of this will follow.

I trust that this addresses your concerns.

Best wishes