|South Kilburn Festival this afternoon (Tweeted by @SKTrust)|
Following rapidly on the news that Brent Council had withdrawn the music licence for the South Kilburn Festival at 5pm on Friday - no explanation yet, came this message from the Canterbury Works campaign:
One residents' leader commented: 'Titanic battle between property developers and SK Trust, with residents caught in the crossfire'Dear friend,We write to you today with some bad news. We are aware that some of you already know, however for those that do not it is with great disappointment that we have to tell you that the scheduled campaign event on Saturday will not be going ahead.We had planned to have a stall at the South Kilburn Trust Community Festival, however after discussions with South Kilburn Trust they have decided it is inappropriate for us to be in attendance for the two following reasons:1. The event is a family fun day and this is what their park licence request is for and, in their view, our stall does not sit within that remit2. The Trust wants to ensure that the residents are presented with the facts, and the pros and cons of the different options and do not feel it is appropriate for us to be there to say our side without, we would presume, Brent Council being there to say their sideSome of you have already been in touch to express your outrage and anger but we must respect the decision of South Kilburn Trust. We had already got the balloons and t-shirts ready for the stall and we will put them to good use! Watch this space regarding our big community event in September.Thank you,AnnaCanterbury Works Campaign Team
See HERE for background
Meanwhile the fall-out from the Council's decision to revoke the music licence rumbled on via Twitter during the day:
The live music had been moved to the OK Club and this plaintive plea was tweeted this afternoon:
Perhaps things will become clearer on Monday when the South Kilburn Trust and Brent Council explain what exactly was going on.