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To: Ealing Council
Save Southall Town Hall
To Stop the sale of Southall Townhall and keep it in community ownership
Why is this important?
It is an iconic building donated to local authority in middle 1840's for the use of local community uses despite of this restriction the Ealing Council is leasing it out for 250 years.
The building came to prominence in 1979 when the community rose up and confronted the National Front from holding the meeting at this building. In process over 800 people were arrested and 344 were charged; and Blair Peach died by the hands of Special Petrol Group.
This was inspiration for anti-racist struggle in whole country and indeed internationally.
Proposal had been sent to Ealing Council to maintain the building at no cost to them and Infact offering rent of £30,000 - but the Council had not stopped the sale.