Sunday 5 February 2006

5 Minutes to Save 180 Years of History


Protest against Council plans to demolish Dalston’s Theatre & Heritage

6pm, Monday 6 February, outside Hackney Town Hall

Hackney Council is meeting on Monday 6 February at 6.30pm to decide whether to demolish the Dalston Theatre/Four Aces and adjoining Georgian and Victorian buildings.

Hackney Council's Planning Department have recommended that the buildings be demolished. They wrote their report on 26 January, days before the end of the 'public consultation' period on 30 January. The Committee will not be shown any of the several hundred letters of objection that have been sent to Hackney Council.

We will be gathering at 6pm in front of Hackney Town Hall on Mare Street. We are expecting ITV London Tonight to film us live and need as many people as possible to gather at 6pm to show the strength of feeling locally. This is your last chance to show Hackney Council that you do not want these heritage buildings destroyed to make way for 18 storey tower-blocks.

The Planning meeting will then start at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber on the first floor of Hackney Town Hall and up to 50 people can attend. A maximum of 5 minutes is allowed for all objectors to present the case against demolition. We have registered for representatives from OPEN to speak at the meeting - 5 minutes to save 180 years of history!

Hope to see you at the Town Hall!

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