Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Some updates on the battle of Earls Court

We have come into possession of a copy of the WKGG residents' latest newsletter in which they give details of a new petition they have going.  We also link to another blog post on the matter by Dave Hill of The Guardian.  

It is our belief that CFC continue to discuss EC with the owners of the site, despite protestations by the council and the apparent "shoulder to shoulder" stance between CapCo and LBHF during the latest rounds of the increasingly acrimonious battle. You may have been perplexed recently by the strident and apparently unprompted statement from LBHF on the impossibility of a stadium at the site (to the effect "neither we nor the developer wants a stadium"etc.) You may have wondered what drew this outburst. So did we.... 

However, words of caution; things continue to be weighted against the club but it hasn't given up yet....

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Extract from WKGG newsletter below. We neither endorse nor vouch for the accuracy of their information, nor the charges and accusations contained in the extract.

"Petition to the Government

There has been much reporting of exciting developments in our campaign, including in the Guardian and on ITV news, which you can read and watch on the media coverage page of our website detailed below.

In March, the Secretary of State will decide whether to allow the Council to sell our homes to EC Properties LP, a firm whose sole investment is £2 from its Limited Partner registered in the tax-haven of Jersey, and which is fabricated to funnel hundreds of millions of pounds in profits to CapCo.

We shall petition the Government not to allow this scheme because we are against demolition, it would harm vulnerable neighbours, destroy 761 decent homes, is criminal, and would undermine the economy.

The Prime Minister promised power to the people and freedom for communities to determine their future. We shall ask the Government to give us the vote so we can decide whether our homes should be sold off, and request it fulfils its undertaking to implement the law that would liberate the local community to take ownership of our neighbourhood. We are the People's Estates, and we shall not be moved!"

Dave Hill's blog.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/davehillblog/2013/jan/29/earls-court-commitment-stephen-greenhalgh

2 comments:

  1. Club must be more hopeful, or else they wouldn't have taken such a u-turn on the Premiership FFP proposals today?

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  2. Thanks for the information.

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