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Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre: Stonebridge Labour meeting ‘helped to build understanding’

PUBLISHED: 17:27 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:37 19 February 2019

Frank Downes outside of the Stonebridge Labour meeting which discussed Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre. Picture: Brunel Johnson

Frank Downes outside of the Stonebridge Labour meeting which discussed Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre. Picture: Brunel Johnson

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Campaigners from the Bridge Park Community Council (BPCC) met their Labour councillors at the weekend as the dispute over the proposed sell-off and redevelopment of the Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre continues.

At a meeting of the Stonebridge Labour party, branch the issue of the land’s future was raised with councillors Promise Knight and Ernest Ezeajughi.

Former branch chair Frank Downes had been asked to intercede with the councillors by Save Bridge Park Complex. Afterwards, Frank told the Kilburn Times: “I think the councillors came away understanding more about how strongly the community feels about what’s going on.”

The councillors were last night (Wed) due to face the public on Wednesday at the Stonebridge Centre to follow-up on community concerns.

In six days, the High Court is set to consider an injunction applied for by the BPCC in 2017 to stop the land being sold. The BPCC says the community has an interest in the site and a covenant protecting it was removed in 2014 without consultation.

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