On Thursday, 19 February 2015 the Planning Committee will be asked to decide on the application for a change of use from a Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Class A2 (Financial Organisation) to a Community Hall Class D1. If this application succeeds it would bring us closer to ensuring that the outstanding youth engagement work that Glenn Paten and his team have been undertaking since the brutal murder of Kadar Hussein outside this building can continue in Penge. The building is located in the heart of Penge.
These activities include music classes, children’s kids club, drop in
sessions for older children aged 11-16, a homework club and other youth groups.
The building is also used for music rehearsals and local band practice, and as a
committee meeting place for organisers of the Pengeulum Festival.
We believe that the Citizen’s Advice Bureau offered a community use that was far more engaging with our community than the classification that the building held and more in line with the outreach work provided by Glenn and his team.
If you support the application please make your views known to the planning committee using the link below to the full application.
If you have any problems please forward them to Kevin, Peter or Kathy and we will ensure they reach the planning committee.
This really is a case of selling the building to the highest bidder or doing what is right for our community.