Alton Activity Centre – what the heck is going on?
‘Social regeneration’ is something which the Roehampton and Putney Heath ward Councillors have been raising since the 2014 December Roehampton Partnership meeting. Well, how can residents put their faith in them if they appear to have let the closure of the Alton Activity Centre slip through through net?
For background reading the following may be of interest;
Though the timeline of what has happened makes for an interesting read. The story, if possible, will be updated as more information comes to hand. This timeline is by no means exhaustive of what has happened though does provide some background as to what has been happening.
This was a huge own goal for the Alton estate and residents have to ask, what are our representatives doing????
A well attended local event held at the DARA in support of the Alton Activity Centre. In the main organised by Wandsworth Against Cuts and supported by local Roehampton groups the ARW and the Roehampton Forum.
The Roehampton Partnership had Zahra Ali and another parent impacted by the plight of the closure of the Alton Activity Centre speak at this meeting. Rather unusually this was asked to go to a vote by the Roehampton Forum member and the vote was in support of the Alton Activity Centre. Only two voted against, these being Councillors Sutters and Ellis, both members of the Council Executive and members of the party that are in favour of closing the current facilities.
Additionally, this was the first time the ‘flyer’ referred at the ‘Council’ meeting of 9th March.
‘Social regeneration’ should start, at least, with an interest in the Council items that could put a dent in the provision of community facilities. In terms of a pass or fail, this seems to be a ‘fail’.