Councillors support using the former Pimlico Library for commmunity uses

Labour Councillors are supporting proposals that the former Pimlico Library in Rampayne Street, SW1 should be used for community uses rather than being sold off for a supermarket.

former pimlico library

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, has supported the following suggestion from a local resident;

“Dear Councillors

I should like to propose an alternative use for this building because another Sainsbury Local will kill off all the other small shops we use frequently ie: every day.

It could be taken over by Westminster Council for the use by local people; It could become a Community Centre allowing people to hire it out for a nominal sum; such as for Parties, Wedding Receptions, Clubs such as Brownies/Cubs. Language Classes, Art Classes, Pilates, Ballet classes; in fact any such thing.

It would also be a good place for Residents Associations to hold their meetings in a neutral space!! In Pimlico there are a number of Artists who would be pleased to have a Gallery Space to show / sell their work.

Wandsworth Council have a community Arts Group that has been part funded by them as a non- commercial organisation, but will be financially dependent on self -funding activities as well as donations. Perhaps you may consider such a scheme?”

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