Conservative plans to demolish the Jubilee and Moberly Sports Centres in Queen’s Park will be scrapped if Labour wins control of Westminster City Council following the 22nd May Council elections.
Labour say that the Conservative plans to demolish both sports centres and to replace them with a new sports centre in Brent and over 140 flats for sale have provoked a massive campaign of protest from local residents, including a 5,000 signature petition against the demolition plans.
Labour say that following the election both existing sports centres will be improved, in consultation with users and residents.
The Conservative plans also include the demolition of 12 existing Genesis Housing Association flats let at social rents. As part of the Council’s plans, these flats would have been rebuilt but the Council planned to include only 5 social rent flats. Labour say that they will work with Genesis to rebuild these homes for social rent using some of the £100 million available money in the Council’s Housing Revenue account.
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
“A Labour victory on 22 May will save the Jubilee sports centre from demolition. There has never been a better reason for residents right across north Westminster to vote Labour, not just those living in Queen’s Park. Many residents in Harrow Road, Maida Vale, Little Venice and St John’s Wood have told us of their anger at the Council’s plans to demolish the Jubilee and 22nd May is their opportunity to save this much valued local facility”
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