The Crystal Palace Campaign received a massive boost as Southwark Council formally congratulated it for its work. On 25th September, the Council resolved to congratulate the Campaign on successfully defeating the proposals for a multiplex cinema at Crystal Palace Park.

Since May, when Bromley Council terminated its agreement with the developer London & Regional Properties, the Campaign has conducted a community consultation as to the future of the Park, to which it has received nearly 2,000 responses. It has also proposed a community trust to raise funds for the Park, and to ensure full consultation with local residents over any future scheme.

The Campaign’s work has been endorsed by Southwark Council, which also decided "to instruct officers to work with the Campaign and other relevant agencies and groups to ensure the protection and enhancement of Crystal Palace Park in accordance with the wishes of local residents." The Council motion was laid down by local Councillors William Rowe and Kim Humphreys who have long supported the work of the Campaign.

Campaign Chairman Philip Kolvin said

"We are grateful to the Council for recognising the role of the Campaign. We have always argued for a partnership between local government and the community over the future of the Park. Through continuing consultation with the whole community, we shall try to find consensus, and look forward to working with local government in our quest."

The Campaign's consultation questionnaire can be obtained from its web site, www.crystal.dircon.co.uk, or by telephoning 0208 670 8486.


NOTE: Southwark Council’s decision was taken by its Ratification Committee, chaired by Leader Stephanie Elsy..

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21/10/01 Last updated 21/10/01