Another 100 years of the Westgate Hall!

We are very pleased to report that the council’s executive have in principle accepted the Trust’s proposal (with Curzon Cinemas), subject to various conditions (mostly to do with a satisfactory structural survey, legal work and planning permission).

They have also decided to allocate funding so that the council can keep running the Hall until March 2012, to enable the legal work to be completed. The Trust, if all works well, will then take it over on a 99 year lease.

The decision was unanimous and the councillors who spoke were all increadibly positive about the Trust’s proposal and the prospect of a Curzon cinema in town.

It is wonderful to see that all the hard work has not been in vain. Thank you to all of you who have made this possible, through your help, support and encouragement. Great things can happen when a community pulls together.


3 thoughts on “Another 100 years of the Westgate Hall!

  1. Congratulations to the Trust and to all who supported and assisted this great achievement. A huge amount of work by the Trust and local community has gone into this, and should be appreciated by all who benefit from it during the coming century. And the Council should be congratulated for finally changing its mind. It is wonderful to know that the Hall will continue to be enjoyed as a community centre for the rest of our lives.

      • A big thank you must go to all those who campaigned and worked so hard to set up the trust and persuade the Council of the viability of keeping a much needed social resource alive in one Kents main Cities. Without you guys (and girls) the westage hall would be another parking place.

        Well done

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