This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.
We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to Challenge the decision by CityWest Home Management Board to close the office based at 20 Tothill House. More details
Moratorium on the decision to turn 20 Tothill (formerley known as Grosvenor Estate Office) into a flat.
Request to use the space known as 20 Tothill House SW1P: 1) As a community centre, 2) To be designated as an asset of community value.
The duty to consult is statutory and we feel that this duty has been breached.
Not all or no adequate consultation - Residents engagement and consultation was only undertaken after CityWest Homes Board had taken the decision to close the estate office.
General disregard of the Local Compact - De-commissioning of the Estate Office - has been taken contrary to the views of the majority of residents. CityWest Homes claim that they consulted three residents, two of them objected and are signatory to the application. You will note the number of signatories to this application far exceed the number of those CityWest Homes claims support or having no major objection to the closure.
Under the Social Value Act as provided in the Local Government Act 1999, we as a community of people living in the Grosvenor Estate should have been consulted on before the idea to close out estate office was put before the CityWest Home Management Board and subsequently before the Cabinet member for Housing at Westminster City Council and the three elected Councillors for the Vincent Square Ward.
With reference to the Social Value Act, we wish to use our right under the Community Right to Challenge to require that Westminster City Council as the landlord to designate the said property as an asset of community value.
We the undersigned chalenge the decision to close the estate office. Challenge and put to proof that CityWest Homes and management followed its and Westminster City Council guidelines in consulting residents on issues directly affecting them.