The Friends of Heatham House (FoHH) call on the council to stop making spurious claims regarding Heatham’s suitability as a youth club and engage properly with the community to look at the way forward for one of Londons most popular Youth Centres’.
Welcome to the new Friends of Heatham House website.
We would like to invite you to become a friend of Heatham House. We believe that Heatham House is a brilliant Youth Centre that should continue to provide a unique offering to Young People, and your support will help make sure this happens.
You may be a current or ex-member of Heatham House, or a parent or member of the community, who would like to show their support: you can do this from anywhere via this website. Better still you can attend a meeting or a fundraising event in person, we will be posting dates with venues here.
If you can spare a little more time then organising a fundraising event or sharing your area of expertise would be brilliant. We will also need people willing to join committees and working groups. We welcome offers from individuals, organisations and businesses. Last but not least you can make a donation to help us move forward.
We would like you to help us build the content of the site with stories and photographs and information. On this website you will be able to find out exactly what Friends of Heatham House is about. If you register, you will get news about current issues, event and meetings relating to the centre. We hope to see more information about Heatham House itself - both about the building and its history; as well as the youth projects and activities that we are trying to support; and your stories and photographs!
So the first thing we would like you to do is to sign up, to show your support for Heatham House.
Here is a link to the recent Twickerati article commentingon Heatham House and the good and bad side of new ‘v’ old and yet more consultation.
They put forward the obvious concept of retaining Heatham House until a new centre is actually completed, rather than give up what we have for something that doesn’t yet exist.
Support Heatham Campaign makes the Front Page. We assume that having failed to receive the answer it wished to hear during previous consultations, the council now wants another consultation in the hope of receiving the answer that it wants. How many more consultations will it take before the council respects that the public has already spoken?
The Friends are dismayed by the council’s press statement regarding the future of Heatham House, because it contains numerous inaccurate statements and is at odds with what was said to the charity in a recent private meeting with officers.
This 3 day break dance event was a massive success, 2 days of workshops followed by an all day competition for solos and crews. Entrants came from all across the Uk and EU and some serious talent was on display.
Mike Roe presents our case to the Full Council Meeting – 1st November 2011.
We will be presenting the Save Heatham House Petition at the Full Council meeting at York House tommorrow 1st November .
Our petition to “save Heatham House” has been counted by the local authority and has been official counted as 1,821 signatures, exceeding the 1,000 limit to have a full council debate. This Tuesday, 1st November we will be making our presentation.
The Friends of Heatham House are calling on everyone who lives, works, or goes to school in the borough of Richmond to sign its online petition before the deadline of 4 October (Tuesday).
Ken Livingstone visit Twickenham today (5th Sept) and endorsed our campaign to save Heatham House, signing our petition to become the first high profile figure to publicly support our campaign.