Castle resource centre vs E&C Trust

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Monday 5 March 2012 12.04pm
Anyone find it a sad irony that the mental health charity, Castle Resource Centre, is closing due to budget cuts, at the same time as the quango-sounding Elephant & Castle Trust is to be revived - to the cost of 60,000 over two years - to provide 'services for the community'.
Why not plough the money into the Castle Resource Centre - an existing and valuable community service?

Mental health day centre at Elephant & Castle faces closure
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5867

Dormant Elephant & Castle Trust could be revived
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5864

thank you to SE1.co.uk for publishing both these stories side by side
Monday 5 March 2012 1.19pm
Disgraceful!
Monday 5 March 2012 5.05pm
Hetty

You ask why. I will tell you. Its because it sits on a nice piece of land ready for redeveloping. I bet you any money that within a year it is sold and a planning application put in.
The council are at it big time with private developers.

Real
Monday 5 March 2012 7.45pm
The council has listed it as a 'development opportunity' in one of the Elephant & Castle documents.
Monday 5 March 2012 10.40pm
Is there a way councillors can make it a condition that all section 106 money made from the sale be paid to the Castle Resource Centre - wherever it ends up? Even if they need to realise the value of the land, the welfare of the patients should be paramount - and the centre should profit from the sale of their site.
Sunday 15 July 2012 9.11am
Anyone know what the latest is on this site? I know it's closed and the article referenced a strategy in the April Cabinet meeting but I don't see it in the minutes (for April or subsequent).

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