The South Croydon Community Association is staging an open meeting on March 21 to discuss the future of the Fairfield Halls arts complex.
The meeting will take pace in St Michael’s Church Hall on Poplar Walk from 7pm.
“The meeting venue has been chosen because it is independent of any group with vested interests so it is a forum for open and free discussion by all stakeholders,” said the SCCA’s chair, Charlotte Davies.
“The aim of the meeting is to organise ourselves so that we can present a coherent vision to the management and trustees of Fairfield Halls and ensure that their programme more closely meets the needs of the community.”
Davies says that by bringing together many groups from across the borough it must also be possible to put together better bids for funding for the Fairfield Halls and other venues.
Those unable to attend but who have views and comments may email them to South Croydon Community Association at firstname.lastname@example.org. “We will collate the comments and suggestions from the meeting and provide feedback to all participants and interested parties,” Davies said.
Davies outlines some principle areas that can be considered by the meeting:
- What entertainment, if any, would people pay for?
- How can the Fairfield Halls best serve Croydon?
- How can the Fairfield Halls generate employment, especially for young people?
- Can we create links between the Fairfield Halls and various community groups?
- For background, take a look at David Callam’s Croydon Commentary: Failing Fairfield Halls is limping along on borrowed time
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