The Warehouse Theatre, stripped of its £30,000 annual grant from Croydon Council, is now facing closure.
There is an appeal to try to raise money from the theatre’s supporters in a bid to re-open the venue, but there is also a growing anger at Croydon Council for allowing this to happen.
Inside Croydon thinks there might be a good deal more anger when the people of Croydon and across south London who cherish the Warehouse Theatre discover how much money Croydon Council spent with the nearby Fairfield Halls in April 2012:
In one month alone. More than seven times the value of the Warehouse’s annual grant.
The Fairfield Halls, which has also received millions from the council for capital works, has on its governing board none other than Dudley Mead, the deputy leader of Croydon Council and the cabinet member responsible for finance in the borough.
This, our lawyer, Mr Ebenezer Grabbit, of Messrs Sue, Grabbit & Runne, advises us to point out, is all purely coincidental.
Anyone who, despite paying the same amount of Council Tax that they paid in 2009 but for a considerably reduced level of services, has some spare dosh that they want to donate to the Warehouse Theatre cause, should click here.
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