Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central speaks at the meeting to save Bridge Park Community Centre. Picture: Jonathan Goldberg
Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central speaks at the meeting to save Bridge Park Community Centre. Picture: Jonathan Goldberg

Following the High Court decision to reject Brent Council’s injunction, covered here in the Brent and Kilburn Times, Dawn issued the following statement:

“I congratulate the community on a hard won battle. I would not like to see the case go to a full trial. I will continue to do everything I can to help facilitate mediation. And I hope that I will be able to arrange an informal meeting next week.

Bridge Park was born out of the Brixton riots, becoming a valuable symbol of the unity in Brent where there were no riots.

The African-Caribbean community in Brent deserve a landmark building which will be there in perpetuity, to be passed from generation to generation, to build on the legacy and create new ones.

Far too often we lose community centres and then wonder why our kids are out on the streets. We need centres where generations can get together and grow and where businesses can start and flourish.”

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