The Charity Commission, has just published a draft ‘Scheme’ which would allow Ealing Council to take over the Victoria Hall Trust and sell off its assets as part of the Town Hall property deal with the Mastcraft hotel chain (see our earlier posts on this topic). The recently established Friends of Victoria Hall have launched a petition to save it for the community and are urging local people to object to the scheme via the Charity Commission website. Further information and guidance on how to object is available on the Friends of Victoria Hall website along with a page of comments from local people. If you agree with us that the proposed scheme is unsatisfactory please use this guidance to write your own objection to the Charity Commission. The deadline for objections is 6 January 2020.