SNAPSHOT: One voice

Users of the disabled children's charity Palace for All demonstrated outside Islington Town Hall last Thursday against the council's plans to sell its premises. The charity will appeal against the recent rejection of a bid to buy the property, citing the principle of "best consideration". This allows authorities to sell property below market value if this enhances social, economic and environmental wellbeing. "For an outlay from Islington Council of £30,000, we provide services worth £200,000," said Sue King, co-ordinator of Palace for All. "They say they have an obligation to provide 'best value', but how much will it cost to set up an alternative service if the centre closes?" Islington Council is considering a new bid from Barnsbury Housing Association, the charity's preferred buyer.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Markel

Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Cyber and data security - how prepared is your charity?

With a 35 per cent rise in instances of data breaches in Q2 and Q3 last year, charities must take cyber security seriously

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now