Join CEPAC's Fight
It’s five years since Ealing Performance & Arts Centre set up CEPAC to campaign for independent performing arts facilities in the centre of Ealing. This followed the decision of Ealing Council not to accept our plans for an arts centre in the Town Hall.
CEPAC has now reached a major milestone. We have a developer who is happy to use part of his site for an arts centre, and our aims have been adopted as part of the new Central Ealing Neighbourhood Development Plan*.
The Neighbourhood Plan has been formally recommended by an independent public examiner, and Ealing Council has agreed it will now be put to a vote in a binding local referendum in October. That will fix an Arts Centre as a priority in the official plan for development in central Ealing.
How can we afford it?
From September 2017, all large new developments in the town centre will have to pay a £100-per-square-metre Community Infrastructure Levy. At least 25% of this must be spent on facilities agreed with the local community.
Because of the amount of large-scale development likely in Ealing over the next few years, the Levy could create a multi-million pound fund.
That fund could help make a performance and arts centre happen.
How can you help?
Please help to fund our development plans by responding to our appeal. And if you can't send any money, support needn’t cost you anything. Just give us your backing by signing up to our email list at http://eepurl.com/vHwIP.
You can also help by publicising our campaign. Our new flier (see it here) is being distributed at events where we can raise support. Email to tell us where we could do this.
*Details of the Neighbourhood Development Plan can be seen at www.centralealingforum.com.
CEPAC is a member of Ealing Arts + Leisure, the Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum and Save Ealing's Centre.
CEPAC is the campaign name of Ealing Performance + Arts Centre Ltd, a not-for-profit company registered at 5 The Knoll, London W13 8HZ
Registered no: 07316497 HMRC charity approval no: XT39308.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8998 4465 Email: email@example.com