The old Dame may not know much about modern music, but she knows a vibrantly successsful local asset, when she sees one.
So she asks what Angela McConville has against the hugely popular The Flyover? www.theflyover.co.uk
Angela really seems to hate the people of North Kensington
I've been reading your recent posts on the Westway Trust and their current shenanigans with great interest and thought you might like to know about another of their tenants, The Flyover (www.theflyover.co.uk) who have recently lost their lease. This might be part of the Trust's bigger plans for gentrification or it could just be total incompetence.
I have it on good information (from one of the guys who set up the Flyover - who is happy for me to share this information) that despite......
(a) delivering what they said they would
(b) always being on time with their rent
(c) no discussion of a rent increase and
(d) with little warning
The Flyover was put on a three month lease by Westway which made it impossible for them to continue to operate. How can any business operate with the prospect they might be kicked out within three months? They ended up closing in February.
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Despite only operating for three years, the Flyover was becoming a really important asset for local people (as was Inn on the Green which was ousted from the same premises by Westway before them). They employed a friendly team of local bar staff, security, Djs and performers and put on cultural events catering to various diverse elements of the local community. They also managed to attract some really fantastic international bands back into North Kensington.
What with the Stables, Maxilla, Universal and Flyover coupled with the Portobello Village Development and rumours of deals with organisations like Gumball 3000 it really feels like Westway are trying to rip out the heart of our community and they need to be held to account!