For too long the Council has sided with 'Big Money' and ignored residents.
In this case, the "Big Money' is the Ritblat family and a little known mysterious New York dealer in distressed assets, Ares.
Today, at just a day's notice, many residents turned up to denounce the Council for once again colluding with 'Big Money' at their expense.
'Big Money' does not always have to antipathetic to the community; in fact, in the case of the Odeon, a well-known and very rich developer had come forward with a plan which would align the interests of investors with those of the twenty-eight thousand residents who called for the halting of next week's demolition.
Interestingly, the Council was informed of the demolition plans on the 15th August but still pretended ignorance of Ritblat's demolition plan.
They even went ahead with trying to set up a meeting with the potential saviour of the cinema knowing that the demolition was imminent.