The Woolwich Grand Theatre is Go!
Having had the planning meeting scheduled for the end of September and then moved to October, it was suddenly brought forward to earlier this evening.
And, earlier this evening, the arts centre application was passed unanimously by Greenwich Council.
Thank you, Councillors and Planning Officers!
Hurray! Phew! Gosh! Eek! Now the fun really starts.
And something else I wanted to say…
You know how it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind?
Well, I want to change my mind about the council. At least a bit. Recently, I had been feeling that big business was their major interest, and the people on the Woolwich omnibus were not too high on the agenda, but I was so impressed by their efficiency, pragmatism and good-spiritedness at the planning meeting tonight. There were several applications under consideration and each was dealt with quickly and directly. All questions raised were completely appropriate and, if answered satisfactorily, then the applications were passed with no further ado. I don’t know why, but I expected it to be a much more adversarial process with all sorts of shillyshallying and bluster. There wasn’t any of that. At all. And the councillors even looked quite pleased when we all gave their decision a large round of applause.
Three cheers! Hip hip! Hurrah! Huzzah!