Can you help us take a legal stand?
In case the mayor and council decide to press ahead without listening, we are
getting a legal challenge ready. We think the council has breached statutory
guidance, undertaken an unlawful consultation, and has failed to consult on
alternatives, giving us three potential grounds for challenge.
But legal proceedings are costly, and that’s why we are asking our community to
help fund them. The full details are available on our
We need to build our funds early so that we have enough for our claim to
proceed, and all donations will help to ensure this decision isn’t pushed
through without the true consultation Mayor Rahman promised. Our initial target
is £15,000, but over time we will need to raise £35,000 and maybe more for a
full legal process.
These numbers are large - but we already have £5,265 pledged from early donors,
so if another 350 people donate £30, we'll smash our first target.
We’re extremely grateful for anything you can manage to give.
Given that a judicial review claim would need to be filed within three months of
the start of the consultation process (6 July), we have had to begin
preparations while we are still working for a more amicable resolution. Our
claim needs to be in place by the time the council makes its decision on 28