Petition to: Save Feltham Arts,Stop the Cut. Lets keep bringing our communities together.

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We the undersigned petition Hounslow Council to Save Feltham Arts,Stop the Cut. Lets keep bringing our communities together. More details

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The charity Feltham Arts was founded nearly 30 years ago, and exists to engage the Feltham, Hanworth and Bedfont communities in the Arts. To improve resident’s skills, health, happiness and community engagement.

For 30 years the London Borough of Hounslow has provided an important grant to Feltham Arts which the charity uses to bring in additional funding to engage over 10,000 Feltham residents annually in a range of projects.

The charity has always been managed by the council’s Community Partnership Unit (CPU), this important partnership has allowed us to maximise value for money with public funding (and private funding). It has further unlocked additional funds precisely because of our key community role.

Feltham Arts is valued and supported by residents, local artists, partners (private, voluntary and statutory) and funders. We are recognised as providing the platform for a strong and sustainable arts economy in West Hounslow. Our projects empower residents and increase independence and resilience across the West of the Borough. Our work contributes to children, young people, families and older peoples wellbeing, skills development and much more.

We have been advised we are being moved from the Community Partnership Unit to Leisure, our funding will be cut within two years to zero. These cuts could come as early as April 2017.

Feltham Arts provides great value for money for LBH, raising an additional 60% of income. Without the fundamental LBH funding the charity is at risk.

Please show your support by signing this petition that asks LBH to reconsider the move and cut to Feltham Arts as a matter of urgency.

The decision the Council is making could result in the loss of a precious charity and all the valued benefits it brings to Hounslow forever.

Current signatories

Ruth Wood, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Mike Foston
  • Lori Tonge
  • Adrian Preuth
  • Raymond Richardson
  • Catriona Downie
  • Andrew Barnes
  • Brian Chalke
  • Richard Clarke
  • John Calvert
  • Terri Creaser
  • Sarah Sharples
  • Jason Sykes
  • Lorraine Eggleton
  • Mark Fielder
  • Tony Bailey
  • Alice Botham
  • Chris Rogers
  • Ann Stiles
  • Colin Macken
  • Claire Kemp
  • John Dombrick
  • Suzanne walker
  • Helen Chamberlain
  • Tracey moore
  • Ken Newlan
  • Parul Sachdeva
  • Sue garrett
  • Victoria Evans
  • Eleni Kyriacou
  • Christine Cordery
  • PAUL SLATTERY
  • Rosemary Bailey
  • Sirisha Pappu
  • Merilyn Albuquerque
  • Suzanne Coates
  • Aysha Khan
  • Georgia
  • Susan Sheridan
  • Iklooshar Malara
  • Sophie Boullin
  • Emily Henley
  • Tim Normand
  • Victoria Hirst
  • Christine richardson
  • Mariana sutherland
  • Sue Edkins
  • Shareen Gray
  • Charlene
  • Sally hodgetts
  • Amelia Wood
  • Jean Norman
  • Christine Cordery
  • Chloe Taylor
  • Mary Hatherley
  • Niall O'Connor
  • Darren Rebello
  • Vicky Fraser
  • Kim Lee
  • Michael golding
  • Kulraj Thethy
  • Charlotte Conroy
  • Rachel Fung
  • Marie Robinson
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  • Lisa lane
  • Heather Rome
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  • Katherine
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  • Derek Perry
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  • Anna finch
  • Charles Rees
  • Maya Kad
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  • Brigitte Thethy
  • Joanne Classick
  • Shweta Rao
  • Anindita Das
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  • Anindita Debnath
  • Christopher Hill
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  • Luke Skinner
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  • Santunu Podder
  • Sonya Day
  • Celia Heath
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  • Sandra bliss
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  • Alan Danson
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  • Paul Houghton
  • CHRIS BEAUMONT
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  • Dina Paul Chowdhury
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  • Kate Taylor
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  • Liam Quinn
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  • Vineet Kumar Johri
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  • Tracy Clarke
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  • Niama Saleh
  • Mr Noel Thethy
  • Charlotte Skinner
  • Ellie Lewis-Nunes
  • Sharon Flynn
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  • Brian Westwood
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  • Hugh Howell
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