A STATEMENT FROM THE LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK campaign via their Facebook page
‘Withdraw’ does not mean ‘saved’:
On the 21st Jan 2014 LLSB hand delivered a letter addressed to each of the 14 members of the Southbank Centre Board of Governors.
We requested to meet them 3 times in 2013. They have refused to meet us. We never gave up.
A statement from the Southbank Centre today says “Southbank Centre’s Board will withhold its planning application” – this in way means Southbank skate spot has been saved. We have been here before, many times. We will continue.
We will also not allow the Southbank Centre to make skaters the fall guy for a hugely unpopular design plan. It is the design that is at fault, not us.
They may have been forced to listen to the Mayor of London, but we want them to listen to the 35,000+ planning objections and the 100,000+ Preservationists.
Our journey continues….
Here at Organ, we’ve been saying, when it comes to the Southbank and their spin in terms of their plans to destroy the Undercroft, an art space love by far more than just the skateboard community, that we are all skateboarders. This is not the end, the Southbank board are on on the run, no one wants their coffee shops and retail outlets in a space where spontaneous uncurated artistic creativity has evolved, inspired and excited us for around 40 years, let’s keep making a noise, as the LLSB team say, “Our journey continues….”
Previous recent Organ coverage…
ORGAN THING OF THE DAY: “0n the 4th July we skated 14,000+ objections to the Southbank Centre’s intended destruction…”