October opening

Yes, it’s happening!  October is the month.  We have a new artist’s impression for our blog, and yes, this is what we will soon be enjoying.   At the moment, we’re putting together photo reports of the different stages of the refurbishment so that everyone can enjoy the before, during and after.  In the meantime, if…

Mission accomplished and a new chapter opens

After months of silence we can at last let you all know the outcome of what we have been working on behind the scenes. The deal is done.  The Westgate Community Trust, Curzon Cinemas and the Council have all signed the second half of the lease transferring the Westgate Hall to the Trust for 99 years.  …

It’s happened — contracts exchanged!

We are thrilled — over three years of negotiations are now crowned with success. The Westgate Hall’s new life as a cultural community centre for our city is within sight. Contracts between Canterbury City Council, the Trust and Corinthian Curzon/Curzon Cinemas relating to the Hall have been exchanged: the Agreement for Lease to the Trust…

First AGM, Wednesday, 22nd May, Westgate Hall, 7.30

Tomorrow evening is a big moment — our first AGM.  Everyone in the community is welcome, members and non members alike.  We will be giving you a full report on the legal negotiations with Curzon Cinemas and Canterbury City Council, Trust finances, outlining Trust priorities for the coming period and asking for feedback.  We would…

Wine, Fairs and Legals

Many thanks to you all who got in touch with us regarding out last post about why the Hall is still open and why the legal negotiations with Curzon Cinemas and Canterbury City Council have taken time.  It was very encouraging to be reminded of the support this project has in the community! We did…

So, why haven’t we signed? Why is the Hall still open?

How come the Westgate Hall is still open? How come we haven’t signed yet? Is the project even still up and running? Basically, what’s going on? Well, we owe you long long time faithful supporters insight. So far, we have used a light touch in informing about how lease negotiations have been moving along because…