KentOnline explores how battle lines are being drawn between campaigners and a developer about renewed plans to transform the Leas Pavilion in Folkestone into a health club and flats.
image: Friends of the Leas Pavilion website
Liz Mulqueen, from Friends of the Leas Pavilion, says EastEnders actress June Brown has agreed to be the face of the latest campaign. It comes after Derek Govey, of Essex developer Churchgate, unveiled plans to soon deliver 70 flats around the Grade II-listed building and turn it into a health club.
June Brown said in a statement: ‘Having worked at the Pavilion back in the day I am very happy to lend my name to the latest Friends of Leas Pavilion campaign to help safeguard the pavilion for future generations.’
The Friends have created hundreds of stickers it hopes to display around town depicting June, who plays Dot Cotton, with the words ‘Save the Leas Pavilion’. And the Friends voiced hopes it will raise the profile of the ex-Victorian tearoom by keeping it in the public eye.
Ms Mulqueen also says she is writing to the secretary of state for housing, James Brokenshire, in a bid to thwart development. …
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