I would like to express my disappointment that the annual Animal Welfare Bazaar has been cancelled due to Ealing Council omitting to inform the organisers of a planned refurbishment.
I attended the bazaar for the first time last year and was very impressed by the array of different organisations and was looking forward to making a return visit next month.
A lot of animal charities rely heavily on local events such as these to raise much needed funds and to sign up new members. .
I also understand that when the refurbishment is complete the hire costs will treble from the current rate, thus ensuring that local voluntary groups will be unable to afford to hire the venue. A valuable local resource will be denied to those who need it most.